Friday, June 29, 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. 




Swaps Preview:

Saturday, June 30
IRISH DERBY, Grade 1, The Curragh:  Camelot, the favorite, Astrology, Born To Sea
SHOEMAKER MILE, Grade 1, Hollywood Park:  Mr. Commons, Little Mike, Jeranimo,
TRIPLE BEND, Grade 1, Hollywood Park:  The Factor, Smiling Tiger, Tres Borrachos
LEGENDS CLASSIC, Evangeline Downs:  Star Guitar
IOWA DERBY, Prairie Meadows: Hansen, Alsvid, Hero Of Order
IOWA CORNHUSKER, Prairie Meadows: Awesome Gem, Successful Dan, Headache

Sunday, July 1:  Be sure to check out the cards for several major races overseas, including the German Derby at Hamburg, two races at Chantilly France, and one at The Curragh.

For in-depth analysys, check out the DRF site for race previews, handicapping insights, free PPs:  Scroll to the bottom of the main page for Video previews

Under each race description below, in addition to the card, in most instances, there are links to read more about a particular race and the runners.

Full cards are shown below, listed in time order, all adjusted to ET.
Just want a simple list of the races, time ordered?  Click here
How about a Time Ordered list with the Entries?   Click here

DON'T FORGET:  Even if you can't watch the U.S. races live, you can come back here after the race has run, click on the CARD listed under the race, and watch a REPLAY!  Let's go to the races!

Note:  Times may fluctuate.  All times adjusted for EDT

Saturday, June 30
2:40 ET Irish Derby| G1|Curragh|$1,614,583|3yo|1 ½ miT   CARD  Free PPs from Brisnet
Free PPs from Brisnet for U.S. major races
4:59 ET  J J'sdream S |Calder|$100,000|2yo|f|5.5f|R9  CARD
5:06 ET  New York S |G2| Belmont| $200,000| 3+| f&m| 1 1/4 miT|R9   CARD
5:38 ET  Dwyer S |G2| Belmont| $200,000| 3yo| 1 1/8 mi|R10 CARD
5:45 ET  Chicago H |G3| Arlington|$150,000|3+|f&m|7f |R8   CARD
5:48 ET  Eatontown S |G3| Monmouth|$100,000|3+|f&m|1 1/16 miT |R11 CARD 
6:38 ET  Triple Bend H |G1| H’Wood Prk| $250,000| 3+| 7f |R6   CARD
8:10 ET  Shoemaker Mile S |G1| H’Wood Prk| $300,000| 3+| 1 miT|R9   CARD
8:30 ET  Bashford Manor S |G3| Churchill|$100,000|2yo|6f |R6  CARD
9:45 ET  Wild & Wonderful S| Charles Town|$100,000|3+|7f |R9  CARD
10:07 ET  Iowa Oaks |G3| Pr. Meadows|$200,000|3yo|f|1 1/16 mi|R7   CARD
10:25 ET  Louisiana Legends Classic| Evang. Downs|$100,000|1 1/16 mi|R10  CARD
10:30 ET  Red Legend S| Charles Town|$400,000|3yo|7f |R10  CARD
10:39 ET  Iowa Derby |G3| Pr.Meadows|$250,000|3yo|1 1/16 mi|R8  CARD
11:11 ET  Cornhusker H |G3| Pr. Meadows| $300,000| 3+|1 1/8 mi|R9  CARD

More info on Saturday's races:
2:40 Third Classic beckons for Camelot in Irish Derby
2:40 Camelot out to join the elite in Irish Derby
5:06 Aruna, Banimpire battle in New York Stakes
5:38 Sophomores Teeth of the Dog, Zetterholm, Unstoppable U in Dwyer
5:45 Ariana named highweight in Chicago Handicap
5:48 Three graded victors vie for Eatontown win
6:38 The Factor meets Smiling Tiger in Triple Bend - also Tres Borrachos
8:10 Little Mike ships in for Shoemaker Mile - Faces Mr. Commons and Jeranimo
8:10 Little Mike one to beat for Mr. Commons, Jeranimo in Shoemaker Mile
8:10 Mr. Commons should get pace help in Shoemaker Mile
8:30 Eight two year olds contest Bashford Manor
10:25  Star Guitar goes for his 10th straight in Legends Classic
10:30 Red Legend Stakes - Ill Villano, Majestic City, Mr. Handsome in Red Legend at Charles Town
10:39 Hansen returns in Iowa Derby - faces Alsvid and Hero of Order
10:39 Travers long-range goal for Hansen
11:11 Successful Dan takes on Awesome Gem and Headache in Cornhusker

Sunday, July 1
4:49 ET  Dominion Day S |Can-G3| Woodbine|$200,900|3+|1 1/4 mi |R8  CARD
5:06 ET  Bed o' Roses H |G3| Belmont|$150,000|3+|f&m|7f |R9  CARD
9:30 ET  Firecracker H |G2| Churchill|$150,000|3+|1 miT |R7  CARD

More info for races on July 1:

8:40a   ET   Prix Jean Prat |Fr-G1| Chantilly|$524,240|3yo|c&f|1 miT CARD
9:15a  ET    Prix Chloe |Fr-G3| Chantilly|$104,848|3yo|f|1 1/8 miT  CARD
11:20a ET Pretty Polly S |Ire-G1| Curragh|$258,333|3+|f&m|1 1/4 miT   CARD
11:40a ET   Deutsches Derby |Ger-G1| Hamburg|$648,000|3yo|c&f|1 1/2 miT  CARD

Note:  Japan is 13 hours ahead of EDT - 3PM Japan time is 2a EDT
For more info:
CBC Sho |Jpn-G3| Chukyo|$1,025,028|3+|6fT  CARD 
Radio Nikkei Sho |Jpn-G3| Fukushima|$965,000|3yo|1 1/8 miT  CARD

Tuesday, July 3
Dr James Penny Memorial H |G3| Parx|$250,000|3+|f&m|1 1/16 miT
7:05 ET Windward S|Presque Isle|$100,000|3+|f&m|1 mi |R5   CARD

Wednesday, July 4 -
5:06 ET  Poker H |G3| Belmont|$150,000|3+|1 miT|R9  CARD
5:17 ET  Red Bank S |G3| Monmouth|$100,000|3+|1 miT|R10  CARD
7:06 ET  Swaps S |G2| H’Wood Prk|$150,000|3yo|1 1/8 mi|R7   CARD
More info on Wednesday's races: 
5:06 Clement aims to keep hot handin Poker Stakes
5:17 Get Serious out to capture old glory in Red Bank S
7:06 Video Preview Swaps Stakes - Dan Ullman Mike Beer
        Empire Way aims to end losing streak in Swaps Stakes
        Called to Service fulfilling his promise going into Swaps
        Swaps looking like graded prep for Nonios, others



July 7
Hollywood Gold Cup H. (G1) BHP, $500,000g, 3&up, 10f.
United Nations S. (G1) Mth, $500,000g, 3&up, 11fT.
Princess Rooney H. (G1) Crc, $400,000g, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
Smile Sprint H. (G2) Crc, $400,000g, 3&up, 6f.
Suburban H. (G2) Bel, $350,000g, 3&up, 9f.
Monmouth Cup S. (G2) $200,000g, 3&up, 8f.
So You Think making last run in Eclipse Stakes!

July 14
Man o' War S. (G1) Bel, $600,000g, 3&up, 11fT.
American Oaks (R) (G1) BHP, $400,000g, 3yo, f, 10fT.
Delaware Oaks (G2) Del, $400,000g, 3yo, f, 8.5f.
A Gleam H. (G2) BHP, $200,000g, 3&up, f&m, 7f.
Robert G. Dick Memorial S. (G3) Del, $250,000g, 3&up, f&m, 11fT.
Modesty H. (G3) AP, $200,000g, 3&up, f&m, 9.5fT.
Hollywood Juvenile Championship S. (G3) BHP, $200,000g, 2yo, 6f.
American Derby (G3) AP, $200,000g, 3yo, 9.5fT.
Greenwood Cup S. (G3) Prx, $200,000g, 3&up, 12f.
Arlington H. (G3) AP, $200,000g, 3&up, 10fT.
Stars and Stripes S. (G3) AP, $150,000g, 3&up, 12fT.
Jersey Shore S. (G3) Mth, $100,000g, 3yo, 6f.
Landaluce S. BHP, $200,000g, 2yo, f, 6f.

July 21
Eddie Read S. (G1) Dmr, $300,000g, 3&up, 9fT.
Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) Sar, $300,000g, 3yo, f, 9f.
Delaware H. (G2) Del, $750,000g, 3&up, f&m, 10f.
Virginia Derby (G2) Cnl, $600,000g, 3yo, 10fT.
Virginia Oaks (G3) Cnl, $150,000g, 3yo, f, 9fT.
Arlington Oaks (G3) AP, $150,000g, 3yo, f, 9f.
Betfair King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S.
King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. Sponsored by Betfair

July 22
Sanford S. (G2) Sar, $200,000g, 2yo, 6f.
San Clemente H. (G2) Dmr, $150,000g, 3yo, f, 8fT.
(Eng-G1) ASC, $1,550,000, 3&up, 12fT.
(Eng-G1) ASC, $1,601,200a, 3&up, 12fT.

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

Links to past races for each horse entered
Graded Stakes Database - Powerful database / Race Videos
Thoroughbred Report - Companion to Graded Stakes Database
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:


Cloudy's Knight - Video 41 minutes

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

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 sign up for a free account at  You can also catch the replays right after the big races at   Calracing has live coverage of races - Will need to register  Check frequently at DRF as they live stream many of the Derby Preps and marquee races:

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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