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MAXXAM GOLD CUP RACING FESTIVAL AT SHRP
GOTHAM STAKES AT AQUEDUCT
BIG ‘CAP DAY AT SANTA ANITA (THREE GI RACES)
KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURES POOL NO. 2

THIS WEEKEND LIVE AT SHRP
50 cent beer and $1.50 wine on Friday from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
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MAXXAM Gold Cup Racing Festival on Saturday
Over $300,000 in Purses
$100,000 MAXXAM Gold Cup
$50,000 Jersey Lilly Stakes
$50,000 Sam Houston Sprint Cup
$50,000 Texas Heritage Stakes
(Features Triple Crown nominee, Departed, who scratched from the Risen Star last
Saturday because of a poor post position and is now pointing to the Louisiana Derby)
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Post Times of 7:00 for Friday, 6:30 for Saturday, 1:20 for Sunday and 1:00 for Monday
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Note Schedule Change for last two weekends of Thoroughbred Racing
Now Racing on Monday March 11 and 18 instead of Sunday March 10 and 17.

 THIS WEEKEND IN SIMULCASTING

 THURSDAY SIMULCAST PROMOTION CONTINUES
$1 hot dogs and $1 beer
6:00PM TO 9:00PM
Plus
Free Penn National and Charles Town Program
 (Swipe card in redemption kiosk after 3:00PM and coupon will print automatically)
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KENTUCKY DERBY FUTURES POOL NO. 2
This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (ends at 4:00PM local time).
Futures wagering on Kentucky Oaks also
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SATURDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

AQUEDUCT
$400,000 Gotham Stakes (GIII)
(Kentucky Derby Prep Race—10 Horse Field includes two grade stakes winners last time out - Vyjack in the Jerome and Overanalyze in the Remsen plus the 3rd 4th and 5th place finishers from the withers)
$200,000 Tom Fool Handicap (GIII)

$250,000 Guaranteed Late 50 cent Pick 4

SANTA ANITA
 $300,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (GI)
$250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (GI)
$750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (GI)
(10 horse field includes 2012 winner Ron the Greek and 2011 winner Game on Dude; First time in 76 year history of this race that two previous winners have met)

$400,000 Guaranteed Late 50 cent Pick 4

OTHER
$100,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes (GIII) from Gulfstream
$150,000 Swale Stakes (GIII) from Gulfstream
$100,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes from Laurel

UPCOMING KENTUCKY DERBY PREP RACES
Gotham Stakes from Aqueduct on Saturday March 2
Tampa Bay Derby on Saturday March 9
Rebel Stakes from Oaklawn on Saturday March 9
San Felipe Stakes from Santa Anita on Saturday March 16
Click here for a schedule of all prep races for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Click here for the current point standings

TIP OF THE WEEK

Take Handsome Mike in the Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday.  He is only 2 for 14 lifetime, but if this longshot pulls the upset, somebody named Mike at Sam Houston Race Park will buy  a hot dog on the following Thursday night (March 7) for  everyone in the building at 6:00PM


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

GULFSTREAM PARK – 2012/2013 RACING SEASON


  • 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.

OAKLAWN PARK


  • 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
    Kilmore Mile
  • 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

 TAMPA BAY DOWNS – 87TH SEASON


  • 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.

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