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SUPER SATURDAY AT SHRP
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GATES OPEN AT 7:30AM FOR $27,000,000 DUBAI WORLD CUP DAY
8 RACES ALL WITH LARGE FIELDS AND WAGERING VALUE
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$2 BREAKFAST SPECIAL FROM 7:30 TO 9:30 AT THE FOOD COURT
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FLORIDA DERBY DAY FROM GULFSTREAM PARK
FIRST POST AT 11:30AM

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LOUISIANA DERBY DAY FROM THE FAIR GROUNDS
FIRST POST AT 1:00PM
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LIVE QH RACING AT SHRP WITH 15 FUTURITY TRIAL RACES STARTING AT 3:00PM FOLLOWED BY FREE BLUE OCTOBER POST RACE CONCERT ($20 ADMISSION CHARGE AFTER 8:00PM)

LIVE RACING NOTES

Quarter Horse racing returns Thursday night (Maiden Classic Trails)
and continues on Friday (Derby Trials) and Saturday (Futurity Trials)

Post times this weekend are 7:00PM on Thursday and Friday and 3:00PM on Saturday
 
50 cent beer and $1.50 wine continue every Friday from 6:00PM to 9:00PM

SATURDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS


DUBAI WORLD CUP DAY FROM MEYDON RACE COURSE


$1,000,000 Godolphin Mile (GII)
(18 horses probable)

$1,000,000 Dubai Gold Cup (GIII)
(2 mile turf race; 18 horses probable)

$2,000,000 UAE Derby (GII)
(Kentucky Derby Prep Race; 13 horses probable)

$1,000,000 Al Quoz Sprint (GI)
(15 horses probable)

$2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (GI)
(14 horses probable including Trinniberg, winner of the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Sprint)

$5,000,000 Dubai Duty Free (GI)
(9 furlongs on the turf)

(13 horses probable including Little Mike who last year won the Woodford Reserve
Turf Classic at Churchill on Kentucky Derby Day and the Breeders’ Cup Turf Classic)

$5,000,000 Dubai Sheema Classic (GI)
(12 furlongs on the turf; 12 horses probable including Gentildonna who last time out won the Japan Cup)

$10,000,000 Dubai World Cup (GI)

(13 horses probable including Royal Delta, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic in
2011 and 2012, Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby champion, and Dullahan, who won the
2011 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland and the 2012 Pacific Classic at Del Mar)

FAIR GROUNDS

 $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (GII)
(Kentucky Derby Prep Race; 15 horses probable including Departing who last time
out won the Texas Heritage Stakes  at SHRP)

$500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (GII)

$400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap (GII)
(Nine horses probable including Willcox Inn who finished third in the John B. Connally at SHRP)

$400,000 New Orleans Handicap (GII)

(Compact field includes Graydar who won the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream, Bourbon Courage who
has finished in the money in 5 straight graded stakes races, Mark Valeski who has finished first or
second in 5 straight graded stakes races and   Flat Out who won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont
and was third in the Breeders’ Cup Classic)

GULFSTREAM PARK

$1,000,000 Florida Derby (GI)

(11 horses are probable or possible including Shanghai Bobby who won the  Breeders’ Cup Juvenile,
Itsmyluckday who beat Shanghai Bobby in the Holly Bull, and Orb who won the Fountain of Youth)

$300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII)

$150,000 Orchid Stakes (GIII)
(12 furlongs on the turf)

$150,000 Rampart Stakes (GIII)

$100,000 Skip Away Stakes (GIII)

$100,000 Appleton Stakes (GIII)

SANTA ANITA


$200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes

$200,000 Evening Jewel Stakes

UPCOMING KENTUCKY DERBY PREP RACES

Florida Derby from Gulfstream and Louisiana Derby from the Fair Grounds on Saturday March 30
UAE Derby from Meydan on Saturday March 30
Wood Memorial from Aqueduct, Santa Anita Derby from Santa Anita and the Blue Grass from Keeneland on Saturday April 6
Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn on Saturday April 13

 Click here for the current Kentucky Derby point standings


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

CALDER RACE COURSE

  • April 6 to  August 31
  • Racing Thursday to Sunday through June; then Friday to Sunday
  • Post Time @ 11:50AM daily
  • 26 stakes races worth $3.5 million
  • Calder Derby is on Saturday April 6
  • Summit of Speed is on Saturday  July 6 ---  includes
                the $350,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (GI) and the $350,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (GII).
  •  Click here for a calendar.
  •  Click here for a 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.

KENNELAND – SPRING MEETING


  • April 5th to April 26th

  • Wednesday through Sunday

  • Post time—12:00 noon each day

  • 16 stakes races (15 graded)  worth over $3.6 million

  • Grade I races include the $500,000 Ashland Stakes on Saturday April 6th, , the $300,000 Makers Mark Mile on Friday April 12th, and the $300,000 Madison Stakes, the $300,000 Jenny Mile and the  $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes all  on Saturday April 13th.

  • Click here for a complete calendar and stakes schedule.


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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