Watch and wager the Grade I Cigar Mile Handicap from Aqueduct on Saturday December 5. This will be the biggest graded stakes event held before the Christmas holiday. Here’s the lineup:
*$250,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (Gr. I)
*$150,000 Demoiselle (Gr. 2)
*$150,000 Remsen (Gr. 2)
*$100,000 Go For Wand Handicap (Gr. 3)
Bet the Cigar Mile in Virginia at any VA-Horseplay Off Track Betting Center in Henrico (Breakers), Chesapeake (Buckets) and Collinsville (The Windmill), at any Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Richmond, New Kent, Vinton, Hampton and Dumfries (opening early 2021) and online via TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, Twinspires.com and NYRABets.com.
A number of higher profile races are on tap in the coming weeks including a trio of Grade I stakes on Thanksgiving weekend — the $500,000 Clark Handicap at Churchill November 27, and the $300,000 Hollywood Derby and $300,000 Matriarch Stakes, both at Del Mar November 28 and 29 respectively. On December 5, same day that Aqueduct hosts the Cigar Mile, Gulfstream hosts the Claiming Crown series which is always attractive to bettors.