The racing schedule will consist of 13 days and take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays every week, including a special Thanksgiving Day race. The first race will commence at 12:30 p.m. every day except for Thanksgiving Day, which will start at 11 a.m.
The meeting will feature 13 major stakes races and two overnight stakes races, including two $300,000 Grade 1 races on the final weekend, the Hollywood Derby for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on turf on Dec. 2, and the mile-long Matriarch Stakes on turf for older fillies and mares Dec. 3.
The track’s 16 betting options include the return of a “classic” Pick Six with the traditional 70-30 daily payout and eliminating the previous “single-ticket jackpot” portion of the wager.
Special events during the Bing Crosby Season include:
— “Uncorked: Derby Days Wine Fest” (Nov. 18);
— “Toys for Tots Toy Drive and Ride” (Nov. 19), where fans bringing
an unwrapped toy or making a monetary donation will receive free admission;
— a beer and cider festival Nov. 23; and
— and a pop-up gift bazaar on Dec. 2.
All seniors receive free admission, a program, and a seat on Fridays, while free admission will be available on Sundays, along with a 40% discount on exceptional food and beverage offerings.
A winter clothing drive benefiting the track’s backstretch workers and their families will be held throughout the meet. New or “gently used” coats, jackets, sweaters, and sweatshirts in all adult and children’s sizes are sought.
Donation boxes are located just inside the admissions gate. Donors will receive free admission.
Camilo is the 5-2 morning line favorite in the Let It Ride Stakes following a 2 1/4-length victory in his latest race, a maiden special weight race on Oct. 7 at Woodbine in Toronto.
The meeting’s name honors the entertainer who co-founded the track.