Thursday, May 12, 2016

May 14-15, 2016

Let's Go To The Races - May 14-15, 2016
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"While Nyquist prepares for the second leg of the U.S. Triple Crown, things are heating up quickly in England and France as the Derby, Oaks and Royal Ascot loom just over the horizon.
"The first Frankel offspring to run takes the track Friday at Newbury in England. Japan's Group 1 competition continues with the Victoria Mile at Tokyo Racecourse.
"Weekend activity in the United States centers on New York, with four graded stakes on Saturday's card at Belmont Park, featuring a tough 3-year-old event and the Grade I Man o' War for turf runners." More at source


Entries Index

4:41 ET  RUFFIAN H G2, BP, $250,000, 4+, f&m, 1m R7  CARD
4:53 ET  Marine S G3, WOO, $150,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
5:13 ET  BEAUGAY S G3, BP, $150,000, 4+, f&m, 1 1/16mT R8  CARD
5:30 ET  IROQUOIS HURDLE, G1 $200,000, 4+, 3mT R7 CARD
 5:45 ET  PETER PAN S G2, BP, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m R9  CARD
6:17 ET  MAN O' WAR S G1, BP, $400,000, 4+, 1 3/8mT R10  CARD
7:30 ET  LAZARO BARRERA S G3, SA, $100,000, 3yo, 7f  R6  CARD
8:30 ET  MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT, SA $56,000, 3+, 1 1/16 mi R8 CARD

IROQUOIS STEEPLECHASE - Iroquois Steeplechase Web Site   Nashville - Iroquois Steeplechase   Facebook Page  A possible $500,000 bonus would be available to Nichols Canyon should he win the 2016 Iroquois and go on to win the 2017 Ryanair, a race he is expected to compete in.

Horses of note running on Saturday:
Smokey Image, a one-time Derby contender, running in the G3 Lazaro Barrera. He was undefeated against his fellow Cal-breds but against stakes company, he finished 5th in the San Felipe and 7th in the Santa Anita Derby. Will step down to the G3 Lazaro Barrera in hopes of getting him to rise to stakes competition.

Cavorting (Bernardini) and Include Betty, both running in the G2 Ruffian at Belmont. A G1 winner, Cavorting last won last September in the G2 Prioress and since has run a second and a third in the G3 Distaff Handicap and the G1 La Brea respectively. Include Betty, who won the G1 Mother Goose last year, hasn't found the winner's circle in her last two tries, winning last September in the Listed Stakes Remington Park Oaks.

My Miss Sophia (Unbridled's Song) hasn't lived up to what her connections had hoped for this well-bred mare, with her best in 11 tries and 3 wins being a G2 Gazelle in 2014, and a second in the 2014 Kentucky Oaks. Tapitry (Tapit), whose only wins have come in a couple of recent allowance races. Both will compete in the G3 Beaugay.

Several in the G1 $400,000 Man O'War at Belmont Park.  Brown-trained trio plus Kaigun in Man o'War at Belmont

ZICONIC in his third try to break his maiden, with Victor Espinoza in the irons

Saturday, Santa Anita Park, post time 8:30 p.m. EDT / 5:30 PDT
MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT, $56,000, 3+, 1 1/16 mi R8

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer
1 The Lieutenant 3/C L F Prat 120 M W McCarthy
2 Gavin Streetsense 3/C L M Gutierrez 120 R Baltas
3 Handful of Stripes 3/C L M A Pedroza 120 K Mulhall
4 Giant Expectations 3/C L R Bejarano 120 P Eurton
5 Driven West 3/C L S Elliott 120 B Baffert
6 Street to Indy 3/C L M E Smith 120 T R Bell, II
7 One More Round 3/C L T J Pereira 120 A C Avila
8 Goldrusher 3/C L T Baze 120 R W Ellis
9 Bedeviled 3/C L K Desormeaux 120 J K Desormeaux
10 Ziconic 3/C L V Espinoza 120 J A Shirreffs
11 Clickjab 5/G L R Chirinos 125 M Puype


4:53 ET  Selene S G3, WOO, $150,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m R8 CARD
5:13 ET  Flat Out S, BP, $100,000, 4+, 1 3/8m R8 CARD


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