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.
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
9-Race Card beginning at 6 PM PT
Quarter Horse action
$18k Allowances for Race 3 and 4
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
10-Race Card beginning at 6 PM ET
Quarter Horse action
$13k+ Allowance for Race 8
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.
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
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!