The 1997 McChump ??/365 Racing Tour

31 Exciting Tracks! 29 Thrilling Stories!

Gadzooks, Chump! "The Juice" is in!
  • Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, Feb 15-16
  • Keep your day job, chump!
  • Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, Mar 9, 15, 16
  • Philadelphia Park, Bensalem, PA, Mar 17
  • Sportsman's Park, Cicero, IL, Apr 1
  • Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA, Apr 5, 6
  • Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ, Apr 12-18
  • McChump of The North - Part 1
  • Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, Jun 12
  • McChump of The North - Part 2
  • Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jun 13
  • McChump of The North - Part 3
  • Marquis Downs, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jun 14
  • McChump of The North - Part 4
  • Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta, Jun 15
  • Go West, Young Chump! - Part 1
  • Doncaster Ranch, Twin Bridges, MT, Jun 19
  • Go West, Young Chump! - Part 2
  • Montana State Fairgrounds, Great Falls MT, Jun 22
  • Go West, Young Chump! - Part 3
  • Les Bois Park, Boise, ID, Jun 25
  • Go West, Young Chump! - Part 4
  • Arapahoe Park, Aurora, CO, Jun 27
  • McChump in The Heartland - Part 1
  • Nebraska State Fair Park, Lincoln, NE, Jun 28
  • McChump in The Heartland - Part 2
  • Fairmount Park, Collinsville, IL, Jun 29
  • McChump in The Heartland - Part Final
  • Arlington International, Arlington Heights, IL, Jun 30 & Jul 4
  • Desperately Seeking Saratoga
  • River Downs, Cincinnati, OH, Aug 16
  • Ellis Park, Henderson, KY, Aug 17
  • Saratoga of the Southwest
  • Prescott Downs, Prescott, AZ, Labor Day weekend
  •   O the pageantry! O the tradition! O how special I felt being at Prescott Downs for getaway weekend after yet another fine meet at this historic track! O the raindrops I got on my head as the roof leaked during the fairly constant rain! O the beer me and McChump #2 polished off!

    The dent Tanya Laib made in the storm fence down by the men's room when she ran that quarter horse into the fence last year instead of making the turn is still there. But sadly, this historic men's room is now closed, and you have to use a trailer out back. They should quit messing around with Tradition!!!!

     
    ** The World-Renowned Podunk Track of the Week Tour **

    The Podunk Track of the Week Tour had its genesis in a discussion on the Derby List that pretty much bashed podunk tracks and posts about them. Immediately I decided the Derby List needed way more podunk track material. In fact, it needed a big long post about a podunk track each and every week. And I knew just the guy to do it.

    McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 1
  • The Woodlands Racecourse, Kansas City, KS, October 12
  • Podunk Pinch Hitting
  • Portland Meadows, Portland, OR, October 18
  •   Derby Lister and honorary chump Scott Little saves my cookies, and the Podunk Track of The Week Tour, by pitching in with a guest commentary for a weekend I was sick.
    McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 3
  • Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, KY, October 25
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 4
  • Bluegrass Downs, Paducah, KY, October 26
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 5
  • Hoosier Park, Anderson, IN, November 9
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 6
  • Hawthorne Racecourse, Stickney, IL, November 16
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 7
  • Ladbroke Detroit Race Course, Livonia, MI, November 21
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 8
  • Thistledown, North Randall, OH, November 22
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 9
  • Mountaineer Race Track, Chester, WV, November 22
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 10
  • Beulah Park, Grove City, OH, November 23
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 11
  • Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, November 29
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 12
  • Turfway Park, Florence, KY, November 30
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Week 13
  • Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, TX, December 26
  • McChump's "Podunk Track of the Week" Tour - Final Week
  • Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA, December 28 & 29
  • Continue on to The 1998 McChump Racing Tour


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