5 American racetracks to bet this weekend; entries, odds

5 American racetracks to bet this weekend; entries, odds
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Racing's offerings amid the COVID-19 pandemic remain limited, but at five racetracks across the country, the show goes on this weekend, including an Easter Sunday card at Gulfstream Park that will hold the spotlight for gamblers.

Four tracks running Thoroughbreds and two more with Quarter Horse events are left on the schedule, while wagering is also available on races in Australia, Japan and Sweden. We recommend playing through TVG, where new members can make a $200 risk-free bet.

Here's a look at who's open with first post time listed in Eastern. Click for a closer look at entries, post positions and odds for each card.

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Friday
 12:24 p.m. -- Tampa Bay Downs
 1 p.m. -- Gulfstream Park
 2:05 p.m. -- Oaklawn Park
 7 p.m. -- Remington Park
 9 p.m. -- Los Alamitos
 

 Saturday
 12:15 p.m. -- Tampa Bay Downs
 12:30 p.m. -- Gulfstream Park
 1:35 p.m. -- Oaklawn Park
 7 p.m. -- Remington Park
 9 p.m. -- Los Alamitos
 

Sunday
 12:45 p.m. -- Gulfstream Park
 

A bit of what to watch for...

 Both of the weekend's stakes run at Oaklawn Park, and they're loaded Saturday events. The $200,000 Oaklawn Stakes for 3-year-olds serves as a prelude to the May 2 Arkansas Derby (G1) and includes graded winners such as Thousand Words and Basin. The $150,000 Oaklawn Mile the same afternoon sends postward a full field with three millionaires in it: Tom's d'Etat, Mr. Money and Improbable.

 With races at up to 4 1/2 furlongs at Los Alamitos, Thoroughbred racing fans may notice a few familiar names in the entries, including horses from the barn of Grade 1-winning trainer Jeff Mullins. Los Al runs in Orange County, while neighboring LA County shut down Santa Anita Park for the time being.

 That aforementioned Easter Sunday card at Gulfstream is a marathon of sorts and a nice betting proposition. All but four events attracted double-digit field sizes at the entry deadline, with just one of those in the final six races that comprise the Rainbow Pick 6 jackpot sequence.

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