Friday, September 2, 2016


Let's Go To The Races - Sept 2-5, 2016
This is a non-commercial blog - Started as a convenience to organize my race viewing

Several options to watch
Racing TV Schedule
 Saturday, Sep 3 - Woodward/Spinaway 5-6 ET NBCSN

UPI Weekend Racing Preview
Robert Kieckhefer covers what is going on this weekend across the globe, including the signature race at Saratoga, The Woodward.

Shaman Ghost upsets Frosted in Woodward

Dead Heat in Spinaway 

Union Rags filly, Union Strike, strikes in Debutante
Union Strike gives rookie trainer first stakes win in Del Mar Debutante

Ruis family getting back into racing in a big way
Blue Collar Philanthropist - Mick Ruis

Shaman Ghost shocks Frosted in Woodward Upset

Free Rose shocks again in Del Mar Derby
Free Rose takes the Del Mar Derby - Replay



Hovdey: It ain't Arrogating if you can do it!
Travers Replay - Fastest Travers ever - Fastest 1 1/4 mi ever at Saratoga
“Mike couldn’t stop talking,” Baffert said of his Travers rider, Mike Smith. “He was like, ‘Did you see that? Can you believe that? I don’t believe that.’ He was cracking me up.”

While Baffert was holding it in.

“After the race, I was all ready to give it the Usain Bolt,” he said, striking the Olympic sprinter’s trademark lightning-bolt victory pose. “But then I thought I’m here at Saratoga, training for Juddmonte, and maybe I better keep it low key.”


Sweet Loretta, Pretty City Dancer among seven entered in Spinaway
American Cleopatra tops Del Mar Debutante
Kentucky Downs opens lucrative run with a quartet of rich stakes
DRF Stakes Previews - Videos

Winx scratched from drenched Randwick meet
Waller said Winx would have her next start in the Group I George Main Stakes at Randwick in two weeks time.

Phillip Woo's Hong Kong analysis Sep 3, 2016
Saturday’s card at Sha Tin is more of a low-key program, with 10 handicaps at distances ranging from five to seven furlongs on turf. The program is the first of 88 days of racing for the season through early July 2017. First post time is 1 a.m. Eastern on Saturday, or 10 p.m. Pacific on Friday.
Hong Kong's new season kicks off with a 10-race card at Sha Tin
Hong Kong Jockey Club

International - Great Britain
11:30 ET  32RED SPRINT CUP S. G1, 286,000, 3yo/up, 6fT R6 CARD
Forecast: 2/1 Limato, 9/2 Quiet Reflection, 7/1 The Tin Man, 8/1 Magical Memory, 8/1 Dancing Star, 12/1 Suedois, 16/1 Donjuan Triumphant, 20/1 Gordon Lord Byron, 20/1 Strath Burn, 20/1 Kachy, 25/1 Mr Lupton, 33/1 Sole Power, 33/1 Divine, 33/1 Goken, 33/1 Mehronissa, 33/1 Only Mine, 66/1 Jane's Memory

North America
1:59 ET  Jewel Princess Div. (r), GP, $150,000, 3yo, f, 7f  R4  CARD
2:45 ET  SARANAC S G3, Sar, $300,000, 3yo, 1 1/8mT R5  CARD
3:34 ET  Princess of Sylmar S, Prx, $150,000, 3yo, f, 1m R8  CARD
4:47 ET  La Lorgnette S, WO, $125,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
4:56 ET  Ky Downs Ladies Turf, KD, $350,000, 3+, f&m, 1mT R7  CARD
5:11 ET  SPINAWAY S G1, Sar, $350,000, 2yo, f, 7f R9  CARD
5:28 ET  Ky Downs Juv., KD, $350,000, 2yo, 7fT R8  CARD
5:46 ET  WOODWARD S G1, Sar, $600,000, 3+, 1 1/8m R10  CARD
6:02 ET  Ky Downs Turf Sprint, KD, $350,000, 3+, 6 1/2fT R9  CARD
6:21 ET  GLENS FALLS H G3, Sar, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 1 3/8mT R11  CARD
6:31 ET  Ky Downs Juv. Fillies, KD, $350,000, 2yo, f, 7fT R10  CARD
7:30 ET  Del Mar Juv. Turf, Dlmr, $100,000, 2yo, 1mT R6  CARD
9:00 ET  DEL MAR DEBUTANTE G1, Dlmr, $300,000, 2yo, f, 7f R9  CARD

Improving Southern Miss looks tough in Del Mar Debutante
American Cleopatra in Del Mar Debutante

International - Ireland
10:00 a.m. ET Allowance 3+, 7fT (3:00 BT) R3  CARD 
De Coronado, Zenyatta's only full sibling
Here's his maiden, second try, Video Replay - Dundalk, Aug 14
De Coronado was declared a "non-runner" prior to the race on Sunday (scratched). No reason was given at post time.

North America
1:58 ET  Jammed Lovely S (r), WO, $150,000, 3yo, f, 7f R3  CARD
4:37 ET  Sapling S, Mth, $100,000, 2yo, 1m R8  CARD
6:20 ET  PRIORESS S G2, Sar, $300,000, 3yo, f, 6f R11  CARD
7:30 ET  JOHN MABEE S G2, Dlmr, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/8mT R6  CARD
8:30 ET  DEL MAR DERBY G2, Dlmr, $250,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m R8  CARD

Overflowing field set for Del Mar Derby

3:34 ET  Turf Amazon S, Prx, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 5fT R6  CARD
4:09 ET  GREENWOOD CUP G3, Prx, $200,000, 3+, 1 1/2m R7  CARD
4:38 ET  Sorority S, Mth, $100,000, 2yo, f, 6f R5  CARD
4:44 ET  TURF MONSTER S G3, Prx, $300,000, 3+, 5fT R8  CARD
4:46 ET  Belle Mahone S, WO, $100,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/16m R8  CARD
5:08 ET  BERNARD BARUCH H G2, Sar, $250,000, 3+, 1 1/16mT R9  CARD
5:19 ET  SMARTY JONES S G3, Prx, $300,000, 3yo, 1 1/16m R9  CARD
5:44 ET  HOPEFUL S G1, Sar, $350,000, 2yo, 7f R10  CARD
7:00 ET  DEL MAR FUT., G1,Dlmr, $300,000, 2yo, 7f R5  CARD
8:30 ET  Del Mar Juvenile Fillies Turf, Dlmr, $100,000, 2yo, f, 1mT R8  CARD

Winner of first graded stakes with a Grade1, Rookie trainer owes it to her dad!
Bill Finley: Saratoga Live gets it right
ESPN: Arrogate rolls in Travers
Racing Post: Arrogate scorches to record Travers win
Forbes: Guy Martin on Fastest time ever in Travers
Arrogate earns highest Brisnet speed figure ever
Against Distinguished field, a 'Freak' wins by a chasm
McLaughlin stars peaking at the same time
Debut runners prominent in Del Mar Horses To Watch List
Arrogate bounce discussion inevitable
Heritage Center set for launch


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