Free at Last!

One chump's racing tour of a lifetime

and a charity fundraiser to boot

Free at last, free at last! Thank God amighty I'm free at last!

Yes indeed, The Big Co. has finally come through with the fabulously generous "separation package", and right in the middle of Racing Season, so you know what that means, right?

Right! Road Trip! And a killer one, at that.

The McChump Tour is off, for parts known and unknown, for like two months, and as long as we're at it, it's charity fundraising time again. The nominal beneficiary will be the United Pegasus Fund, but this year contributors can specify any racing charity they'd like, if UPF doesn't suit them.

Fundraiser ... Betting board ... Other pledges

Total amount raised: $2,927.47

The Journal:

Day 0 - The preparation
Day 1 - Prairie Meadows
Day 2 - Canterbury Park
Day 3 - Columbus Races
Day 6 - Western Montana Fair
Day 8 - Tillamook County Fair
Day 9 - Oneida County Fair
Day 10 - Wyoming Downs
Day 15 - Crow Fair
Day 16 - Cassia County Fair
Day 17 - Emerald Downs
Days 22 & 23 - Saratoga
Day 24 - Northampton
Day 27 - Cal Expo
Day 28 - Del Mar
Day 31 - Yavapai Downs
Day 32 - Ruidoso Downs
Day 37 - Fairplex
Day 37-1/2 - Los Alamitos
Day 43 - New Mexico State Fair
Day 44 - Apache County Fair
Day 46 - Sunray Park
Day 49 - Remington Park
Day 50 - Louisiana Downs
Day 52 - Kentucky Downs
... includes nice photo essay by Derby Lister Jan Wilson
Day 55 - Arlington Park


Mosey on back to the McChump Tour main page or to the 2001 Tour.