Friday, February 1, 2013

Feb 1-3

February 2-3

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.

A look at weekend horse racing around the world!
Another important round of Kentucky Derby preps is on tap in weekend racing.

At the center of the action: I'll Have Another won the 2012 Robert B. Lewis Stakes en route to victory in the Kentucky Derby and Saturday, HE'S HAD ENOUGH starts down the same path.

The $200,000, Grade II ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES at Santa Anita is one of a quintet of Kentucky Derby preps around the country. Also on tap are Saturday's $200,000, Grade III SAM F. DAVIS at Tampa Bay Downs; the $150,000, Grade II HUTCHESON STAKES at Gulfstream Park; the $200,000, Grade III WITHERS at Aqueduct; and the $50,000 96ROCK STAKES at Turfway Park in Kentucky.

The weekend also has turf sprints at Gulfstream and Fair Grounds, the $200,000, Grade II STRUB STAKES for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita, graded events for turf-running fillies and mares at Tampa Bay and Santa Anita and Louisiana Premier Night at Delta Downs. 

In Dubai, trainer Mike De Kock fought off the Godolphin machine Thursday to capture the featured UAE Group 2 Al Rashidiya at 1,800 meters on the turf -- a prep for the Group 1 Dubai Duty Free on World Cup night. Read more at source

Jeremy Plonk's Horseplayer Now      Jeremy Plonk's Derby Prep schedule
Road to the Derby: Prep races, replays, leaderboard

TRIPLE CROWN: Source guide to lists of Derby qualifying races, standings, handicapping tools
DUBAI: Source Guide for Dubai World Cup Carnival


Races listed below in time ordered format.  Come back here after the race to watch race replat at the Card link.


Times may vary - All times adjusted to EST
Bold = Derby Prep
Time Ordered Entries - click here - most of Saturday's race entries

Saturday, Feb. 2
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1:26 ET Correction S, $100,000g, Aqu, 3&up, f/m, 6f R3 CARD
1:41 ET Turf Sprint, $75,000g, GP, 4&up, 5f T R3 CARD
1:54 ET Busher S, $100,000g, Aqu, 3yo f, 8.5f R4 CARD
3:23 ET Florida Oaks G3, $100,000g, Tampa Bay, 3yo f, 8.5fT R7 CARD
3:48 ET Toboggan S G3, Aqu, $150,000g, 3&up, 6f R8 CARD

3:55 ET Wide Country S, $75,000g, Laurel, 3yo f, 7f R8
4:18 ET  Withers S, G3, Aqu, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f  R9   CARD
4:23 ET Endeavour S G3, $150,000g, Tampa Bay, 4&up, f/m, 8.5fT R9 CARD
5:03 ET  Robert B. Lewis S G2, SA, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f R4   CARD
5:05 ET  Hutcheson S G2, GP, $150,000g, 3yo, 7f R10  CARD
5:23 ET Sam F. Davis S G3, Tampa Bay, $200,000g, 3yo, 8.5f R11 CARD
5:38 ET Essex H, $100,000g, Oaklawn, 4&up, 8.5f R8 CARD
7:07 ET  Strub S G2, $200,000g, SA, 4yo, 9f R8   CARD
7:38 ET  Arcadia S G2, $150,000g, SA, 3&up, 8fT  R9   CARD

More on today's races:
3:23 ANOTHER BESILU STAR IN THE MAKING? Benjamin Leon's Besilu Stables is best known for the exploits of its dual champion and Breeders' Cup winner Royal Delta, but the Florida-based operation may have another big-day filly on its hands in  “TDN Rising Star”  Tapicat (Tapit), the 3-1 morning line favorite for today's GIII Florida Oaks. The 3-year-old chestnut finished fourth on debut going six furlongs at Belmont Oct. 28, but the  switch to turf and step up to today's distance next out saw her go wire-to-wire to graduate at Gulfstream Dec. 2. She justified favoritism again next out over that strip Jan. 9, taking a one mile optional claimer by 5 1/4 lengths. The Bill Mott charge prepped for this with a four-furlong work in :48 2/5 at Payson Park Jan. 22.  (TDN 2-2-13)
4:18 Road to the Withers Stakes - Preview
5:03 Flashback steps up in compact Robert B. Lewis Stakes
5:05 Merit Man stretches out in Hutcheson
5:23 Speak Logistics gives Plesa another serious Derby horse
        Sam F. Davis Stakes - Tampa Bay - Preview
7:07 Fed Biz (Giant’s Causeway), Tritap (Tapit) and Guilt Trip (Pulpit) made for a contentious running of the GII San Fernando S. three weeks ago, and the trio are set to renew acquaintances in today’s GII Strub S. at Santa Anita, made more interesting by the presence of East Coast raider Stephanoatsee (A.P. Indy). (From TDN 2-2-13)

Sunday, Feb. 3
5:00 ET  San Antonio S G2, $200,000g, SA, 4&up, 9f  R7   CARD

More on today's races:
Dude is set for super tuneup in San Antonio stakes

ALL ENTRIES: BloodHorse stakes entries index

Haskin's Derby Dozen
Steve Haskin talks about new Points system and new horses to watch
Novack at the Track - Texas Bling

Triple Crown Pedigrees:
Avalyn Hunter on Elnaawi, a new face
Elnaawi's maiden win Aqueduct January 12

International Key Race Calendar
Dubai World Cup Carnival - Resource Guide

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