The Windmill Off Track Betting Center in Collinsville and the Ponies & Pints Center in downtown Richmond will both host a free handicapping contest Saturday March 23rd with $1,000 in cash prizes up for grabs!
In order to participate and get your share of the free cash, simply stop by between 11 AM – 3 PM that day and fill out an entry. You’ll be asked to pick a horse to win in 8 different contest races (which will be announced on Wednesday March 20th) and will get a mythical $2 win/place bet on each selection. The contestants that accumulate the five highest bankrolls will win $500, $250, $125, $75 and $50 respectively.
The 23rd is also a major Derby prep race event — Fair Grounds will host the $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (Gr. 2). This is one of the premier races for three-year-old horses who are battling to earn a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate the first Saturday in May. There are a whopping seven other stakes on the under card including trio of Grade 2’s — the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap and the $300,000 Muniz Memorial. Many of these will be included as contest races.