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SHRP TO SIMULCAST ROYAL ASCOT (STARTS TUESDAY JUNE 22)
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STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP AND VANITY HANDICAP BOTH THIS SATURDAY
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$5,000 BREEDERS CUP CHALLENGE HANDICAPPING CONTEST STARTS SATURDAY

SATURDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

ARLINGTON INTERNATIONAL


 $100,000 Black Tie Affair Handicap
 $100,000 Lincoln Heritage Handicap

BELMONT PARK

 
$150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (GIII)
 $150,000 Hill Prince Stakes (GIII)

BETFFAIR HOLLYWOOD PARK


 $250,000 Vanity Handicap (GI)
 $100,000 Cinderella Stakes
 $100,000 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes

CHURCHILL DOWNS

 
$500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (GI)
(Fort Larned, Take Charge Indy, Ron the Greek and defending
champion, Pool Play, are all probable or possible)
 $175,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (GIII)
(Royal Delta is probable)
 $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes
 $100,000 Regret Stakes (GIII)

OTHER

 
$100,000 Obeah Stakes (GIII) from Delaware Park
 $200,000 Centaur Stakes from Indiana Downs
 $100,000 Girls Inc. of Shelbyville Stakes from Indiana Downs
 $100,000 J. Kenneth Self Shelby County Stakes from Indiana Downs
 $125,000 Steady Growth Stakes from Woodbine
 $125,000 Zadracarta Stakes from Woodbine

SUNDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS


 $150,000 Pegasus Stakes from Monmouth Park
 $150,000 Victoria Park Stakes from Woodbine

 TUESDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS

(SHRP Gates open at 8:00AM)

ASCOT RACECOURSE

  
Queen Anne Stakes (GI)
(Animal Kingdom featured in the very first race of the Royal Ascot at 8:30)
  Kings Stand Stakes (GI)
  St. James Palace Stakes (GI)
 
WEDNESDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS


(SHRP Gates open at 8:00AM)

ASCOT RACECOURSE


 Prince of Wales Stakes
(GI)
 Windsor Forest Stakes (GII)
 Queen Mary Stakes (GII)
 Duke of Cambridge Stakes (GII)
Jersey Stakes (GIII)

THURSDAY SIMULCAST HIGHLIGHTS


(SHRP Gates open at 8:00AM)

Ascot Gold Cup
(GI)
Riddlesdale Stakes (GII)
Tercentary Stakes (GIII)

SHRP TO SIMULCAST ROYAL ASCOT JUNE 18 TO JUNE 22

Ascot Racecourse has a history dating back to 1711. Its signature event each year is the 5 day Royal Ascot.
SHRP will be the only race track in North America to simulcast this prestigious event.
  SHRP gates will open at 8:00AM each day with the first race being at 8:30.  Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby and 2013 Dubai World Cup is expected to run in the Queen Anne Stakes which will be the first race on Tuesday June 18.  In the final race of his career, Animal Kingdom will be attempting to win a major race on a third different continent. 
On Saturday June 22, the final day of the Royal Ascot, the Jockey Club will host a British themed brunch starting at 8:00AM for the low price of $12.95 per person. There will be other touches also to give the morning a British Royal Ascot flavor. Call 281-807-8700 to make a reservation. Click here for more details on the SHRP simulcast of the Royal Ascot and for links to the latest articles and updates on the Royal Ascot.

$5,000 BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE HANDICAPPING CONTEST STARTS THIS SATURDAY WITH STEPHEN FOSTER HANDICAP FROM CHURCHILL DOWNS


This new contest consists of 4 qualifying rounds between June 15 and October 6 and includes 48 races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series. The first qualifying round begins this Saturday with the Stephen Foster Handicap and continues through August 17. The top 5 finishers in each qualifying round advance to the Championship Round on Breeders Cup Friday and Saturday November 1 and 2.

First Place in the Championship Round wins $2,500
Second Place wins $1,000 --- Third Place wins $500
The winner of each Qualifying Round receives $250.

Click here
  for more details

Selection forms for each day of the First Round are now available at Players Lounge Desk.
Please email msteindler@shrp.com if you would like a set sent to you.

 Please note that to participate in the First Round, you must enter before post time of the Stephen Foster Handicap this Saturday.  No further entries allowed in the First Round after this Saturday. (The next opportunity would be for the Second Round which starts August 23.)

GOOD LUCK TO ALL


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

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