Friday, October 7, 2011


A quick reference tool meant to help the newer fan (like me!)  NOTE:  AFTER A RACE HAS BEEN RUN, you can return here, click on the CARD to view the Results and watch a REPLAY.

This is opening weekend of the Keeneland fall meet. Daily Racing Form is providing streaming video for the meet.  See details:  DRF: Keeneland Fall Meet Oct 7-29 - STREAMING VIDEO of every Race Day

Breeders Cup Challenge 2011 - Race Replays - Video replays qualifying races for "Win and You're In"

Following are the CARDS at each track with major races.  To view all races listed here in Time Ordered Format by Eastern Time
Oct 7
Darley Alcibiades S. (G1), 2yo, $400,000, 1 1/16 mi, Race 9, 5:45 pm ET, TVG
BHorse: Alcibiades S - CARD       DRF: Preview of Alcibiades - VIDEO
BHorse: Unbeaten Tu Endie Wei heads full field of Prep for Breeders Juvenile Fillies

Oct 8
Woodford S (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 5.5f (turf) Race 5, 3:27 pm ET   TVG
First Lady S (G1), $350,000g, 3&up, f/m, 8f (turf), Race 7, 4:37 pm ET  TVG
BHorse: First Lady boasts large international field

Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1), $400,000g, 2yo, 8.5f BC, Race 8, 5:13 pm ET   TVG/VERSUS

Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), $600,000g, 3&up, 8f (turf) BC, Race 9, 5:45 pm ET
BloodHorse That Handicapping Show - VIDEO - Shadwell

Oct 9
Juddmonte Spinster S (G1), $500,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 mi BC, Race 9, 5:45 pm ET
BHorse: Juddmonte Spinster S - CARD
BHorse: Wide open spinster tough to crack
Theysken's Theory (Bernardini), Pachattack
DRF: Spinster draws deep well-matched field

Bourbon S (G3), $100,000, 2yo, turf, 1 1/16 mi, Race 8, 5:13 pm ET
BHorse: Bourbon Stakes - CARD

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
Other tracks, racing cards below
     Don't miss Belmont's handicapper, Andy Serling:
     LIVE! Andy Serling Talking Horses each race day 12:05-12:30 ET

    Oct 8
AOC, $54,000, 3yo+, 7f,  Race 1, 1:00 pm
DRF: Race 1 - CARD
BHorse: Tapizar, Boys at Toscanova back in action after layoff

Jamaica H (G1), $250,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi (turf), Race 7, 4:13 pm ET  HRTV/TVG
BHorse: Jamaica Handicap - CARD
BHorse: Brilliant Speed has class edge in Jamaica H
BHorse: Brilliant Speed an easy winner of Saranac 9-4-11 - VIDEO

Frizette S (G1), $300,000, 2yo f, 8f BC, Race 8, 4:45 pm ET  HRTV/TVG
BHorse - Frizette Stakes - CARD
BHorse: My Miss Aurelia, 'Maria battle in Frizette

Champagne S (G1), $300,000, 2yo, 8f BC, Race 9, 5:18 pm ET  HRTV/TVG
BHorse: Champagne Stakes - CARD
BHorse: Union Rags returns as Champagne favorite

Oct 8
Ancient Title S (G1), $250,000g, 3&up, 6f BC, Race 4, 2:34 pm PT
BHorse: Ancient Title - CARD
BHorse: The Factor to face five in Ancient Title
Amazombie, The Factor

Swingtime S (R), $65,000a, 3&up, f/m, 8f (turf), Race 7, 4:07 pm
BHorse: Swingtime Stakes - CARD

Oak Tree Mile (G2), $150,000g, 3&up, 8f (turf), Race 9, 5:08 pm
BHorse: Oak Tree Mile - CARD
Mr. Commons, Jeranimo, Crown of Thorns in a field of nine

Oct 8
Hawthorne Gold Cup H (G2), $500,000g, 3&up, 1 1/4 mi, Race 9, 5:46 pm CT
BHorse: Hawthorne Gold Cup - CARD
BHorse: Giant Oak tops tough Hawthorne Gold Cup

Oct 7
Kip Deville Stakes, $75,000 6f, 2yo, Race 9, 10:24 pm CT
BHorse: Kip Deville S - CARD
JAKE MO (Giacomo), promising 2yo, looking to make it win #3
Jake Mo Prairie Gold Juvenile 7-16-11 VIDEO - Set record for 5 1/2 f

Oct. 8- Saturday / Race will run U.S. Time Fri, Oct. 7, 10:20 pm EDT
Schillaci Stakes, 3yo WFA, 5 f, G2, $120,000A, 1:20 pm AU
Schillaci Stakes - Race details

More on current racing activity:  Browse through the stories, videos and options at:,,   HRTV Racing Calendar


A behind-the-scenes look at one of the most enthralling and bizarre Triple Crowns in history. When it was over it had left a trail of conflicting emotions – both scarred and uplifting.  The master story teller, Steve Haskin, takes us inside the exciting world of Triple Crown racing. The 1999 Triple Crown was made up of an odd cast of characters, proving that racing, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. BHorse: Hangin' with Haskin - Heaven and Hell      Tribute VIDEO, Photos of Charismatic
ESPN’s impeccably researched documentary on the wild ride of Charismatic and Chris Antley, titled “Charismatic,” is scheduled to air Oct. 18 on ESPN.
Horse Profile:
Emerald Beech
From BloodHorse, Sept. 14, 2011
In the manner of the stalwarts of old, Emerald Beech has taken her time about getting good. She did not start at all at 2 and managed only a maiden win from five starts at 3; at 4, she placed twice from five more starts. If owner George Strawbridge Jr. had seen fit to retire her at that point, no one would have criticized him. Instead, patience and the wizardry of veteran trainer Jonathan Sheppard have paid off for Strawbridge's Augustin Stable, as Emerald Beech has now won four straight races this year after finishing second in her season opener.  Read more...
Mucho Macho Man, one of three horses who ran in all three Triple Crown races this year, worked three furlongs in 36.27 seconds Thursday morning over the Belmont training track. Mucho Macho Man finished third in the Kentucky Derby, sixth in the Preakness, and seventh in the Belmont. He had worked four times from Aug. 12-Sept. 2 before getting sick. The connections hope to get him back to the races later this year.
Six year old ASK THE MOON, from claimer to two-time back-to-back Grade 1 wins! Winnings: 32 Starts: 10 - 5 - 7, $713,640.  DRF: Ask the Moon to try Lady's Secret  - Will likely face Blind Luck
Ask the Moon's wire-to-wire win in Ruffian Invit. (G1) July 31:
Ask the Moon's Personal Ensign wire-to-sire again (G1) Sept. 3:
DRF Jay Hovdey: Horse of the Year title still up for grabs - VIDEOS
BHorse: Rapid Redux collects 17th straight - VIDEO
DRF: Rapid Redux collects 17th consecutive victory
Sister Moon sets record in debut at Del Mar, 8-21-2011, Race 4

DRF: Union Rags made early Derby Favorite with Vegas sports books
Union Rags is now the 30-1 favorite, with Drill at 35-1, Creative Cause and Take Charge Indy both at 45-1, and Alpha and Fire on Ice still sitting at 50-1. Takes the Gold, at 85-1, is the only other horse under 100-1 as most of the eligible horses are in the 200-1 to 300-1 range this far out.

The Breeders’ Cup is just four weeks away: So You Think is now the favorite at 6-1, with Twirling Candy still among the top contenders at 8-1, the mare Havre De Grace at 9-1, and Await the Dawn, Stay Thirsty, and Tizway at 10-1.

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:
Stakes Entries - Video Replays

    JPMorgan Chase Jessamine S (gr. IIIT), $150,000g, 2yo f, 8.5f (turf) BC

Oct 17
HRN: Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup PROBABLE CARD

Nov 4
2011 Breeders Cup Schedue-Times
Churchill Downs:

   Post (ET)   Race NameGrade        Purse   Distance
4:10 PM   Breeders' Juvenile Sprint
$500,000   6 furlongs
4:50 PM   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
$1,000,000   1 mile
5:30 PM   Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly/Mare Sprint
$1,000,000   7 Furlongs
6:10 PM   Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
$2,000,000   1 1/16Mi
6:50 PM   Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly/Mare Turf
$2,000,000   1 3/8 Mi
7:30 PM   Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic
$2,000,000   1 1/8 Mi
Nov. 5
Churchill Downs:
Post (ET)   Race NameGrade
1:20 PM   Breeders' Cup Marathon
  1 3/4 Miles
2:02 PM    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
  1 Mile
2:37 PM   Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint
$1,500,000  6 Furlongs
3:21 PM   Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
$1,000,000  5 Furlongs
4:01 PM   Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile
$2,000,000  1 1/16 Miles
4:45 PM   TVG Breeders' Cup Mile
$2,000,000  1 Mile
5:25 PM   Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
$1,000,000  1 Mile
6:07 PM   Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf
$3,000,000  1 1/2 Miles
7:00 PM   Breeders Cup Classic
$5,000,000  1 1/4 Miles

Brisnet: Hollywood Park announces fall stakes schedule
Seventeen stakes races with purses of more than $3 million are scheduled for the 26-day season, which commences November 10 and continues through December 18.
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

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

Useful web sites 
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:

All times have been converted to Eastern Daylight Time
BE = Bel
CA = Caulfield (Melbourne)
HA = Hawthorne
KE = Keeneland 
RE = Remington
SA = Santa Anita
KE  Darley Alcibiades S. (G1), 2yo, $400,000, 1 1/16 mi, Race 9
CA (Australia) Schillaci Stakes, 3yo WFA, 5 f, G2, $120,000A
RE Kip Deville Stakes, $75,000 6f, 2yo, Race 9
1:00BE  AOC, $54,000, 3yo+, 7f,  Race 1
3:27KE Woodford S (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 5.5f (turf) Race 5
4:01KE  Thoroughbred Club of America S (G2), $200,000, 3&up, f/m, 6f BC, Race 6
4:13BE Jamaica H (G1), $250,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi (turf), Race 7
4:37KE First Lady S (G1), $350,000g, 3&up, f/m, 8f (turf), Race 7
4:45BE  Frizette S (G1), $300,000, 2yo f, 8f BC, Race 8
5:13KE  Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1), $400,000g, 2yo, 8.5f BC, Race 8
5:18BE  Champagne S (G1), $300,000, 2yo, 8f BC, Race 9
5:34SA  Ancient Title S (G1), $250,000g, 3&up, 6f BC, Race 4
5:45KE Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), $600,000g, 3&up, 8f (turf) BC, Race 9
6:46HA Hawthorne Gold Cup H (G2), $500,000g, 3&up, 1 1/4 mi, Race 9
7:07SA  Swingtime S (R), $65,000a, 3&up, f/m, 8f (turf), Race 7
8:08SA Oak Tree Mile (G2), $150,000g, 3&up, 8f (turf), Race 9
5:13KE Bourbon S (G3), $100,000, 2yo, turf, 1 1/16 mi, Race 8
5:45KE Juddmonte Spinster S (G1), $500,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 mi BC, Race 9

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