Friday, October 5, 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. 


Received word last night that Paynter has come through beautifully the final "leg" of his journey, hopefully, to a return to full health!

Excerpt from report on Paynter: "Today (Thursday) Paynter is doing well. His appetite is great. He is constantly trying to get his veterinarians and nurses to give him more food! He is getting quite demanding and will only let us work on him if he has something to eat in front of him. We hope to have him back on full feed by tomorrow (Friday). His IV fluids have been discontinued and one of his IV catheters has been removed. While complications can still develop, we are very happy with his progress at this point."
Also, here is Steve Haskin's tribute to this amazing horse:  Profile in Courage

If you thought last weekend was hectic, with ten Grade 1 races in one day, you had better strap yourself in, because this weekend will feel like a roller coaster ride!

If you live in the U.S., you will have to get up early Sunday to catch the races at Longchamp in Paris!  In the U.S. the 7 Group 1 races start off at 6:55 a.m. EDT (12:55 p.m. Paris time) with the Prix de l'Abbaye.  The premier race, the PRIX de l'ARC de TRIOMPHE is slated to go off at 9:25 a.m. EDT.  Daily Racing Form is on board for a free live stream of the event for American viewers without premier services, like TVG, or TwinsSpires (online), or HRTV. 

You will definitely need a scorecard to keep up with all of the racing action taking place this weekend, starting on Friday, October 5, and winding up on Monday, October 8!  In the U.S., there are a total of  9 Grade 1 races and 10 Breeders Cup Challenge races.  This doesn't include the overseas action with 7 Group 1 races in Paris at Longchamp! For a complete rundown on all of the racing action, we have put the major races in a time-ordered list format for ease of tracking.  In addition, we have even put the entries in time ordered format as well.  You can print these out and use them to assist you in whatever way you wish. Here are the links:

Time ordered LIST of races - click here
Time ordered ENTRIES - click here

Also, if you do not have regular service, either through your TV or your computer, to watch the live action, here are links you may want to try:

DRF Live Streaming Saturday card Keeneland - click here
DRF Live Streaming Santa Anita Saturday Card - click here
DRF Live Streaming full Sunday card for Longchamp (Arc) - click here
Arc available on RUK Freeview - click here

Note: TwinSpires can take you around the world to watch races from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Great Britain/Ireland, Australia.  You do have to sign up and set up an account, however, you will never be pushed to wager.  Best free online viewing experience for horse racing:

TCI Insider VIDEO - Jon and Joel talk about the races this weekend
Mike Watchmaker's Weekend Warrior
Breeders Cup - Contenders

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.

* Breeders' Cup Challenge races
DRF Index of races over next several days
BloodHorse Index of races

4:49 ET  Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G 3), Kee, $175,000g, 3&up, 6f * R8  CARD
5:21 ET  Darley Alcibiades S (G1), Kee, $400,000g, 2yo f, 1 1/16 mi * R9   CARD

More info about today's races:
Phoenix marks first race since Aikenite's "retirement"
Alciabiades features 14 including Rose To Gold

Saturday, Longchamp, France, post time: (2:00) 8:00 a.m. EDT
, €200,000, 3yo/up, 9f 165ydsT

1 4 Chinchon (Ire) Marju (Ire) Crastus Laffon-Parias 132
2 7 Cirrus des Aigles (Fr) Even Top (Ire) Peslier Barande-Barbe 132
3 6 Hunter's Light (Ire) Dubawi (Ire) Guyon bin Suroor 130
4 3 Red Dubawi (Ire) Dubawi (Ire) Lemaire de Royer-Dupre 126
5 5 Don Bosco (Fr) Barathea (Ire) Benoist Smaga 126
6 8 Colombian (Ire) Azamour (Ire) Soumillon Gosden 126
7 2 Green Destiny (Ire) Marju (Ire) Starke Shavuyev 126
8 9 Saga Dream (Fr) Sagacity (Fr) Jarnet Lemercier 126
9 1 Maxios (GB) Monsun (Ger) Pasquier Pease 126

Winner is Cirrus des Aigles:


3:13 ET  Woodford S (G3), Kee $150,000g, 3&up, 5.5fT R5   CARD
3:45 ET  T'bred Club of America S (G2), Kee, $200,000g, 3&up, f/m, 6f * R6   CARD
4:02 ET  Frizette S (G1), Bel, $400,000g, 2yo f, 1 mi *  R7 CARD
4:17 ET  First Lady S (G1), Kee, $350,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 miT R7   CARD
4:34 ET  Foxwoods Champagne S (G1), Bel, $400,000g, 2yo, 1 mi * R9  CARD
4:42 ET  Mazarine S (Can-3), WO, $200,000g, 2yo f, 1 1/16 mi  R8
4:49 ET  Dixiana Breeders' Futurity (G1), Kee, $400,000g, 2yo, 1 1/16 mi * R8 CARD
5:02 ET  Arroyo Seco Mile (G2), SA, $150,000g, 3&up, 1 miT R3  CARD
5:05 ET  Jamaica H (G1), Bel, $400,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 miT R9  CARD
5:19 ET  Indiana Oaks (G 2), Hoo, $200,000a, 3yo f, 1 1/16 mi R11
5:21 ET  Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), Kee, $750,000g, 3&up, 1 miT * R9  CARD
5:34 ET  Tim Conway S, SA, $100,000g, 2yo, 6f R4   CARD
6:15 ET  Indiana Derby (G 2), Hoo, $500,000a, 3yo, 1 1/16 mi R12
6:50 ET  Hawthorne Gold Cup H (G2), Haw, $500,000g, 3&up, 1 1/4 mi  R8  CARD
7:38 ET  Santa Anita Sprint C'hip (G1), SA, $250,000g, 3&up, 6f * R8   CARD

More info on today's races:
4:49  Full field set for Breeders Futurity; Groupie Doll heads TCA
5:02  Obviously, Mr. Commons back for Arroyo Seco Mile
7:38  Amazombie expected to face six challengers in Sprint championship

                                                   Juvenile turf stakes moved to Monday


Longchamp, France - Arc Day - All Grade 1
DRF to Live Stream full card at Longchamp
Also:  AmWest Entertainment joining with French group for world-wide wagering

6:55 a.m. ET Prix de l'Abbaye Longchamp (12:55)  CARD
7:30 a.m. ET Prix Marcel Boussac Longchamp (1:30)  CARD
8:05 a.m. ET Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Longchamp (2:05)  CARD
8:40 a.m. ET Prix de l'Opera Longchamp (2:40)  CARD
9:25 a.m. ET Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Longchamp (3:25)  CARD
10:55 a.m.ET Prix de la Foret Lonchamp (4:55)   CARD
11:25 a.m.ET Prix du Cadran Longchamp (5:25)   CARD

Cirrus des Aigles kicks off Arc weekend
Arc specialist to ride Camelot - embarks on the road to redemption

4:17 ET  Bourbon S (G3), Kee, $150,000g, 2yo, 1 1/16 miT * R7 CARD
4:42 ET  Grey S (G3), WO, $200,000g, 2yo, 1 1/16 mi R8   CARD
4:49 ET  Juddmonte Spinster S (G1), Kee, $500,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 mi * R8  CARD
5:02 ET  L.A. Woman S, SA, $100,000g, 3&up, f/m, 6.5f R3   CARD
Juvenile Turf races at Belmont moved to Monday.

2:58 ET  Pilgrim S (G3), Bel, $150,000g, 2yo, 1 1/16 miT * R5  CARD
4:34 ET  Miss Grillo S (G3), Bel, $150,000g, 2yo f, 1 1/16 miT * R8  CARD
5:02 ET  Zuma Beach S, SA, $100,000, 2yo, 1 miT R3   CARD
5:06 ET  Pebbles S, Bel, $150,000g, 3yo f, 1 miT R9  CARD
8:08 ET  Surfer Girl S, SA, $100,000, 2yo f, 1 miT, R9   CARD

* = Breeders Cup challenge race

Official web site for the Breeders Cup
BloodHorse horse profiles of probables for Breeders Cup
Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic horse profiles
Everything Breeders Cup at BloodHorse
DRF search results for Breeders Cup - Compendium of artices
More DRF on Breeders Cup

Road to the Kentucky Derby - Infographic
Road to the Kentucky Derby - Infographic

Gutierrez has one more hectic weekend settling back in CA
Derby qualifying race set for Newmarket
Sophomore class of 2012: Where are they now?
The Saratogian
Saratoga Race Course may be in downward spiral - Mike Veitch
Injured filly Potesta walking well 
Jennie Rees, Courier-Journal: Zenyatta statue to be unveiled SA opening day
Unbeaten Frankel headed to Champion Stakes
Why Grays are so great!
Orfevre completes prep before Arc bid
Dunaden targets Melbourne Cup double
Get Stormy, winner three grade 1s, retired
Denman inspires a new generation of race callers
The week that was:  Snow Fairy, Dreaming of Julia
The week that was - Week of September 10
Watchmaker:  Breeders Cup musings after Saturday's stakes
Camelot win of the Epsom Derby in June
Handicapping the English St. Leger - Video -
Another handicapping video - Another tipping video
Bill Finley, ESPN, tells story of a homecoming

Lady of Shamrock brings luck to Scat Daddy
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

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
Also, try:  Raceday 360 Videos

Links to past races for each horse entered

For more on current racing activity, browse through the stories, videos and options at:  Daily Racing Form, BloodHorseHRTV 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.

TIP:  If you enjoy watching overseas racing action, registration is free at and the site has the fastest replay results along with full race cards.  Give it a try.  European races, especially those in Great Britain and Ireland, provide a wider view of the sport.  In Great Britain and other European countries, there are more middle distance and longer races.  In the U.S. a race of 1 1/2 miles is considered a marathon, however, in Great Britain and elsewhere, that is a middle distance race length.  Fully 50% of the races run overseas are over 1 1/4 miles, some as long as nearly 3 miles. 

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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