Thursday, June 16, 2011


A quick reference tool meant to help the newer fan (like me!)


Ogden Phipps H (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 8.5f.
BHorse: Race Card - Ogden Phipps
BHorse: Awesome Maria shoots for her first Grade 1 race
TTimes: Awesome Maria rides momentum into Ogden Phipps
Brisnet: Awesome Maria, Unrivaled Belle in Ogden Phipps
DRF: Unrivaled Belle out to turn tables
Star studded card including Awesome Maria (looking for first G1 win and flawless in 3 wins this season), Life at Ten, Absinthe Minded, Unrivaled Belle (BC Ladies Classic winner)

Stephen Foster H (gr. I), $500,000a, 3&up, 9f.
BHorse: Race card - Stephen Foster H 
TTimes: Giant Oak stands tall as only G1 winner in Stephen Foster 
Brisnet: Twelve possible for Stephen Foster 
BloodHorse: Stephen Foster key race in handicap division

Regret S (gr. III), $125,000  1 1/8 mi. 3yo f
BHorse: Regret S card - Kathmanblu
She's won a couple this spring and ran a third in the G1 Ashland

Matt Winn S (gr.III), $125,000g, 3 yo 1 1/16 mi.
BHorse: Race Card - Matt Winn Stakes
Joe Vann & Uncle Brent top the Matt Winn field

Hollywood Park:
Vanity H (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 9f.
Blind Luck vs. Switch & St. Trinians
BHorse: Race Card - Vanity H - Familiar faces sans Zenyatta
West Coast best older females face off in Vanity H
First time in 4 years a horse other than Zenyatta will win the Vanity!

Monmouth Park:
Pegasus Stakes (gr. III), $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f.
(Same connections as Ruler on Ice, winner of the Belmont)
BHorse: Race Card - Pegasus S - Pants on Fire favorite
Brisnet: Pants on Fire tops Pegasus
Pants on Fire using Pegasus as Haskell prep

Weekend Warrior - June 18

Note:  There are free sites to watch online: check out or NTRA Live Stream or or sign up for a free trial account at  You can also catch the replays right after the big races at   Calracing has live coverage of races - Will need to register

A really good site for the new fan:  Hello Race Fans! Great Beginner site - Check this out!

NOTE: In order to enjoy and use the functionality of the various sites below, some sites may require you to register, however, there is no charge for most of what you will want access to.  If you want to go to the next level and actually place bets and learn more about handicapping, some of these types of services have a fee, but this is strictly your choice whether to use these services.

Today's Action - Upcoming & Prior Race Days - Click on any track "day", and pull up that day's entries for each of the races
   The Weekend Warrior is updated on Thursday evening or Friday morning
One of the most useful sites I have found to keep up with Stakes results, to watch only the important races - Also, searchable by date range for past races

DRF - Starts with ACTIVE tracks - Click on the DAY next to the track name to see that day's full race card. 

Simple Alpha List of American Graded Stakes by Stakes Name, by Grade I, II, III

This includes a list of all American tracks

Looking for a way to keep up with the horses, or a trainer?  Or, ever want to watch replays of races quickly and easily?  What's coming up today or this weekend?

You need to register - it's free....there are some pay type options, but all I have needed has been the "free stuff".

Click on "Handicapping & PPs", roll over to "Tools" and note there is a "Horse Watch" and a "Trainer Watch" on the drop down list.  I have entered several Horses to watch on the "Horse Watch" (you can even have it send you an email with updates, or you can check in and click on "Messages" and check out what is happening with your choice.  You can also write a short note (I usually drop in the horse's next race, when I know what it is). A few of my choices are Uncle Mo, To Honor and Serve (one of Bernrdini's colts), Dialed In, and Zazu.

Twin Spires Race viewer - One of the best individual race video sites - You will need to register, free

Here are some links to blogs and other sites I have found useful:

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