Thursday, September 1, 2011



DRF: Labor Day Weekend Racing Round Up - Will have Live Video
Sep 3 - Sat
Leopardstown (Dublin), Ireland
6:45 Irish champion Stakes (G1) 1 1/4 mi  3yo+  1:45 pm ET
Racing Post: Irish Champion S - CARD
Racing Post: So You Think 1-3 for Irish Champion Stakes
DRF: So You Think odds choice for Irish Champion - LIVE VIDEO
Irish Champion Stakes - RACE VIDEO - So You Think wins over Snow Fairy

Sep 3
Filly, Havre de Grace challenging the boys in the Woodward!
Sartatoga: The Woodward (gr. I), $750,000g, 3&up, 1 1/8 mi

BHorse: Woodward CARD
DRF: The Woodward Preview - VIDEO BHorse: Havre de Grace to face seven in Woodward
Saratoga: Forego (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, 7f
BHorse: Forego CARD


Saratoga: Personal Ensign S (gr. I), $300,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/4 mi
BHorse: Personal Ensign CARD

Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), $250,000g, 3yo, 9f (turf)
Midnight Interlude in a field of 10

Sep 5 - Labor Day

Turf Monster Tops Lucrative Parx Program

Updated: Friday, September 2, 2011 3:21 PM
Led by the grade III Turf Monster Handicap, Parx Racing in Pennsylvania will card three lucrative stakes worth a total of $850,000 on Labor Day, Sept. 5.  The $350,000 Turf Monster is a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IIT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs. The five-furlong race drew a field of 12.  Read more: Read more at BloodHorse...


FLASH:  Winter Memories, Hungry Island rematch 9-17 


Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown
Racing Post: Irish Champion S - CARD

The Juvenile Crop
Sister Moon sets record in debut at Del Mar, 8-21-2011, Race 4

A quick reference tool meant to help the newer fan (like me!)  Note: Most links are current, however, some links update as of the Friday before Saturday race day.

COOL TIP:  Come back here after the races and click on the cards for the featured races below and see the RESULTS and Order of Finish, as well as VIDEO REPLAY of the race.  Also:  to get the results for all the races on a particular day, this is BloodHorse's results page:  Race Results  There will be a "short list" but scroll down and click on "View Full List".  Most will have videos of the races!! Easy way to get a roundup of a day's racing action quickly!!

New to the sport or just want a place to learn more?
Check the following sites:

"Summer at Saratoga," the most extensive live national television coverage of racing from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York, over seven weekends this summer beginning Saturday July 23 and including the $1 million Travers S. (G1) on August 27.  ABC will cover the Haskell on July 31 (Sun).  The complete TV schedule is:

7/23CCA Oaks (G1)5-6 p.m.NBC
7/30Diana (G1), Jim Dandy (G2)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
8/6Whitney (G1), Test (G1)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
8/7A.G. Vanderbilt (G1), Honorable Miss (G2)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
8/13Sword Dancer (G1)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
8/20Alabama (G1)5-6 p.m.NBC
8/27Travers (G1), King's Bishop (G1)5-6 p.m.NBC
9/3Woodward (G1), Forego (G1)5-6 p.m.VERSUS

10/7Darley Alcibiades S (G1), Ogden Phoenix S (G3)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
10/8Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
10/9Juddmonte Spinster S (G1), Bourbon S (G3)5-6 p.m.VERSUS
10/15Queen Eliz. II Challenge (G1), Keeneland 75th Anniv5-6 p.m.NBC

Future ABC/ESPN telecasts will be the TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) on August 28 and Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and Goodwood Stakes (G1) October 1.

Note: Some cards for races Sat/Sun not available until Wed. or Thurs.


Sep 3 - Saturday
Del Mar Debutante S (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo f, 7f
BHorse: Debutante CARD

Sep 4 - Sunday
Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT), $250,000g, 3yo, 9f (turf)
Midnight Interlude in a field of 10
BHorse: Del Mar Derby CARD

SARATOGA  Note:  NBC/Versus 7-week coverage of races at Saratoga
Brisnet: SARATOGA - What you need to know
Saratogian: Watching the horses in the paddock is both a tradition & betting strategy

Pros and amateurs alike tune in to hear ANDY SERLING's latest pronouncements - Talking Horses with Andy Serling LIVE each raceday at 11:45-12:30 ET

Sep 3 - Sat
The Woodward (gr. I), $750,000g, 3&up, 9f
BHorse: The Woodward - CARD
Havre de Grace challenges the males

Forego (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, 7f
BHorse: Forego CARD

Personal Ensign S (gr. I), $300,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/4 mi
BHorse: Personal Ensign CARD

Sep 4 - Sun
Spinaway S (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo f, 7f
BHorse: Spinaway CARD
Brisnet: Georgie's Angel tops Spinaway

Sep 5 - Mon Labor Day
Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes Hopeful (G1) 7 f, Dirt; 2 yo  $250,000
BHorse: Hopeful Stakes - CARD
BHorse: Quick juvenile colts to battle in Hopeful Stakes
JC's Pride and Currency Swap favorites

Sep 3 - Sat
Molly Pitcher S, $250,000, G2, f/m, 1 1/16 mi, 5:55 p.m.
BHorse: Molly Pitcher CARD


Sep 5- Labor Day
Turf Monster H (gr. IIIT), $350,000g, 3&up, 5f (turf). , $300,000g, 3yo, 8.32f  

Sep 3 - Sat
6:45: Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, G1, 1 1/4mi  €434,500  (1:45 pm ET)
Racing Post: Irish Champion Stakes CARD
DRF: So You Think odds choice in Irish Champion S
Irish Champion Stakes - RACE VIDEO

5:40: Irish Matron Stakes at Leopardstown (G 1) (3yo+) 1 mi €123,500 ATR (12:45 pm ET
Racing Post: Irish Matron CARD
Irish Matron RACE VIDEO

DRF: Cirrus des Aigles takes third straight.  Cirrus des Aigles continued an excellent 2011 French campaign on Sunday, winning the Group 2 Grand Prix de Deauville by 10 lengths over the solid filly Silver Pond. 
DRF: Maybe wins berth in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

International News:
The Telegraph - UK - Horseracing News
TTimes: French result aside, Goldikova still rules division
Sporting Life: Dubawi Gold celebration
Sporting Life: Derby winner Pour Moi retired!
Sporting Life: Pour Moi's retirement has left confusing Arc picture
Racing Post: Goldikova & Immortal Verse set for Moulin rematch Sept 4 

Stakes Entries - Video Replays



Sep 7
Del Mar
: Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo, 7f.

Sep 10
Louisiana Downs: Super Derby (gr. II), $500,000g, 3yo, 9f.

Sep 17
Belmont Park: Garden City (gr. IT), $250,000g, 3yo f, 9f (turf).  Winter Memories & Hungry Island likely for rematch
Charles Town: Charles Town Oaks, $400,000g, 3yo f, 7f.
Charles Town Juvenile, $100,000g, 2yo, 7f.

Sep 24
Parx Racing: Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), $1,000,000g, 3yo, 9f.
Uncle Mo a possible
Parx: Gallant Bob S  $250,000g, 3yo, 6f

Oct 1
Belmont: The Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I), $750,000g, 3&up, 10f. (gr. IT)
Belmont:  Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT), $500,000, 3&up, f/m, 10f (turf)
Belmont:  Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT), $500,000g, 3&up, 12f (turf)
Belmont:  Beldame Invitational (gr. I), $350,000g, 3&up, f/m, 9f
Belmont:  Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I), $350,000g, 3&up, 6f
Brisnet: Big Drama, Apriority are Vosburgh bound
Belmont: Kelso H (gr. II), $200,000g, 3&up, 8f
Hoosier Park: Indiana Derby (gr. II), $500,000a, 3yo, 8.5f.
Hoosier Park: Indiana Oaks (gr. II), $200,000a, 3yo f, 8.5f.
Hoosier Park: Michael G. Schaefer Memorial Mile S, $100,000a, 3&up, 8f.
Parx Racing: Cotillion S (gr. II), $750,000g, 3yo f, 8.5f.
Parx Racing: Brandywine S, $150,000g, 2yo f, 7f.

SARATOGA - Overview - Brisnet: Saratoga Notebook - 7-28-11
7-23: Saratoga: TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), $250,000g, 3yo f, 9f.
7-27: Lake George Stakes | $150,000 | G II | 1 1/16 mi | 3 yo f | Turf
7-30: Diana H (gr. IT), $500,000g, 3&up, f/m, 9f (turf).
7-30: Jim Dandy S (gr. II), $500,000g, 3yo, 9f.

7-31: Ruffian Invit. S (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8
7-31 - Fourstardave H, (G2), 1 1/16 mi,  $150,000, 3&up,
8-6: Whitney (gr. I), $750,000, 3&up, 9f.
8-13: Sword Dancer Invitational H (gr. I), $500,000g, 3&up, 1 1/2 mi (turf)
8-20: TVG Alabama S (gr. I), $500,000g, 3yo f, 10f.
8-21: Lake Placid Stakes (G2) 1 1/8 mi Turf, 3yo f - Winter Memories being pointed to this one

8-26: Saratoga: Bernard Baruch H (gr. IIT), $200,000g, 3&up, 9f (turf)
8-27: Travers S (gr. I), $1,000,000, 3yo, 1 1/4 mi
8-27: Ballerina S (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 7f.
8-27: Foxwoods King's Bishop S (gr. I), $250,000g, 3yo, 7f
9-3: Personal Ensign S (gr. I), $300,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/4 mi  -
9-3: The Woodward (gr. I), $750,000, 3&up, 1 1/8 mi
9-3: Forego (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, 7f
9-4: Spinaway S (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo f, 7f
9-5:  Three Chimneys Hopeful S (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo, 7f

7-20: Oceanside S (R), $100,000a, 3yo, 8f (turf)
7-23: Eddie Read S (gr. I), $300,000g, 3&up, 9f (turf)
7-24: San Clemente H (gr. II), $150,000g, 3yo f, 8f (turf)

7-29: Cougar II H (gr. III), $125,000g, 3&up, 1 1/2 mi
7-30: San Diego H (gr. II), $200,000g, 3&up, 8.5f
7-31: Bing Crosby S (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, 6f

8-5: Sorrento S (gr. III), $150,000g, 2yo f, 6.5f
8-6: Clement L. Hirsch S (gr. I), $300,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/16 mi  Zazu, Switch, St. Trinians

8-13: La Jolla H (gr. II), $150,000g, 3yo, 8.5f (turf)
8-14: John C. Mabee S (gr. II), $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 mi (turf)

8-20: Del Mar Oaks (gr. I), $250,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/8 mi (turf)
8-27: Del Mar Mile (gr. II), $200,000g, 3&up, 8f (turf)
8-28: TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), $1,000,000g, 3&up, 1 1/4 mi
8-28: Pat O'Brien S (gr. I), $250,000g, 3&up, 7f
8-28: Del Mar H (gr. II), $200,000g, 3&up, 11f (turf)

9-3: Del Mar Debutante S (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo f, 7f
9-4: Del Mar Derby (gr. II), $250,000g, 3yo, 9f (turf)

9-7: Del Mar: Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), $250,000g, 2yo, 7f.

BloodHorse has a great video replay site to watch all the stakes action:
You can watch all stakes races for a particular DAY, or by TRACK, or a combination.  You can also watch INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC racing action!  Because these are links and not embedded videos, the site loads quickly. 
RECAP OF WEEKEND RACING ACTION:  DRF: Weekend stakes preview - videos

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:
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.

DRF Grid: Today's Action - Upcoming & Prior Race Days - Click on any track "day", and pull up that day's entries for each of the races
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

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

Links to blogs and other sites I have found useful:


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.

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