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DRD Live: ACCELERATED POST TIMES ON SATURDAY
Accelerated post times SATURDAY to avoid running Cigar Mile in darkness. There will be accelerated post times today at Aqueduct to help avoid running the biggest race of the meet -- the Grade 1 Cigar Mile -- in darkness as was the case with Friday's 10th race.
Thus, the Cigar Mile, originally scheduled for 4:20, will go off at 4:11. It is the last of 10 races on the card. First post remains 11;50 a.m.
Other stakes post times are:
Other stakes post times are:
From TwinSpires blog (Brisnet):
Kentucky Derby points on the line in Kentucky Jockey Club, Remsen
Thanksgiving Saturday is a big day in American racing. At Churchill Downs, McCracken and Daddy's Lil Darling top their respective fields in the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Golden Rod (G2). Both are qualifiers as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks series.
Juveniles will also be in action at Aqueduct in other Derby and Oaks preps. Takaful will try and make it two-for-two in the Remsen (G2), while trainer Rudy Rodriguez has a three-pronged challenge in the Demoiselle (G2) for fillies.
The feature at Aqueduct on Saturday is the $500,000 Cigar Mile (G1), led by one-turn mile specialist Anchor Down and Pennsylvania Derby (G2) winner Connect. Lewis Bay heads the Comely (G3) for three-year-old fillies.
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) runner-up Om head the field in the Seabiscuit H. (G2) at Del Mar, which also hosts the Jimmy Durante (G3) for juvenile fillies on the turf.
Clark Handicap draws salty field of 10
The $500,000 Clark H. (G1), the Black Friday feature at Churchill Downs, has come up salty with three-year-old Gun Runner challenging older rivals Noble Bird, Hoppertunity, Effinex, and Shaman Ghost.
James Scully gives his scouting report on each horse in Pool 1 of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW), while Ed DeRosa has some information you can use before betting the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager.
Japanese invader Nuovo Record is looking to rebound from a lackluster Breeders' Cup try in the Red Carpet (G3) at Del Mar on Thanksgiving Day, while Ashleyluvssugar is the one to fear in Friday's Hollywood Turf Cup (G2) at the seaside course.
Not This Time retired, withdrawn from KDFW Pool 1
Leading two-year-old Not This Time, a close second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), was unexpectedly retired on Monday to stand stud at Taylor Made Farm Monday after suffering a soft tissue injury. The colt was an immediate withdrawal from the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) Pool 1, which will be held November 24-27. The Mutual Field was made the 5-2 morning line favorite, followed by likely champion Classic Empire at 8-1.
Meanwhile, the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager has Tapit as the 10-1 top individual choice. The wager will be offered only once, from November 24-27.
Thanksgiving Day brings great racing at Churchill Downs, with Include Betty and The Pizza Man the respective top weights in the $200,000 Falls City H. (G3) and $100,000 River City H. (G3).
At Aqueduct on Turkey Day, Stallwalkin' Dude will be favored to take the venerable Fall Highweight H. (G3) under a 134-pound impost, while Green Gratto seeks to become the first male every to win the century-old race twice.
On Thanksgiving Eve, racing fans can feast on lots of stakes action at Zia Park and Penn National.
From the weekend, Kellie Reilly recapped the final local preps for the Hong Kong International Races, as well as Mastery's comfortable victory in the Bob Hope (G3) at Del Mar.
Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable file
Don't forget, after a race has concluded, return here and click on the CARD for a replay, about a 10-15 minute delay.
THURSDAY12:50 ET Gio Ponti S, Aqu, $125,000, 3yo, 1 1/16mT R3 CARD
1:50 ET Furlough S, Aqu, $100,000, 2yo, f, 6f R5 CARD
3:20 ET FALL HIGHWEIGHT H G3, Aqu, $200,000, 3+, 6f R8 CARD
3:53 ET FALLS CITY H G2, CD, $200,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/8m R10 CARD
4:22 ET RIVER CITY H G3, CD, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/8mT R11 CARD
5:00 ET RED CARPET S G3, Dmr, $100,000, 3+, f&m, 1 3/8mT R7 CARD
3:20 ET Winter Memories S, Aqu, $125,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/16mT R8 CARD
5:56 ET CLARK H G1, CD, $500,000, 3+, 1 1/8m R11 CARD
5:27 ET MRS REVERE S G2, CD, $200,000, 2yo, f, 1 1/16mT R10 CARD
6:00 ET HOLLYWOOD TURF CUP G2, Dmr, $200,000, 3+, 1 1/2mT R6 CARD
SATURDAY12:50 ET COMELY S G3, Aqu, $250,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m R3 CARD
2:00 ET DEMOISELLE S G2, Aqu, $300,000, 2yo, f, 1 1/8m R6 CARD
2:00 ET MY CHARMER S G3, GPW, $100,000, 3+, f&m, 1 1/16mT R5 CARD
3:01 ET TROPICAL TURF H G3, GPW, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/16mT R7 CARD
3:20 ET REMSEN S G2, Aqu, $300,000, 2yo, 1 1/8m R8 CARD
4:20 ET CIGAR MILE H G1, Aqu, $500,000, 3+, 1m R10 CARD
4:46 ET Sir Barton S r, WOO, $125,000, 3+, 1 1/16m R8 CARD
4:57 ET GOLDEN ROD S G2, CD, $200,000, 2yo, f, 1 1/16m R9 CARD
5:56 ET KY JOCKEY CLUB G2, CD, $200,000, 2yo, 1 1/16m R11 CARD
6:00 ET JIMMY DURANTE S G3, Dmr, $100,000, 2yo, f, 1mT R6 CARD
6:15 ET BERKELEY H G3, GGF, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/16m R6 CARD
7:00 ET SEABISCUIT H G2, Dmr, $200,000, 3+, 1 1/16mT R8 CARD
International - Japan
KITASAN BLACK WINS FOR FUN!
JAPAN CUP - Preview
Twenty one horses are in line for the big event this week at Tokyo Racecourse and 18 of them will be taking their places in the gate come Sunday. It is the 36th running of the Japan Cup, an icon of international color and now the richest horserace in Japan.
This year, the JRA has boosted the bounty yet again, with a Japan Cup first-place catch now up 50 million yen from last year to an incredible 300 million yen. The total purse has been raised to 624 million yen.(approx. $5.2 Million US).
This year, three horses from abroad have made the trip to Japan, two of them repeaters, all of them Grade 1 winners. France once again fields Erupt, and Germany fields two runners – first-time participant Iquitos and Nightflower, looking to better her 11th-place finish of last year. More at source
Japan Jockey Club Barrier Draw
DRF - Japan Cup - Steve Andersen
CECIL B DEMILLE S G3, Dmr, $100,000, 2yo, 1mT R CARD
NATIVE DIVER H G3, Dmr, $100,000, 3+, 1 1/8m R CARD
Swynford S, WOO, $125,000, 2yo, 6f R8 CARD