ANOTHER SIMULCAST HEAVEN THIS WEEKEND
45 STAKES RACES WORTH $8.6 MILLION
KEENELAND OPENS FRIDAY
12 MORE BREEDERS CUP CHALLENGE RACES
ARC DE TRIOMPHE FROM PARIS ON SUNDAY MORNING
COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAY RACING ON MONDAY
SPECIAL EVENT --- ARC de TRIOMPHE FROM LONGCHAMP RACECOURSE IN PARIS
Sam Houston Race Park is pleased to announce that we will simulcast the 91st running of The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris France this Sunday morning. Post time for the race is 9:25 am. SHRP gates will open early at 9:00 pm.
The Arc is race 6 on the card. SHRP will simulcast races 7, 8, and 9 from Longchamp also. (Please note race 7 is non-betting).
With 18 horses probable for the Arc and the possibility of supplementary entries, this race will offer tremendous wagering potential. Click here for the latest updates on the field.
SPECIAL ARC BONUS
For those arriving early for the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, there will be free breakfast at SHRP from 9:00 to 10:00.
OTHER NOTES (Click on links for more information)
Keeneland opens Friday with a post time of 12:05 pm. Their Fall Stars Weekend this Friday, Saturday and Sunday features nine graded stakes races. Seven of these races are Breeders Cup Challenge Races (“Win and You’re In”) including the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (BC Juvenile Fillies) and the $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stake on Friday; the $400,000 Dixiana Breeders Futurity (BC Juvenile), the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (BC Mile), and the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (BC Filly and Mare Sprint) on Saturday; plus the $150,000 Bourbon Stakes and the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes on Sunday.
On Saturday Belmont offers three Grade I races at $400,000 each. The Champagne Stakes (BC Juvenile) and the Frizette Stakes (Juvenile Fillies) are Breeders Cup Challenge Races. The third Grade I race is the Jamaica Handicap.
At Santa Anita, the $250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Handicap on Saturday is a Breeders Cup Challenge Race for the BC Sprint.
Other major events this Saturday are the Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel (11 state bred races for $1 million), the $500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup from Hawthorne Race Course in Chicago, and the $500,000 Indiana Derby from Hoosier Park.
Finally, Monday is Columbus Day. Tracks running include Belmont, Santa Anita, Woodbine, Parx, and Delaware. The Jockey Club will be open on Monday as well the entire first floor of the grandstand.
FRIDAY RACING HIGHLIGHTS—KEENELAND
$400,000 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (GI)
$175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (GIII)
SATURDAY RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$400,000 Dixiana Breeders’ Futurity (GI)
$350,000 First Lady Stakes (GI)
$750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (GI)
$200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (GII)
$150,000 Woodford Stakes (GIII)
$400,000 Foxwoods Champagne Stakes (GI)
$400,000 Frizette Stakes (GI)
$400,000 Jamaica Handicap (GI)
$150,000 Arroyo Seco Mile Stakes (GII) from Santa Anita
$250,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (GI)
$100,000 Tim Conway Stakes
$500,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (GII)
$100,000 Indian Maid Handicap
$100,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap
$500,000 Indiana Derby (GII)
$100,000 Mari Hulman George Stakes
$100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Mile Stakes
Jim McKay Maryland Million Day from Laurel $200,000 $200,000 Mazarine Stakes from Woodbine
SUNDAY RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$150,000 Miss Grillo Stakes (GIII) from Belmont Park
$150,000 Pilgrim Stakes (GIII) from Belmont Park
$150,000 Bourbon Stakes (GIII) from Keeneland
$500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (GI) from Keeneland
$100,000 L.A Woman Stakes from Santa Anita
$200,000 Grey Stakes from Woodbine
$150,000 Carotene Stakes from Woodbine
MONDAY RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$150,000 Pebbles Stakes from Belmont
$100,000 Ballerina Stakes from Hastings
$100,000 British Columbia Premier’s Handicap from Hastings
$100,000 Surfer Girl Stakes from Santa Anita
$100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes from Santa Anita
$125,000 Bull Page Stakes from Woodbine
CLICK HERE FOR A DAILY SIMULCAST SCHEDULE
Click here to watch Flat Out win the 2012 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont last Saturday for the second year by a “flared nostril.” Click here to watch Game On Dude pull away in the Awesome Again Stakes last Saturday at Santa Anita. Everything is starting to converge on the Breeders Cup now only one month away.
Sunday October 28 --- Churchill Downs Opening Day
Sunday October 14 --- $1 million E.P Taylor Stakes and $1.5 Canadian International Stakes from Woodbine.
Friday and Saturday November 2 and 3 --- Breeders Cup from Santa Anita
Monday November 5 ---Melbourne Cup from Australia
No heaven can heaven be, if my horse isn't there to welcome me.
- Friday September 28 to Saturday November 4
- Thursday through Sunday plus Monday October 8
- First Post --- 3:00 pm (Houston time) except 9:15 am on Friday and Saturday November 3 and November 4 for Breeders Cup and Sunday November 4 at 2:30 pm.
- 26 Stakes races worth $3.4 million plus Breeders Cup races
- Five Grade I stakes races at $250 each on Saturday September 29
- Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and Saturday November 3 and November 4
- Click here for calendar
- Click here for a complete stakes schedule.
- September 8 to October 28 (37 days)
- Racing 5 days per week --- Wednesday through Sunday (except racing on Monday October 12 and dark on Wednesday October 10)
- Post Time @ 11:50 am daily (Houston time)
- $300,000 guaranteed late 50 cent pick 4 every Saturday
- 31 stakes races worth $6.9 million
- Saturday September 15 --- $300,000 Garden City (GI)
- Saturday September 29 --- Five Grade I Invitational Races
- $1,000,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup
- $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic
- $600,000 Flower Bowl
- $400,000 Beldame
- $400,000 Vosburg
- Saturday October 6 --- Three Grade I Stakes Races
- $400,000 Champaign
- $400,000 Frizette
- $400,000 Jamaica
- Click here for a complete stakes schedule
- Friday October 5 to Saturday October 27
- Racing 5 days per week --- Wednesday through Sunday
- Post time—12:05 pm daily (Houston time)
- 18 stakes races worth $4.5 million
- Opening weekend is Fall Stars Weekend with 7 Breeders Cup Challenge Races (click on link for more information)
- $400,000 Darley Alcibides Stakes
- $400,000 Dixiana Breeders Futurity
- $350,000 First Lady Stakes
- $750,000 Shadwell Turf Stakes
- $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes
- $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes
- Click here for a complete stakes schedule