Friday, September 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. 

Best wishes to Paynter for a full recovery.  News has been encouraging in the last couple of days and here's hoping the news continues to be excellent!

Flash!  Saturday:  DRF LIVE STREAMING Super Derby & all races La. Downs - click here
                                  Watch British Columbia Derby - Hastings Racecourse
                                   Mario Gutierrez will try to win BC Derby for mentor

LOUISIANA SUPER DERBY - Saturday, 6:10 p.m. EDT, and
No Grade 1s in the U.S., but some interesting racing fare, nonetheless, with the two major races being the Grade 2 $500,000 SUPER DERBY at Louisiana Downs, and the Grade 2 $400,000 MASTERS STAKES at Presque Isle Downs for fillies and mares, running at 6.5 furlong, all on Saturday. 

Mike Watchmaker with the DRF believes that Fly Lexis Fly is the horse to beat in the Super Derby, even though he's not the favorite.  He covers the other racing action over the weekend, as well.  Mike Watchmaker "Weekend Warrior"

IRISH CHAMPION STAKES - Saturday, 12:45 p.m. EDT
IT'S SNOW FAIRY IN A DUEL OVER NATHANIEL!!  Write-up and video replay - click here

Have to go overseas for some great Grade 1 action, one being the SPRINT CUP at Haygood in Great Britain, where William Buick will ride ORTENSIA, then catch a helicopter ride to Leopardstown in Ireland to ride NATHANIEL in the IRISH CHAMPION STAKES.  Confidence appears to be strong behind Nathaniel for victory in Saturday's mouthwatering clash with Snow Fairy and St Nicholas Abbey in the Group 1 Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes despite trainer John Gosden saying his runner will not be at his peak.  Snow Fairy's jockey Frankie Dettori said he was unsure about how seriously he was planning to take Gosden's comments and bookmakers have followed suit with Ladbrokes shortening the Coral-Eclipse winner to 11-10 favourite (from 5-4), William Hill going 11-10 (from 11-8) and bet365 cutting him to 5-4 (from 11-8) for the race.  Nathaniel, Snow Fairy and St Nicholas Abbey will be joined in the Irish Champion Stakes by Born To Sea, Light Heavy and Daddy Long Legs and Pat Keogh, Leopardstown's chief executive, believes it will be "a race to remember".  He said: "We're delighted with the standard of the field for the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes this year as it features really exciting horses." 

BRITISH COLUMBIA DERBY - Sunday, 8:10 p.m. EDTThe Grade 3 BRITISH COLUMBIA DERBY at Hastings Race Course, will be live-streamed on DRF (click here) which will include the full card for the day.  This is the "home" course for Mario Gutierrez, who became an overnight star when he rode I'll Have Another to historic wins in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakenss this spring.  Mario will be riding for his mentor, Glen Todd, and hopes to bring home a win for his friend of a race that thus far has eluded him.  The horse, Taylor's Deal, clearly the horse to beat on Sunday, has won three of his four starts this year, including the British Columbia Cup Stellar’s Jay Aug. 6 by a commanding 5 1/4 lengths.  Good luck to Mario and Mr. Todd, along with the trainer, Troy Taylor!

TC Insider - Video  The TCI Boys go on location to Keeneland on the heels of next week's world-renowned September yearling sale. They discuss key races that are sure to have Breeders' Cup implications, and catch up with Taylor Made Sales' Mark Taylor to talk about the wide-ranging impact the upcoming sale has on the Thoroughbred horse racing industry.

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!

Races in time ordered format with cards below.

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. 


Saturday, Sept. 8
Great Britain/Ireland
10:25 ET Betfred Sprint Cup (Eng-G1) HAY, $360,540a, 3&up, 6fT  CARD
11:40 ET Fusaichi Pegasus Matron S (Ire-G1) LEO, $245,417, 3&up, f&m, 1 miT  CARD
12:45 ET Red Mills Irish Champion S (Ire-G1) LEO, $968,750, 3&up, 1 1/4 miT   CARD

More info on today's races:
10:25  Sprint Cup duel between Mayson and Ortensia called off - Mayson withdrawn
10:25 - 12:45  Buick in high-speed dash to ride both Nathaniel in Ireland and Ortensia at Haydock
Nathaniel, Born To Sea, St. Nicholas Abbey, Snow Fairy, Daddy Long Legs in the Irish Champion Stakes
10:25  Ortensia in the Sprint Cup at Haydock:  Ortensia in top form

1:54 ET  Bowling Green H (G2) Bel, $200,000a, 3&up, 1 1/4 miT R3   CARD
2:19 ET  Temperence Hill S, LaD, $50,000, 3&up, 6f, R3  CARD
3:50 ET River Cities S LaD, $100,000g, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16 miT R6   CARD
4:18 ET Arlington-Washington Futurity (G3) AP, $150,000g, 2yo, 1 mi R7   CARD
4:50 ET Arlington-Washington Lassie S (G3) AP, $150,000g, 2yo, f, 1 mi R8   CARD
4:50 ET Unbridled S LaD, $100,000g, 3&up, 1 1/16 miT R8   CARD
5:20 ET Sunday Silence S LaD, $150,000g, 2yo, 1 miT R9   CARD
5:40 ET Japan Racing Association S Lrl, $100,000g, 3&up, 1 1/16 miT R10   CARD
6:10 ET Super Derby (G2) LaD, $500,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi R10   CARD
6:40 ET Happy Ticket S LaD, $100,000g, 2yo, f, 1 miT R11   CARD
7:30 ET Presque Isle Downs Masters S (G2) PID, $400,000g, 3&up, f&m, 6.5f R6   CARD

Outcome for Super Derby:  It's Bourbon Courage, Fly Lexis Fly, and Rousing Sermon:  Bourbon Courage's late run keeps him perfect in Louisiana

More info on today's races:
1:54  Air Support tops Bowling Green field of five
2:19  Jake Mo in Temperence Hill
4:18  Eight enter Washington Futurity
         Gomez riding Pataky Kid in Arlington Washington Futurity
4:50  Field fills for Washington Lassie
5:20  Brown Almighty (Big Brown) in Sunday Silence
6:10  Blueskiesnrainbows ready for Super Derby
         Blueskiesnrainbows stands out in civerse Super Derby field
         Mike Smith riding Rousing Sermon in Super Derby for Jerry Hollendorfer
7:30  Groupie Doll resurfaces in Masters Stakes

11:25 ET Moyglare Stud Fillies S (Ire-G1) CUR, $290,625, 2yo, f, 7fT   CARD

8:10 ET British Columbia Derby, (G3) Hastings, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi R9  CARD

More info on today's races:
Gutierrez will try to win BC Derby for mentor

European News:
European racing upcoming stakes
Camelot in the St. Leger - Sept. 15
Entries in St. Leger
Probable entries in St. Leger_
Thought Worthy and Michaelango for St. Leger

Great Heavens victory in Irish Oaks - Nathaniel's full sister
Great Heavens soars to victory in Irish Oaks

Frankel is the result of lightning stike of genetics

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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