Friday, June 17, 2016

June 18-19 - Fathers Day Weekend

Let's Go To The Races - June 18-19, 2016
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"Songbird flies again in Saturday's $200,000 Grade II Summertime Oaks. The undefeated filly missed the Kentucky Oaks after spiking a fever. She hasn't really been tested yet in winning all seven of her starts and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Mike Smith basically have given up finding enough superlatives to describe her. Her works indicate she's ready to go and, if so, six rivals will be competing for second-place money. Among those, Coppa is interesting as one to watch for the future after a pair of wins in as many starts. Actually, even if Songbird isn't quite up to her best, the others probably are still running for second.

"Effinex, runner-up to American Pharoah in last fall's Breeders' Cup Classic, classes up Saturday's $500,000 Grade I Stephen Foster against six rivals. The 5-year-old son of Mineshaft makes his first start since winning the Grade II Oaklawn Handicap April 16.

"Kentucky Derby third-place finisher Gun Runner resurfaces in Saturday's $100,000 Grade III Matt Winn at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. The Candy Ride colt came into the Derby off a six-week layoff following his victory in the Louisiana Derby.

"Last year's Arlington Million winner, The Pizza Man, returns in Saturday's $200,000, Grade II Wise Dan at 1 1/16 miles on the lawn.

"Saturday's $300,000 Grade III Poker Stakes at Belmont Park is 1 mile on the turf and assumes added interest with the Tuesday's impressive Royal Ascot win by defending Breeders' Cup Mile champ Tepin and the prospect of trainer Andre Fabre sending another winner from that meeting, Usherette, to oppose her in November's renewal."  Read more at source

Caton Bredar Recaps the past racing week - as of June 17, 2016


Six try their luck against Songbird in Summertime Oaks
Nyquist works back at Santa Anita
Steve Haskin: I'm as corny as Kansas in August
Crist: Frosted ran off the screen and to the top of the Beyer scale
Get Stormy, Calimonco get first winners
That Handicapping Show - Stephen Foster
I'm Not Kidding a longshot in Stephen Foster
American Cleopatra breezes for Baffert

Looking Back at the Belmont
Dick Powell reviews how the Belmont Stakes played out

Industry News
CHRB passes third-party Lasix administration


Time Ordered Races - printable file
Race Index

After a race has been run, click on the CARD for a replay

3:04 ET  POKER H G3, BEL, $300,000, 4+, 1mT R4  CARD
5:13 ET  Achievement S (r), WOO, $150,000, 3+, 6f R8  CARD
7:57 ET  MATT WINN S G3, CD, $100,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m R5  CARD
8:00 ET  SUMMERTIME OAKS G2, SA, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
8:30 ET  FLEUR DE LIS H G2, CD, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/8m R6  CARD
9:05 ET  WISE DAN S G2, CD, $200,000, 3+, 1 1/16mT R7  CARD
9:39 ET  STEPHEN FOSTER H G1, CD, $500,000, 3+, 1 1/8m  R8  CARD
10:11 ET  REGRET S G3, CD, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT R9  CARD

5:13 ET  Wild Applause S, BEL, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1mT R8  CARD
5:24 ET  PEGASUS S G3, MTH, $150,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m R10  CARD
6:30 ET  HONEYMOON S G2, SA, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8mT R8  CARD


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