Queen Caroline Set For Indiana Grand Stakes Saturday July 15th; Plenty Of Simulcast Stakes To Watch & Wager

Best of luck to Virginia-bred Queen Caroline, whom will compete in Saturday’s $100,000 Indiana General Assembly Distaff Stakes, part of the Indiana Derby under card at Indiana Grand Racecourse.

Queen Caroline won the Nellie Mae Cox Stales for the second straight year at Laurel June 24th. Photo by Jim McCue.

Queen Caroline successfully defended her title the $75,000 Nellie Mae Cox Stakes. The 4 year old Blame filly, bred by the Morgan’s Ford Farm, went gate to wire and held off Armoire by 1 1/4 lengths to capture her first win in three starts this year. She most recently finished third in the Grade 3 Gallorette Stakes on Preakness Day at Pimlico. Queen Caroline completed the one mile turf event in 1:36.24. The winner is out of the Forestry mare, Queens Plaza, and is owned by Amy Moore. With five wins now from twelve starts, her career bankroll stands at $312,730. Complete St. finished third.

A giant video wall at Breakers displays signals from 10 different tracks around the country in the afternoon and another 10 in the evening.

Horseplayers can enjoy a mid-summer feast of stakes races Saturday July 15th, including the $200,000 Los Alamitos Derby (Gr. 3), which was just added to the lineup. Other key races include the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (Gr. 1) at Delaware Park, the $500,000 Indiana Derby (Gr. 3) at Indiana Grand, the $750,000 Meadowlands Pace and a trio of $75,000 stakes at nearby Laurel.

Fans can bet the action at two Richmond area Off Track Betting Centers — Ponies & Pints downtown, and at Breakers Sports Grille in the west end. Virginia residents can also bet via one of four on line partner sites — TVG.com, XPressbet.com, TwinSpires.com and NYRABets.com.

The popular Saratoga and Del Mar meets begin this coming week. Del Mar kicks off their season Wednesday July 19 and Saratoga begins Friday July 21.