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You've heard of the DRF's Handicapalooza Tour? Well, this ain't it. Instead, late this Summer and early this Fall, MCCHUMP #1, the Chumpmobile or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and the McChump Racing Tour are hitting the road for yet another award winning series of racetrack visits.

Introducing McChumpalooza 2000, a 2-month, 20-track and 0-stinkin-casino continent-hopping tour culminating with the annual Derby List bash at Kentucky Downs on September 23, that will bring nothing of practical value to racing fans across North America, but will try to raise money for The United Pegasus Foundation.

Here's how it works: MCCHUMP #1 will conduct a veritable handicapping clinic at as many of the 20 tracks listed as possible. He will cover such topics as how to play maiden quarterhorses in futurity trials and finding the real value at the beer stand. And he will give you some priceless insights on the food at the concessions stands, as well as show you how to use the latest weapon in the war on simulcasting, live racing.

All Derby Listers or other Internet racing fans who come out to meet the McChump Tour will receive a comped $5 bet on a horse of their choice on the card, with the proceeds to be donated to the United Pegasus Fund. Plus, throughout the Tour, Derby Listers who cannot meet the Tour can contribute to United Pegasus with a pledge based on total mileage, both air and ground, or whatever type of pledge they want to pledge. Bettors and pledgers get their name on the list below. Those who win or pledge $25 or more will receive a free copy of "Making Tracks", THE guide to the Podunk Tracks of Our Land, courtesy of McChump Industries. If interested, in meeting up or making a pledge, email at the address on the main McChump page.

MCCHUMP #1 will also make a $5 win wager on a race of his choice at the track he is at each day, with all winnings donated to United Pegasus.

MCCHUMPALOOZA 2000 ITINERARY
Date Venue Location Time
Marias County Fair Shelby, MT ?
July 22 Northlands Park Edmonton, AB 1:00pm
July 23 Evergreen Park Grande Prairie, AB 6:30pm
July 29 Rockingham Park Salem, NH 1:00pm
July 30 Woodbine Etobicoke, ON 12:55pm
July 31 Ft. Erie Ft. Erie, ON 1:05pm
Aug. 1 Finger Lakes Farmington, NY 12:45pm
Aug. 2 Saratoga Saratoga Spr., NY 1:00pm
Aug. 6 Canterbury Park Shakopee, MN 1:30pm
Aug. 11 Arlington Intl. Arlington Hts., IL 3:00pm
Aug. 12 Bay Meadows Fair San Mateo, CA 1:15pm
Aug. 13 Humboldt Cty Fair Ferndale, CA 1:55pm
Aug. 20 Crow Fair Crow Agency, MT ~2:00pm
Aug. 26 NW Montana Fair Kalispell, MT 2:00pm
Aug. 27 Yellowstone Downs Billings, MT 1:30pm
Sept. 3 Louisiana Downs Bossier City, LA 1:30pm
  Retama Park Selma, TX
Sept. 8 Emerald Downs Auburn, WA 6:15pm
Sept. 9 Hastings Park Vancouver, BC 1:20pm
Sept. 10 Sagebrush Downs Kamloops, BC 1:30pm
Sept. 23 Kentucky Downs Franklin, KY 12:20pm
 
 
DERBY LISTERS BETS AND PLEDGES

Do your part to help the
United Pegasus Fund !

Come out and meet the McChump Tour!
If you do, you'll get a comped $5 bet on any race on the card, with the proceeds donated to United Pegasus.

Or else pledge an amount based on total mileage. The current estimate for this Tour is 16,500 air miles, with the ground miles* at 6,000. For your convenience, and so you can look like a big spender, you can pledge in @'s, currently pegged at 40,000 to the $1. For instance, to pledge ~$25, you'd pledge 44.44@ to the mile.

Again, that email address is tlbjork@ais.net

* to and fro, O'Hare and Midway, will not be counted.

 
 
 
Earnings for the United Pegasus Foundation
MCCHUMP #1'S EARNINGS
Date Track Race Selection Finish Win Payoff Winnings Total
Marias County Fair
Jul 22 Northlands Park 8 Golden Sparkle 2 $0.00 $0.00
Jul 23 Evergreen Park 3 Ok Easy Pay(AP) 1 $6.50 $16.25 $16.25
Jul 29 Rockingham Park 8 Prolanzier 4 $0.00 $16.25
Jul 30 Woodbine 8 Trailthefox 1 $25.90 $64.75 $81.00
Jul 31 Ft. Erie 1 Red Thrust eased $0.00 $81.00
Aug 1 Finger Lakes 3 Princess and Me 1 $3.50 $8.75 $89.75
Aug 2 Saratoga 8 Flirtatious 1 $3.60 $9.00 $98.75
Aug 6 Canterbury Park 8 Take A Left(GB) 5 $0.00 $98.75
Aug 11 Arlington Intl 9 Robinwould 9 $0.00 $98.75
Aug 12 Bay Meadows Fair 6 Induction Day 1 $10.00 $25.00 $123.75
Aug 13 Humboldt Cty Fair 8 Mosconi(IRE) 2 $0.00 $123.75
Aug 20 Crow Fair 2 Crow Colors (pt) 4 $0.00 $123.75
Aug 26 NW Montana Fair 6 Silver Chaffee 2 $0.00 $123.75
Aug 27 Yellowstone Downs 9 the 1 entry 1 $11.40 $28.50 $152.25
Sep 3 Louisiana Downs 6 Hoh Dear 2 $0.00 $152.25
Retama Park
Sep 8 Emerald Downs 8 Hot Spicy Do 4 $0.00 $152.25
Sep 9 Hastings Park 8 El Tiare 4 $0.00 $152.25
Sep 10 Sagebrush Downs 5 Dowedoit 1 $2.80 $7.00 $159.25
Sep 23 Kentucky Downs 10 Confessional 2 $0.00 $159.25
 
Win %: 7/19 = 37%, ROI: $159.25/$95 = 1.68

MCCHUMP #2'S EARNINGS
Date Track Race Selection Finish Win Payoff Winnings Total
 
 
 
  There's not much chance McChump #2 is actually going to participate in any of this, but his delicate feelings would be hurt if his picture wasn't included on this page.
 
 
  No way! That schlub actually did it! Pledged 1/2 of his Y2K profit sharing from the many McChump Industries ventures!   $60.00


The Derby Listers
DERBY LISTERS' EARNINGS AND PLEDGES
Name Date Track Race Selection Finish Win Payoff Winnings Total
C. Svidal 7/23 NP 7 Crimson Hue 4th $0.00 $0.00
R. Ghosh 7/30 WO 5 Sky Alliance 2nd $0.00 $0.00
J. Van Der Laarse 7/30 WO 6 Merkaban 4th $0.00 $0.00
T. Dulay 7/30 WO 6 Victoriously 2nd $0.00 $0.00
D. Kellam 7/30 WO 10 Years Later 1st $14.40 $36.00 $36.00
J. McNiff 8/2 Sar 9 Bourbon Belle 1st $7.20 $18.00 $54.00
T. Finkel 8/6 Cby 6 Teddy Boy 1st $7.00 $17.50 $71.50
A. Finkel 8/6 Cby 9 B Flat Major 1st $13.40 $33.50 $105.00
P. Demko 8/6 Cby 9 De Casperis 5th $0.00 $105.00
J. Dave 8/12 BMF 8 Erinor 7th $0.00 $105.00
J. Wilson 8/13 Fer 8 Rapid and Rough 6th $0.00 $105.00
D. Taylor 9/9 Hst 8 Sky Borne DNF $0.00 $105.00
C. Jestice 9/23 KD 5 Lord Zada 1st $6.00 $15.00 $120.00
M. Wolff 9/23 KD 8 Morluc 1st $5.40 $13.50 $133.50
L. Levin 9/23 KD 8 Morluc 1st $5.40 $13.50 $147.00
D. Emmerson 9/23 KD 8 Caro's Royalty 7th $0.00 $147.00
T. Bloker 9/23 KD 12 Kimberlite Pipe 5th $0.00 $147.00
J. Sucevic 9/23 KD 14 Dixie's Crown 6th $0.00 $147.00
J. Emmerson 9/23 KD 14 Blueprint 7th $0.00 $147.00
J. DeVasher 9/23 KD 14 Down The Aisle 1st $7.60 $19.00 $166.00
 
Win %: 8/20 = 40%, ROI: $166.00/$100 = 1.66
 
McChump Industries 177.76@ / mile $103.38
M. Wolff $10 to offset every losing bet I make (what a madman) $120.00
R. Breth 44.44@ / mile $30.00
J. Starykowicz 44.44@ / mile $25.00
J. Wilson 88.88@ / mile $50.00
S. Goddard $50 x greater of [3 events too convoluted to reproduce here] $100.00
T. Bartzsch 44.44@ / mile $25.00
J. Sucevic $5 / $2 / $1 for each of my selections that either W/P/S $45.00
M. McNeil $25 $25.00
B. Carson $25 $25.00
D. Zenner 44.44@/mile $25.00
C. Svidal $50 Cdn ~$34.25
J. Van Der Laarse 10% of winnings on 7/30 ($22 cdn) ~$15.18
J. DeVasher 88.88@/mile $50.00
D. Wainscott $25.00 $25.00
B. Yazell $50.00 $50.00
S. Blanc $50.00 $50.00
A. Weston $100.00 $100.00
K. Ginsberg $50.00 $50.00
Norm from NJ $20.00 $20.00
B. Yazell $5/gray winner on AP Million wknd (4) + donation $40.00
T. Moody $2/chestnut winner on AP Million wknd (6) + donation $75.00
S. Slagle $20/IL bred winner on AP Million wknd (4) $80.00
R. Micetic $2/bay winner on AP Million wknd (20) $40.00
J. Starykowicz $2/Guidry or Juarez winner on AP Million wknd (5) $10.00
R. Micetic $2/bay winner at Sagebrush on 9/10 (4) $8.00
R. Micetic $2/bay winner at KY Downs on 9/23 (5) $10.00
J. Yelke $35.00 $35.00
R. Roxborough $25/race at KD 9/23 bet on horse TBD by M. Wolff $100.00
T. Bloker $100 $100.00
M. Cox $120.00 $120.00
B. Yazell $10/gray winner at Bel or KD on 9/23 (1) $10.00
D. Emmerson $5 for me to bet on any horse on 9/23 (loser, Confessional)
J. Sucevic $20 for me to bet on any horse on 9/23 (I forgot to bet) $20.00
 
Pledge Totals:
Final mileage (9/25) = 23262 (air: 16011, ground: 7251)
~$1615.81

RACETRACK REPORTS

For goodness sake, chump best not flop!
  • obligatory introductory remarks
  • In search of the perfect 14-1 shot
  • Northlands Park, Edmonton, AB, July 22, 2000
  • Alaska or bust!
  • Evergreen Park, Grande Prairie, AB, July 23, 2000
  • The loneliness of the long distance driver
  • Rockingham Park, Salem, NH, July 29, 2000
  • Nice folks, these Canadians
  • Woodbine, Etobicoke, ON, July 30, 2000
  • Slots a poppin!
  • Ft. Erie Racetrack, Ft. Erie, ON, July 31, 2000
  • Suspicions and More Suspicions
  • Finger Lakes Racetrack, Farmington, NY, August 1, 2000
  • Exiled from Main Street
  • Saratoga Racecourse, Saratoga Springs, NY, August 2, 2000
  • A Good Bet and McChump Change
  • Canterbury Park, Shakopee, MN, August 6, 2000
  • -- The McChump Tour through someone else's eyes --
  • Like, excellent, dude!
  • Arlington International, Arlington Heights, IL, August 11, 2000
  • Bay Meadows Fair, San Mateo, CA, August 12, 2000
  • Humboldt County Fair, Ferndale, CA, August 13, 2000
  • Straight from the frying pan - pt. 1
  • Crow Fair, Crow Agency, MT, August 20, 2000
  • Straight from the frying pan - pt. 2
  • Northwest Montana Fair, Kalispell, MT, August 26, 2000
  • Yellowstone Downs, Billings, MT, August 27, 2000
  • Racing the way it was meant to be ***
  • Louisiana Downs, Bossier City, LA, September 3, 2000
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • Now HERE's how you promote racing, chumps! ***
  • Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA, September 8, 2000
  • Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC, September 9, 2000
  • Sagebrush Downs, Kamloops, BC, September 10, 2000
  • *** Story soon come, man! ***
  • Derby List Fall Bash, episode 3
  • Kentucky Downs, Franklin, KY, September 23, 2000
  • -- Photo documentary by Lister Jan Wilson --

  • Mosey on back to the McChump Tour main page or to the 2000 tour.