Friday, July 26, 2013

July 26-28

LET'S GO TO THE RACES - July 26-28

A quick reference tool meant to help the newer fan (like me!)

Note:  We are sad to have to say Goodbye to Unbridled's Song.  RIP dear friend.  Unbridled's Song

BIG RACING WEEKEND! Four Grade 1 races plus a Group 1 overseas at Ascot.

Friday, RICHARD'S KID tries to break his losing streak in the 1 1/2 mile COUGAR II at Del Mar.

On Saturday morning, CIRRUS DES AIGLES and RED CADEAUX face off in the 1 1/2 mile $1.5 MILLION KING GEORGE VI AND QUEEN ELIZABETH Stakes at Ascot.

KAUAI KATIE runs in the G1 PRIORESS at Saratoga.  STEPHANIE'S KITTEN, DAYATTHESPA and CENTRE COURT in a field of 6 in the G1 $600,000 DIANA.

Belmont hero, PALACE MALICE (Mike Smith) faces other 3 yo from the Triple Crown trail in the JIM DANDY, G2, $600,000.


Then Sunday, it's Monmouth's turn to step into the spotlight with several top races including the HASKELL with Lukas' Preakness winner, OXBOW (Gary Stevens), POWER BROKER, VERRAZANO, MICROMANAGE, in a field of 6 or 7 3 year olds.

National Racing Report - Andy Serling, Richard Migliore

PANTS ON FIRE runs in the MONMOUTH CUP and faces TAKE CHARGE INDY, HYMN BOOK in a field of 7.  At Saratoga it's MENTOR CANE in the G2 AMSTERDAM.  At Del Mar it's COMMA TO THE TOP, GOLDENCENTS, and MAJESTIC CITY in the G1 BING CROSBY.

UPI's Preview of Weekend Racing
UPI's Racing Roundup

Races listed below in time ordered format.  Come back here after the race is run to watch the replay at the same link.

10:00 ET  Cougar II H G 3 Dlmr, $100,000g, 3&up, 1 1/2 mi R7  CARD

More info today's races:
Past performances

10:50 a.m. ET King George VI and Queen Eliz. S, G1,Ascot, $1.5 Million, 3+, 1 1/2 mi T CARD
3:03 ET  Prioress S G 1, Sar, $300,000g, 3yo f, 6f R5 CARD
4:28 ET  Toronto Cup S,WB $125,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi T  R8 CARD
5:05 ET  Regret S, Mth $75,000g, 3&up, f/m, 6f R11  CARD

5:12 ET  Diana S G 1 Sar, $600,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 mi T R9 CARD
5:40 ET  San Diego H G 2 Dlmr, $200,000g, 3&up, 1 1/16 mi R8 CARD
5:45 ET  Jim Dandy S G 2, Sar, $600,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi R10 CARD
6:40 ET  Fleet Treat S (R), Dlmr, $200,000g, 3yo f, Cal-bred, 7f R4 CARD
10:37 ET  Prairie Meadows H,PMdws, $100,000g, 3&up, 10f R8 CARD

More info today's races:
Cirrus des Aigles heads superb cast in the King George VI
Paynter story begins new chapter in the San Diego Handicap
Past performances Jim Dandy

SUNDAY - Jul. 28
12:54 ET  Teddy Drone S, Mth, $100,000g, 3&up, 6f  R3  CARD
1:52 ET  Matchmaker S G 3,Mth $150,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 mi T R5 CARD
2:22 ET  Molly Pitcher S G 2 Mth, $200,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/16 mi R6 CARD
3:59 ET  Monmouth Cup S G 2 Mth, $200,000g, 3&up, 1 1/16 mi R9 CARD
4:24 ET  Royal North S G3, WB, $150,000g, 3&up, f/m, 6f T  R8 CARD
5:38 ET  Oceanport S G 3, Mth $150,000g, 3&up, 1 1/16 mi T  R12  CARD
5:45 ET  Amsterdam S G 2, Sar, $200,000g, 3yo, 6.5f  R10  CARD
6:20 ET  Haskell Invitational G 1 Mth, $1,000,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi R13 CARD
8:40 ET  Bing Crosby S G 1, Dlmr, $300,000g, 3&up, 6f BC R8 CARD

More info on today's races:
Goldencents facing older sprinters in Crosby

Haskin: Monzante Death a Disgrace
Mahubah's Corner: White Thoroughbreds

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