Friday, July 15, 2016

July 15-17 - Opening Del Mar

Let's Go To The Races - July 15-17, 2016
This is a non-commercial blog - Started as a convenience to organize my race viewing


Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable file
UPI Weekend Racing Preview
 Robert Kieckhefer covers what is going on this weekend across the globe.
You can watch the Indiana races at DRF - click here

 The day Cigar Equaled Citation's 16-race winning streak 
THE INCOMPARABLE THE INVINCIBLE, THE UNBEATABLE CIGAR!! Prior to his historic "streak" of 15 straight wins, and before Cigar was to undertake to equal Citation's 16 race winning streak in Chicago, prior to that Cigar had had an undistinguished career mostly on the turf. In fact it was declared that he did not know how to win. Switched to dirt, he seemed to not know how to lose. The Streak began in October 1994 at Aqueduct in an Allowance race, culminating at the Invitational Ar...lington Citation Challenge, July 13, 1996. Embedded in the TDN article is a replay of the broadcast by CBS. You can skip to 11:30 on the tape to pick up the start of the race. You can also search at YouTube to watch Cigar's other history-making victories on his way to his 16 race winning streak, which included an amazing 10 grade 1 races, including the 1995 Breeders' Cup, the 1996 Dubai World Cup.   TDN: The Day Cigar rose to the challenge

You can slide the tab to 11:30 on the tape for the race start
With the Delaware Handicap on Saturday, it's a good time to look back at one of the best filly rivalries which culminated in the Delaware Handicap. Delaware Handicap Memories: Blind Luck & Havre de Grace
8:30 ET  Oceanside S. (r), Dlmr, $100,000, 3yo, 1mT R8  CARD
1:50 ET  MAIDEN, Curr, 3yo+, 1 1/2 miT , R8 CARD
Zenyatta's full brother, De Coronado, debut

11:45 ET  IRISH OAKS G1  Curr,  3yo f  1 1/2 mi T  R6  CARD
Irish Oaks: Where the winners have come from
Even Song tops Irish Oaks dozen at The Curragh
Even Song heads Irish Oaks
Forecast: 8/11 Even Song, 6/1 Architecture, 13/2 Ajman Princess, 14/1 Harlequeen, 14/1 Turret Rocks, 14/1 Pretty Perfect, 25/1 Seventh Heaven, 25/1 

O'Brien gets 5th Irish Oaks win with Seventh Heaven
Article comments on 9th place finish for De Coronado in debut
Heaven gives O'Brien Irish Oaks win
Two races later on the Irish Oaks card, Coolmore homebred De Coronado, a full brother to 2010 U.S. Horse of the Year Zenyatta, finished ninth in his career debut. The 3-year-old son of Street Cry—Vertigineux, owned by the Coolmore and partners Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith and trained by Aidan O'Brien, was rated toward the back of the 12-horse field and ultimately made no impression in the 1 1/2-mile race won by 4-6 favorite Twilight Payment

North America
2:32 ET  Rockville Centre S r, Bel, $125,000, 2yo, 6f R3  CARD
4:51 ET  Ontario Damsel S (r), Woo, $150,000, 3yo, f, 1mT R8  CARD
5:13 ET  Fobidden Apple S, Bel, $150,000, 4+, 1mT R8  CARD
5:15 ET  DELAWARE H G1, Del, $750,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/4m R9  CARD
6:57 ET  Gen'l Assembly Distaff, Ind, $100,000, 4+, f&m, 1 1/16mT R3  CARD
7:49 ET  Warrior Veterans S, Ind, $100,000, 4+, 1 1/16mT R5  CARD
8:15 ET  Mari Hulman George S, Ind, $100,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/16m R6  CARD
8:41 ET  Michael G Schaefer Mem'l, Ind, $100,000, 3+, 1m 70yds R7  CARD
9:10 ET  YELLOW RIBBON H G2, Dlmr, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/16mT R9  CARD
9:11 ET  INDIANA OAKS G2, Ind, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
9:41 ET  INDIANA DERBY G2, Ind, $500,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m R9  CARD
9:45 ET  KENT S G3, Del, $200,000, 3yo, 1 1/8mT R10  CARD
She's Not Here is a 3/4 sister to Zenyatta. She is by Street Cry out of Where's Bailey by Vertigineux, Zenyatta's dam.
2:42 ET  Victoria S, Woo, $125,000, 2yo, 6f  R4  CARD
4:51 ET  Ontario Matron S, G3, Woo, $150,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
5:45 ET  Lynbrook S r, Bel, $125,000, 2yo, f, 6f R9  CARD
6:10 ET  EDDIE READ S G2, Dlmr, $250,000, 3+, 1 1/8mT R9  CARD 
Coming Up Next Weekend

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