This Saturday, March 9th, is the biggest race day of 2019 so far! Horseplayers will be treated to four major Derby prep races along with a pair of Grade I stakes — the Santa Anita Handicap and Frank Kilroe Mile.
To top it off, the Off Track Betting Center at Breakers Sports Grille in Richmond will play host to a free handicapping contest with $1,000 in cash prizes! To participate, just stop by Breakers between 11 AM – 3 PM on Saturday and fill out an entry. Fans will be asked to select one horse in each of the 8 contest races and they will get a $2 mythical win/place wager on each selection. Players that generate the five highest mythical bankrolls based on their selections will share $1,000 in prize money in this breakdown of 1st thru 5th place: $500 – $250 – $125 – $75 – $50.
The list of major stakes on Saturday March 9th is listed below, and the Derby preps are highlighted. Fans can wager the action at any of the four current Virginia Bets OTBs — Breakers Sports Grille, Ponies & Pints (downtown Richmond), Buckets Bar & Grill (Chesapeake) and The Windmill OTB Sports Grill (Martinsville/Collinsville). Virginia residents can also wager via our four on line betting partners: TVG.com, XpressBet.com, TwinSpires.com and NYRABets.com.
*$300,000 Gotham Stakes (Gr. 3)
*$200,000 Tom Fool Stakes (Gr. 3)
*$250,000 Busher Invitational
*$150,000 Stymie Stakes
At Tampa Bay Downs:
*$400,000 Tampa Bay Derby (Gr. 2)
*$225,000 Hillsborough Stakes (Gr. 2)
*$200,000 Florida Oaks (Gr. 3)
*$100,000 Challenger Stakes
At Santa Anita:
*$500,000 San Felipe Stakes (Gr. 2)
*$500,000 Santa Anita Handicap (Gr. 1)
*$400,000 Frank Kilroe Mile (Gr. I)
*$200,000 San Carlos Stakes (Gr. 2)
*$200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks Stakes (Gr. 3)
*$100,000 Kentucky Cup Classic
*$100,000 Bourbonette Oaks
Mark your calendars — the Kentucky Derby is Saturday May 4th!