Saturday Stakes – April 11, 2020

Posted By Christopher Feery on April 10, 2020

It’s a light Saturday once again due to the current environment, but the bright side says that six tracks will be up and running to provide us with some much-needed entertainment.

Among the highlights to look forward to are a pair of stakes at Oaklawn Park, and a Pick 6 carryover jackpot that continues to grow as of this writing.

Here are the details on the two biggest races of the day.

$150,000 Oaklawn Mile Stakes

Race 9 at Oaklawn is a 1 mile stakes race on a dirt track with 14 entrants which is open to 4-year-olds and upward. Post time is slated for 4:43 PM ET.

1- Slick Silver, 30-1
2- Mr. Money, 4-1
3- Tom’s d’Etat, 3-1
4- Pioneer Spirit, 6-1
5- Boldor, 20-1
6- MG Warrior, 15-1
7- Snapper Sinclair, 10-1
8- Bankit, 15-1
9- Home Run Trick, 30-1
10- Long Range Toddy, 10-1
11- Lord Guinness, 30-1
12- Kershaw, 20-1
13- Fight On, 20-1
14- Improbable, 7-2

$200,000 Oaklawn Stakes

Race 11 at Oaklawn brings us another stakes race, this one run on a 1 1/8-mile dirt track for 13 starters which is open to 3-year-olds. Post time is scheduled for 5:48 PM ET.

1- Basin, 7-2
2- Coach Bahe, 20-1
3- Mr. Big News, 30-1
4- Thousand Words, 5-2
5- Sir Rick, 15-1
6- Shoplifted, 10-1
7- Flap Jack, 20-1
8- Taishan, 8-1
9- Digital, 8-1
10- Something Natural, 20-1
11- Background, 12-1
12- Farmington Road, 6-1
13- Gold Street, 20-1

Other Races for Saturday

It’s a 12-race card at Oaklawn, and four other tracks are on the docket as well. Here are the details on the rest of the Saturday schedule.

Gulfstream Park
13-Race Card beginning at 12:30 PM ET
$40k+ Allowance Optional Claiming for Race 10,11, and 12
$40k+ Maiden Special Weight for Race 5, 6, and 8

Los Alamitos
9-Race Card beginning at 6 PM PT
Quarter Horse action
$18k Allowances for Race 3 and 4

Oaklawn Park
12-Race Card beginning at 12:35 PM ET
$150k Stakes Race 9, $200k Stakes Race 11
$60k+ Allowances for Race 4, 6, 8, and 12

Remington Park
10-Race Card beginning at 6 PM ET
Quarter Horse action
$13k+ Allowance for Race 8

Tampa Bay
9-Race Card beginning at 12:15 PM ET
$18k Allowance Optional Claiming Race 3
$13k+ Claiming for Race 7 and 8

Easter is this weekend, so there is just a lone track scheduled to run on Sunday. Here’s what’s on tap.

Gulfstream Park
12-Race Card beginning at 12:45 PM ET
$40k+ Allowance Optional Claiming in Race 9 and 11
$40k+ Maiden Special Weight Race 3, 4, and 6

Weekend Carryovers

As of this writing, a trio of guaranteed pools are on the upward trajectory. Here are the current totals.

$465,998 Pick 6 Jackpot at Gulfstream Park
$35,278 Pick 6 Jackpot at Tampa Bay Downs
$26,224 Pick 6 Jackpot at Remington Park

Please note that all three of these tracks are running on Friday. If the jackpot is hit by a single bettor, then the carryover stops as that lucky winner receives the bounty. When the Pick 6 is hit by multiple users, then a portion is paid out for winning tickets while the remainder rolls over.

For the biggest pool still going at Gulfstream, here’s when the Pick 6 gets underway for the next three days.

Friday, April 10 – Race 5 at 3:08 PM ET
Saturday, April 11 – Race 8 at 3:52 PM ET
Sunday, April 12 – Race 7 at 3:47 PM ET

That’s the story for this weekend’s racing action. As an aside, the lighter than normal schedule can actually open up some intriguing possibilities.

Have a new strategy you’ve been wanting to try out on a smaller scale? Now’s a great time to do so.

Do you normally shy away from races such as Maidens or Quarter Horses but are interested in learning more? You have a great opportunity to do so this weekend.

Enjoy the races, and best of luck!

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Christopher is a freelance writer located in New Jersey. His work has appeared all over the web and has covered numerous industries. In recent years, he has dedicated his focus to sports from an analysis, betting, fantasy, and general news perspective. You can follow and reach him on Twitter @cmfeery

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