Friday, September 20, 2013

Sept 21-22

September 21-22

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


Jon and Joel talk about the PA Derby and the Cotillion plus a look back at last week's action

NYRA's National Racing Report covering weekend racing action

The National Racing Report - September 20, 2013 from NYRA on Vimeo.

Recap of last weekend's racing

Pennsylvania Derby and undercard with record $3 Million in purses
Saturday marks the best card in the history of the racetrack.  There will be $3 million in purses on the line over 12 races, $2.3 million in graded stakes, including a pair of $1 million stakes, the Grade 1 Cotillion and Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby.  Those two races and the Grade 3, $300,000 Gallant Bob will be broadcast on a live television show (Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia) from 4:30-6 p.m. Eastern. The show will be anchored by Laffit Pincay of NBC and HRTV. The full card will also be streamed live on

Star Jockey, Mike Smith, featured in four races on Parx big day
Trainer Lukas, the comeback kid!

Featured races listed below in time ordered format with a link to view the card.  After the race is run, come back and click on the Card to view race result and video replay (U.S. races).   Check out my printable time ordered list and entries:  Click here


Watchmaker: Handicapping Gallant Bob, deFrancis, Gallant Bloom

Ann Maree's Time Ordered LIST and ENTRIES

2:30 a.m. ET  Underwood S, G1, Caulfield, $400,000, 3+, 1800 meters R9 CARD
Atlantic Jewel gets nipped at the wire by It's A Dundeel

North America
1:40 ET  Laurel Futurity, Laurel, $100,000g, 2yo, 5.5f T, R2  CARD
4:15 ET  Musical Romance S, GP, $100,000, 3yo+, 6 1/2f, R7  CARD
4:18 ET  Lady Baltimore S, Laurel, $100,000g, 3+, f/m, 1 1/16 mi T, R7 CARD
4:23 ET  Woodbine: La Lorgnette S, $125,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/16 mi, R8 CARD
4:35 ET  Gallant Bob S G3, Parx, $300,000g, 3yo, 6f, R9 CARD
4:44 ET  Laurel Dash S, Laurel, $100,000g, 3+, 6f T, R8 CARD
4:59 ET  Dogwood S G3, CD, $100,000a, 3yo f, 7f, R9  CARD
5:10 ET  Cotillion S G1,Parx, $1,000,000g, 3yo f, 1 1/16 mi, R10 CARD
5:17 ET  Gallant Bloom H G2,Bel, $200,000g, 3&up, f/m, 6.5f, R9  CARD
5:18 ET  Laurel Turf Cup, Laurel, $100,000g, 3&up, 1 1/2 mi T, R9 CARD
5:45 ET  Penn. Derby G2, Parx, $1,000,000g, 3yo, 1 1/8 mi, R11 CARD
5:53 ET  Frank De Francis Mem'l Dash, Laurel, $350,000g, 3+, 6f  R10 CARD
9:50 ET  Researcher S, CT $400,000g, 3yo, 7f  R11  CARD
10:30 ET  Charles Town Oaks, CT, $400,000g, 3yo f, 7f, R12  CARD

More info on today's races:
2:30 a.m. Atlantic Jewel puts unbeaten record on line for Underwood Stakes
2:30 a.m. Underwood Barrier Draw      
                Interview with Atlantic Jewel trainer, Mark Kavanagh - Video
4:15  Starship Truffles tops Musical Romance Stakes
4:44  Ben's Cat to skip De Francis for Laurel Dash
5:10  Showdown for Sweet Lulu, Close Hatches in Cotillion
5:10  Sweet Lulu, Close Hatches square off in Cotillion
5:17  Dance To Bristol heads Gallant Bloom
5:45  Travers 1-2 finishers meet again in PA Derby
5:45  Pennsylvania Derby Will Take Charge start outside
5:53  Laurel Park: Ben's Cat likely to switch to dirt in de Francis Dash'
5:53  Ben's Cat intriguing entry in de Francis Dash

Next weekend, Sept. 28-29 will be a blockbuster, with 10 Grade 1 races, including the Jockey Club Gold Cup.  The primary action will be centered at Belmont and Santa Anita.
Sept. 28
GI Awesome Again S. SA
GI Chandelier S. SA
GI Front Runner SA
GI Beldame Invitational BEL
GI Jockey Club Gold Cup BEL
GI Vosburgh Invitational BEL
GI Zenyatta S. SA
GI Rodeo Drive S. SA
GI Joe Hirsch Turf Classic BEL
GI Flower Bowl Invitational BEL
GII Kelso H. BEL
GIII Jefferson Cup CD

Back in Time
A tip of the hat to Round Table 

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe  Oct 6
Arc is going to be hot
Early field and odds for Arc
Dunaden and Green head Cup weights
St. Leger winner Leading Light to be added to Arc field
Early Arc predictions
Doyle: Al Kazeem will love Longchamp
Orfevre oozes class in Prix Foy - Emerges Arc favorite

Cox Plate Oct. 26
Big time performers Atlantic Jewel, Shoot Out, Green Moon, It's A Dundeel, Norzitaand Super Cool head up the star-studded entries run at Moonee Valley on October 26.

Melbourne Cup Nov. 5
Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden likely to carry top weight for 2013 edition
Field and Form info - Melbourne Cup
Willie Mullins takes plunge with borderline Simenon

Breeders Cup Nov. 1-2
Margarson trains eyes on Breeders Cup for Kristale

Other News
World denied by Kizuna in Niel
Light leads the way to hand O'Brien fourth St. Leger
Security measures increased for Jockey Club Gold Cup
Sunshine Millions Preview added to Gulfstream calendar
Gustavian noses out All Together in Lonesome Glory
Stevens to ride Mucho Macho Man in Awesome Again
Mizdirection works over Santa Anita turf

Daily Racing Form
Great Britain - Ireland

Possibles for Melbourne Cup
Melbourne Cup-G1, A$6,200,000
Tuesday 5 November 2013, 3200mT
Weight Assignments as of 17 September 2013
Rank Horse Sire Trainer WT
1 Dunaden (Fr) Nicobar (GB) Delzangles 129
2 Green Moon (Ire) Montjeu (Ire) Hickmott 127
3 Red Cadeaux (GB) Cadux Genrux (GB) E Dunlop 125
4 Sea Moon (GB) Beat Hollow (GB) Hickmott 125
5 It’s a Dundeel (NZ) High Chaparral (Ire) Baker 123
6 Manighar (Fr) Linamix (Fr) Moody 123
7 Brown Panther (GB) Shirocco (Ger) Dascombe 121
8 Fiorente (Ire) Monsun (Ger) Waterhouse 121
9 Foreteller (GB) Dansili (GB) Waller 121
10 Joshua Tree (Ire) Montjeu (Ire) E Dunlop 121
11 Ahzeemah (Ire) Dubawi (Ire) bin Suroor 120
12 Dandino (GB) Dansili (GB) Botti 120
13 Ethiopia (Aus) Helenus (Aus) Carey 120
14 Mourayan (Ire) Alhaarth (Ire) Hickmott 120
15 Puisnce de Lne (Ire) Shamardal Weir 120
16 Royal Diamond (Ire) King’s Best Murtagh 120
17 Sangster (NZ) Savabeel (Aus) Bstn/Young 120
18 Super Cool (Aus) Fastnet Rock (Aus) Kavanagh 120
19 Bayrir (Fr) Medicean (GB) Waller 119
20 Beaten Up (GB) Beat Hollow (GB) Waller 119
21 Masked Marvel (GB) Montjeu (Ire) Hickmott 119
22 Mount Athos (Ire) Montjeu (Ire) Cumani 119
23 Royal Empire (Ire) Teofilo (Ire) bin Suroor 119
24 Voleuse de Coeurs (Ire) Teofilo (Ire) Weld 119
25 Waldpark (Ger) Dubawi (Ire) Freedman 119
Others of Note:
26 Carlton House Street Cry (Ire) Waterhouse 118
27 Ernest Hmgwy (Ire) Galileo (Ire) O’Brien 118
37 Main Sequence Aldebaran Lanigan 117
41 Brigantin Cozzene Carey 116
42 Colour Vision (Fr) Rainbow Quest bin Suroor 116
64 Lucky Chappy (Ire) High Chaparral (Ire) Carey 112

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