SIMULCASTING CONTINUES FROM BELMONT, KEENELAND AND SANTA ANITA
THREE BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE RACES WORTH $3 MILLION FROM WOODBINE ON SUNDAY
TEXAS RACING CONTINUES AT RETAMA PARK AND LONE STAR PARK
LIVE THROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO SHRP ON JANUARY 18
NEW PARK REWARDS FEATURE---ON LINE ACCOUNT ACCESS
THIS WEEK’S SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS
The best in simulcasting continues from Belmont, Santa Anita and Keeneland. Other tracks running include Texas
favorites Retama Park in San Antonio and Lone Star Park in Dallas, as well as Woodbine, Calder, Laurel and Hawthorne.
(Live racing returns to SHRP on Friday January 18th.)
This Saturday’s feature race is the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup Stakes (GI) from Keeneland. The main contenders in an expected field of nine horses are Stephanie’s Kitten and Samitar. This race for 3 year old fillies is at
1 1/8 miles on the turf.
Other races Saturday are the $300,000 In Realty Stakes and the $300,000 My Dear Girl Stakes both form Calder as well
as the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (GII) from Hawthorne. Santa Anita host California Cup Day with five stakes races worth $900,000 for Cal breds.
On Sunday, the series of Breeders Cup Challenge Races (“Win and You’re In”) which began last April concludes with three Grade I turf races from Woodbine: the $500,000 Nearctic Stakes (BC Turf Sprint), the $1,000,000 E. P. Taylor Stakes (BC Filly and Mare Turf) and the $1,500,000 Pattison Canadian Invitational Stakes (BC Turf).
SATURDAY RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$150,000 Athenia Stakes (GIII) from Belmont Park
$150,000 Knickerbocker Handicap (GIII) from Belmont Park
$300,000 In Reality Stakes from Calder Race Course
$300,000 My Dear Girl Stakes from Calder Race Course
$100,000 Spend a Buck Handicap from Calder Race Course
$100,000 Endine Stakes from Delaware Park
$200,000 Hawthorne Derby (GIII) from Hawthorne
$400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (GI) from Keeneland
California Cup Day from Santa Anita
$150,000 Fanfreluche Stakes from Woodbine
SUNDAY RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$150,000 Durham Cup Stakes
$1,000,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (GI)
$500,000 Nearctic Stakes (GI)
$1,500,000 Pattison Canadian International Stake (GI)
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LIVE THROUGHBRED RACING RETURNS TO SHRP ON FRIDAY JANUARY 18.
Call a group sales manager at 281-807-8750 to plan your group event for live racing or for a holiday party.
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LOOKING BACK ON THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE
Thank you to all who came early last Sunday for breakfast and to watch and wager on the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe
from Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France. It was a classic race won by Solemia at 40-1. For those not in attendance,
click here for a replay.
Saturday October 20 --- $500,000 West Virginia Derby from Charles Town
Sunday October 28 --- Churchill Downs Opening Day
Friday and Saturday November 2 and 3 --- Breeders Cup from Santa Anita
Monday November 5 ---Melbourne Cup from Australia
“A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.”
- 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