Friday, August 31, 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. 


Three Grade 1 races Saturday:
The Forego drew a field of eight that along with SHACKLEFORD includes defending champ JACKSON BEND, an easy 3 1/4-length winner of the race a year ago. But Jackson Bend was involved in a horrific training hours collision that took place on the Oklahoma track two weeks earlier that still leaves his starting status questionable for Saturday.  Read more at source...

WOODWARD  MUCHO MACHO MAN tries to retain his lofty status while STAY THIRSTY and TO HONOR AND SERVE try to regain theirs in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward as their connections determine what, if any, factor their horses will be in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, to be run in a mere nine weeks at Santa Anita. Bill Mott, the trainer of To Honor and Serve, believes he has seen a change in his colt since the weather broke. He also noted that To Honor and Serve was successful in the fall of both his 2- and 3-year-old seasons.  Stay Thirsty is 3 for 4 at Saratoga, and his owner, Mike Repole, and trainer Todd Pletcher, were hopeful of making both the Whitney and the Woodward this summer. But Stay Thirsty took some time to recover from the Suburban and thus skipped the Whitney. Pletcher believes the horse’s last two works have shown he is rounding back into form.  Read more at source...

DEL MAR DEBUTANTE, Grade 1 at 7 furlongs for two year old fillies: EXECUTIVEPRIVILEGE, winner of the Aug. 8 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III), will face her most formidable test yet in the seven-furlong Debutante, which includes fast-developing fillies BEHOLDER and MECHAYA, as well as a trio from the Peter Miller barn: HEIR KITTY, MISS EMPIRE, and SPEEDINTHRUCITY. The 62nd running of the Debutante goes as the ninth race on the Saturday card with a planned post time of 6:00 p.m. PDT. Read more at source...
On Sunday, the two year old fillies step up in the Grade 1 SPINAWAY: Stonestreet Stables' TEEN PAULINE had the crowd at Saratoga Race Course buzzing when she set a track record in her July 25 debut, running five furlongs in :56.53 seconds and earning a Beyer speed figure of 92. On Sept. 2, the Steve Asmussen-trained runner will contest the 121st running of the $300,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) against six other juvenile fillies. The lineup includes a talented pair from the barn of Todd Pletcher along with Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) winner SO MANY WAYS. Read more at source...

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, in the Grade 1 DEL MAR FUTURITY, the colts will help close out the meet at Del Mar with the 7 furlong test for 2 year olds. Expected to run are KNOW MORE and CAPO BASTONE. Know More came out of his debut-race victory in the Grade II $150,000 Best Pal Stakes in great shape, according to reports from the O’Neill barn.

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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!

Thoroughbred Times list of races, entries and morning line odds - what is unique about their listing is each of the horse entries has a link back to recent races!  A very nice tool to review the past performances in current races. 


Friday August 31
3:36 ET Big Bambu S, Sar, $100,000g, 3+, 6.5f, R3  CARD
6:22 ET Riskaverse S Sar, $100,000g, 3yo, f, 1 miT R8  CARD
9:30 ET El Cajon S Dmr, $100,000g, 3yo, 1 mi R6  CARD

Saturday, September 1
Brisnet PPs for several of today's races
4:39 ET Bernard Baruch H (G2) Sar, $250,000g, 3&up, 1 1/16 miT R8  CARD
4:51 ET  Seaway S (G3) WBO, $150,000g, 3&up, f, 7f AWT R8  CARD
4:56 ET Washington Park H (G3) AP, $150,000g, 3&up, 1 1/8 mi R7  CARD
4:58 ET Cliff Hanger S (G3) Mth, $100,000g, 3&up, 1 miT R9  CARD
5:12 ET Forego S (G1) Sar, $500,000g, 3&up, 7f R9  CARD
5:45 ET Woodward S (G1) Sar, $750,000g, 3&up, 1 1/8 mi R10  CARD
9:00 ET Del Mar Debutante S (G1) Dmr, $300,000g, 2yo, f, 7f R9  CARD

More info on today's races:
4:39 Data Link should get the type of turf he prefers in the Bernard Baruch
4:51 Roxy Gap seeks fourth win of Woodbine meet; Tu Endei Wei biggest obstacle
5:12 Shackleford looks to bounce back in Forego
5:45 Mucho Macho Man chases Grade 1 in Woodward
9:00 Debutante gives Executiveprivilege chance to enhance status as West's top 2yo filly

Sunday, September 2
3:57 ET Sorority S Mth, $100,000g, 2yo, f, 6f R7  CARD
5:01 ET Sapling S (G3) Mth, $100,000g, 2yo, 6f R9   CARD
5:22 ET Saranac S (G3) Sar, $150,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 miT R9   CARD
5:56 ET Spinaway S (G1) Sar, $300,000g, 2yo, f, 7f R10   CARD
7:00 ET Torrey Pines S Dmr, $100,000g, 3yo, f, 1 mi R5   CARD
9:00 ET Del Mar Derby (G2) Dmr, $300,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 miT R9   CARD

More info on today's races:
5:01 Ten juveniles seek Sapling Stakes score
5:56 Teen Pauline among top fillies in Spinaway
9:00 Del Mar Derby lures deep field of 11
        Miller takes shot at Del Mar Derby with bargain basement purchase

Monday, September 3
4:08 ET  Turf Amazon H Prx, $200,000g, 3&up, f&m, 5fT  R9  CARD
4:18 ET  Glens Falls H (G3) Sar, $150,000g, 3&up, f&m, 1 3/8 miT R8  CARD  Brisnet PPs
4:40 ET  Smarty Jones S (G3) Prx, $350,000g, 3yo, 8.32f R10  CARD  Brisnet PPs
4:52 ET  Hopeful S (G2) Sar, $300,000g, 2yo, 7f  R9   CARD
5:11 ET  Turf Monster H (G3) Prx, $350,000g, 3&up, 5fT  R11  CARD Brisnet PPs
7:30 ET  Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf S Dmr, $100,000g, 2yo, f, 1 miT R6  CARD
9:00 ET  Yellow Ribbon H (G2) Dmr, $150,000g, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16 miT  R9  CARD Brisnet PPs

More info on today's races:
4:18 Hit It Rich favorite of six in Glens Falls
4:40 Royal Art and Fortify are racing without lasix in the Smarty Jones
4:52 Bern Identity faces Pletcher trio in Hopeful
5:11 Sprint veterans headline Turf Monster at Parx
9:00 Yellow Ribbon features John Mabee rematch

Wednesday, September 5
7:00 ET  Oak Tree Juvenile Turf S Dmr, $100,000g, 2yo, 1 miT R5  CARD
8:30 ET  Del Mar Futurity (G1) Dmr, $300,000g, 2yo, 7f  R8  CARD

More info on today's races:
8:30 Twelve juveniles to contest Del Mar Futurity
        Know More heads dozen in Del Mar Futurity

Unbeaten Frankel headed to Champion Stakes
Why Grays are so great!
Orfevre completes prep before Arc bid
Dunaden targets Melbourne Cup double

Lady of Shamrock brings luck to Scat Daddy
Steve Haskin: New Life for Holy Bull

Governor overrides committee decision; New medication rules take effect Sept. 4

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.

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:


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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