Friday, January 13, 2012


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.

BloodHorse - Stakes Entries Index for next several days
Horse Racing Nation's Stakes Tracker - See Who's Probable
Links to past races for each horse entered
Graded Stakes Database - Powerful database / Race Videos
Thoroughbred Report - Companion to Graded Stakes Database


Monday, January 16

Jimmy Winkfield S. | $75,000  | 3yo | 6f | Race 8 | 3:37 pm
BHorse: Jimmy Winkfield - CARD - RACE REPLAY VIDEO

Saturday, January 14
BHorse:  Big names lining up for Gulfstream

Fort Lauderdale S.  | G3 |  $100,000 | 4&up | 1 1/16 mi Turf | Race 10 | 4:45 pm ET
BHorse: Ft Lauderdale - CARD - RACE REPLAY VIDEO It's Silver Medallion
BHorse: Flat Out, Teaks North top Ft. Lauderdale cast
Flat Out trying the turf for the first (AND LAST) time!

Hal's Hope S. | G3 | $100,000 | 4&up | 1 mi | Race 9 |  4:17 pm | HRTV
BHorse: Hal's Hope - CARD - RACE REPLAY VIDEO - Jackson Bend with a closing burst
DRF: Hal's Hope preview - VIDEO
BHorse: Jackson Bend draws rail in Hal's Hope

Monday, January 16
Smarty Jones S.  | $100,000 | 3yo | 1 mi | | Race 8 | 4:33 pm CT
BHorse: On Fire Baby to tackle males at Oaklawn
On Fire Baby - G2 Goldenrod Nov. 26, 2011
"Much the best":  YouTube - Goldenrod Stakes
Pocahontas Stakes - Oct. 30, 2011
BHorse: On Fire Baby smokes Pocahontas field - Embedded VIDEO
Also expected is Jake Mo (Giacomo)

Saturday, January 14
San Fernando S. | G2 | $150,000 | 4yo | 1 1/16 mi | Race 8 | 4:07 pm PT | HRTV
BHorse: CARD - VIDEO REPLAY - It's Tapizar, much the best!

Sunday, January 15
Paseana H. | $75,000 | 4&up | f&m | 1 1/16 mi |  Race 8 | 4:07 pm

Santa Ynez S.  | G2 | $150,000 | 3yo f |  6.5f | Race 4 | 2:03 pm PT | HRTV

Monday, January 16
San Gabriel S.  | G2 | $150,000 |  4&up | 1 1/8 mi Turf | Race 8 | 4:07 pm PT
BHorse: San Gabriel S - CARD - RACE REPLAY VIDEO
BHorse: Top weight Jeranimo eyes San Gabriel repeat

Saturday, Jan 14 

California Derby | $100,000 | 3yo | 1 1/16 mi |  Race 8 | 4:15 pm | HRTV
The California Derby is a steppingstone race to the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III), which will be run Feb. 18 at Golden Gate Fields.

January 14, Saturday 
The Gasparillo | $100,000 | 3 yo f |Race 8 | 3:42 pm ET
BHorse: Gasparillo CARD - RACE REPLAY VIDEO   - Salad Girl beats the favorite, Delightful Magic
The Pasco | $100,000 | 3 yo | 7 f | Race 10 | 4:50 pm ET  
BHorse: Pasco CARD - RACE REPLAY VIDEO - Prospective wins it, For Oby had catastrophic leg break in the run out after the race, rolled over on jockey, Juan Delgado, who was carried off unconcious.

UNDER THE RADAR, FILLY, NOW I KNOW:  DRF: Now I know stays perfect taking Dixie Belle - VIDEO  Von Hemel co-bred and co-owns Now I Know with Wayne Stockseth. Now I Know is a daughter of Pure Prize. Von Hemel said she would now be pointed for the $75,000 Martha Washington, a one-mile race at Oaklawn on Feb. 11 and the Fantasy on April 11, 8.5 f for fillies. Now I Know earned $30,000 for the win, to improve her career bankroll to $446,721.
More on current racing activity:  Browse through the stories, videos and options at:,,   HRTV Racing Calendar
NEWS/Older Horses: 
DRF: Mucho Macho Man expected to debut 2012 Jan. 28
TTimes: Heavenly Landing wins Marshua's River S 1-7-12
TTimes: Uh Oh Bango wins San Pasqual Stakes under Mike Smith
Brisnet: Hansen, Shackleford on Gulfstream worktab
Brisnet: Mucho Macho Man works toward 4 yr old debut Jan. 28
Keeping track of who's staying on the track for 2012
BHorse: Big things expected from Stay Thirsty in 2012

Eclipse Awards Talk:
DRF's take on the Eclipse nominees with links to resumes
Brisnet: Eclipse Award nominees with links to past performances
BHorse: Eclipse Award Choices
BHorse: Rapid Redux to receive special eclipse award
It was also announced today, January 5, 2012, that Rapid Redux will receive the Vox Populi award, awarded by the connections of Secretariat, for positive impact to the sport. He also will receive a Special Eclipse award on January 16.

Australia: Trainers and Jockeys name top mounts to look for in 2012
BHorse: $38 Million Dubai Carnival begins
Sister Moon sets new track record - YouTube VIDEO

Filly, On Fire Baby, works toward Smarty Jones Jan 16
BHorse: On Fire Baby tackles males at Oaklawn Jan 16 - VIDEO
Out of Bounds likely headed to San Felipe
Calvin Carter's 2012 Kentucky Derby Outlook
Hello Race Fans: Gettin' lucky in the Kentucky Derby
Brisnet: Discreet Dancer waltzes at Aqueduct
Brisnet: Alpha seizes Count Fleet victory 1-7-12
Brisnet: A.P. Indy daughter Captivating Lass takes the Busanda, companion to Count Fleet
DRF: Countdown to the Crown - News about the runup to the TC
DRF's companion web site for Triple Crown racing info
Horse Racing Nation 2012 Kentucky Derby Trail - Best site
DRF: Discreet Dancer dazzles again in second career start
DRF: Captivating Lass perseveres in Sweet Seventeen 1-7-2012
DRF: Alpha looks like Kentucky Derby contender in Count Fleet win
DRF: Out of Bounds upsets in the Sham
DRF: Union Rags made early Derby Favorite with Vegas sports books

BHorse: Can Horse racing truly harness social media
BHorse: Racing industry told to innovate or suffer
TTimes: Casner weighs the consequences of salix

BHorse: Mahubah's Corner - Star Guitar
BHorse: Transcend typifies Wild Rush record in Japan

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

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.
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:


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