Free $500 Handicapping Contest At Ponies & Pints Off Track Betting Center

Date: February 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm  to  7:00 pm

The Saturday of Presidents Weekend — February 17th — features a key Derby prep race from Fair Grounds and a stakes heavy program at Laurel. Come out to the downtown Richmond Off Track Betting Center at Ponies & Pints to enjoy lunch, a libation, and the great racing action. There is a free handicapping contest as well with $500 in cash prizes!

Contestants will make a selection in 8 different contests races — all stakes races from Fair Grounds and Laurel– and get a $2 mythical win/place wager on those selections. The contestants with the 5 highest mythical bankrolls will share in the $500 pool as follows:

1st – $250;   2nd – $125;    3rd – $60;   4th – $40;   5th – $25

Expected contest races are:

At Laurel:

*$300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes(Gr. 2)

*$250,000 General George Stakes (Gr. 3)

*$100,000 Miracle Wood Stakes

*$100,000 John Campbell Stakes

At Fair Grounds:

*$400,000 Risen Star Stakes (Gr. 2)

*$200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (Gr. 2)

*$150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (Gr. 3)

*$150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (Gr. 3)