Friday, July 12, 2013

July 13-14

LET'S GO TO THE RACES - July 13-14
A quick reference tool meant to help the newer fan (like me!)


Marketing Mix takes on the boys in the last running of the Sunset at Hollywood Park

IT'S ON THE TURF THIS WEEKEND! Two Grade 1 plus other important turf races in U.S., plus two Group 1 races overseas top this week's racing fare!

A big wave of important turf races crests over the racing world this weekend, from Europe through the East Coast to Chicago and on west.

Saturday's Delaware Oaks could be an early stepping stone to the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. And there's a small clutch of races for the 2-year-old set on both dirt and turf.

But by any measure, the green course is the place to be, with 10 graded stakes races from 1 mile out to 1 1/2 miles in the United States alone.

"Million Preview Day" Saturday at Arlington Park points directly to that track's three Grade I races Aug. 17. The grassy events at Belmont and Hollywood Park foreshadow later showdowns at Saratoga and Del Mar. And don't overlook Colonial Downs and Delaware Park.

A big litter of "Kittens" is running around, too. Yes, those "Kittens."

It's an exciting time, so read on.  Read more at source
Mike Beer with DRF handicaps the Man O'War on Saturday

National Racing Report - July 11, 2013 - Recap for last weekend


Handicapping Tools:
UPI Racing Roundup of past weekend
NYRA award winning site

Time ordered races with cards are listed below.  After a race has been completed, you can come back here to watch the replay at the same link as for the card.


Ann Maree's Time Ordered LIST and ENTRIES

International races are at the bottom of the Featured Races list.

Free PPs

4:13 ET  Solar Splendor S, Bel, $100,000a, 3yo, 1 1/16 mi T  R7  CARD
4:30 ET  Landaluce S, BHP, $150,000g, 2yo f, 6f  R2  CARD
4:45 ET  Delaware Oaks G2, Del, $300,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/16 mi  R8 CARD
4:55 ET  Stars and Stripes G3 Arl, $150,000g, 3&up, 1 1/2 mi T R7 CARD
5:15 ET  Robert Dick M S G3, Del, $200,000, 3&up f/m, 1 3/8 mi T R9 CARD
5:17 ET  Man o' War G1, Bel, $600,000g, 3&up, 1 3/8 mi T R9  CARD
5:25 ET  Modesty H G3, Arl, $200,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 3/16 mi T  R8  CARD

5:32 ET  Hollywood Juvenile C'ship S, BHP, $150,000g, 2yo, 6f R4 CARD
5:55 ET  American Derby G3 Arl, $200,000g, 3yo, 1 3/16 mi T R9 CARD
6:25 ET  Arlington H G3, Arl, $200,000g, 3&up, 1 1/4 mi T R10  CARD
7:28 ET  Virginia Oaks G3, Clnl, $150,000g, 3yo f, 9f T 67 CARD
7:35 ET  A Gleam H G2, BHP, $200,000g, 3&up, f/m, 7f BC  R8  CARD
8:00 ET  American Oaks G1, BHP, $350,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/4 mi T  R9  CARD
8:12 ET  Virginia Derby G2,Clnl, $500,000g, 3yo, 1 1/4 mi T  R7 CARD

Fields shaping up for American Derby and Stars and Stripes July 13
Optimizer to go long in Man O'War
Dullahan, Rahystrada head Arlington Handicap
Goldberg entry heads Dick Memorial
Virginia Derby filled with winning bloodlines

6:04 ET  Sunset H G3, BHP, $100,000g, 3&up, 1 1/2 mi T  R5  CARD

9:40 a.m.   ET Falmouth S, G1, Newmarket, $200,000, 3yo+ f/m, 1 mi T  CARD  Results
        Video replay  Shocker: Elusive Kate beats Sky Lantern in a stretch duel in the Falmouth!

9:30 a.m. ET  Summer Mile, G2, Ascot, $150,000, 4yo+, 1mi 2:30  CARD
10:50 a.m. ET Darley July Cup, G1, N'mark, $750,000, 3yo, 6f, (3:50)  CARD
12:20 p.m. ET  Grand Prix de Paris, G1, L'champ, $362,400, 3yo, 1 1/2 mi T, (6:20)  CARD

Darley July Cup
No less than six individual Group 1 winners – exactly half of the 12-strong line-up – will contest Saturday's £500,000 ($750,000 US) Darley July Cup, the highlight of the three-day Piper Heidsieck July Festival, at Newmarket’s July Course.

The six-furlong speed test, which is both the fourth race in the sprint division of the QIPCO British Champions Series and the seventh leg of the Global Sprint Challenge, has attracted all the principal players from the only two Group 1 sprint races to have been run in Europe so far this season.

Lethal Force, Society Rock and Krypton Factor, the first three from the Diamond Jubilee Stakes, run over this distance at Royal Ascot last month, will cross swords again.

Battle of Marengo, is the 131-pound highweight off his second-place finish in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes last month at Ascot.

Paris Grand Prix
Eight are entered for the Prix de Paris on Saturday, with Battle of Marengo the 131-pound highweight off his second-place finish in the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes last month at Ascot. Ocovango returns to action after suffering his first career defeat in the Epsom Derby.

Since many of us have become enamored of horseracing overseas, here are a couple of fairly new events we should know a little more about.

Question:  What is the Global Sprint Challenge?
The Global Sprint Challenge (GSC) is the world’s premier sprint series, encompassing 10 Group 1 races across six of the world’s foremost thoroughbred jurisdictions offering a US$1 million bonus.

Inaugurated in 2005, the GSC brings together the world’s best sprinters in Australia, Japan, The United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.  More...

Question:  What is the British Champions Series?
Staged for the first time in 2011, it incorporates the 35 top Flat races in the British horseracing calendar, showcasing the best Flat racing on the planet.The 2013 Series will take place over 27 racedays, launching on Saturday 4 May with the QIPCO 2000 Guineas on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course and climaxing on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 19 October.

The Series comprises five championship categories, namely Sprint, Mile, Middle Distance, Long Distance and Fillies & Mares.

Each features the seven highest-rated races in that category, including no less than 12 of the world's top 20 races, and brings together the finest horses, jockeys and trainers to compete for the sport's most prestigious prizes.

British Champions Series calendar

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