OAKLAWN OPENS FRIDAY
TEXANS TO UPSET NEW ENGLAND ON SUNDAY
LIVE RACING RETURNS FRIDAY JANUARY 18 WITH TEXAS CHAMPIONS WEEKEND
Oaklawn Park opens this Friday. First Post is at 1:00PM. On Saturday and Sunday, Oaklawn’s first post is at 1:00PM.
The next three Kentucky Derby prep races are the Le Conte Stakes from the Fair Grounds on Saturday January 19, the Smarty Jones Stakes from Oaklawn on Monday January 2, and the Holy Bull from Gulfstream on Saturday January 26. Click here for a schedule of all prep races on the Road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby
Saturday January 12 Simulcast Highlights
$100,000 California Derby from Golden Gate Fields
$150,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (GII) from Gulfstream Park
$150,000 San Fernando Stakes (GII) from Santa Anita
Saturday January 13 Simulcast Highlights
$100,000 Hal’s Hope Stakes (GIII) from Gulfstream Park
$150,000 San Gabriel Stakes (GII) from Santa Anita
Texans Will Beat New England on Sunday
Watch and wager on the races at SHRP on Sunday and at the same time watch the Texans beat the New England Patriots. Don’t laugh. Remember the author of this newsletter’s only selection in the Breeders Cup was Little Mike who won at 17-1.
LIVE RACING NOTES ---PARTY LIKE SAM
Live thoroughbred racing returns on Friday January 18 with Texas Champions Weekend which features seven stakes worth $400,000 for Texas bred horses.
Texas Champions Weekend – Friday ---Fillies and Mares
$50,000 Bara Lass Stakes
$50,000 San Jacinto Stakes
$50,000 Yellow Rose Stakes
Texas Champions Weekend---Saturday ---Open
$50,000 Groovy Stakes
$50,000 Richard King Stakes
$50,000 Spirit of Texas Stakes
$100,000 Star of Texas Stakes
The following Saturday January 26 features the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the $200,000 Grade III John B. Connally Turf Cup, the $75,000 Champions Energy Services Stakes ,and the $50,000 Allen’s Landing Stakes,
The nominations for the Houston Ladies Classic include My Miss Aurelia who has banked $2.4 million in winning six of eight starts including three Grade I races. She finished second to Royal Delta in the Breeders Cup Ladies Classic. Also nominated are Book Review who beat My Miss Aurelia in the Grade I La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita on December 26, Joyful Victory who won the Grade III Honeybee and the Grade II Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn last year and then finished fourth in Kentucky Oaks, and Dance Card who won the Grade I Gazelle Stakes on November 24 at Aqueduct.
Click here for more details on the nominations.
Thoroughbred Post Times
Friday at 7:00PM
Saturday at 6:00PM
Sunday and Monday at 1:00PM (no racing Super Bowl Sunday)
Click here for a thoroughbred, quarter horse and concert series calendar.
AQUEDUCT – 2013 WINTER/SPRING MEET
- January 1 to April 21 (77 days)
- Racing 5 days per week --- Wednesday through Sunday (except racing on Tuesday January 1, Monday January 21 and Monday February 18; and no racing on Wednesday and Thursday January 2 and 3, Wednesday February 20, and Sunday March 24 and 31
- Post Time @ 11:30AM daily through March 3, then 11:50AM through April 21
- $250,000 Guaranteed Late 50 cent Pick 4 every Saturday
- 29 stakes races worth $5.4 million
- Saturday February 2 ----$200,000 Withers Stakes (GIII)
- Saturday March 2 --- $400,000 Gotham Stakes
- Saturday April 6 ---Wood Memorial Day
$1,000,000 Wood Memorial (GI)
$400,000 Carter Handicap (GI)
$250,000 Bay Shore Handicap (GIII)
$350,000 Gazelle Stakes (GIII)
$250,000 Ruffian Stakes (GII)
The Withers, The Gotham and the Wood are all Kentucky Derby Prep Races
Click here for a complete stakes schedule
FAIR GROUNDS – 141ST THOROUGHBRED MEETING
- November 22, 2012 to March 31, 2013
- Thursday through Sunday until January 19, then Wednesday through Sunday with special programs on
Monday December 31, Monday January 21, and Tuesday February 12
- Post Times --- 1:00PM daily except 11:00AM on Thanksgiving; 5:00PM on Fridays January 18, February 1, February 22, March 1, March 8, and March 15; and 2:00PM on Saturday March 30.
- 56 stakes races (10 graded) worth $7.4 million
- Saturday December 8 ---Louisiana Champions Day
- Saturday January 19 --- Road to the Kentucky Derby Kickoff Day (includes $200,000 Leconte Stakes)
- Saturday February 23 --- Louisiana Derby Preview Day (6 stakes races including $400,000 Risen Star Stakes)
- Saturday March 30 --- Louisiana Derby Day --- (Includes $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby, $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks,
$400,000 New Orleans Handicap, and $400,000 Mervin Muniz Memorial Handicap)
- 50 cent minimum on all trifecta, Pick 3, Super Hi 5, Pick 4 and Black Gold 5 wagers
Click here for calendar
Click here for complete stakes schedule
- Saturday December 1 to Friday April 5
- Wednesday through Sunday (except racing on Tuesday January 1, Monday January 21, and
Monday February 18; and dark on Wednesday January 2, January 23, and February 20)
- Post Time --- 11:45AM daily (Houston time)
- New Guaranteed 10 cent Pick 7 with mandatory payout
- 61 stakes races (33 graded) worth $10.1 million and Claiming Crown Championships worth $850,000
- Saturday December 1 --- $850,000 Claiming Crown Championship Day
- Saturday January 19 --- Florida Sunshine Millions Day
- Saturday January 26 --- $400,000 Holy Bull Stakes (GII) (Road to the 2013 Kentucky Derby)
- Saturday February 9 --- $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap Stakes (GI), and $500,000
Donn Handicap Stakes (GI)
- Saturday February 23 --- $250,000 Davonna Dale Stakes (GII) and $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (GI) (Kentucky Derby Championship Series- First Leg)
- Saturday March 30 --- $1,000,000 Florida Derby (GI) (Kentucky Derby Championship Series- Second Leg)
Click here for completer stakes schedule.
Click here for a racing calendar.
- Friday January 11 to Saturday April 14 (56 days)
- Thursday through Sunday with special programs on Monday January 21, Monday February 18 and Wednesday January April 10
- Post Times—1:30 pm on weekdays and Sundays (except 1:00 pm on Friday January 11 and Sunday February 3); 1:00 pm on Saturdays and Monday (except noon on Saturday April 13).
- 32 stakes races worth $6.7 million (10 graded)
- Monday January 21 --- $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes
- Monday February 18 -- $300,000 Southwest Stakes (GIII)
- Saturday March 16 --- $600,000 Rebel Stakes (GII)
- Racing Festival of the South April 10-13
Wednesday April 10 --- $300,000 Fantasy Stakes (GII)
Friday April 12 --- $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (GI)
Saturday April 13--- $1,000,000 Arkansas Derby (GI), $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (GII) and
$250,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (GIII)
The Smarty Jones, the Southwest, the Rebel and the Arkansas Derby are all Kentucky Derby Prep Races.
Click here for calendar. Click here for complete stakes schedule
SANTA ANITA 76th Winter/ Spring Meet
- Wednesday December 26 to Saturday April 21 (71 Days)
- Thursday (except December 26 and January 3) through Sunday plus Wednesday December 26, Monday
December 31, Tuesday January 1, Monday January 21 and Monday February 18
- First Post --- Noon on Opening Day and 12:30 on New Year’s Day, otherwise, 3:00 on Thursday and Friday
and 12:30 on Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Mondays except 1:00 on Super Bowl Sunday February 3
- 49 Stakes races (41 graded) worth $9.6 million
- Wednesday December 26 --- $300,000 Malibu Stakes and $300,000 La Brea Stakes
- Saturday January 26 --- Sunshine Millions Day --- 6 stakes races worth $1.15 million including the $300,000
Santa Monaca Stakes
- Saturday March 2 ---, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, and $300,000 Frank
- Saturday March 16 --- $300,000 Santa Margarita Stakes
- Saturday April 6 --- $750,000 Santa Anita Derby and $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks
- Click here for complete schedule of stakes races
- Click here for calendar
- Saturday December 1, 2012 to Sunday May 5, 2913 – 91 Days
- Post Time --- 11:25AM daily (except 11:00AM on Saturday March 8 and Saturday May 4)
- Racing on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through January 20 (except dark on Sunday
December 9 and 16); then Wednesday to Sunday through February 28; and then Wednesday, Friday,
Saturday and Sunday through end of meet.
- 25 stakes races including the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (GIII) (2013 Road to the Kentucky Derby)
on Saturday January 9, and the $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (GII) (Kentucky Derby Championship Series—First leg) on Saturday February 23
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