Thursday, February 9, 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.
Black Caviar stretches out from 6 to 7 furlongs in her quest to break Zenyatta's 19 race streak and get to 20 races before she leaves for her international tour.  A win in the C F Orr will give her #18.  This race will be run Saturday afternoon at 3:50 Melbourne time. To see it "live", you will need to watch Friday night, February 10.  However, the race video will likely be posted by the time we all get up on Saturday morning! 
DRF: Australia's most talked about female is Black Caviar
11:50 pm ET C F Orr S (Aus-G1) ROH, $421,000, 3&up, 7fT, Race 6
C F Orr Stakes Grade 1 - CARD

Number 18!!!

WATCH LIVE Saturday's Gulfstream card
The spotlight be be on Gulfstream Park on Saturday, which will have two Grade 1 stakes along with a Grade 2 Derby Prep and a Grade 3 stakes for 4 year old and up fillies and mares. The Grade 2 $150,000 Derby Prep, Hutcheson Stakes, Race 8, will go off at 3:49 pm ET, followed by the Suwanee River, a Grade 3 $150,000 stakes for 4 year old+  fillies and mares, at 1 1/8 mile on the turf.  At 4:45 ET, the Grade 1 Donn Handicap with a purse of $500,000 will be loaded with former Triple Crown race winners Shackleford (the Preakness) and Ruler On Ice (the Belmont), along with Flat Out (Jockey Club Gold Cup). Last major race on the card is the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap, where Get Stormy in his 2012 debut will have to stretch out to 1 1/8 miles.

Two other  races of interest include the Martha Washington, an ungraded stakes race for 3 year old fillies at Oaklawn Park, where the talented hot filly, Now I Know, will try to make it 7 without defeat.  The other is the Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita, a 1 1/4 mile turf race for 4 year olds and up.

Full cards are shown below, listed in time order, all adjusted to ET.

Note:  Times may fluctuate.  All times adjusted for EST

Saturday, February 11

1:45 ET  Dearly Precious S Aqueduct, $75,000g, 3yo, f, 6f,  Race 4
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race

DRF Previews the Dearly Precious S at Aqueduct

               Derby Prep
3:49 ET  Hutcheson S (G2) Gulfstream, $150,000g, 3yo, 7f , Race 8
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
BHorse: Ever So Lucky among six entered for Hutcheson

4:05 ET  Sweet Envoy, Aqueduct, $75,000, 3 yo, 1 mi 70 yds, Race 9

CARD - Replay VIDEO after race

4:17 ET  Suwannee River S (G3) Gulfstream, $150,000, 4&up, f&m, 1 1/8 miT, Race 9
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race

4:45 ET  Donn H (G1) Gulfstream, $500,000, 4&up, 1 1/8 mi, Race 10

CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
DRF: Triple Crown race winners face Donn spotlight
Trickmeister trying to steal Donn spotlight
Shackleford, Ruler on Ice, Flat Out, Redeemed, Trickmeister 

5:13 ET  Gulfstream Park Turf H (G1) Gulfstream, $300,000, 4&up, 1 1/8 miT, Race 11 
BHorse: CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
TTimes: Get Stormy to make 2012 debut in Gulfstream Park Turf H

5:25 ET  Tiffany Lass S Fairgrounds, $75,000g, 4&up, f&m, 1 1/16 mi , Race 9
BHorse: CARD - Reply VIDEO after race

5:33 ET  Martha Washington S, Oaklawn, $75,000, 3yo f, 1 mi, Race 8 
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race

7:38 ET  San Marcos S (G2) Santa Anita, $150,000g, 4&up, 1 1/4 miT, Race 9
BHorse: CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Sanagas runs for new owners in San Marcos
Utopian (Moss/Shirreffs), Sanagas, Norvsky, Usual Q.T., Bourbon Bay

Henry's Corner:  A Facebook pal posted these tips today, Thursday, Feb. 9:
Saturday, February 11,2012:
Gulfstream Park, Race 12, Donn Handicap, $500,000 (see above for race info)
EXACTAS: 8-3, 8-7, 8-9
STRAIGHT: 8-7-3-9
#8-Trickmeister (6/1). #3-Ruler On Ice (6/1). #7-Flat Out (5-1). #9-Shackleford (7/2).
Good Luck to all, may all travel safely and may the best horse win!!!

Brisnet: Derby Future Wager

Missed your favorite race?  BloodHorse has a searchable results page with Race Replay Videos by Date, Track, or Race Type.  BloodHorse Race Results page - Domestic & Internat'l
Thoroughbred Times Race Video Replays  Also, try:  Raceday 360 Videos


DRF: Watchmaker's Divisional Rankings - 2-6-2012  Includes PPs
Links to past races for each horse entered
Graded Stakes Database - Powerful database / Race Videos
Thoroughbred Report - Companion to Graded Stakes Database
Derby/Road to the Crown Prep Races
1/7/2012    3Sham StakesSanta Anita Park1 Mile$100,000
Count FleetAqueduct1 Mile 70 Yards$150,000
1/14/2012California DerbyGolden Gate1 1/16 Miles$100,000
1/16/2012Smarty JonesOaklawn Park1 Mile$100,000
1/21/2012    3LecomteFair Grounds1 Mile 70 Yards$175,000
1/29/2012    3Holy BullGulfstream Park1 Mile$400,000
2/4/2012    2Robert B. LewisSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles$200,000
    3WithersAqueduct1 1/16 Miles$200,000
    3Sam F. DavisTampa Bay1 1/16 Miles$200,000
2/11/2012    2HutchesonGulfstream Park7 Furlongs$150,000
2/18/2012    3El Camino Real DerbyGolden Gate1 1/8 Miles (S)$200,000
2/19/2012    2San VicenteSanta Anita Park7 Furlongs$150,000
2/20/2012    3SouthwestOaklawn Park1 Mile$250,000
2/25/2012Borderland DerbySunland Park1 1/16 mi$100,000
Turf Paradise DerbyTurf Paradise1 1/16 mi$100,000
    2Risen StarFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles$300,000
2/26/2012    2Fountain of YouthGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles$400,000
3/3/2012    3GothamAqueduct1 1/16 Miles$400,000
John Battaglia Mem'lTurfway Park1 1/16 Miles (S)$100,000
3/10/2012    3Tampa Bay DerbyTampa Bay1 1/16 Miles$350,000
    2San FelipeSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles$300,000
    2SwaleGulfstream Park7 Furlongs$150,000
3/11/2012    3Palm BeachGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles (Turf)$150,000
3/17/2012    2RebelOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles$500,000
3/24/2012    3Vinery Racing SpiralTurfway Park1 1/8 Miles (S)$500,000
RushawayTurfway Park1 Mile$100,000
3/25/2012    3Sunland DerbySunland Park1 1/8 Miles$800,000
3/31/2012    1Florida DerbyGulfstream Park1 1/8 Miles$1,000,000
4/1/2012    2Louisiana DerbyFair Grounds1 1/8 Miles$1,000,000
4/6/2012    3TransylvaniaKeeneland1 1/16 Miles (Turf)$100,000
4/7/2012    3Bay ShoreAqueduct7 Furlongs F$250,000
    3Illinois DerbyHawthorne1 1/8 Miles$500,000
    1Santa Anita DerbySanta Anita Park1 1/8 Miles$1,000,000
    1Wood MemorialAqueduct1 1/8 Miles$1,000,000
4/14/2012    1Arkansas DerbyOaklawn Park1 1/8 Miles$1,000,000
    1Toyota Blue GrassKeeneland1 1/8 Miles (S)$750,000
4/21/2012    3Coolmore LexingtonKeeneland1 1/16 Miles (S)$200,000
    2JeromeAqueduct1 Mile$150,000
4/28/2012    3Derby TrialChurchill Downs1 Mile$200,000
5/5/2012    1Kentucky DerbyChurchill Downs1 1/4 Miles$2,000,000
5/19/2012    1PreaknessPimlico1 3/16 Miles$1,000,000
6/9/2012    1Belmont StakesBelmont1 1/2 Miles$1,000,000

These are not the only races a 3 year old might run in to get to the Kentucky Derby and the other Triple Crown races, but they are some of the most important. Among those horses that might qualify for the Derby, earnings then become important in deciding who gets to the starting gate.  Kentucky Derby Contenders ranked by earnings

For more on current racing activity, browse through the stories, videos and options at:  Daily Racing Form, BloodHorse, Thoroughbred Times.   HRTV Racing Calendar
Useful tools:

Sister Moon sets new track record - YouTube 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 

NEWS/Older Horses: 
BHorse: Royal Delta, Consortium in South Florida drills
DRF: Kilroe Mile next for Mr. Commons Mar 3
Star Guitar keeps on strumming - 4th consecutive Champions Day Classic
Amazombie posts bullet move at Santa Anita
Rapid Redux to be honored at Laurel Park Feb 18
Soaring Empire likely for Donn after 5f drill
Alternation back at Oaklawn in Essex Handicap
DRF: Mucho Macho Man ready for more
DRF: Game On Dude set to go again
DRF: Animal Kingdom headed to Tampa Bay for his World Cup prep
BHorse: Boys At Toscanova takes Gulfstream allowance
DRF: Animal Kingdom gets serious Palm Meadows turf work
DRF: Amazombie re-routes to San Carlos for 2012 bow
BHorse: A lot to look forward to in 2012
DRF: Zito not rushing Dialed In
BHorse: Royal Delta winner on and off the track
BHorse: Keeneland spring stakes schedule announced
TTimes: Uh Oh Bango wins San Pasqual Stakes under Mike Smith
Brisnet: Hansen, Shackleford on Gulfstream worktab
Keeping track of who's staying on the track for 2012
BHorse: Big things expected from Stay Thirsty in 2012 

TTimes: Black Caviar stretches win streak to 17 - VIDEO
TTimes: Black Cariar could start in Dubai
BHorse: Dubai - Mahbooba headlines Cape Verdi Stakes
Australia: Trainers and Jockeys name top mounts to look for in 2012
BHorse: $38 Million Dubai Carnival begins
The Telegraph UK 
International racing news roundup

Videos worth watching: 
Chewin' the Fat is a new international show based in Australia covering horse racing.
BH: Australian racing's Chewin' the Fat - Ep 10 VIDEO
BH: Australian racing's Chewin' the Fat Ep 11 - Season finale - VIDEO
BH: And They're Off Turkey day edition - Steve and Lenny  

Cloudy's Knight - Video 41 minutes
The Story of Cloudy's Knight 

The story of Charismatic - ESPN
I've given a page to this story. Charismatic - 5 videos of the ESPn broadcast

California horse racing board to debate exchange wagering
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
John Sparkman's blog
John Sparkman on raceday meds

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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