$750,000 CASHCALL FUTURITY THIS SATURDAY
SHRP CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND CHRISTMAS EVE
SANTA ANITA OPENS WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26
WITH TWO GRADE I RACES AND A $400,000 GUARANTEED LATE PICK 4
JOCKEY CLUB OPEN DECEMBER 26
LIVE RACING RETURNS FRIDAY JANUARY 18 WITH FAN FRIENDLY CHANGES TO WAGERING MENU
ON SITE MOBIL WAGERING COMING TO SHRP
YEAR END NOTES
This will be the final newsletter for the year. We wish everyone a joyous, and most importantly, a safe and healthy, holiday season. We also thank all of our guests for their patronage of SHRP in 2012. We look forward to being of continued service to you in 2013.
Click here, here and here for some old time classic songs of the season. And let’s not forget New Year’s Eve.
Sam Houston Race Park will be closed on Christmas Eve Day and on Christmas Day so that our employees and customers can spend those days with their family and friends. We will reopen on Wednesday December 26 at 10:30AM. Since that will be both the day after Christmas and Opening Day Santa Anita, the Jockey club will be open too.
This weekend’s major race is the $750,000 CashCall Futurity (G I) from Hollywood Park. There are 14 horses either possible or probable including He’s Had Enough who finished second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Click on the link for further details. The CashCall Futurity is an early Kentucky Derby prep race in the new point system. Click here for a list of all Kentucky Derby prep races and qualifying points assigned to each race.
Also at Betfair Hollywood this weekend are the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (GII) on Saturday and the $200,000 King Glorious Stakes on Sunday.
Wednesday December 26 is Opening Day at Santa Anita with the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (GI), the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (GI) and the $150,000 Sir Bearfort Stakes. The late Pick 4 is guaranteed at $400,000.
LOOKING AHEAD –LIVE RACING --- $400,000 HOUSTON LADIES CLASSIC --- INDUSTRY LOW 12% TAKEOUT ON ALL MULTI RACE WAGERS --- PICK 5 CARYOVER --- ON-TRACK MOBIL WAGERING FOR BOTH LIVE AND SIMULCAST RACES
All of the above is coming to SHRP soon.
Make your plans now. Live thoroughbred racing returns on Friday January 18.
In addition to the $400,000 Ladies Classic on Saturday January 28 (same night as the Grade III $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup), our live wagering menu will feature an industry low 12% takeout on all multi race wagers, and a new carryover feature to the Pick 5 when on one correctly selects all five winners.
And to make wagering easier, SHRP will offer On-Track Mobil Wagering for both live and simulcast racing starting in January before the live meet begins. Click here for all the details.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$750,000 CashCall Futurity (GI) from Betfair Hollywood
$250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (GII) from Betfair Hollywood
$100,000 Dania Beach Stakes from Gulfstream Park
$100,000 Willa On the Move Stakes from Laurel Park
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$200,000 King Glorious Stakes from Betfair Hollywood Park
$100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes from Gulfstream Park
$150,000 Valedictory Stakes from Woodbine
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes from Laurel Park
$300,000 La Brea Stakes (GI) from Santa Anita
$300,000 Malibu Stakes (GI) from Santa Anita
$150,000 Sir Beaufort Stakes (GII) from Santa Anita
SATURDAY DECEMBER 29 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$100,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (GII) from Gulfstream
$100,000 Dave’s Friends Stakes from Laurel
$100,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship from Laurel
$100,000 Daytona Stakes (GIII) from Santa Anita
SUNDAY DECEMBER 30 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$150,000 Robert B. Frankel Stakes (GIII) from Santa Anita)
MONDAY DECEMBER 31 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$100,000 Louisiana Futurity from the Fair Grounds
$100,000 Broad Brush Stakes from Laurel
TUESDAY JANUARY 1 RACING HIGHLIGHTS
$100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby from Gulfstream
$100,000 Old Hat Stakes (GIII) from Gulfstream
$100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes from Gulfstream
CLICK HERE FOR A DAILY SIMULCAST SCHEDULE
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.
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
Click here for complete stakes schedule.
Click here for calendar.
Click here for wagering menu.