Business is picking up in the horse racing world as tracks continue to resume operations. That translates into a pretty busy Saturday of racing action to look forward. Here’s what’s on tap, starting with the biggest races of the day.
$100,000 Winning Colors Stakes
Race 7 on an 11-race card at Churchill Downs is a 6-furlong stakes on dirt for nine four-year-old and upward filly and mare starters. A pair of Kentucky-bred runners top the morning line odds board with Mia Mischief at 8-5, followed by Break Even at 9-5. Post time is set for 4:08 PM ET.
$100,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes
Race 11 at Churchill is a GIII stakes for 14 four-year-old and upward filly and mare starters. It’s a 1 1/16 mile affair on turf with Juliet Foxtrot out of Great Britain installed as the favorite with odds of 5-2. Post time is 6:16 PM for the final race on the card.
$100,000 Honeymoon Stakes
Over at Santa Anita, Race 7 on the 9-race card is a GIII stakes for three-year-old fillies. It’s 1 1/8 miles on turf for nine starters. Ireland’s Stela Star is the morning line favorite at 2-1, followed by Kentucky-bred Laura’s Light at 5-2. Post time is scheduled for 3:37 PM PT.
$50,000 Confucius Say Stakes
Race 2 of 9 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races is a 5-furlong stakes for West Virginia-bred three-year-olds and upward. There are just five starters in the field with Runnin’toluvya a 7-5 favorite. Post time is 7:40 PM ET.
$75,000 Camilla Urso Stakes
Race 8 on a 9-race card at Golden Gate Fields is a 5-furlong affair on turf. There are 14 three-year-old and upward fillies and mares in the field with Kentucky-bred Storming Lady a 4-1 favorite. Post time is set for 4:23 PM ET.
Remington Park Quarter Horse Stakes and Futurity
It’s a big day for the Quarter Horses over at Remington. All told, nine of the 12 races on the card will be of the stakes or futurity variety. They’re all slotted in together beginning with Race 4 at 6:24 PM ET, while the full card gets underway at 5 PM ET. Here are the biggest highlights.
$232,000 Heritage Place Derby
Race 10 at 9:12 PM ET
400 Yards, Dirt, 10 Starters
$826,260 Heritage Place Futurity
Race 12 at 10:08 PM ET
350 Yards, Dirt, 10 Starters
The Full Saturday Card
Beyond the big races, there’s plenty to look forward to for what shapes up as a busy Saturday of horse racing action. All told, 11 tracks are set to be up and running. Here’s what you need to know.
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
9-Race Card at 7 PM ET
Stakes – Race 2
11-Race Card at 1 PM ET
Stakes – Race 7 and 11
Golden Gate Fields
9-Race Card at 12:45 PM ET
Stakes – Race 8
11-Race Card at 12:45 PM ET
$46k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 10
10-Race Card at 12:40 PM ET
$47k Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 8
Los Alamitos Quarter Horse
9-Race Card at 6 PM PT
Quarter Horse Action
12-Race Card at 5 PM ET
Stakes and Futurity – Race 4 through 12
11-Race Card at 1 PM ET
Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred
Santa Anita Park
9-Race Card at 12:30 PM PT
Stakes – Race 7
Tampa Bay Downs
9-Race Card at 12:35 PM ET
$30k Handicap – Race 2
Carryovers to Watch
As the calendar continues to fill up, so too does the list of carryover pools that bear watching. Here’s the current list of jackpots that are on the rise.
$973,038 Gulfstream Park Pick 6
$467,183 Santa Anita Park Pick 6
$65,023 Golden Gate Fields Pick 6
$30,921 Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Pick 6
$11,132 Tampa Bay Downs Pick 6
$7,449 Churchill Downs Pick 6
Please note that all of the above tracks will be running on Friday as well. The ones that aren’t hit by a lone bettor should be in line to spike for Saturday’s action. Best of luck and enjoy the races!