Saturday, August 30, 2014

Aug 29-Sep 1

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LOTS OF FIREWORKS ON THIS LABOR DAY WEEKEND!  The headliners include WISE DAN, making his return in the Bernard Baruch.  Perennial favorite, BEN'S CAT, going for third TURF MONSTER at Parx.  Five Grade 1 races, including the WOODWARD, FOREGO, and the DEL MAR DEBUTANTE on Saturday, and the SPINAWAY and HOPEFUL at Saratoga, Sunday and Monday.
RACING ON TV:  Saturday G1 Woodward and G1 Forego, 6-7 p.m., NBCSN, EDT 


Ann Maree's printable Time Ordered Races / Entries

After a race is completed, click on CARD below to watch replay at BloodHorse results page.

3:15 ET  Bernard Baruch H G2  Sar   $250,000  3&up  1 1/16 mi T R5  CARD
3:57 ET  Vice Regent S  WO   $125,000  3yo S  1 mi T R7  CARD
5:00 ET  Prioress S G2  Sar   $300,000, 3yo f  6f  R8  CARD
5:26 ET  Washington Park H G3 AP   $150,000  3&up  1 1/8 mi AW R8  CARD 
6:12 ET  Forego G1 BC  Sar   $500,000  3&up  7f  R10  CARD
6:46 ET  The Woodward G1  Sar   $600,000  3&up  1 1/8 mi R11  CARD
9:00 ET  Del Mar Debutante S G1 Dmr   $300,000  2yo f  7f AW R9  CARD

Results (Replays can also be accessed by clicking on the CARD)
HRTV Race Replay - Woodward - Itsmyluckyday     Plesa on winning Woodward 
HRTV Race Replay - Forego - Palace
HRTV Race Replay - Prioress - Stonetastic
HRTV Race Replay - Bernard Baruch     J Valesquez Wise Dan comeback
Sunset Glow shines in Del Mar Debutante
Atreides wins Monarchos by 17 1/2 lengths   Stonestreet has star in making in Atreides

3:39 ET  Glens Falls H G3 Sar   $150,000  3+ f/m  1 3/8 mi T R6  CARD
5:47 ET  Spinaway S G1  Sar   $350,000  2yo f  7f R10  CARD 
6:02 ET  Sapling S (L)  Mth   $100,000  2yo  1 mi R11  CARD
7:00 ET  Torrey Pines S G3 Dmr   $100,000  3yo f  1 mi AW  R5  CARD
9:00 ET  Del Mar Derby G2  Dmr   $300,000  3yo  1 1/8 mi T  R5  CARD

More on today's races
Angela Renee faces eight in Spinaway
Flamboyant faces off against Enterprising in Del Mar Derby

2:36 ET  Hopeful S G1  Sar   $350,000  2yo  7f  R6  CARD
3:34 ET  Turf Amazon H (L)  PRX   $200,000  3&up f/m  5f T R8  CARD
4:09 ET  Greenwood Cup G3 PRX   $200,000  3&up  1 1/2 mi  R9  CARD
4:44 ET  Smarty Jones S G3  PRX   $300,000  3yo  8.32f   R10  CARD
5:19 ET  Turf Monster H G3  PRX   $300,000  3&up  5f T  R11  CARD
5:21 ET  Saranac S G3 Sar   $300,000  3yo  1 1/8 mi T R9  CARD
5:32 ET  Boiling Springs S G3  Mth   $100,000  3yo f  1 1/8 mi T R10  CARD
6:30 ET  I'm Smokin S  Dmr   $150,000  2yo S  6f AW  R4  CARD
7:30 ET  Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies T (L) Dmr   $100,000  2yo f  1 mi T  R6  CARD
9:00 ET  Yellow Ribbon H G2  Dmr   $200,000  3&up f/m  1 1/16 mi T  R9  CARD

More on today's races
Hopeful replay - Competitive Edge wins by 2+ - Replay
Ben's Cat just misses by a neck in the Turf Monster - Replay

A pair of unbeaten colts -- I Spent It and Competitive Edge - highlight Hopeful Stakes
Albano, Ben's Cat stand out in Parx stakes
Competitive group entered for Smarty Jones
Ben's Cat seeks third Turf Monster victory
Competitive Yellow Ribbon on tap for Del Mar's Labor Day program


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aug 23-24

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Saturday race outcomes and race replays available at the "CARDS" below.  On Sunday, scroll down to "Pacific Classic" and then to the CARDS and other Sunday special racing info.  Lots going on out west today (Sunday) at Del Mar with the Pacific Classic, and a special treat at Emerald Downs as the finale to the day! 

 That Handicapping Show - Claire Novak / Evan Hammonds
 TVG to have enhanced Pacific Classic Coverage
Saturday, August 23                                               
Travers (G1)
Ballerina (G1)
4:30 - 6 p.m.  NBC
Sunday, August 24
Pacific Classic (G1)
8 - 9 p.m.  NBCSN
All Times Eastern


The Mid-Summer Derby: Historic meeting ground for top 3-year-olds

Mike Kane
August 20, 2014
Affirmed and Alydar in the 1978 Travers. Photo: NYRA/Coglianese Photo.
Affirmed and Alydar in the 1978 Travers. Photo: NYRA/Coglianese Photo.
William Travers’ name was already attached to what has become the oldest and most famous stake at Saratoga Race Course before his horse won the inaugural running 150 years ago.
The fledgling Saratoga Association, with Travers as its first president, opened its new race course on Aug. 2, 1864. The racing experiment of 1863 had been a huge success, and the association promptly purchased land across the street - the site still in use today - and built a one-mile track and viewing stands. 
At 11:30 a.m., racing commenced with the Travers Sweepstakes for 3-year-olds carrying a $1,000-added purse that totaled $2,500. After one false start, the 1 ¾-mile race with a field of five was won by Kentucky, owned in partnership by John Hunter, George Osgood, and Travers. At a track that would become known as the “Graveyard of Favorites,” on this day the third choice in the wagering easily defeated favored Tipperary. 
Long the marquee event of the Saratoga season, the Travers will be contested for the 145th time on Aug. 23. A field of 10, led by Belmont Stakes hero Tonalist, Jim Dandy victor Wicked Strong, and Haskell winner Bayern, the morning-line favorite, will vie for the winner’s $750,000 share of the stakes-record $1.25-million purse. Read more at source...

 Holy Bull's heroic and brave win of the 1994 Travers

Time ordered list of races and entries, plus a look at Sunday's Pacific Classic below.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Aug. 16-17

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ARLINGTON MILLION DAY headlines the racing action on Saturday, with 3 Grade 1 races at Arlington Park, including the $1,000,000 ARLINGTON MILLION, the ALABAMA at Saratoga, and the DEL MAR OAKS, at Del Mar.

Arlington Festival of Racing  ARLINGTON MILLION DAY - PREVIEW
Irish invader Adelaide has been installed as the 8-5 favorite versus eight three-year-old rivals in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 SECRETARIAT, one of four major turf races that comprise Arlington's International Festival of Racing. Ryan Moore will be in to ride the Galileo colt for trainer Aidan O'Brien, who will also send out stakes-placed maiden winner Belisarius, a 20-1 morning line outsider in the 1 1/4-mile affair.

The second running of the $400,000 AMERICAN ST. LEGER, a 1 11/16-mile stayer test inaugurated in 2012, drew a field of 11 long-distance specialists including defending champion Dandino.  Read more...

The morning-line odds reflect the competitive nature of Saturday's Grade 1, $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington, with the early favorite listed at 7-2 and the highest odds of 30-1 belonging to a filly who just missed by a neck in the local prep.  Read more...

Invaders for St. Leger get a feel for Arlington
Magician, Real Solution top 7 horse field Arlington Million
Aidan O'Brien with strong charge
Ten Things You Should Know About the Beverly D Stakes


Duchossois poses in front of the new Arlington facilities
 on June 28, 1989,  the day the track he built reopened
 for business Blood-Horse Library

MAN BEHIND THE MILLION - Special Feature BloodHorse 

The Alabama, run for the first time in 1872, is the longest running stakes race for 3-year-old fillies in the United States.  Ten Things You Should Know about Alabama Stakes

Nine sophomores fillies have been entered in Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga, but STOPCHARGINGMARIA is the likely favorite off a five-length romp in the Coaching Club American Oaks last out.

The Todd Pletcher trainee dropped her season opener at Gulfstream Park in the Davona Dale, and could only manage fourth in the Fantasy at Oaklawn Park two weeks later. It wasn't long, though, before the Tale of the Cat filly showed her true colors when rallying for a neck victory in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico, her first win since a neck score in the Demoiselle in her juvenile finale.  Read more...

Saturday, Arlington Million Day - WGNTV live streaming - Arlington Million 5-6 p.m. CDT
Sunday, Sword Dancer Inv'l - Jockey Club on Fox Sports1 5-6:30 ET

Races in time ordered format, cards below. After a race has been run, come back here to watch the replay by clicking on the CARD.