Thursday, November 24, 2016

Nov 24-27 - THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Let's Go To The Races - Nov 24-27, 2016
This is a non-commercial blog - Started as a convenience to organize my race viewing

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DRD Live: ACCELERATED POST TIMES ON SATURDAY
Accelerated post times SATURDAY to avoid running Cigar Mile in darkness. There will be accelerated post times today at Aqueduct to help avoid running the biggest race of the meet -- the Grade 1 Cigar Mile -- in darkness as was the case with Friday's 10th race.
Thus, the Cigar Mile, originally scheduled for 4:20, will go off at 4:11. It is the last of 10 races on the card. First post remains 11;50 a.m.
Other stakes post times are:
Comely (12:48)
Demoiselle (2:15)
Remsen (3:13

From BLOODHORSE:
  • Auction Season Ends With Market Stability
  • Misty Isle Rolled to Win in 1941 Falls City
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint Purse Withheld by CHRB
  • Breeders' Cup Runners in for Seabiscuit 'Cap
  • With Honors Returns to Turf in Jimmy Durante
  • Family Tree Dominant in Zia Park Oaks
  • Another Aqueduct Stakes for Miss Sky Warrior
  • Line of David to Red River Farms
  • Stakes Debut in Remsen for Shadwell's Takaful
  • Anchor Down Heads Cigar Mile
  • Savoye Named New Trainer at Merryland Farm
  • More News

  • From TwinSpires blog (Brisnet):
    Kentucky Derby points on the line in Kentucky Jockey Club, Remsen
    Thanksgiving Saturday is a big day in American racing. At Churchill Downs, McCracken and Daddy's Lil Darling top their respective fields in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Golden Rod (G2). Both are qualifiers as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks series.

    Juveniles will also be in action at Aqueduct in other Derby and Oaks preps. Takaful will try and make it two-for-two in the Remsen (G2), while trainer Rudy Rodriguez has a three-pronged challenge in the Demoiselle (G2) for fillies.

    The feature at Aqueduct on Saturday is the $500,000 Cigar Mile (G1), led by one-turn mile specialist Anchor Down and Pennsylvania Derby (G2) winner Connect. Lewis Bay heads the Comely (G3) for three-year-old fillies.

    Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) runner-up Om head the field in the Seabiscuit H. (G2) at Del Mar, which also hosts the Jimmy Durante (G3) for juvenile fillies on the turf.

    Clark Handicap draws salty field of 10
    The $500,000 Clark H. (G1), the Black Friday feature at Churchill Downs, has come up salty with three-year-old Gun Runner challenging older rivals Noble Bird, Hoppertunity, Effinex, and Shaman Ghost.

    James Scully gives his scouting report on each horse in Pool 1 of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), while Ed DeRosa has some information you can use before betting the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager.

    Japanese invader Nuovo Record is looking to rebound from a lackluster Breeders' Cup try in the Red Carpet (G3) at Del Mar on Thanksgiving Day, while Ashleyluvssugar is the one to fear in Friday's Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) at the seaside course.

    Not This Time retired, withdrawn from KDFW Pool 1
    Leading two-year-old Not This Time, a close second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), was unexpectedly retired on Monday to stand stud at Taylor Made Farm Monday after suffering a soft tissue injury. The colt was an immediate withdrawal from the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Pool 1, which will be held November 24-27. The Mutual Field was made the 5-2 morning line favorite, followed by likely champion Classic Empire at 8-1.

    Meanwhile, the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager has Tapit as the 10-1 top individual choice. The wager will be offered only once, from November 24-27.

    Thanksgiving Day brings great racing at Churchill Downs, with Include Betty and The Pizza Man the respective top weights in the $200,000 Falls City H. (G3) and $100,000 River City H. (G3).

    At Aqueduct on Turkey Day, Stallwalkin' Dude will be favored to take the venerable Fall Highweight H. (G3) under a 134-pound impost, while Green Gratto seeks to become the first male every to win the century-old race twice.

    On Thanksgiving Eve, racing fans can feast on lots of stakes action at Zia Park and Penn National

    From the weekend, Kellie Reilly recapped the final local preps for the Hong Kong International Races, as well as Mastery's comfortable victory in the Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar.


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    FEATURED RACES

    Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable file
    Racing Index

    Don't forget, after a race has concluded, return here and click on the CARD for a replay, about a 10-15 minute delay.

    THURSDAY
    12:50 ET  Gio Ponti S, Aqu, $125,000, 3yo, 1 1/16mT R3  CARD
    1:50 ET  Furlough S, Aqu, $100,000, 2yo, f, 6f R5  CARD
    3:20 ET  FALL HIGHWEIGHT H G3, Aqu, $200,000, 3+, 6f R8  CARD
    3:53 ET  FALLS CITY H G2, CD, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/8m R10  CARD
    4:22 ET  RIVER CITY H G3, CD, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/8mT R11  CARD
    5:00 ET  RED CARPET S G3, Dmr, $100,000, 3+, f&m, 1 3/8mT R7  CARD

    FRIDAY
    3:20 ET  Winter Memories S, Aqu, $125,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT R8  CARD
    5:56 ET  CLARK H G1, CD, $500,000, 3+, 1 1/8m R11  CARD
    5:27 ET  MRS REVERE S G2, CD, $200,000, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT R10  CARD
    6:00 ET  HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP G2, Dmr, $200,000, 3+, 1 1/2mT R6  CARD

    SATURDAY
    12:50 ET  COMELY S G3, Aqu, $250,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m R3  CARD
    2:00 ET  DEMOISELLE S G2, Aqu, $300,000, 2yo, f, 1 1/8m R6  CARD
    2:00 ET  MY CHARMER S G3, GPW, $100,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/16mT R5  CARD
    3:01 ET  TROPICAL TURF H G3, GPW, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/16mT R7  CARD
    3:20 ET  REMSEN S G2, Aqu, $300,000, 2yo, 1 1/8m R8  CARD
    4:20 ET  CIGAR MILE H G1, Aqu, $500,000, 3+, 1m R10  CARD
    4:46 ET  Sir Barton S r, WOO, $125,000, 3+, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
    4:57 ET  GOLDEN ROD S G2, CD, $200,000, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m R9  CARD
    5:56 ET  KY JOCKEY CLUB G2, CD, $200,000, 2yo, 1 1/16m R11  CARD
    6:00 ET  JIMMY DURANTE S G3, Dmr, $100,000, 2yo, f, 1mT R6  CARD
    6:15 ET  BERKELEY H G3, GGF, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/16m R6  CARD
    7:00 ET  SEABISCUIT H G2, Dmr, $200,000, 3+, 1 1/16mT R8  CARD

     
    SUNDAY
    International - Japan

    KITASAN BLACK WINS FOR FUN!


    JAPAN CUP - Preview
    Twenty one horses are in line for the big event this week at Tokyo Racecourse and 18 of them will be taking their places in the gate come Sunday. It is the 36th running of the Japan Cup, an icon of international color and now the richest horserace in Japan.

    This year, the JRA has boosted the bounty yet again, with a Japan Cup first-place catch now up 50 million yen from last year to an incredible 300 million yen. The total purse has been raised to 624 million yen.(approx. $5.2 Million US).

    This year, three horses from abroad have made the trip to Japan, two of them repeaters, all of them Grade 1 winners. France once again fields Erupt, and Germany fields two runners – first-time participant Iquitos and Nightflower, looking to better her 11th-place finish of last year.  More at source

    Japan Jockey Club  Barrier Draw
    DRF - Japan Cup - Steve Andersen

    North America
    CECIL B DEMILLE S G3, Dmr, $100,000, 2yo, 1mT R  CARD
    NATIVE DIVER H G3, Dmr, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/8m R  CARD
    Swynford S, WOO, $125,000, 2yo, 6f R8  CARD
     


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    Friday, November 4, 2016

    Nov 4-5 - BREEDERS' CUP


    Let's Go To The Races - Nov 4-5, 2016
    This is a non-commercial blog - Started as a convenience to organize my viewing of races

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    Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable file






    (Scroll down to end for entries/cards)

    Watch

    The 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be broadcast live on NBC Sports:
    Friday, November 4: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
    Saturday, November 5: 2:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN

    Saturday, November 5: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC

    Special: Betting the Breeders’ Cup on NBCSN
    Tune in for a 30 minute special on how to bet the Breeders' Cup. The show will feature NBC talent
    Laffit Pincay, Randy Moss, Eddie Olczyk, Bob Neumeier, Matt Bernier and Nick Luck.

    Tune In to NBCSN:
    Thursday, November 3: 7:00p.m - 7:30 p.m. ET
    Friday, November 4: Noon - 12:30 p.m. ET
    Friday, November 4 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET

    Other options: TVG, both TV and streaming; TwinSpires - streaming, account required, but betting not required.
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    WORKOUTS
    Clocker Gary Young on XBTV - 10-22
    DRF Breeders Cup Workouts
    Arrogate breezes impressively for Classic
    Carina Mia worked a half-mile in 47.60 seconds for Saturday’s $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint, while Tourist went the same distance in 47.80 for his third attempt at the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on turf.

    LINKS
    http://www.breederscup.com/
    http://www.xbtv.com/
    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/breeders-cup

    BC RACES/NEWS
    Breeders Cup matchups to follow

    Dirt Mile
    Runhappy meets Dortmund in Dirt Mile
    Gun Runner loaded for bear in Dirt Mile - worked 4F in :48.80 Sunday

    Juvenile Fillies Turf
    Juvenile Fillies Turf could launch next star

    Distaff
    Cheat Sheet
    Most Memorable Distaff:  Personal Ensign/Winning Colors 1988 Distaff (Video)

    Juvenile Fillies
    Valadorna appears poised to step up in Juvenile Fillies

    Breeders Cup Turf Mile
    Tepin, Miss Temple City set for Mile showdown
    Tourist worked 4F 47.80
    International contenders line up to take on Tepin

    Classic
    Cheat Sheet
    Dick Powell: Classic Strong and Deep field

    Filly & Mare Sprint
    Carina Mia worked 4F 47.60

    Juvenile Turf
    O'Brien looks for Juvenile Turf repeat

    Turf
    Found looks for repeat Turf win

     NEWS
    Vance Hanson: How vulnerable are Five of the Breeders' Cup Biggest Stars?
    Steve Haskin on Arrogate: a Historical perspective
    TwinSpires/Brisnet: - News and Notes
    California Chrome just one part of Dihigi Gladney's amazing ride!!
    Breeders Cup Classic - Strong and Deep

    Contenders/Profiles
    From Brisnet
    Post Position Draw Quotes
    Jennie Rees talked with the connections of Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) hopeful Not This Time about their plans going forward with the two-year-old.

    In the first in a series of profiles looking at the main candidates in the upcoming TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), Lord Nelson is poised to run a big one for owner Spendthrift Farm and trainer Bob Baffert.

    Vance Hanson continued his analysis of the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) by profiling Joking and Masochistic.

    Former Horse of the Year and dual classic winner California Chrome is looking to rewrite the history books in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). Kellie Reilly writes about the drought that has affected past winners of the Dubai World Cup (G1) and Pacific Classic (G1) in the country's richest race.

    Vance Hanson gives a brief overview of the Breeders' Cup's main two-year-old races and notes the Juvenile (G1) is highly contentious while the Juvenile Fillies (G1) is a head scratcher.

    Be sure to check out TwinSpires.com's Breeders' Cup News & Notes page on a daily basis for updated news, commentary, and photos!

    John Mucciolo has a theory on Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) contender Theory.

    Aidan O'Brien announced Sunday that Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) heroine and reigning Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) champion Found will be cross-entered to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) on Santa Anita Park's main track November 5.

    BC Classic favoite, California Chrome better now than he's ever been

    INTERNATIONAL PROFILES
    Alice Springs     Cavale Doree     Corona del Inca     Cougar Mountain
    Dutch Connection   Highland Reel    Hit It A Bomb   Home of the Brave
    Hydrangea   Intelligence Cross    Intricately    Karar   Kitcat
    Lancaster Bomber  Limato    Madam   Dancealot   Mondialiste   
    Nuovo Record   Pretty Perfect  Queen's Trust  Rodaini   
    Roly Poly   Ryans Charm    Seventh Heaven  Spain Burg Spectre
    Suedois  Ulysses   Washington DC   

    PROFILES
    A. P. Indian   Carina Mia   Curalina   Drefong   Forever Unbridled
    I'm a Chatterbox   Joking   Lord Nelson   Masochistic   Not This Time


    NEWS & NOTES
    Jennie Rees: Not This Time has camp thinking beyond Breeders' Cup Juvenile
    A deeper dive into Breeders' Cup multi-race wagering or Why the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf isn't as wide open as it seems
     

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    FEATURED RACES

    FRIDAY, NOV 4
    3:35 ET  Marathon S G2 SA  $200,000  3+  1 3/4mi  R3  CARD
    4:10 ET  Damascus S  SA  $100,000  3+  7f  R4  CARD
    4:45 ET  Golden State Juvenile Fillies SA  $200,000  2yo f   7f  R7  CARD
    5:25 ET  JUVENILE TURF G1  SA  $1,000,000  2yo c/g  1mi T  R6 CARD
    6:05 ET  DIRT MILE G1  SA  $1,000,000  3+  1mi  R7  CARD
    6:50 ET  JUVENILE FILLIES TURF G1  SA  $1,000,000  2yo f  1mi T  R8  CARD
    7:35 ET  DISTAFF G1  SA  $2,000,000  3+ f/m  1 1/8 mi R9  CARD
    8:10 ET  Twilight Derby G2  SA  $200,000  3yo  1 1/8 mi T R10  CARD

    SATURDAY, NOV 5
    1:15 ET  Juvenile Turf Sprint S (L)  SA  $100,000  2yo  abt 6.5f T R1  CARD
    1:50 ET  Golden State Juvenile  SA  $200,000  2yo S  7f  R2  CARD
    2:25 ET  Sen. Ken Maddy S G3  SA  $100,000  3+ f/m  abt 6.5f T R3 CARD
    3:05 ET  JUVENILE FILLIES G1  SA  $2,000,000  2yo f  1 1/16 mi   R4 CARD
    3:45 ET  FILLY & MARE TURF G1  SA  $2,000,000  3+ f/m  1 1/4mi T  R5  CARD
    4:21 ET  SPRINT G1  SA  $1,500,000  3+  6f   R6  CARD
    5:05 ET  TURF SPRINT G1  SA  $1,000,000  3+  6.5f T  R7  CARD
    5:43 ET  JUVENILE G1  SA  $2,000,000  2yo c/g  1 1/16 mi   R8  CARD
    6:22 ET  TURF G1  SA  $4,000,000  3+  1 1/2 mi T  R9  CARD
    7:01 ET  FILLY & MARE SPRINT G1 G1  SA  $1,000,000  3+ f/m  7f   R10 CARD
    7:40 ET  MILE G1  SA  $2,000,000  3+  1mi T  R11  CARD
    8:35 ET  CLASSIC G1  SA  $6,000,000  3+  1 1/4 mi   R12  CARD


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    Monday, October 31, 2016

    Nov 1 - MELBOURNE CUP

    Let's Go To The Races - Nov 1, 2016
    This is a non-commercial blog - Started as a convenience to organize my race viewing

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    Makybe Diva Tribute - Only horse to win 3 Melbourne Cups 2003 - 2004 - 2005

    "Find the youngest child here today, and you will have the only person alive with a chance to witness this feat again. We will never see this again."  "She is retired."

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    The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse races. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse as part of the spring carnival in Melbourne, Victoria, the event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as "the race that stops a nation".

    The Melbourne Cup has a long tradition with the first race was held in 1861 over two miles (3.219 km) but was shortened to 3,200 metres (1.988 mi) in 1972 when Australia adopted the metric system. This reduced the distance by 18.688 metres (61.312 ft), and Rain Lover's 1968 race record of 3:19.1 was accordingly adjusted to 3:17.9. The present record holder is the 1990 winner Kingston Rule with a time of 3:16.3.  More at source


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    WHERE TO WATCH
    TwinSpires live streaming. Will need an account, but not required to bet.
    TVG TV and live streaming - 11:30 p.m. ET - post time 12 Midnight

    FIELDS, FORM,  INTERVIEWS, & MORE
    Melbourne Cup field, form, odds, Peter Moody Comments
    Everything you need to know about the Melbourne Cup
    Melbourne Cup Day races, full fields, form
    Melbourne Cup Carnival - All Events Guide


    Tuesday, Flemington, Australia, post time: 12:00 a.m. EST
    EMIRATES MELBOURNE CUP-G1, A$6,000,000 US$4,559,100/ 3yo/up, 3200mT
    No.
    Horse
    Trainer
    Jockey
    Barrier
    Weight
    1
    BIG ORANGE
    Michael Bell
    Jamie Spencer
    7
    57kg
    2
    OUR IVANHOWE
    Lee Freedman
    Dwayne Dunn
    6
    57kg
    3
    CURREN MIROTIC
    Osamu Hirata
    Tommy Berry
    18
    56.5kg
    4
    BONDI BEACH
    Aidan O'Brien
    Ryan Moore
    5
    56kg
    5
    EXOSPHERIC
    Lee Freedman
    Damien Oliver
    13
    56kg
    6
    HARTNELL
    John O'Shea
    James McDonald
    12
    56kg
    7
    WHO SHOT THEBARMAN
    Chris Waller
    Hugh Bowman
    20
    56kg
    8
    WICKLOW BRAVE
    William Mullins
    Frankie Dettori
    24
    56kg
    9
    ALMOONQITH
    David Dabernig
    Michael Walker
    19
    54.5kg
    10
    GALLANTE
    Robert Hickmott
    Blake Shinn
    2
    54.5kg
    11
    GRAND MARSHAL
    Chris Waller
    Ben Melham
    9
    54.5kg
    12
    JAMEKA
    Ciaron Maher
    Nicholas Hall
    3
    54.5kg
    13
    HEARTBREAK CITY
    Tony Martin
    Joao Moreira
    23
    54kg
    14
    SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD
    John P Thompson
    Blake Spriggs
    14
    54kg
    15
    EXCESS KNOWLEDGE
    Gai Waterhouse
    Vlad Duric
    21
    53.5kg
    16
    BEAUTIFUL ROMANCE
    Saeed Bin Suroor
    Damian Lane
    1
    52.5kg
    17
    ALMANDIN
    Robert Hickmott
    Kerrin McEvoy
    17
    52kg
    18
    ASSIGN
    Robert Hickmott
    Katelyn Mallyon
    22
    52kg
    19
    GREY LION
    Matt Cumani
    Glen Boss
    16
    52kg
    20
    OCEANOGRAPHER
    Charlie Appleby
    Chad Schofield
    11
    52kg
    21
    SECRET NUMBER
    Saeed Bin Suroor
    Stephen Baster
    10
    52kg
    22
    PENTATHLON
    John Wheeler
    Mark Du Plessis
    4
    51.5kg
    23
    QEWY
    Charlie Appleby
    Craig Williams
    15
    51.5kg
    24
    ROSE OF VIRGINIA
    Lee & Shannon Hope
    Ben E Thompson (a)
    8
    51kg

    The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia's most prestigious annual Thoroughbred horse races. It is a 3,200 metre race for three-year-olds and over. It is the richest "two-mile" handicap in the world, and one of the richest turf races. Conducted by the Victoria Racing Club on the Flemington Racecourse as part of the spring carnival in Melbourne, Victoria, the event starts at 3pm on the first Tuesday in November and is known locally as "the race that stops a nation".