Saturday, July 21, 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. 



TWO GRADE ONE RACES HEADLINE THIS WEEKEND'S ACTION: The COACHING CLUB AMERICAN OAKS at Saratoga, and the EDDIE READ at Del Mar, both on Saturday.  The CC American Oaks will see ZO IMPRESSIVE, YARA, DISPOSABLEPLEASURE, and IN LINGERIE try to add a Grade 1 to their resume.  In the EDDIE READ, it's the Eclipse champion, ACCLAMATION, coming to claim his second title in this event.  His only competition appears to be SLIM SHADEY.

In other action on Saturday, ROYAL DELTA and AWESOME MARIA will face off in the DELAWARE HANDICAP at Delaware Park.  A 1 1/4 mile Grade 2, last year's winner and runnerup, Blind Luck and Havre de Grace, provided a "one for the ages" kind of stretch duel that saw Blind Luck take away the win in a photo finish.

On the turf at Colonial Downs, SILVER MAX, the high-weight at 123 lbs, will take on LUCKY CHAPPY, SUMMER FRONT, and OPTIMIZER, in a field of 9, in the VIRGINIA DERBY, a 1 1/4 mile $600,000 Grade 2 event.

On Sunday, at Del Mar, EDEN'S MOON and KILLER GRACES meet up in the Grade 2 SAN CLEMENTE H, a 1 mile event for fillies on the turf.

Across the Pond: 
In an unbelievable display of star power, the venerable and prestigious KING GEORGE VI & QUEEN ELIZABETH $1,000,000 Grade 1 will feature an amazing array of world racing stars.  There will be more than just pride at stake on Saturday when ten rivals from across the globe fight it out in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.  Britain, Ireland, France, Germany and Japan are represented in the Betfair-backed Group 1 and last year's winner Nathaniel, who dug deep to land the Coral-Eclipse on his seasonal reapparance last time out, will bid to reign supreme against some talented rivals.

Nathaniel's opposition will include four-time Group 1 winner St Nicholas Abbey, Melbourne Cup hero Dunaden, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe darling Danedream, Ladbrokes St Leger scorer Masked Marvel as well as Japanese Derby winner Deep Brillante.

Sea Moon, who will bid to give trainer Sir Michael Stoute a record sixth success in the race, will join fellow Royal Ascot winner Brown Panther in the line-up for the £1 million contest and Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to Sea Moon's owner Khalid Abdullah, did not shy away from enormity of the task facing his team.   Read more at source...

Other action on Saturday: 
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.

TCI Insider - VIDEO PREVIEW  - Jon and Joel add Ed DaRosa to their look at this weekend's action.

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

Saturday, July 21
11:35 ET King George VI & QE S |G1| Ascot| $1,550,000| 3+| 1 1/2 miT   CARD REPLAY
4:19 ET New York Derby |(R)|Finger Lakes| $150,000| 3yo|1 1/16 mi| R8  CARD
5:15 ET Sussex S Delaware| $100,000| 3+| 1 1/16 miT |R9  CARD
5:34 ET Arlington Oaks |G3| Arl Park| $150,000| 3yo| f| 1 1/8 mi |R8  CARD
5:45 ET Coaching Club American Oaks |G1| Saratoga| $300,000| 3yo| f| 1 1/8 mi||R10  CARD
5:45 ET Delaware H |G2| Delaware| $750,000| 3+| f&m| 1 1/4 mi |R10  CARD
6:00 ET Eddie Read S |G1| Del Mar| $300,000| 3+| 1 1/8 miT |R3  CARD
8:04 ET Virginia Oaks |G3| Colonial| $150,000| 3yo| f| 1 1/8 miT |R8  CARD
8:38 ETVirginia Derby |G2| Colonial| $600,000| 3yo| 1 1/4 miT |R9  CARD

More info about Saturday's races:
11:35  Moon Man
          First sign of confidence in St. Nicholas Abbey
          Arm chair jockeys - King George - VIDEO PREVIEW
          Sea Moon - Stoute verdict
          Deep Brilliante out for King George glory
          Arc de Triomphe winner Danedream is back
5:15   Roman Tiger on the prowl in the Sussex
5:34   Treasured Up heads Arlington Oaks return
5:45   Impressive ready for CCA Oaks rematch
          Disposablepleasure, In Lingerie, Zo Impressive
5:45   Royal Delta primed for Delaware handicap
6:00   Slim Shadey heads Acclamation rivals
          Acclamation looms large in Eddie Read
8:04   Zultanite can break through in Virginia Oaks
8:38   Silver Max streak on the line in Virginia Derby

Sunday, July 22
More racing entries at BloodHorse

10:35 ET Darley Irish Oaks S |Ire-G1| Curragh| $516,667| 3yo| f| 1 1/2 miT  CARD  Result/Replay
3:34 ET Ontario Matron S |G3| Woodbine| $150,675| 3+| f&m| 1 1/16 mi |R6   CARD
4:39 ET Nijinsky S |G2| Woodbine| $301,350| 3+| 1 1/8 miT |R8   CARD
5:20 ET Sanford S |G2| Saratoga| $200,000| 2yo| 6f |R9|  CARD
8:30 ET San Clemente H |G2| Del Mar| $150,000| 3yo| f| 1 miT |R8   CARD

These two Japanese races on Sunday can be viewed after the race is run at
Ibis Summer Dash |Jpn-G3| Niigata| $1,025,028| 3+| 5fT
Toyota Sho Chukyo Kinen |Jpn-G3| CYO| $1,025,028| 3+| 1 miT

More info about Sunday's races
5:20 Pletcher has pair primed for Sanford
8:30 Eden's Moon makes turf debut in San Clemente


Wednesday, July 25
Lake George S. (G2) Sar, $200,000g, 3yo, f, 8.5fT.
Thursday, July 26
Quick Call S. Sar, $100,000g, 3yo, 5.5fT.
Friday, July 27
Cougar II H. (G3) Dmr, $100,000g, 3&up, 12f.
Red Carpet S. Pen, $100,000g, 3&up, f&m, 8.5fT.
Jennie Wade H. Pen, $100,000g, 3&up, f&m, 5fT.
Curlin S. Sar, $100,000g, 3yo, 9f.
Saturday, July 28
Diana S. (G1) Sar, $600,000g, 3&up, f&m, 9fT.
Jim Dandy S. (G2) Sar, $600,000g, 3yo, 9f.
San Diego H. (G2) Dmr, $200,000g, 3&up, 8.5f.
Pennsylvania Governor's Cup H. Pen, $200,000g, 3&up, 5fT.
Fleet Treat S. (R) Dmr, $200,000g, 3yo, f, California-bred, 7f.
Mountainview H. Pen, $175,000g, 3&up, 9f.
Mystic Lake Derby Cby, $150,000a, 3yo, 8fT.
Prairie Meadows H. PrM, $100,000g, 3&up, 10f.
East Hanover S. Pen, $100,000g, 3&up, 12fT.
Sunday, July 29
Haskell Invitational S. (G1) Mth, $1,000,000g, 3yo, 9f.
Bing Crosby S. (G1) Dmr, $300,000g, 3&up, 6f.
Molly Pitcher S. (G2) Mth, $200,000g, 3&up, f&m, 8.5f.
Amsterdam S. (G2) Sar, $200,000g, 3yo, 6.5f.
Oceanport S. (G3) Mth, $150,000g, 3&up, 8.5fT.
Taylor Made Matchmaker S. (G3) Mth, $150,000g, 3&up, f&m, 9fT.
Regret S. Mth, $100,000g, 3&up, f&m, 6f.
Teddy Drone S. Mth, $100,000g, 3&up, 6f.
Majestic Light S. Mth, $100,000g, 3&up, 8.5f.
Prix Rothschild (Fr-G1) DEA, $393,180, 3&up, f&m, 8fT.
Grosser Dallmayr-Preis-Bayerisches-Zuchtrennen (Ger-G1) MCH, $200,880, 3&up, 10fT.
Hokkaido Shimbun Hai Queen S. (Jpn-G3) SAP, $947,800, 3&up, f&m, 9fT.

Paynter, Gemologist work for Haskell
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


Cartier Awards - Great Britain - Current standing
Camelot exits Irish Derby in good order; St. Leger next

USADA head to address Jockey Club roundtable
NYRA reports handle increases for Belmont meet
Attendance, handle up on Saratoga opening day
Beyer: Horse racing thrives in Turkey, but it's a tough bet
Report reveals details of NYRA's rough year
Evan Hammonds discusses health of industry sales
Thoroughbred Daily News
Thoroughbred Times - TODAY
Training: Interval training
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

Steve Haskin: New Life for Holy Bull
Fate of the Holy Bull male line (Plaudit)
Street Cry colt commands seven figure price - half brother to Makybe Diva
BHorse: Mahubah's Corner - Star Guitar
BHorse: Transcend typifies Wild Rush record in Japan
John Sparkman's blog
John Sparkman on raceday meds
Profile: Hail To Reason

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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