Friday, July 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. 

FLASH!  DRF will LIVE STREAM from HOLLYWOOD PARK Saturday! Click here

I'll Have Another fairwell at Hollywood Park

Delaware Oaks, A Gleam, Man O' War stakes

Across the Pond:  The JULY CUP at Newmarket and the GRAND PRIX de PARIS at Longchamp sponsored by Juddmonte are the two marquee races overseas.  SEPOY (Aus) is one of the favorites in the JULY CUP, and he's likely not to mind the expected soft ground.  Not so the case for two others in the race, BATED BREATH and STRONG SUIT, both of whom will not find the soft ground to their liking.

Other action on Saturday:  Horses running Saturday include overseas invader, TREASURE BEACH (Galileo) in the MAN O' WAR at Belmont;  GRACE HALL (Empire Maker), AMIE'S DINI, and AUBBY K (Street Sense) line up for the DELAWARE OAKS; LADY OF SHAMROCK (Scat Daddy) will try to avenge her loss last time out to MY GIGI in the AMERICAN OAKS at Hollywood Park; SWITCH will try to get back to her form of last year in the A GLEAM at Hollywood Park

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
Simple time ordered list of races below:  Click here
Simple time ordered race entries:  Click here
TTimes: Full cards for weekend stakes races - all 
BHorse: Entries Index by day, track, race

Late news:  Silver Max has been scratched from the American Derby, Race 8, at Arlington Park.
Saturday, July 14
10:20a ET Darley July Cup |G1| Newmarket| $640,960| 3+| 6fT  CARD
1:50 ET Grand Prix de Paris| |G1| LCH| $784,680| 3yo| 1 1/2 miT  CARD
2:41 ET Toronto Cup S |Woodbine| $150,675| 3yo| 1 1/8 miT |R4  CARD
3:50 ET Greenwood Cup S |G3| Parx| $200,000| 3+| 1 1/2 mi |R9  CARD
4:31 ET Hollywood Juv. C’ship S |G3| H’wood Park| $200,000| 2yo| 6f |R2  CARD
4:34 ET Man o' War S |G1| Belmont| $600,000| 3+| 1 3/8 miT |R8  CARD
4:41 ET Modesty H |G3| Arlington| $200,000| 3+| f&m| 1 3/16 miT |R6  CARD
4:49 ET Colin S Woodbine| $150,675| 2yo| 6f |R8  CARD
5:15 ET Robert Dick Mem |G3| Delaware| $250,000| 3+ f&m| 1 3/8 miT |R9  CARD
5:17 ET Jersey Shore S |G3| Monmouth| $100,000| 3yo| 6f |R10  CARD
5:35 ET Landaluce S |H’wood Park| $200,000| 2yo| f| 6f |R4|R4   CARD
5:43 ET American Derby |G3| Arlington| $200,000| 3yo| 1 3/16 miT |R8  CARD
5:45 ET Delaware Oaks |G2| Delaware| $400,000| 3yo| f| 1 1/16 mi|R10  CARD
6:14 ET Arlington H |G3| Arlington| $200,000| 3+| 1 1/4 miT |R9  CARD
6:44 ET Stars and Stripes S |G3| Arlington| $150,000| 3+| 1 1/2 miT |R10   CARD
7:40 ET American Oaks |R| G1| H’wood Park| $400,000| 3yo| f| 1 1/4 miT |R8  CARD
8:10 ET A Gleam H |G2| H’wood Park| $200,000| 3+| f&m| 7f |R9   CARD

RESULT:  July Cup:  Mayson takes the July Cup - controlled all the way    Race result detail
RESULT:  Grand Prix de Paris:  Imperial Monarch wins in a photo.
Info about entries - times adjusted to EDT:
10:20 July Cup at Newmarket VIDEO PREVIEW
          July Cup VIDEO PREVIEW
          Soft ground may hinder July Cup contenders
          Sepoy getting back to his best in time for New market outing
1:50   Video Preview - Grand Prix de Paris
          Saint Baudolino remainsin frame for Grand Prix de Paris run
         Two foreign entries face home team in Grand Prix de Paris
         Imperial Monarch and Nutello set for Grand Prix
         Grand Prix de Paris has long history      More on Grand Prix
3:50  Redeemed seems well spotted in Greenwood Cup
4:34  Treasure Beach tops Man O'War
         Treasure Beach tries to give O'Brien Man O' War repeat
4:41  Upperline highweight in Modesty
5:17  Sophomores seek graded score in Jersey Shore
5:43  Silver Max stretching it out in American Derby
         Silver Max heads American Derby
5:45  Grace Hall headlines Delaware Oaks
         Grace Hall back at home track in Delaware Oaks
6:44  Musketier heads Stars and Stripes field
7:40  Lady of Shamrock ready to go long in American Oaks
        That Handicapping Show with Tom Lamarra & Pete Denk - Am. Oaks
        Competitive field set for American Oaks
        Matz soldiers on with Colonial Flag in American Oaks
8:10 Switch tries to regain form in A Gleam - Video Preview

Sunday, July 15
More racing entries at BloodHorse

5:03 ET Sunset H |G3| H’wood Park| $100,000| 3+| 1 1/2 miT|R3   CARD
5:20 ET Prince of Wales S |R| Fort Erie| $503,850| 3yo| 1 3/16 mi |R9  CARD

More info about Sunday's races
5:03   Dhaamer chasing grade in closing day Sunset
5:20  Fillies Irish Mission and Dixie Strike top Prince of Wales field


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

Santa Anita renames Autumn stakes
Hansen still likely for the West Virginia Derby
Whitney or Forego next for Shackleford
Crist: The Grade 1 picture, so far
Unlocking winners: Eight is enough apparently for NYRA
Coolmore buys Grade 1 winner Turbulent Descent


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. 
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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