• Thanksgiving Weekend Stakes Bonanza at Virginia Bets OTBs

    Thanksgiving weekend provides horseplayers with a feast of stakes races to watch and wager from tracks around the country. On Thanksgiving Eve, the action starts at Zia Park and Penn National and continues into Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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) will be closed on Thanksgiving Day — the bars/restaurants themselves may be open though — just not the betting aspect.

    You’ll find plenty of action at all of the VA Bets locations over the Thanksgiving Weekend!

    Thanksgiving Weekend Racing Extravaganza

    Wednesday Nov. 21 – Zia Park Derby Day
    *$250,000 Zia Park Derby
    *$250,000 Zia Park Oaks
    *$150,000 Zia Park Championship
    *$200,000 Fabulous Strike Stakes at Penn National
    *$100,000 Swatara Stakes at Penn National

    Friday Nov. 23 – Clark Handicap Day 
    *$500,000 Clark Handicap (Gr. I) at Churchill
    *$200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (Gr. 2) at Churchill
    *$200,000 Comely Stakes (Gr. 3) at Aqueduct
    *$150,000 Gio Ponti Stakes at Aqueduct
    *$150,000 Forever Together Stakes at Aqueduct
    *$200,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (Gr. 2) at Del Mar

    Saturday Nov. 24 – 7 Graded Stakes!
    *$400,000 Long Island Handicap (Gr. 3) at Aqueduct
    *$200,000 Discovery Stakes (Gr. 3) at Aqueduct
    *$200,000 Golden Rod Stakes (Gr. 2) at Churchill
    *$200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (Gr. 2) at Churchill
    *$200,000 Seabiscuit Stakes (Gr. 2) at Del Mar
    *$100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes (Gr. 3) at Del Mar
    *$175,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Gr. 2) at Woodbine

    Sunday Nov. 25 – Grade 2 Stakes at Woodbine 
    *$175,000 Bessarabian Stakes (Gr. 2) at Woodbine
    *$100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (Gr. 3) at Del Mar

    Virginia Bets OTBs will be closed Thanksgiving Day

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  • Next Virginia Racing Commission Meeting Scheduled


    Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

    RICHMOND, VA 23219

    Notice is given that a meeting of the Virginia Racing Commission will be held on Thursday,  December, 2018 at 10:00 AM, in Courtroom B of the Tyler Building, located at 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

    Note- A meeting agenda will be posted here once it is available.

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