Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend Races of Interest

If you're like me, these Triple Crown races get me wound up as the end all/be all and sometimes I go into a lull between them. Chicken Soup for this horseplayers soul is a nice selection of Memorial Day weekend races. While I'm a horse fan first, I'm also a handicapper. Holiday weekends when the casual race fan who won Show bet money on Rachel Alexandra the weekend before gets brave and starts plunking down real cash on beatable chalk creates a great betting situation. Cherry pick from this list, enjoy the racing, but go after a score as well.

The neat picture above can be purchased from ALLPOSTERS.com and was originally published in Life Magazine, 1958.

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May 23

  • Arlington Park: American 1000 Guineas, $200,000, 3yo f, 8f T
  • Arlington Park: Arlington Classic, $150,000, 3yo, 8.5f T
  • Arlington Park: Arlington Matron S. (G3), $150,000, 3&up f&m, 9f
  • Arlington Park: Hanshin Cup S. (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 8f
  • Belmont Park: Sheepshead Bay H. (G2), $150,000, 3&up f&m,, 11f T
  • Churchill Downs: Louisville H. (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 12f T
  • Hollywood Park: Milady H. (G2), $150,000, 3&up f&m, 8.5f
  • Philadelphia Park: My Juliet S., $250,000, 3&up f&m, 6f
  • Woodbine: Lady Angela S., $125,000, 3yo f, 7f


May 24

  • Belmont Park: Vagrancy H. (G2), $150,000, 3&up f&m, 6.5f
  • Hollywood Park: Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial S. (G3), $100,000, 3yo, 7f
  • Woodbine: Connaught Cup S. (G3), $150,000, 4&up, 8.5f T


May 25

  • Belmont Park: Shadwell Metropolitan H. (G1), $600,000, 3&up, 8f
  • Calder Race Course: Memorial Day H. (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 8.5f
  • Churchill Downs: Winning Colors S. (G3), $100,000, 3&up f&m, 6f
  • Golden Gate Fields: Berkeley H. (G3), $150,000, 4&up, 8.5f
  • Hollywood Park: Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile S. (G1), $250,000, 3&up, 8f T
  • Lone Star Park: Lone Star Park H. (G3), $400,000, 3&up, 8.5f
  • Lone Star Park: Dallas Turf Cup H. (G3), $200,000, 3&up, 9f T
  • Lone Star Park: Ouija Board Distaff H. (G3), $200,000, 3&up f&m, 8f T
  • Lone Star Park: Cinemine S., $100,000, 3yo f, 7f
  • Lone Star Park: USA Stakes, $100,000, 3yo, 8.5f T
  • Lone Star Park: Valid Expectations S., $100,000, 3&up f&m, 6f



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