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50 cent beer and $1.50 wine from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Second Annual Camel and Ostrich Race Night on Saturday
(Click here for details)
Also on Saturday
HH Sheikh Zayed Racing Festival
(An international event featuring two Arabian Stakes Races)
Post Times of 7:00 for Friday, 6:30 for Saturday and 1:00 for Monday
Note Schedule Change
Now Racing on Friday, Saturday and Monday
(No Sunday live racing)



$1 hot dogs and $1 beer
6:00PM TO 9:00PM
Free Penn National and Charles Town Program
 (Swipe card in redemption kiosk after 3:00pm and coupon will print automatically)

$150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (GIII)
 $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby (GII)
(Kentucky Derby Prep Race)

$300,000 San Felipe Stakes (GII)
 (Kentucky Derby Prep Race)

$300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap (GII)
(Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned listed as possible
along with Take Charge Indy and Pants On Fire)

$150,000 Honeybee Stakes (GIII)
 $150,000 Razorback Handicap (GIII)

 $150,000 Duncan F. Kenner Stakes
 $150,000 New Orleans Ladies Stakes

$100,000 Fred Caposella Stakes from Aqueduct
 $100,000 Pelican Stakes from Delta Downs
$100,000 Private Terms Stakes from Laurel Park


San Felipe Stakes from Santa Anita on Saturday March 9
Rebel Stakes from Oaklawn on Saturday March 16
Florida Derby form Gulfstream and Louisiana Derby from the Fair Grounds on Saturday March 30
UAE Derby from Meydan on Saturday March 31
Wood Memorial from Aqueduct and Santa Anita Derby from Santa Anita on Saturday April 6
Arkansas Derby form Oaklawn on Saturday April 6

 Click here for the current Kentucky Derby point standings

SHRP gates open early at 7:30AM
First race from Dubai at 8:10AM
Dubai World Cup at 1:20 PM
(Possible horses form the United Sates include Royal Delta, Dullahan,
Animal Kingdom, Little Mike, Alpha and Richard’s Kidd.)
Breakfast Special from 7:30AM to 9:30AM

Summer Applause, who finished 6th in the Houston Ladies Classic at SHRP, rebounded nicely to win the $200,000 Top Flight Handicap (GII) at Aqueduct last Saturday. Click here for a video replay.

The four stakes races held last Saturday night may have had the most depth and quality ever at SHRP. Unstoppable U won the MAXXAM Gold Cup in a field that included several multiple stakes winners and two horses that had run in the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Departing remained undefeated in capturing the Heritage Stakes. His next race is probably the Louisiana Derby. Click here for further details on these two races and on the Jersey Lilly Stakes as well as the Sam Houston Sprint Cup. All in all, a great evening of racing last Saturday at SHRP.



  • 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


  • 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
    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


  • 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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