Saturday, July 7, 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 TO LIVE STREAM from Hollywood Park for GOLD CUP - click here
FLASH!   DRF TO LIVE STREAM from Monmouth for UNITED NATIONS S - click here

I'll Have Another will say Farewell to fans between races at Hollywood Park

Across the Pond:  SO  YOU THINK, recent winner of the Prince of Wales' Stakes at Royal Ascot, was all set to take final bow in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday before entering quarantine to make trip to Australia where he will stand stud at Coolmore.  He would have faced off with some stiff competition in Group 1 winners NATHANIEL, CITY SCAPE, TWICE OVER, DADDY LONG LEGS, CRACKERJACK KING, and Dubai World Cup winner, MONTEROSSO, in a field of 14.  Unfortunately, fate stepped in and So You Think was found to have minor injury and has been retired.

Other action on Saturday:  AGAVE KISS puts unbeaten record on line in the VICTORY RIDE at Belmont Park.  She faces 5 others including TU ENDIE WEI.  The SUBURBAN HANDICAP at Belmont  will see some graduates of last year's Triple Crown season, incuding MUCHO MACHO MAN, STAY THIRSTY, and TO HONOR AND SERVE, along with CAIXA ELETRONICA, HYMN BOOK, and TRICKMEISTER.  MUCHO MACHO MAN is considered the favorite.  FLAT OUT is finally back in the MONMOUTH CUP.  SLIP SHADEY, TURBO COMPRESSOR, and BRILLIANT SPEED face off in the UNITED NATIONS STAKES at Monmouth Park.

Finally, the big race of the day will be the HOLLYWOOD GOLD CUP where GAME ON DUDE will be rematched with KETTLE KORN, who will get 7 pounds from the Dude,  At 5-2, RICHARD'S KID may have a say in the outcome.

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, July 7
Race result and VIDEO REPLAY - Coral Eclipse
9:55a ET Lancashire Oaks |Eng-G2| Haydock| $128,192a| 3+ f&m| 1 1/2 miT Nathaniel takes Eclipse
10:45a ET Coral-Eclipse S |Eng-G1| Sandown| $640,960| 3+| 1 1/4 miT  VIDEO REPLAY
3:37 ET Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint H|Calder| $100,000| 3+| 5fT |R7   VIDEO REPLAY
4:07 ET Carry Back S |G3| Calder| $150,000| 3yo| 6f |R8  VIDEO REPLAY - Fort Loudon
4:34 ET Victory Ride S |G3| Belmont| $150,000| 3yo| f| 6f |R8  RACE REPLAY Emma's Encore
4:37 ET Azalea S |G3| Calder| $150,000| 3yo| f| 6f |R9   VIDEO REPLAY - Another Romance
4:43 ET Arlington Sprint S |Arlington| $100,000| 3+| 5.5fT |R6  VIDEO REPLAY
5:06 ET Suburban H |G2| Belmont| $350,000| 3+| 1 1/8 mi |R9  VIDEO REPLAY Mucho Macho Man
5:09 ET Smile Sprint H |G2| Calder| $400,000| 3+| 6f |R10   VIDEO REPLAY - Gantry
5:17 ET Monmouth Cup S |G2| Med| $200,000| 3+| 1 mi |R10  VIDEO REPLAY - Rule over Flat Out
5:42 ET Princess Rooney H |G1| Calder| $400,000| 3+ f&m| 6f |R11  VIDEO REPLAY - Musical Romance
5:48 ET United Nations S |G1| Monmouth| $500,000| 3+| 1 3/8 miT |R11 VIDEO REPLAY - Turbo Compressor
6:07 ET Hollywood Wildcat H|Calder| $100,000| 3+ f&m| 7.5fT |R12  VIDEO REPLAY
6:32 ET Ohio Derby |G3| Thistledown| $100,000| 3yo| 1 1/16 mi |R8  VIDEO REPLAY - Prospective
7:40 ET Royal Heroine Mile S |G2| H’wood Park| $150,000| 3+ f&m| 1 miT |R8 CARD
8:10 ET Hollywood Gold Cup H |G1| H’wood Park| $500,000| 3+| 1 1/4 mi |R9  CARD

More info on Saturday's races:
10:45 Nathaniel can Eclipse rivals  
         Horse by horse guide for the Eclipse
4:07  Trinniberg to run in Carry Back, not Smile
         Tough task for Monterosso in Coral Eclipse
4:34  Record on the ine for Agave Kiss in Victory Ride
4:37  Another Romance, Citizen Advocate top Azalea field
5:06  Dynamite field set for Suburban; Agave Kiss tops Victory Ride
         To Honor And Serve heads Suburban field
         Novak: Suburban Handicap - Ode to Hymn Book
5:17  Flat Out finally making local start in Monmouth Cup
5:42  Musical Romance stands out in Princess Rooney
         Wolfson sending six to Princess Rooney
         Musical Romance star attraction in Princess Rooney
5:48  Pletcher seeks 4th United Nations with Turbo Compressor
         Turbo Compressor leads seven hourse field in United Nations
         Slim Shadey looks for breakthrough win in United Nations
6:32  Prospective heavy favorite in Ohio Derby
7:40  Nereid in Royal Heroine, Mario riding Quiet Oasis for Reddam
8:10 Game On Dude faces six in Hollywood Gold Cup
        Kettle Korn gets seven pounds in rematch with Game On Dude in 'Cup

Sunday, July 8
More racing entries at BloodHorse


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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