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OPENING DAY AT BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD ON

THURSDAY, AT BELMONT ON FRIDAY AND

CHURCHILLL ON SATURDAY

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ALSO ON SATURDAY

TEXAS MILE STAKES AT LONE STAR

SAN FRANCISCO MILE AT GOLDEN GATE

CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY AT HOLLYWOOD

ILLINOIS CHAMPIONS DAY AT HAWTHORNE

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ANNOUNCING $1,000 OAKS DERBY HANDICAPPING

CONTEST AT SHRP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MAY 3 & 4
(Click here for details or visit the Players lounge Desk)
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LIVE RACING NOTES

FRIDAY

$15,000 (added) SHRP Claiming Derby

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50 cent beer and $1.50 wine from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

SATURDAY

$22,000 (added) Merial Texas Distaff Challenge

$18,000 (added) Zoetis Texas Starter Allowance Challenge

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 Post-Race Concert with Reckless Kelly
(Free with Park Rewards Card or $6.00 general admission, admission is $20 after 8:00PM)

POST TIMES

Post times this weekend are 7:00PM on Thursday and Friday and 6:00PM on Saturday

THURSDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Day from Betfair Hollywood Park
(First post at 3:00PM)

$150,000 Bewitch Stakes (GIII) from Keeneland
(12 horses entered at a mile and one half on the turf)

FRIDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Day from Belmont Park
(First Post at 11:50AM)

$150,000 Elkhorn Stakes (GII) from Keeneland
(11 horses entered at a mile and one half on the turf)

SATURDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

Opening Day from Churchill Downs
(First post at 5:00PM)

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD
(CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH DAY)

$125,000 B. Thoughtful Stakes

$250,000 Melair Stakes

$300,000 Snow Chief Stakes

$125,000 Tiznow Stakes

HAWTHORNE
(ILLINOIS CHAMPIONS DAY)

$100,000 The Land of Lincoln

$100,000 The Milwaukee Avenue Handicap

$100,000 The Peach Of It Handicap

$100,000 The Pretty Jenny Stakes

$100,000 The Robert S. Molaro Handicap

$100,000 The Third Chance Handicap

OTHER

$150,000 Westchester Stakes (GIII) from Belmont Park
(Flat Out and Pants On Fire both probable)

$175,000 Derby Trial Stakes (GIII) from Churchill Downs

$100,000 San Francisco Mile (GIII) from Golden Gate Fields

$200,000 Texas Mile Stakes (GIII) from Lone Star Park

$150,000 Jacques Cartier Stakes from Woodbine

SUNDAY SILENCE SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

$150,000 Whimsical Stakes from Woodbine

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


Open faced Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwich now through Saturday at SHRP
food court to highlight Opening Day at Churchill Downs
(Two open faced biscuits with Roasted turkey breast, topped with
sliced bacon and covered with a white cheddar Mornay sauce
and served with golden hash browns)

GUARANTEED PICK 4 POOLS

$300,000 late 50 cent pick 4 every Saturday at Belmont

$150,000 daily late pick 4 at Betfair Hollywood; $250,000 on weekends

$100,000 early pick 4 at Woodbine (thoroughbred) every Saturday and Sunday; $50,000 on Friday

$75,000 early pick 4 every Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Woodbine (Harness)

$100,000 All Grass pick 4 this Saturday only at Golden Gate for San Francisco Mile

       KENTUCKY OAKS/DERBY INFORMATION FOR 

FRIDAY MAY 3 AND SATURDAY MAY 4

SHRP gates open both days at 9:00AM

First race from Churchill at 9:30AM both days

Early bird wagering in SHRP valet circle both days starting at 7:30AM until gates open

Advance wagering all day Friday on entire Churchill card for Saturday

Kentucky Oaks is Race 11 on Friday at 3:44PM

Kentucky Derby is Race 11 on Saturday at 5:24 PM


ARLINGTON PARK

  • Friday May 3 to Sunday September 29
  • Racing 4 days per week---Wednesday (through July 4), Thursday (starting July 5), Friday, Saturday and
                Sunday--- Special Memorial Day program on Monday May 27
  • Post Time--- Generally 1:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday; 3:00 pm on Friday,   but TBD for             certain special days such as each Triple Crown Saturday, Million Preview Day and Arlington Million Day
  • Million Preview Day---Saturday July 13 - 4 graded stakes races worth $750,000
  • Arlington International Festival of Racing---Saturday August 17---$1 million Arlington Million (GI) -$750,000 Beverly             D (GI) - $500,000 Secretariat Stakes (GI)-$400,000 American St. Leger
  • Click here for calendar
  • Click here for a complete stakes schedule.

BETFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK


  • SPRING/SUMMER MEET
  • 75th ANNIVERSSARY SEASON
  • April 25 to July 14
  • Thursday through Sunday plus Monday May 27 (Memorial Day) and Wednesday July 4
  • Post Time—3:00PM (Houston time) daily except  Triple Crown Saturdays---May 4, May 18 and June 8 --- at 1:00
  • 47 stakes races worth $6.7 million
  • Saturday April 27---$300,000 Snow Chief Stakes and $250,000 Melair Stakes
  • Monday May 27---$250,000 Gamely Stakes (GI)
  • Saturday June 8---$250,000 Charles Wittingham Memorial Handicap (GII)
  • Saturday June 15---$250,000 Vanity Handicap (GI)
  • Saturday June 29---$300,000 Shoemaker Mile (GI) and $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (G1)
  • Saturday July 6---500,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (GI)
  • Saturday July 13---$350,000 American Oaks (GI)
  • Click here for calendar and
  • Click here for complete stakes schedule

BELMONT PARK SPRING /SUMMER MEET


  • April 27 to July 15
  • Wednesday through Sunday (except dark on Wednesday May 29, Sunday June 10, and Wednesday July 10)
  • Special Monday program May 27 (Memorial Day)
  • Post Time--- 12:05 pm   (Houston time) except 11:50 am on opening weekend and  10:35 am on Saturday June 8             (Belmont Stakes Day) and 2:00 pm on June  14, 21 & 28 and Friday July 5 & 12
  • 26 graded stakes races worth $8.8 million
  • Memorial Day Monday May 27---$750,000 Metropolitan Mile (GI), $400,000 Ogden Phipps (GI) and $300,000
                Acorn Stakes
  • Saturday June 8---$1 million Belmont Stakes (GI), $500,000 Manhattan Handicap, and $500,000 Just A Game             Stakes (GI), $400,000 True North Handicap (GII) and the $400,000 woody Stephens Stakes (GII)
  • Saturday June 22---$300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (GI)
  • Saturday July 7---$350,000 Suburban Handicap (GII) and the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes (GII) Saturday
                July 14---$600,000 Man O War Stakes (GI)
  • $300,000 guaranteed late 50 cent pick 4 every Saturday
  • $500,000 guaranteed All Stakes late 50 cent pick 4 on Memorial Day
  • $1million guaranteed late 50 cent pick 4 and $1,000,000 guaranteed pick 6 on Belmont Stakes Day
  • Click here for a calendar
  • 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

CHURCHILL DOWNS   SPRING  MEET


  • April 27 to June 30
  • Thursday through Sunday (except dark on Sunday April 28) plus special programs on Tuesday April 30, Wednesday             May 1 and Monday May 27 (Memorial Day)
  • Post Time—11:45 am (Houston time) on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and 1:45 pm on Friday except for Friday             April 28 at 5:00 pm (opening day),  Friday May 4 at 9:30 am (Kentucky Oaks),  Saturday May 4 at 9:30 am             (Kentucky Derby),  and  Fridays  June 15, 22 and 29 at 5:00 pm
  • 22 graded stakes races worth $6.5 million
  • Friday May 4 ---$1,000,000 Kentucky Oaks (GI)
  • Saturday May 5---$300,000 Humana Distaff (GI), $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) and $2,000,000             Kentucky Derby (GI)
  • Saturday June 16—$400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI)
  • Click here for Calendar and here for complete stakes schedule

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.


 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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