Saturday, August 10, 2013

Aug 9-11


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


No grade 1 races in the U.S. this weekend, but still some nice racing action will take place.  Most of the interest in the U.S. will be centered on Horse of the Year, WISE DAN and Champion Female Sprinter, GROUPIE DOLL.  GROUPIE DOLL, makes her 2013 debut in the GARDENIA STAKES at Ellis Park on Saturday, a race she won at three.  WISE DAN hopes to extend his winning streak to eight in a row in the FOURSTARDAVE.

SUNDAY RACING: While we didn't have any Grade 1 races in the U.S. this weekend, two overseas are kind of interesting for Sunday. First, the GROUP 1 PRIX JACQUES LE MARIOIS at one mile at Deauville has arguably one of the best star-studded fields of Group 1 winners you are ever likely to see competing against each other. MOONLIGHT CLOUD, the filly who almost beat Black Caviar last year at Royal Ascot; INTELLO, winner of the G1 Prix du Jockey Club; ELUSIVE KATE, G1 Falmouth Stakes winner; DECLARATION OF WAR (War Front), winner of G1 Queen Anne Stakes; DAWN APPROACH, winner of G1 St. James Palace; and ALJAMAAHEER, looking for his first Grade 1; these in a field of 13 on Sunday, post time 9:45 a.m. EDT.

The two year olds will shine at The Curragh in the Group 1 PHOENIX STAKES for two year old fillies and colts. Aidan O'Brien is sending 5 of the field of 10, including unbeaten in two starts, War Front colt, WAR COMMAND (USA), last seen winning the G2 Coventry Stakes at Ascot.

If you can't watch these races live, watch for the replays which are sure to be put up at TDN, RacingUK, or several other sites. In the U.S. LADY OF SHAMROCK and MY GIGI, along with TIZ FLIRTATIOUS, face off on the turf in the JOHN C. MABEE STAKES at Del Mar 8:40 p.m. EDT.

NEWS:  Undefeated Australian sensation, Miracles of Life, set to resume career in August
                      August 17 in the Quezette at Caulfield could be next start for "Barbie"!

UPI: A look at weekend horse racing
UPI: Recap of last weekend's racing action
National Racing Report - Aug. 7

FLASH:  DRF Live streaming of Monmouth on Saturday - 12:50 ET
FLASH:  DRF Live streaming from Del Mar on Sunday

Featured races listed below in time ordered format.  After the race is won, come back and click on the Card to view race result and video replay (U.S. races).

Probably one of the easiest places to watch replays of races from all over the world is the Thoroughbred Daily News.  A free online publication, you do have to register to be able to watch the race replays.  They post them fairly quickly, so it requires very little expertise to check in there after the big races to see when they are put up.  This is especially handy for races around the world, including Great Britain, France, Australia.  Check it out:


Ann Maree's Time Ordered LIST of races and ENTRIES

4:47 ET  Nat'l Museum Racing Hall of Fame G2, Sar, $200,000g, 3yo, 1 1/16 miT R8 CARD

4:10 ET  Gardenia G3, Ellis, $100,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 mi R8 CARD
4:19 ET  Ontario Debutante S,WB, $125,000g, 2yo f, 6f R8 CARD
5:12 ET  Auntie Mame S, Sar, $100,000, 3yo, 1 1/16 mi CARD
5:15 ET  Ta Wee S, GP, $100,000, 3yo+ f, R9, CARD
5:45 ET  Fourstardave H, G2, Sar, $500,000, 3yo+, 1 mi  R10
5:59 ET  Monmouth Oaks G3, Mth, $100,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/16 mi R11 CARD
8:40 ET  La Jolla H G2, Del, $150,000g, 3yo, 1 1/16 miT  R8 CARD
10:25 ET  Evangeline Mile, EvDns $125,000g, 3&up, 1 mi R10 CARD

More info on today's races:
Groupie Doll headlines the Gardenia Stakes
Past performances Gardenia, Fourstardave, Monmouth Oaks, LaJolla H
Wise Dan towers over Fourstardave rivals
Past performances - Auntie Mame

10:35 a.m. ET  Sweet Solara S.,G3, Newmarket, $75,000, 2yof, 7f T, CARD
PPs:  Past Performances for Sweet Solara - Newmarket

10:40 a.m. ET  Prix Hong Kong Jockey Club G3, Deauville, €80,000, 4yo/up, 1 1/4mT CARD
Cirrus des Aigles to miss York in pursuit of Ascot glory
Just in:  Cirrus suffers another reverse, second to Petit Chevalier
More:  Race video at this link as soon as it is available

4:21 ET  Vandal S (R), WB, $150,000g, 2yo, foaled in Ontario, 6f  R8  CARD 
5:12 ET  Adirondack S G2,Sar, $200,000g, 2yo f, 6.5f R9 CARD
5:45 ET  Saratoga Special S G2, Sar, $200,000g, 2yo, 6.5f R10 CARD

8:40 ET  John C. Mabee S G2, Dlmr, $250,000g, 3&up, f/m, 1 1/8 miT R8 CARD

9:45 a.m. ET  Jacques le Marois S G1, $300,000, Deauville, 3yo+, 1 mi T  CARD
Europe's best milers competing at Deauville

10:45 a.m. ET  Keeneland Phoenix Stakes, G1, Curr, 2 yo f/c, 6f,  CARD

2:04 ET  Coronation Cup S, Sar, $100,000g, 3yo f, 5.5fT  R3 CARD
4:47 ET  Kid Russell S, Sar, $100,000, 3yo+, 6.5f R8   CARD

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