Withers Stakes 2015 at Aqueduct Heats Up Derby Trail
Withers Stakes 2015 at Aqueduct Heats Up Derby Trail: On Saturday, February 7, 2015 the 135th running of the Withers Stakes will be held at the Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. The race has a $250,000 purse and is for 3-year-olds going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt track. The GIII Withers Stakes will award the first place finisher with ten points towards the chance at a position in the 2015 Kentucky Derby starting gate. Currently, 8-5 morning line favorite El Kabeir sits at the top of the Kentucky Derby Leader Board with a total of 21 points. The Zayat Stables colt collected those points in his Jerome Stakes victory, Kentucky Jockey Club win, and his 4th place finish in the Champagne at Belmont Park.
Withers Stakes 2015 Post Positions & Odds
1 Classy Class 2-1 Ortiz, Jr./McLaughlin
2 Far From Over 5-1 Franco/Pletcher
3 March 6-1 Ortiz/Brown
4 Tencendur 12-1 Velasquez/Weaver
5 Unrivaled 20-1 Pennington/Montoya
6 General Bellamy 15-1 Alvarado/Mott
7 El Kabeir 8-5 Lopez/Terranova
*See Casey’s Withers Picks
What’s Happening at Aqueduct…
In addition to the Withers Stakes, Aqueduct also features the GIII Toboggan Stakes at 1:43 PM ET. Admission is free for all fall and winter meets at Aqueduct, so make sure to head out for a great day of racing. Admission gates open at 11:00 AM ET and general parking is $3 per day. The parking gates open at 8:00 AM ET and post time is at 12:45 PM ET. The Withers Stakes is the 8th race of the day with a post time of 4:13 PM ET.
There are several dining options to choice from at Aqueduct including the upscale buffet at the Equestris Restaurant. It is advised to make a reservation for the Equestris Restaurant in advance. The Triple Crown Cafe and the Winner’s Circle Coffee Shop are both excellent places to the warm up a bit in between races.
Withers Stakes Fashion at Aqueduct…
Whether you plan to have breakfast at Aqueduct’s Winner’s Circle Cafe or just plan to have fun betting and cheering from the stands, get out of your winter fashion rut and try a bold pop of color. Around this time of year wearing winter layers can really get boring and dreary, and while it’s still too cold to put on lighter clothing, that doesn’t mean that you can’t wear a bright bold color to cheer you up and get you noticed. Really any color is on trend as long it is bright and bold. Stay away from muted earth tones or neutrals and pastels and go for rich and saturated sunny colors. Think yellows, reds, pinks, greens, and blues for the 2015 Withers Stakes.
Even if it is cold on race day at Aqueduct you will be sure to look warm and bright in your bold pop of color!
Withers Stakes 2015 Fashion Picks: