Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Feast Set for Horseplayers to Wager

Thanksgiving weekend is just about here and as usual, there is plenty of great stakes racing action to watch and wager from tracks around the country on turkey day itself, and in the three days that follow.

Online wagers can be placed via four partner online betting sites — TVG, Twinspires, Xpressbet and NYRAbets. In person wagers can be placed at any of the Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Centers in Virginia  — in New Kent, Richmond, Hampton, Vinton, Dumfries and Collinsville — and at a VA-Horseplay OTB location in Chesapeake (Buckets Bar & Grill) and Henrico (Breakers Sports Bar & Grill).

Each Rosie’s has an OTB area which features live simulcasting from up to 20 tracks on a daily basis.

Here is the stakes menu to feast on all weekend: 

Thursday November 24: 

*At Churchill: $500,000 Falls City Stakes (Gr. 3), $300,000 Cardinal Stakes (Gr. 3)

*At Fair Grounds: $175,000 Thanksgiving Classic

*At Del Mar: $150,000 Red Carpet Stakes (Gr. 3) 

The OTB at Breakers in Henrico has a video wall which shows all the racing action.

Friday November 25:

At Churchill: $750,000 Clark Stakes (Gr. I), $300,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (Gr. 2),

At Del Mar: $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. 2) 

At Aqueduct: $300,000 Long Island Stakes (Gr. 3), $175,000 Comely Stakes (Gr. 3), $150,000 Aqueduct Turf Spring Championship

Bets are accepted on live horse races at Buckets Bar & Grill in Chesapeake.

Saturday November 26:

At Aqueduct: $300,00 Red Smith Stakes (Gr. 2), $175,000 Fall Highweight Stakes (Gr. 3)

At Churchill: $400,000 Golden Rod Stakes (Gr. 2), $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2), $200,000 Edward Brown Stakes, $200,000 Fern Creek Stakes

At Del Mar: $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap (Gr. 2) 

At Laurel: A trio of $100,000 stakes — the City of Laurel, Richard W. Small and Safely Kept.

There are six Rosie’s sites in Virginia — in New Kent, Richmond, Hampton, Vinton, Dumfries and Collinsville.

Sunday November 27:

At Churchill: $300,000 Commonwealth Turf (Gr. 3)

At Del Mar: $150,000 Native Diver (Gr. 3)

At Aqueduct: $150,000 Autumn Days Stakes, $150,000 Discovery Stakes, $120,000 Tepin Stakes


$750,000 Cigar Mile (Gr. I) Day at Aqueduct – also featuring the $250,000 Demoiselle (Gr. 2), $200,000 Go For Wand Handicap (Gr. 3), $250,000 Remsen (Gr. 2). Plus the $400,000 Hollywood Derby (Gr. I) and $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. 3) at Del Mar