Thursday, February 2, 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.
FREE LIVE STREAMING!  The Endeavor Stakes and the Derby prep, G3 Sam Davis, two features of the card at TAMPA BAYFree Live Streaming via the DRF, with no sign-up required.  DRF Live Streaming from Tampa Bay Downs    Video Preview of Sam Davis at Tampa Bay on Saturday

FREE LIVE STREAMING! event by DRF will be the full card at AQUEDUCT, which includes the Derby prep, the G3 Withers, also featuring the Toboggan Stakes and the Correction Stakes.   Video preview of the Withers Stakes

FREE LIVE STREAMING! event by DRF will be the full card at SANTA ANITA, which includes the Derby prep, the G2 Robert B. Lewis StakesVideo preview of Robert Lewis Stakes  Card also features the G2 Strub Stakes and the Arcadia, with Mr. Commons. Video preview of Arcadia, with favorite, Mr. Commons 

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

Triple Crown Insider - Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham handicap the Triple Crown races - Feb 2, 2012

Note:  Times may fluctuate.  All times adjusted for EST.

Recognized Derby Preps are noted in red.  Here's a link to Horse Racing Nation's interactive Derby site: HRN's interactive Derby Trail - Horses, races, results, videos
Comprehensive weekly rundown on the Race to the Crown:  DRF Countdown to the Crown
DRF Stakes Replay Wall

Saturday, February 4
Note:  Read the results and analysis of today's races: TDN - Post-race analysis of Feb 4 races

2:41 ET  Correction S. Aqueduct, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 6f, Race 6
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Brisnet Past Performances Correction Stakes - Race 6 Aqueduct

2:47 ET  Florida Oaks, Tampa Bay, $100,000, 3yo, f, 8.5fT, Race 6
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Brisnet Past Performances - Florida Oaks - Race 6 Tampa Bay

3:37 ET  Toboggan S. (G3) Aqueduct, $150,000g, 3&up, 6f, Race 8
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Caixa Eletronica, Calibrachoa, J J's Lucky Train
Repole, Dubb entries square off in Toboggan

3:55 ET  Marshua S. Laurel Park, $75,000g, 3yo, f, 6f, Race 8
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Brisnet Past Performances Marshua S - Race 8 Laurel Park

                Derby Prep
4:05 ET  Withers S.  (G3) Aqueduct, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f, Race 9 
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
BHorse: Alpha stands out in revamped Withers
BHorse Jason Shandler discusses Alpha's gate issues
BHorse: Repole's How Do I Win breezes for Withers

4:31 ET Arcadia S. (G2) Santa Anita, $150,000g, 3&up, 8fT, Race 3
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Mr. Commons draws outside for Arcadia

4:40 ET  Endeavour S. (G3) Tampa Bay, $150,000g, 4&up, f&m, 8.5fT, Race 10
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Video Preview of Endeavor
BHorse: Keertana, Zagora collide in Endeavour
DRF: Endeavor represents Zagora's first step toward long-range goal

                Derby Prep
5:10 ET  Sam F. Davis S. (G3) Tampa Bay, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f, Race 11
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Sam F. Davis Stakes Preview

 5:33 ET Essex H., Oaklawn Park, $100,000g, 4&up, 8.5f, Race 8
                Derby Prep
6:05 ET  Robert B. Lewis S. (G2) Santa Anita, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f, Race 6
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
TTimes: Robert B. Lewis Preview
Liaison (high weight at 123), Rousing Sermon, Sky Kingdom, Empire Way (a full brother to Champion 3 year old filly, Royal Delta)
Rousing Sermon drills ready to go in Lewis
DRF: Isn't He Clever steps up in Lewis Stakes after romp

7:07 ET  Strub S. (G2) Santa Anita, $200,000g, 4yo, 9f, Race 8
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Tapizar will be hard to catch in Strub
Tapizar, Prayer for Relief, and Jaycito

Sunday, February 5

5:00 ET  San Antonio S. (G2) Santa Anita, $200,000g, 4&up, 9f, Race 7
CARD - Replay VIDEO after race
Game On Dude makes return in San Antonio
Pair meet again in San Antonio since Uh Oh Bango beat Tres Borrachos in the San Pasqual January 7:  San Pasqual Stakes Jan 7 VIDEO replay
Also of interest will be the "jockey stakes" of Chantal Sutherland aboard Game On Dude who was edged out in the Breeders Cup Classic by Mike Smith aboard Drosselmeyer.  Smith is aboard Uh Oh Bango and Sutherland is up on Game On Dude for the San Antonio.

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

Dubai Carnival - Calendar
About the World Cup - March 31, 2012
Meydan Racecourse

Gamilati, daughter of Bernardini, in a breathtaking performance at Meydan, May 3.

Race 5 - Al Shindagha Sprint - May 3
The  seven year old gelding by Acclamation triumphs in the Al Shindagha Sprint

BloodHorse: Steve Haskin's First Derby Dozen 2012
DRF: Watchmaker's Divisional Rankings - 1-30-2012  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:

BH Steve Haskin: Aidan and A-Bettin!

NEWS/Older Horses: 
Setsuko makes it to the winner's circle! BHorse Race Replay R10 SA 2-4-12
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: Ruler On Ice still targeting Feb 11 Donn
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

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
DRF: Union Rags made early Derby Favorite with Vegas sports books

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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