The 2001 McChump ??/365 Racing Tour

Our Goal: 50 Tracks in 2001. Can you say "road trip", chump?

62 Exciting Tracks! 39 Exotic States and Provinces! 27 Thrilling Stories! (so far)

How to hit a $328 exacta
Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA, Jan 27-28, 2001
hangin' at the simulcasts with the McChump Tour
Lone Star simulcast pavilion, Grande Prairie, TX, Feb 18, 2001
Oaklawn for an instant ***
Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, AR, Mar 3-4, 2001
*** Story soon come, man! ***
Free Show at Sportsman's Park!
Sportsman's Park, Cicero, IL, Mar 11, 2001

Use it or Lose it, chumps!
Hialeah Park, Hialeah, FL, Apr 7-8, 2001

McChump's East Coast Quickie ***
Aqueduct, Ozone Park, NY, Apr 21, 2001 (Track #104)
Suffolk Downs, East Boston, MA, Apr 22, 2001 (Track #105)
*** Story soon come, man! ***

In search of desayunos muy bueno ***
Santa Cruz County Fair, Sonoita, AZ, Apr 28, 2001 (Track #106)
Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ, Apr 29, 2001
*** Story soon come, man! ***

McChump hits the Chalk Trail ***
Laurel Park simulcasts, Laurel, MD, May 2, 2001
Garden State Park, Cherry Hill, NJ, May 3, 2001
Atlantic City Racecourse, McKee City, NJ, May 4, 2001
Tropicana simulcasts, Atlantic City, NJ, May 4, 2001
Delaware Park, Wilmington, DE, May 5, 2001
Cracked Claw OTB, Frederick, MD, May 5, 2001
Charles Town Races, Charles Town, WV, May 5, 2001
Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD, May 6, 2001
*** Story soon come, man! ***

What's with all these people, chump? ***
Hawthorne Race Course, Stickney, IL, May 12, 2001
*** Story soon come, man! ***

no title just yet ***
Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX, May 18-19, 2001
*** Story soon come, man! ***

McChump in a daze ***
Les Bois Park, Boise, ID, May 26, 2001
Columbia County Fairgrounds, Dayton, WA, May 27, 2001 (Track #107)
... and some travels on the Nez Perce Trail
*** Story soon come, man! ***

A Stillness at Arlington ***
Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, IL, Jun 14, 2001
*** Story soon come, man! ***

Where Worlds Collide ***
Assiniboia Downs, Winnipeg, MB, Jun 23, 2001
Chippewa Downs, Belcourt, ND, Jun 24, 2001 (Track #108)
*** Story soon come, man! ***

McChump's Independence Daze
Charlie Russell Downs, Great Falls, MT, Jun 30, 2001
Millarville Racetrack, Millarville, AB, Jul 1, 2001 (Track #109)

McChump on the High Line ***
4 County Marias Fair, Shelby, MT, Jul 21, 2001 (Track #110)
*** Story soon come, man! ***

Free At Last! (tour and fundraiser)
Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA, Aug 3, 2001
Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, Aug 4, 2001
Columbus Races, Columbus, NE, Aug 5, 2001 (Track #111)
Western Montana Fair, Missoula, MT, Aug 8, 2001 (Track #112)
  Tillamook County Fair, Tillamook, OR, Aug 10, 2001 (Track #113)
Oneida County Fair, Malad City, ID, Aug 11, 2001 (Track #114)
Wyoming Downs, Evanston, WY, Aug 12, 2001 (Track #115)
Crow Fair, Crow Agency, MT, Aug 17, 2001
Cassia County Fair, Burley, ID, Aug 18, 2001 (Track #116)
Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA, Aug 19, 2001
Saratoga Racecourse, Saratoga Springs, NY, Aug 24-25, 2001
3 County Fair, Northampton, MA, Aug 26, 2001 (Track #117)
Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, Aug 29, 2001 (Track #118)
Del Mar Racecourse, Del Mar, CA, Aug 30, 2001
Yavapai Downs, Prescott Valley, AZ, Sep 2, 2001 (Track #119)
Ruidoso Downs, Ruidoso Downs, NM, Sep 3, 2001 (Track #120)
Fairplex, Pomona, CA, Sep 8-9, 2001 (Track #121)
Los Alamitos, Los Alamitos, CA, Sep 8, 2001
New Mexico St. Fair, Albuquerque, NM, Sep 14, 2001
Apache County Fair, St. Johns, AZ, Sep 15, 2001 (Track #122)
Sunray Park, Farmington, NM, Sep 17, 2001 (Track #123)
Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK, Sep 20, 2001
Louisiana Downs, Bossier City, LA, Sep 21, 2001
Kentucky Downs, Franklin, KY, Sep 23, 2001
Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, IL, Sep 26, 2001

My Way's the Highway - Driving to the BC
  • Keeneland, Lexington, KY, Oct 20-21, 2001
  • Great Lakes Downs, Muskegon, MI, Oct 22, 2001
  • Penn National, Grantville, PA, Oct 24, 2001
  • The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ, Oct 25, 2001 (Track #124)
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  • Belmont Park, Elmont, NY, Oct 26-27, 2001
  • Philadelphia Park, Bensalem, PA, Oct 28, 2001
  • Thistledown, North Randall, OH, Oct 29, 2001
  • Mountaineer Park, Chester, WV, Oct 29, 2001
  • Beulah Park, Grove City, OH, Oct 31, 2001
  • Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, Nov 1, 2001
  • Hoosier Park, Anderson, IN, Nov 1, 2001
  • Fairmount Park, Collinsville, IL, Nov 2, 2001
  • Hawthorne Race Course, Stickney, IL, Nov 3, 2001
  • When you say Bud, you've said it all. Really.
    Sam Houston Race Park, Houston, TX, Nov 23, 2001
    Lone Star Park (QH meet), Grande Prairie, TX, Nov 25, 2001

    Mr. Chump goes to Tucson - again
    U of A Symposium on Racing, Tucson, AZ, Dec 4-7, 2001

    Hats off to that True American Hero, McChump #2! ***
    Hollywood Park, Inglewood, CA, Dec 8-9, 2001
    Turf Paradise, Phoenix, AZ, Dec 10, 2001
    *** Story soon come, man! ***

    Christmas break, Louisiane ***
    Delta Downs, Vinton, LA, Dec 27, 2001
    Fair Grounds, New Orleans, LA, Dec 28, 2001
    ... and a weekend in Acadiana
    *** Story soon come, man! ***

    Okay. That's over. Muddle on ahead to the 2002 McChump Tour.


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