OTB Race Previews & Odds
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Another weekend of graded stakes action has come and gone. Let's focus on the nine races that took place at Colonial Downs, Delaware Park, Del Mar, Saratoga and Woodbine over the weekend. As per usual there were some upsets, some overwhelming favorites that did what they were expected to do and there were some top performers that proved their worth during another packed weekend of graded stakes action.
Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Sanford Stakes comes our way this Sunday, July 22nd from Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. Two year olds will be featured on Saratoga's main track as the females dash six furlongs for a $200,000 purse. A field of nine juveniles has been entered for the Sanford including two promising Todd Pletcher colts. Both are eligible for $100,000 bonus as a two year old maiden winner at Belmont Park or Aqueduct that goes on to win a graded stakes race at a NYRA track in 2012.
Del Mar Race Course will be the scene of the Grade 2 San Clemente Handicap this Sunday, July 22nd. Three year old fillies will race one mile on Del Mar's turf course in search of their portion of the $150,000 purse. The San Clemente Handicap has drawn a strong field of eight females to go in race 8 on Del Mar's Sunday card. Post time is 5:30 PM. Here is a look at all eight entries and their recent performances ahead of this Grade 2 race.
The Grade 2 Nijinsky Stakes is on tap for this Sunday, July 22nd from Woodbine Race Track. Woodbine's turf track will be the scene as horses three years old and upward go 1 1/8 miles for a nice purse of $300,000.
The Grade 3 Ontario Matron Stakes comes our way from Woodbine this Sunday, July 22nd. Horses three years old and upward will race 1 1/16 miles on Woodbine's main track for their share of the $150,000 purse.
The Grade 3 Virginia Oaks is on tap for this Saturday, July 21st from Colonial Downs. Three year old fillies will be featured as they go 1 1/8 miles on Colonial Downs's turf track for their share of the $150,000 purse. The Virginia Oaks has attracted a field of seven females for race 8 on Colonial Downs's Saturday schedule.
The Grade 2 Delaware Handicap is on tap for this Saturday, July 21st from Delaware Park. Horses three years old and upward will go 1-1/4 miles on Delaware Park's main dirt track in search of their share of the $750,000 purse. Seven horses have been entered in the Delaware Handicap - a win guarantees a spot in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic in November. It is race 10 on Delaware Park's Saturday card with a post time of 5:45 PM. Let's take a look at the seven entries and what brought them to this lucrative and important Grade 2 event.
The Grade 1 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks takes place this Saturday, July 21st from Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York. Three year old fillies will be features as they go 1 1/8 miles on Saratoga's main dirt track.
The Grade 1 Eddie Read Stakes comes our way this Saturday, July 21 st from Del Mar Race Course and you can bet the race at Off Track Betting online racebook. Horses three years old and upward will race 1 1/8 miles on Del Mar's turf track with a $300,000 purse on the line.
The Grade 2 Virginia Derby comes our way this Saturday, July 21st from Colonial Downs. Three year olds will be after their share of a healthy purse of $600,000 when they go 1-1/4 miles on Colonial Downs's turf track.
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