The 2007 McChump ??/365 Racing Tour

Summer Vacation, McChump Style

22 Exciting Tracks! 20 Exotic States and Provinces! 28 Thrilling Stories! Lotsa Trout!

Warning! The 2007 stories are mostly pictures, and not for the faint of bandwidth!


South by Southwest
  • Manor Downs, Manor, TX, Mar 17, 2007
  • Springtime in Stickney
  • Hawthorne Racecourse, Stickney, IL, April, 2007
  • Arkansas Derby 2007
  • Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, AR, Apr 12-14 , 2007
  • Polyester Baby
  • Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, IL, May 5, 2007
  • Home on the Road
  • Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, May 18, 2007
  • Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to bet cowboys!
  • Bucking Horse Sale, Miles City, MT, May 20, 2007
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    The 2007 "Track Too Far" Tour

    Three weeks, eight tracks, a bunch of scenery, and 4933 miles -- it was, in fact, at least one track too far, if not more. But I soldiered through. Man, was I exhausted and glad to get back to Montana. But there were some nifty little tracks, and lots of nice scenery. Never again, though! At least, not for awhile.

    A Track Too Far: Sunflower Downs
  • Princeton Fair Grounds, Princeton, BC, June 29, 2007 (Track #134)
  • A Track Too Far: Hastings Park
  • Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC, June 30, 2007
  • A Track Too Far: Emerald Downs
  • Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA, July 1, 2007
  • A Track Too Far: Grants Pass Downs
  • Grants Pass Downs, Grants Pass, OR, July 4, 2007 (Track #135)
  • A Track Too Far: Alameda County Fair
  • Alameda County Fair, Pleasanton, CA, July 5-7, 2007 (Track #136)
  •   A Track Too Far: No Cal fair interlude pt. 1
  • San Francisco, July 8, 2007
  •   A Track Too Far: No Cal fair interlude pt. 2
  • Yosemite, Reno, Virginia City, July 9-10, 2007
  • A Track Too Far: Solano County Fair
  • Solano County Fair, Vallejo, CA, July 11, 2007 (Track #137)
  • A Track Too Far: Crooked River Roundup
  • Crook County Fairgrounds, Prineville, OR, July 13, 2007 (Track #138)
  • A Track Too Far: Kin Park
  • Kin Park, Vernon, BC, July 15, 2007 (Track #139)
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    Fiesta In the Park!
  • Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, IL, Jul 22, 2007
  • Great Falls Makes it Another Year
  • Montana State Fairgrounds, Great Falls, MT, Jul 29, 2007
  • Beach Bash!
  • Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, IL, Aug 4, 2007
  • Yellowstone Downs 2007
  • Yellowstone Downs, Billings, MT, Aug 17, 2007
  • Crow Fair 2007
  • Crow Fair, Crow Agency, MT, Aug 18, 2007
  • In the Lair of the White King
  • Elko County Fairgrounds, Elko, NV, Aug 24, 2007 (Track #140)
  •   The Land that Time Forgot
  • Sand Creek; Gateway Downs; Dodge City, Aug 25-26, 2007
  • Columbus Races 2007
  • Columbus Agricultural Park, Columbus, NE, Aug 26, 2007
  • A Win's a Win, I Guess
  • Fairmount Park, Collinsville, IL, Sep 29, 2007
  • Kentucky Downs/Kentucky Cup 2007
  • Kentucky Downs, Franklin, KY, Sep 26, 2007
  • Autumn in Stickney
  • Hawthorne Racecourse, Stickney, IL, Fall, 2007
  • A Little Retama, a Lot of Austin
  • Retama Park, Selma, TX, Nov 10, 2007

  • Bound forward boldly to the 2008 tour.





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