Friday, March 3, 2017

March 4-5, 2017 - Derby Trail Heats Up!

Let's Go To The Races - Mar 4-5, 2017
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Catch up on the point counts for horses qualifying for the Derby, including race replays
Replays and details also available at

Several upsets change the standings - Derby Trail
Gotham upset J Boys Echo, Cloud Computing, El Areeb - replay
Fountain of Youth - Gunnevera, Practical Joke, Three Rules - replay

The Fillies - The Oaks Trail
Davona Dale - Miss Sky Warrior, Jordan's Henny, Summer Luck
Santa Ysabel - No upset here - Unique Bella showed up


 UPI Weekend Preview with Robert Kieckhefer
"It's Super Saturday in Dubai and a pretty darn good weekend of Thoroughbred racing all around the globe. On the Kentucky Derby trail, Irish War Cry is the favorite in Saturday's Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park, El Areeb in the Gotham at Aqueduct and En Hanse in the Battaglia at Turfway Park. Unique Bella, leader in the Oaks division, seeks her fourth straight win Saturday at Santa Anita.
Gulfstream Park also has a talent-laden lineup of stakes on the Saturday card, with an emphasis on the turf.  In other international action, Australia may have Guineas at both Randwick and Flemington, depending on weather. Also at Randwick, one-time world sprint leader Chautauqua will try to get back in gear."  Read more at source

TVG TV - airing Live from Meydan Super Saturday
Twin Spires - live streaming - Requires account
Gulfstream Park - Free live streaming
Santa Anita - Free live streaming - Free live streaming

Other TV Coverage
NBC SPORTS Group adds world-wide racing coverage

Dancer hopes to improve in Davona Dale
El Areeb carries four-race win streak into Gotham
Irish War Cry bears the target on Fountain of Youth
Haskin: Darby Dan back on the Derby Trail
Sherack, DeRosa & DiDonato Handicap Road to the to the Crown for Mar 4
Race Day 360 - News Headlines
The filly who has the Englishman eyeing Churchill Downs once again
Five Questions to be answered in Fountain of Youth
Greenpointcrusader set for stakes return in Hooper

Spotlight: Unique Bella
She's going up against two Grade 1 winners in Noted and Quoted and Abel Tasman
Santa Ysabel - No upset here - Unique Bella showed up - Replay
Unique Bella challenged by G1 winners in Santa Ysabel
All Eyes on Unique Bella in Santa Ysabel Mar 4
Las Virgines 2/5 Santa Anita R6 by 8 3/4 - Replay
Santa Ynez 1/8 Santa Anita R8 by 7 1/2 - Replay
Jaw dropping Maiden at 2nd asking Del Mar 11/26 - Replay

Dubai World Cup Carnival
Lani to return in Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 Saturday
Five things to watchout for on Super Saturday at DWC Carnival
Lani — Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3, 9.55a.m.
"Loony" Lani has become something of a cult figure on social media, but the Japanese grey certainly has talent. The UAE Derby he won last season was not the strongest, but he showed in America last summer that he could mix it at the top table when third in the Belmont Stakes — a career best.
That race is staged over 2,400 metres, but connections run on Saturday over 2000 metres and are mulling skipping the World Cup in favour of the Godolphin Mile. Lani will be in the hands of British rider Ryan Moore on Thursday night, a jockey unlikely to suffer his mount’s wayward tendencies gladly.

Super Saturday aims to be the ideal springboard for Dubai World Cup success once again - click here

Race Cards - Super Saturday  <=== Click this link & Select Race Number for list of entries
Saturday, March 4, 2017        Jebel Hatta   Race 7  Group 1 Turf 1,800m $300,000
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Dubai City Of Gold Race 3         Group 2 Turf a2,410m $250,000
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Mahab Al Shimaal Race 2  Group 3 Dirt 1,200m $200,000
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Burj Nahaar Race 4  Group 3 Dirt 1,600m $200,000
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Al Bastakiya Race 1  Listed Dirt 1,900m $250,000
Saturday, March 4, 2017 Al Maktoum Rnd 3 Race 6  Group 1 Dirt 2,000m $400,000

Some noteworthy horses: 
Race 2: Reynaldothewizard, Cool Cowboy
Race 3:  Postponed
Race 4:  Polar River, Le Bernardin Also cross entered in Race 6
Race 5:  Krypton Factor
Race 6:  Lani


RACE REPLAYS       YouTube channel - Race replays


Come back here and click on CARD for results and video replays for North American races and many foreign races will have results links posted.

1:30 ET  Herecomesthebride S G3  GP  $100,000  3yo  f  8.5f T R4  CARD
2:00 ET  Fred W. Hooper H G3  GP  $100,000  4+  8f R5  CARD
2:20 ET  Heavenly Prize Inv'l (L)  Aqu  $150,000  4+ f/m  8.5f R3  CARD
2:30 ET  Sand Springs S  GP  $100,000  4+ f/m  8f T R6  CARD
3:01 ET  The Very One S G3  GP  $150,000  4+ f/m  9.5f T R5  CARD
4:03 ET  Palm Beach S G3T  GP  $100,000  3yo   8.5f T R9  CARD
4:34 ET Davona Dale S# G2  GP  $200,000  3yo f  8f R10  CARD
4:50 ET Gotham S* G3  Aqu  $300,000  3yo  8.5f  R8  CARD
5:05 ET  Canadian Turf S G3  GP  $150,000  4+  8f T R11  CARD
5:09 ET  Gazebo S  OP  $125,000  3yo  6f R7  CARD
5:35 ET  Mac Diarmida S G2  GP  $200,000  4+  11f T R12  CARD
5:38 ET  Spring Fever S L  OP  $125,000  4+ f/m  5.5f R8  CARD
6:00 ET  Santa Ysabel S# G3 SA  $100,000#  3yo  f  8.5f R6  CARD
6:05 ET Fountain of Youth S * G2  GP  $400,000  3yo  8.5f R13  CARD
8:40 ET  John Battaglia Memorial S (L)  TP  #$100,000  3yo 8.5f AW R6  CARD
* = Derby Prep  50-20-10-5              # = Oaks Prep 50-20-10-5

4:30 ET  Las Flores S G3 SA  $100,000  4+ f/m  6f R3  CARD


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