Friday, March 13, 2015

Mar 14-15, 2015

LET'S GO TO THE RACES  Mar 14-15, 2015

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Results, replays for 2015 Cheltenham Festival

Time ordered Races / Entries - printable file


OAKLAWN PARK: One Derby Prep this weekend, the REBEL at Oaklawn will see the seasonal unveiling of AMERICAN PHAROAH after a long layoff since September.  Probably the most anticipated return since Lazarus! 

Two of the world's top rated horses will run this weekend:  ABLE FRIEND in the G1 Hong Kong Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, and LANKAN RUPEE in the G1 Lexus Newmarket at Flemington in Australia.  Also at Flemington, the AUSTRALIAN CUP will see perennial bridesmaid at Melbourne, RED CADEAUX looking to further boost his bank balance.

A victory in Saturday's $1 million Australian Cup would swell the prize money of popular English stayer Red Cadeaux to nearly $8 million, making him clearly the largest stake money earner in British racing.

However, while the nine-year-old is well ahead of his English counterparts, only success in the Sydney and Melbourne Cup's later this year would begin to threaten the imposing bank balance of three-time Melbourne Cup winner Makybe Diva, who amassed more than $12 million during her phenomenal run of success.

On Saturday, Red Cadeaux makes his fifth visit to Flemington and his consistency in major races around the world has managed to swell his prize money to more than $7.3 million. Read more

 Razorback Handicap offers solid field of seven

BMW Hong Kong Derby 2015

The 2015 BMW Hong Kong Derby is a Hong Kong Group 1 race over 2,000 metres held on March 15th 2015. It is one of the most prestigious and historic races on the Hong Kong calendar, dating back to 1873. Only four-year-old horses can take part in the 2,000m event, making it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Hong Kong Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup

Able Friend Pulls Rabbit Out of Hat in QSJC:  Beautiful run by Able Friend, Race Replay
Able Friend, Hong Kong's highest-rated horse, takes on 10 opponents, including top-class Irish runner Gordon Lord Byron, for the first international group I edition of the Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup March 15 at Sha Tin.

A 5-year-old Shamardal gelding, Able Friend slammed international rivals when victorious in the Longines Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) in December and then dominated in Stewards' Cup (HK-I) at the same distance in January. The latter race saw him ranked second (rated 124) to U.S.-based Shared Belief (125) in the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2015. Read more at source
Past heroes gunning for ABLE FRIEND in G1 Queen’s Silver Jubilee Cup_


Triple Crown - Kentucky Derby
Matt Berneir and Dan Illman profile Dortmund - video

Take Charge Brandi out of Rebel and off Trail
Jeremy Plonk's Countdown to the Crown - March 13
Courier-Journal's national media Kentucky Derby poll
Steve Haskin's Derby Dozen - Mar 10
Kentucky  -  Updated points posted to Oaks and Derby qualif. races
DRF Road to the Derby - Preps, winners, replays
Derby Watch     Mike Watchmaker & Jay Privman keep a weekly tally on what's happening with their Top 20 Derby horses
BloodHorse KY Derby coverage

KY Derby Report - Mar 11 - James Scully - Brisnet

Time ordered races and cards below.  After race has run, CARD will take you to replay of race.


Time ordered Races / Entries - printable file

International - Australia
12:50 a.m.  ET NEWMARKET H.-G1, Flem,  A$1Million 3yo/up, 1200mT R6  CARD - Race 6
1:10 a.m. ET  COOLMORE CLASSIC-G1, Rosehill A$600k 3yo/up, f/m, 1500mT R7  CARD - Race 7
1:30 a.m. ET  AUSTRALIAN CUP-G1, Flem, A$1Million 3yo/up, 2000mT R7 CARD - Race 7

Invincible Colt Claims Second Group 1 Newmarket Handicap: Royal Ascot bound Brazen Beau (Aus) adds second Group 1

Lankan Rupee's poor showing in the Newmarket Handicap attributed to torn muscle

Hayes Saddles 1-2 Finishers in Australian Cup: David Hayes saddles the first two home in Saturday's G1 Australian Cup at Flemington. Race replay embedded  Result

Plucky Belle scores upset in Coolmore Classic

More on today's races
Coolmore Classic winners making a difference
Coolmore Classic Preview
Preview - Australia Cup

North America
2:48 ET  Correction S., Aqu, $100,000, 4+, f/m, 6f  R4  CARD
5:21 ET  AZERI S. G2, OP, $300,000, 4+, f/m, 1 1/16m  R7  CARD
5:30 ET  Irish O'Brien S. (r), SA, $100,000, 4+, f/m, abt 6 1/2fT  R5  CARD
5:57 ET  RAZORBACK H. G3, OP, $250,000, 4+, 1 1/16m  R8  CARD
7:00 ET  SANTA MARGARITA S. G1, SA, $350,000, 4+, f/m, 1 1/8m R8  CARD
7:06 ET  REBEL S. G2, OP, $750,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m *  R10  CARD
 * = Kentucky Derby prep - 50-20-10-5 points

Gold Medal Dancer Scores in the GII Azeri S.: Gold Medal Dancer (Medaglia d'Oro) takes the GII Azeri S. over Untapable (Tapit)
Gold Medal Dancer battles back to deny Untapable in Azeri
Race Day Prevails in GIII Razorback H.: Race Day (Tapit) annexes the GIII Razorback H.
Santa Anita's GI Santa Margarita Falls to Warren's Veneda
Warren's Veneda romps in Santa Margarita
Juvenile Champ American Pharoah Gives Baffert Another Rebel: Champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) makes big 'splash' in GII Rebel S. (video replay embedded in article)
American Pharoah returns with gusto in Rebel

For more video replays, click on the CARD above which will take you to the results page of BloodHorse with the replay.

More on today's races
American Pharoah Faces Six in Rebel: American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) makes his 2015 debut in Saturday's GII Rebel S. at Oaklawn Park.

International - Hong Kong
4:00 a.m. ET  QUEEN’S SILVER JUBILEE CUP-G1, Sha Tin US$1,287,52, 3yo/up, 1400mT R7 CARD
5:10 a.m. ET BMW HONG KONG DERBY, Sha Tin US$2,317,515, NH/SH4yo, 2000mT R9  CARD

Result and replay embedded in articles:
Able Friend Pulls Rabbit Out of Hat in QSJC: Able Friend (Aus) (Shamardal) flirts with danger, but proves much best in the G1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup.
Luger Silences the Doubters in the Hong Kong Derby: Luger (Aus) (g, 4, Choisir {Aus}) overcomes a wide passage for an impressive victory in the Hong Kong Derby.
Note:  You can also click on the CARD for the Hong Kong races, click on Results for each race to see write-ups at the Hong Kong web site.

More on today's races
Preview Hong Kong Derby

North America
4:48 ET  Cicada S., Aqu, $100,000, 3yo, f, 6f  R8  CARD
6:30 ET  SANTA ANA S. G2, SA, $200,000, 4+, f/m, 1 1/8mT  R7  CARD

World's Best Racehorse rankings
Smith getting "Z" feeling with Shared Belief
Steve Coburn interview - ESPN
McGuaghey: Honor Code's an exceptional horse
Amis Flatter tabbed as early favorite for Queen's Plate
In Sharper Focus: 'TDN Rising Star' Kentuckian: In Sharper Focus: 'TDN Rising Star' Kentuckian (c, 3, by Tiznow)
Flat Stars Sparkle At Cheltenham
My Miss Sophia Progressing for Mott: GI Kentucky Oaks runner-up My Miss Sophia (Unbridled's Song) working towards return for Bill Mott and new owner Alpha Delta Stables.
Who is best racehorse in the country?
McGaughey 'Excited' About Honor Code After Gulfstream Handicap Score

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