There’s a lot going on this Labor Day weekend at greyhound, thoroughbred and harness tracks. Dubuque Greyhound Track has the finals of its $55,000 Classic stakes on Saturday night. Orange Park has the first round of the $20,000 Sprint Classic Stakes on Friday night. And the final of the $20,000 Gallagher/Kinnaird Puppy Stakes will take place on Monday afternoon, Labor Day.
In harness racing, the Grand Circuit will see stakes races at Vernon, Tioga and Woodbine. Woodbine’s site has a ton of information and handicapping picks, and also free programs for their races. Check out the picks and info here, and the programs here. After all, why pay for a program if you don’t have to?
Still in Canada, but over at Woodbine Thoroughbred now, one of my readers asked me why I didn’t mention the free pp’s that Woodbine Thoroughbred offers, when I mentioned the free handicapping materials for Woodbine last week. Well, better late than never and here’s a link so you can download your weekend pp’s and get handicapping.
So, now that you have all this information and your free pp’s, where are you going to play the races, assuming you don’t live near Woodbine or the harness or greyhound tracks? Well, if you’d like to get 2% cash back on all your wagers and you spend at least $50 a week on wps bets, why not sign up at the new ADW, Watch and Wager?
I did when I found out that they have a very generous sign-up offer. They’ll match your initial deposit, up to $300. Deposit $50, get $50. Deposit $100, get $100 and so on up to $300. The terms and conditions are all spelled out plainly on their site. I don’t know about you, but when someone offers me money for doing something I do online everyday anyway, I’m all over it.
A little tip for playing Woodbine thoroughbred. It’s a synthetic track, so look for young horses out of sires that love synthetic. Scatmandu, D’Wildcat, Speightstown (especially in stakes races), Niigon, It’s No Joke (super synthetic sire and good sire for first-time-starter winners too), Legal Jousting (an excellent Irish sire although his progeny might not be ready to win until they’re 3 or 4) and Hail The Ruckus.
It’s the end of summer, but it’s just the start of the Fall season for greyhounds, harness and thoroughbred racing.