The 1999 McChump ??/365 Racing Tour

27 Exciting Tracks! 13 Thrilling Stories! (so far)

Sportsman's at Hawthorne
  • Hawthorne Racecourse, Stickney, IL, Feb 20-21
  • Amazingly, it looks just like Hawthorne, except with less horses. The food selection is a bit different and more expensive, the gift shop is full of Chicago Motor Speedway junk, and the car track out back is coming along real nice. Real nice. It's going to make old Sportsman's Park look like a work of art.

    A Relaxing Country Getaway, chump ***
  • Oaklawn Park, Hot Springs, AR, Feb 27-28
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • A little too much Wine Shed, chump
  • Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA, Mar 12-14
  • Well, the annual Spring trip west for the brutal conference at the Santa Barbara beachfront resort provided yet another excuse to fly out a couple of days early, and get McChump #2 to fly out as well, for three wonderful days of racing at this old palace. Very interesting discoveries on this trip included a store named Caskets, Etc. right next to the Second Cabin bar, and we couldn't quite figure out what that Etc. might be but we had a great time checking out the names of the different models in the window, and we also discovered that when you're in the proper mood on a morning after visiting the Second Cabin, the trimmed trees inside the fence by the east parking lot look just like a bunch of bare butts sticking out of a rugby scrum. Check it out for yourself, chump!

    McChump's Triple Crown Quest ***
  • Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie, TX, Apr 24, 25, 28
  • Retama Park, Selma, TX, Apr 30
  • Evangeline Downs, Lafayette, LA, May 1
  • Crawfish Festival, Breaux Bridge, LA, May 2
  • Delta Downs, Vinton, LA, May 2
  • Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA, May 7
  • Fonner Park, Grand Island, NE, May 8
  • Ft. Pierre Racing, Ft. Pierre, SD, May 9
  • Bucking Horse Sale and Race Meet, Miles City, MT, May 15
  • Brown County Fair, Aberdeen, SD, May 16
  • *** Stories soon come, man! ***
  • McChump's Oceanside Interlude ***
  • Monmouth Park, Oceanport, NJ, Jun 19-20
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • Guinness for Strength, chump!
  • Lingfield Park Racecourse, Lingfield, England, Jun 22
  • National Museum of Horse Racing, Newmarket, England, Jun 23
  • Kempton Park, Kempton, England, Jun 23
  • Salisbury Racecourse, Salisbury, England, Jun 24
  • The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland, Jun 25
  • Coolmore Stud, Tipperary, Ireland, Jun 26
  • Irish Derby, The Curragh, County Kildare, Ireland, Jun 27
  • Hot Racing in the Heartland - Part 1
  • Fair Meadows, Tulsa, OK, Jul 24
  • Hot Racing in the Heartland - Part 2
  • Anthony Downs, Anthony, KS, Jul 25
  • McChump's Claiming Crown - Part 1
    McChump's Claiming Crown - Part 2
  • Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, Aug 7-8
  • Everybody is Somebody in Luckenbach, Chump!
  • Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg, TX, Aug 14
  • Retama Park, Selma, TX, Aug 14
  • Blueberry Fields Forever, Chump!
  • Great Lakes Downs, Muskegon, MI, Aug 21
  • Mt. Pleasant Meadows, Mt. Pleasant, MI, Aug 22
  • One Last Hurrah at Old Prescott Downs ***
  • Prescott Downs, Prescott, AZ, Sep 4-6
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • Farewell, Dave Gall
  • Fairmount Park, Collinsville, IL, Sep 18
  • McChump crashes the IRB dates hearing
  • State of Illinois Building, Chicago, IL, Sep 21
  • I'm seein' pink elephants, chump! ***
  • Kentucky Downs, Franklin, KY, Sep 26
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • Dave Feldman Day in Chicago
  • Hawthorne Racecourse, Stickney, IL, Oct 10
  • Look out for Puddin' chump! ***
  • Louisiana Downs, Bossier City, LA, Nov 7
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • Minutes of the final meeting of The Kelly Sampson Fan Club
  • Hawthorne Race Course, Stickney, IL, Dec 19
  • Continue on to The 2000 McChump Racing Tour

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