Thursday, October 13, 2016


Let's Go To The Races - Oct 15-16, 2016
This is a non-commercial blog - Started as a convenience to organize my race viewing

 UPI Weekend Preview
Robert Kieckhefer's Preview of Weekend of racing around the world
Several options to watch
Check out America's Best Racing for viewing options
Far Hills Live Streaming - Starting 1:00 pm ET
British races can be seen at TVG (television or live streaming) and
TwinSpires, live stream (account required)


British Champions Day Web Site
Aidan O'Brien praise for Arc victor ahead of Champion Stakes quest
Beckett hoping Simple Verse can step up to long distance challenge
Richard Fahey expecting Classic winners to offer tough QEII test to Ribchester
John Gosden expecting stern examination for Journey in Champions heat
 FAR Hills  
96th Running of the Far Hills Race Meeting aging like a fine wine

FAR HILLS, SATURDAY, OTCTOBER 15: "We're very excited about the 2016 race," said Torsillieri. "We'll have live streaming for the first time, which will enable us to promote other charities. Pari-mutuel wagering is coming (2017). The New Jersey Racing Commission will be on the scene for a dry-run to help put it in place next year."

Signature race is the Grand National Hurdle G1 $350,000 4+ 21f T R4, post time 3:00 p.m. ET. Nicky Henderson (Sprinter Sacre) has a horse running, Days of Heaven, and Sprinter Sacre's jockey Nicolai DeBoinville will ride. Also, another Irish bred, Rawnaq, with the famed Ruby Walsh to ride.

"The live event will be live streamed and available on the National Steeplechase Association website, The streaming will begin shortly before the first race at 1 p.m. and will continue through the last of seven scheduled races." Read more at source

Ruby Walsh bids to complete Grand National set in U.S.


Web Site - Overview and Entries
History and Records
Contenders and Form
A Royal Invasion at Woodbine
Woodbine Diaries: A Morning with a Royal Racehorse

Video with analysis of the runners


U.S. race replays can be viewed shortly following the running of a race at CARD below.



Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable File
Race Index - U.S.

International - Australia

Odds and guide to the G1 Caulfield Cup
Field Analysis - Full Detail
Charlie Appleby buoyant as Scottish tackles Caulfield Cup

1:30 a.m. ET BMW CAULFIELD CUP  G1, US$2,263,625, 3yo/up, 2400mT R8  CARD
Filly, Jameka, one of the favorites for this important lead-up race to the Melbourne Cup (Nov. 1)

International - Great Britain
Comprehensive Guide to all Champions Day races in one place - click here
or choose one of the individual races below.  Times below adjusted from BT to New York - ET (5-hour time difference)

8:25 ET British Champions Long Dist Cup G2  ASC  $441,000  3+  16f T R1 CARD
Forecast: 4/5 Order Of St George, 9/2 Simple Verse, 7/1 Forgotten Rules, 10/1 Quest For More, 12/1 Litigant, 14/1 Sheikhzayedroad, 16/1 Nearly Caught, 50/1 Sandro Botticelli, 66/1 Suegioo, 100/1 Gold Prince
Note: Simple Verse won the Fillies & Mare's Stakes last year but going longer here, and she is the second favorite.

9:00 ET  British Champions Sprint S G1  ASC  $882,000  3+  6f T R2 CARD
Forecast: 11/4 Quiet Reflection, 9/2 Shalaa, 5/1 The Tin Man, 7/1 Mecca's Angel, 7/1 Twilight Son, 8/1 Librisa Breeze, 12/1 Signs Of Blessing, 12/1 Brando, 25/1 Donjuan Triumphant, 33/1 Don't Touch, 33/1 Mr Lupton, 50/1 Mobsta, 50/1 Growl, 66/1 Jack Dexter       IT'S THE TIN MAN!!!!

9:35 ET  British Champions F & M S G1  ASC  $809,000  3+ f/m  12f T R3 CARD
Forecast: 2/1 Seventh Heaven, 11/4 Zhukova, 6/1 Journey, 8/1 Speedy Boarding, 10/1 Queen's Trust, 16/1 Bateel, 16/1 Even Song, 16/1 Architecture, 25/1 Pretty Perfect, 33/1 Bocca Baciata, 33/1 California, 33/1 Promising Run, 66/1 Maleficent Queen
10:10 ET  Queen Elizabeth II S G1  ASC  $1,617,000  3+  8f T R4 CARD
Forecast: 2/1 Minding, 9/4 Ribchester, 9/2 Galileo Gold, 8/1 Awtaad, 10/1 Lightning Spear, 12/1 Jet Setting, 25/1 Hathal, 25/1 Stormy Antarctic, 25/1 Hit It A Bomb, 50/1 Mitchum Swagger, 66/1 Breton Rock, 66/1 Adaay, 500/1 Barchan

10:45 ET  British Champion S G1  ASC  $1,911,000  3+  10f T R5 CARD
Forecast: 11/8 Almanzor, 9/4 Found, 5/1 Fascinating Rock, 12/1 Jack Hobbs, 16/1 My Dream Boat, 16/1 Midterm, 20/1 Racing History, 20/1 Us Army Ranger, 50/1 The Grey Gatsby, 66/1 Gabrial, 100/1 Maverick Wave
Note: Fascinating Rock won this race last year and is back to defend his title as the third favorite..

North America
2:01 ET  Futurity S G3  Bel  $200,000  2yo  6f  R3  CARD
4:30 ET  California Distaff H  SA  $100,000  3+ f/m S  abt 6.5f T R3  CARD
4:37 ET  Ruling Angel S  WO  $100,000  3yo f  6.5f AW  R8  CARD
4:46 ET  Pebbles S (L)  Bel  $200,000  3yo f  8f T R8  CARD
5:30 ET  Queen Elizabeth II Chlg Cup G1 Kee  $500,000  3yo f  9f T R9  CARD

Two Fillies with an upset chance in the Q E II

Hunt Racing - U.S. - Far Hills    Live stream - click here around 1:00 p.m. ET  
2:20 ET  Foxbrook Champion Hurdle S  FH  $100,000  4+ R  20f T R3 CARD
3:00 ET  Grand National Hurdle G1  FH  $350,000  4+  21f T R4  CARD
Rawnaq wins Grand National with Ruby Walsh - headed to Cheltenham in 2017

International - Japan

PREVIEW - Get acquainted with the Japan 3 year old fillies. Last leg of  Fillies Triple Crown (not on the line this year). Last filly of the 4 in history to win the Filly Triple Crown was Gentildonna in 2012.

2:40 a.m. ET  Shuka Sho G1  Kyoto JRA  $1,659,000 3yo f  10f T R  CARD
                       Final leg of the Filly Triple Crown

North America
2:34 ET  Matron S G3  Bel  $200,000  2yo f  6f  R 4 CARD
2:42 ET  Ontario Fashion S G3 WO  $150,000  3+ f/m  6f AW R4  CARD
3:48 ET  Nearctic S G2 WO  $300,000  3+  6f T R6  CARD
4:56 ET  E.P. Taylor S G1 WO  $500,000  3+ f/m  10f T R8  CARD
5:40 ET  Canadian Int'l G1 WO  $1,000,000  3+  12f T 28 R9  CARD

Tingle Creek is plan for Sprinter Sacre
Sprinter Sacre enjoying his summer vacation

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