Saturday, September 24, 2016


Let's Go To The Races - Sept 24-25, 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.

Several options to watch

Songbird didn't let us down. She was awesome, winning her 4th Grade 1 in her usual easy fashion.
BloodHorse: Songbird untouchable in Cotillion
More on Songbird's flawless performance
TDN: Songbird makes it look easy in Cotillion

Connect outshines big-name stars in Pennsylvania Derby 
Connect puts it all together in PA Derby

Across the Pond - Lady Aurelia
Brave Anna digs deep as Lady Aurelia beaten in Cheveley Park
Great day for USA bred runners 1-2-3, with War Front's two fillies taking 1-2
Lady Aurelia defeated in Cheveley Park shock      Video Replay
TDN: Brave Anna wins a vintage Cheveley Park
Lady Aurelia to get time off for 3 months at Stonestreet

Down Under
Bart back in business with Underwood win


Big Names on Saturday / Sunday
Preview of Keeneland Fall Meet
Songbird tops Cotillion
Nyquist, Exaggerator among 12 entered in PA Derby
Lady Aurelia odds-on for Cheveley Park at Newmarket
HASKIN: The slowing down of Nyquist
Songbird faces stiffest task at Parx; PA Derby has old foes in 7th meeting
Thoroughbred Daily News
Daily Racing Form


WARD: Lady Aurelia could run 'best-ever race'
Trainer Wesley Ward believes his unbeaten juvenile filly Lady Aurelia just might run of the best race of her young career in the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 24 at Newmarket.

The bay filly posted a Sept. 17 workout at Newmarket, bolstering Ward's confidence ahead Saturday's race.

"Lady Aurelia worked great on the Rowley Mile (Saturday) and is ready to run her best ever race," said Ward. "I have a lot to thank my 'assistant trainer' Frankie Dettori for! He's the only person to have ridden her since she came over from France after the Prix Morny, and I'm really excited to have such interaction race-to-race from the world's greatest jockey.

Lady Aurelia could face up to nine rivals in the Cheveley Park Stakes, including Jaber Abdullah's Frankel filly Queen Kindly, winner of last month's Lowther Stakes (Eng-II) at York for trainer Richard Fahey, as well as Aidan O'Brien-trained Brave Anna and Roly Poly, both Kentucky-bred daughters of Claiborne Farm sire War Front  , North America's current leading sire of 2-year-olds (Scat Daddy is second on the list).   Read more at BloodHorse

Once a race has concluded, return here and click on CARD for replay


International - UK

9:20 a.m. ET  Juddmonte Royal Lodge S, G2, 2yo, 1 mi  R2 CARD
Forecast: 15/8 Best Of Days, 3/1 Douglas Macarthur, 5/1 Montataire, 6/1 Bay Of Poets, 8/1 Arcada, 16/1 Kings Gift, 16/1 The Anvil, 33/1 Sea Fox

9:55 ET  Cheveley Park S  G1, $234,000,  2yof, 6f T  CARD
Forecast: 4/6 Lady Aurelia, 11/4 Queen Kindly, 11/2 Roly Poly, 20/1 Holy Cat, 33/1 Brave Anna, 33/1 Pellucid

10:30 a.m. ET  Middle Park S, G1, 2yo       R4  CARD
Forecast: 11/10 Blue Point, 5/1 Mehmas, 7/1 Intelligence Cross, 8/1 Peace Envoy, 10/1 Mokarris, 14/1 Mubtasim, 16/1 The Last Lion, 20/1 Silver Line, 33/1 Medicine Jack, 33/1 Koropick

North America
2:10 ET  Durham Cup S G3  WO  $150,000  3+  9f AW R3  CARD
3:04 ET  Ashley T. Cole S  Bel  $125,000  3+ S  9f T R4  CARD
3:10 ET  Commonwealth Oaks G3  Lrl  $150,000  3yo f  9f T R5  CARD
3:12 ET  Alphabet Soup S  PRX  $100,000  3+ S  8.5f T R7  CARD
3:40 ET  Commonwealth Turf Cup G2 Lrl  $200,000  3+  8f T R6  CARD
3:41 ET  PA Derby Champion S  PRX  $150,000  3+  8.5f  R8  CARD
4:10 ET  Commonwealth Derby G2  Lrl  $200,000  3yo  9f T R7  CARD
4:14 ET  GALLANT BOB S G3  PRX  $300,000  3yo  6f  R9  CARD
4:55 ET  COTILLION S G1  PRX  $1,000,000  3yo f  8.5f R10  CARD
4:56 ET  Ontario Colleen S G3  WO  $150,000  3yo f  8f T R8  CARD
5:16 ET  Noble Damsel G3  Bel  $200,000  3+ f/m  8f T R8  CARD
5:45 ET  PA DERBY G2  PRX  $1,000,000  3yo  9f  R11  CARD
8:28 ET  Los Alamitos Derby G2  LRC  $200,000  3yo  9f R8  CARD
10:11 ET  Dogwood S (L)  CD  $100,000  3yo f  7f  R9  CARD

3:50 ET  Classy 'n Smart S  WO  $125k  3+ f/m S  8.5f AW R6  CARD
4:56 ET  Kingarvie S  WO  $125k  2yo S  8.5f AW R8  CARD
5:13 ET  John Hettinger S  Bel  $125,000  3+ f/m S  9f T R8  CARD
5:52 ET  Remington Green S (L)  RP  $100,000  3+  9f T R5  CARD
6:20 ET  David M. Vance S  RP  $150,000  3+  6f  R6  CARD
7:41 ET  Governor's Cup (L)  RP  $175,000  3+  9f  R9  CARD
8:12 ET  Remington Park Oaks (L) RP  $200,000  3yo f  8.5f  R10  CARD
8:40 ET  OKLAHOMA DERBY G3  RP  $400,000  3yo  9f  R11  CARD

Breeders' Cup contenders, entries, handicapping, commentary
'Bart' on his way to clash with Winx in Cox Plate after today's win in G1 Underwood Stakes
Winx extends win streak to 11 in George Main
DRF: Road to Kentucky Derby
Kentucky Derby official web site

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