Thanksgiving weekend provides horseplayers with a feast of stakes races to watch and wager from tracks around the country. On the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend, The Meadowlands hosts one of their biggest race programs of the year. Fans can wager the action at any of the four Virginia Bets Off Track Betting (OTB) Centers at Breakers Sports Grille (Henrico County), Ponies & Pints (Richmond), Buckets Bar & Grill (Chesapeake) and The Windmill OTB Sports Grill (Collinsville/Martinsville).
Please note — the OTBs will be closed on Thanksgiving Day — the bars/restaurants themselves may be open though — just not the betting aspect.
Key Harness Race Events In November
Saturday Nov. 24th at The Meadowlands
8 Major Stakes Races
*$400,000 Governor’s Cup 2 YO C/G Pace
*$400,000 Three Diamonds 2 YO Filly Pace
*$400,000 Valley Victory 2 YO C/G Trot
*$400,000 Goldsmith Maid 2 YO Filly Trot
*$350,000 TVG 3 & Up Open Pace
*$350,000 TVG 3 & Up Open Trot
*$175,000 TVG 3 & Up F/M Pace
*$175,000 TVG 3 & Up F/M Trot
Can’t Miss Thursdays At Dover Downs
*Nov. 8 – Matron Series for 2 Year Olds – four $200,000 stakes!
*Nov. 15 – Matron Series for 3 Year Olds – four $200,000 stakes!
*Nov. 22 – $285,000 Progress 3 Year Old Open Pace,
plus Delaware Sire Stakes for 2 Year Olds