It’s no secret that the favorite place to watch all of your favorite teams is Crazy Pour. You’ve cheered on the Chicago Bears during rival games with the Green Bay Packers. You’ve howled and yelled as Matt Davidson hit yet another home run for the always incredible White Socks. Do we even need to mention the Chicago Cubs taking home their first world championship since 1908?
Yes, Crazy Pour is proud to be your headquarters for all things sports. You know we proudly broadcast the very best in football, baseball, hockey, and basketball games. But what you might NOT be familiar with is that Crazy Pour is also the best place to enjoy another exciting sport: horse racing.
If you’re not familiar with horse racing, it’s hard to fully comprehend just how thrilling of a sport it is. There is so much action within a short period of time, as several horses and their accompanying jockeys speed toward the finish line. What makes this sport all the more exciting and—yes, potentially rewarding—is that by strategically placing your bet, you have the potential to earn some serious dollars.
If you are new to the wonderful world of horse racing, here are the races that novices and experts alike annually pay attention to:
The Kentucky Derby – Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
The Kentucky Derby, one of the most prestigious and most noteworthy horse races in the world, is the first leg of the famous Triple Crown Series. Known as the Run for the Roses, this race is held every year on the first Saturday in May. While many races take place during the day’s festivities, the grand finale race, the Derby, is run at the distance of 1.25 miles on a dirt track.
The Preakness Stakes – Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
This race, taking place two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, is the second leg of the Triple Crown Series. Only the winner of the Kentucky Derby has the chance to become a triple crown champion.
The Belmont Stakes – Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
First run in 1867, the Belmont Stakes has become world-famous as the third and final leg in the US Triple Crown racing series. Any horse that goes into the Belmont after having won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes have a chance to enter racing history by claiming the Belmont and being crowned Triple Crown champion, a feat that has only been accomplished 11 times.
Horse racing is an exhilarating sport for competitors and spectators alike. If you aren’t lucky enough this year to catch the races and place your bets in person at Churchill downs, Crazy Pour is the place for you. Not only do we broadcast all major races, but we also proudly offer you the convenience of Off-Track Betting. You don’t have to drive all the way to Kentucky to win big! Visit us at 105 E North Avenue in Villa Park during all racing season long—we’ll be cheering for your horse right there next to you!