Friday, May 8, 2015

May 9-10, 2015

Let's Go To The Races!   May 9-10

Time Ordered Races - printable file

UPI Weekend Preview - Significant races in the U.S. and overseas.

Jeremy Plonk's Countdown to the Crown
He recaps the Derby, and looks down towards the Preakness

TCI Insider - 5-7-15 - Video
Jon and Joel recap the Derby and look toward the Preakness

Dick Powell's Handicapping Insights - May 8
He analyzes the Derby and speculates on the Preakness. From Dick Powell's Handicapping Insights, May 8:- He raises a couple of questions I've not seen addressed previously: "The question for American Pharoah is how does he handle another grueling race in two weeks. Baffert had him trained to the minute for the Derby but it sure looked like the foot/ankle was bothering him turning for home. I was always concerned about Firing Line's ability to get 10 furlongs and he will appreciate the shorter distance. Don't know why he raced most of the Churchill Downs stretch on the wrong lead but coming off a six-week rest, he should be super tough in Baltimore."

Catch up on Derby weekend, with the Derby and the Oaks, as well as the undercards.  Results are posted at the "CARDS" in addition to links for reports and videos.  Check it out here


Time Ordered Races - printable file
Race Index


North America
2:22 ET  Peter Pan S G2  Bel  $200,000  3yo  1 1/8 mi R3  CARD                          
2:53 ET  Ruffian H G2  Bel  $250,000  4+ f/m  1 mi    R4  CARD 
4:26 ET  Beaugay S G3  Bel  $150,000  4+ f/m  1 1/16 mi T R7  CARD 
4:41 ET  Hendrie S G3  WO  $150,000  4+ f/m  6.5f AW R8  CARD
5:28 ET  Man o' War G1  Bel  $400,000  4+  1 3/8 mi T   R9  CARD 
5:30 ET  Vanity S G1  SA  $300,000  3+ f/m  1 1/8 mi    R5  CARD 
7:00 ET  American S G3  SA  $100,000  3+  1 mi T     R8  CARD  

Twilight Eclipse gets his Grade 1 in Man O'War
Bal A Bali lives up to billing with stellar U.S. bow in American

International - Japan
? a.m. ET  Kyoto Shimbun Hai G2  JRA  $942,000 a 3yo  1 3/8 mi T   R11  CARD
More on today's races
Beholder scratched from Vanity due to illness
Beholder, Warren's Veneda face off in Vanity
Bal a Bali in American Stakes

North America
4:45 ET  New Providence S  WO   $125,000  3+ S  6f AW   R8  CARD 
4:57 ET  Diablo S Bel   $100,000  4+  6f    R8  CARD 
6:30 ET  Lazaro Barrera S G3  SA   $100,000  3yo  7f    R7  CARD 

International - Japan
2:40 a.m. ET  NHK Mile Cup G1 JRA   $1,667,000 3yo  1 mi T   R11  CARD 
Preview    Result/Replay  Kurofune's Clarity Sky Takes the NHK Mile Cup
? a.m. ET  Niigata Daishoten G3  JRA   $723,000 4+  1 1/4 mi T   R11  CARD
Preview     Result / Video replay  D'Accord takes the Niigata Daishoten


140th Preakness news
Brisnet Preakness Report - James Scully - 5-8-15
Cot Campbell - Summer Squall 1990 Preakness - BHorse Longform article
Evaluating American Pharoah's Preakness chances

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