Friday, November 21, 2014

Nov. 22-23



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DELTA DOWNS JACKPOT DAY
The Delta Downs Jackpot is the centerpiece of an 11-race program that will feature eight stakes races, two graded stakes and more than $2.3 million in total purse money.
Mr. Z, who hails from the barn of Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for the 12th running of the track's signature event. Fifth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile most recently, the Malibu Moon colt has finished second in three graded stakes this year, including the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland two starts back. Paco Lopez will pick up the mount. Read more at source

Take Charge Brandi looks to strengthen credentials for end of year honors in the Delta Princess
 

STARS COME OUT FOR THE HONG KONG TRIALS

Overview Hong Kong International Races  Sunday's races are considered the Trials for the upcoming HKIR on December 14.

From TDN:  The three most recent Horses of the Year in Hong Kong, as well as almost every other important horse in the region, will prep for the Longines Hong Kong International Races in Sunday’s course-and-distance trial races at Sha Tin, a program sponsored by BOCHK Wealth Management.

In the G2 Jockey Club Cup over the 2000 meters, reigning Horse of the Year DESIGNS ON ROME (Ire) (Holy Roman Emperor {Ire}) will look to move forward off an eighth-place effort behind 2012-13 Horse of the Year MILITARY ATTACK (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}) in the Sha Tin Trophy H. Oct. 26, where he finished a one-paced eighth as the even-money favorite. Last year’s Hong Kong Derby and G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner had some things against him, however, as the 1600-meter trip was shy of his best and the pace never materialized, blunting his normally strong finish. To be fair, Military Attack is also best over 10 furlongs, and, despite racing first-up in the Sha Tin Trophy, carried Zac Purton to victory at 13-1. He should come on for the effort while trying to save something for the big day in a little more than three weeks.

The race has also attracted two-time G1 Hong Kong Cup hero CALIFORNIA MEMORY (Highest Honor {Fr}). In the Jockey Club Mile, GOLD-FUNGold-Fun (Ire) (Le Vie dei Colori {GB}) and one-time HOY AMBITIOUS DRAGON (NZ) (Pins {Aus}) will square off looking to improve on their second- and third-place finishes in the Sha Tin Trophy last time out. Gold-Fun was runner-up in last year’s G1 Hong Kong Mile, while Ambitious Dragon, winner of the latter event in 2012, was having his first run for 18 months after nearly being retired with a tendon injury. If either of those stub their toe, ABLE FRIEND (Aus) (Shamardal) should be there to pick up the pieces.

Japan:  Kyoto Racecourse will feature the Group 1 Mile Championship on Sunday, which has drawn a field of 18 runners, and boasts six G1 winners, including previous Mile Championship winners Sadamu Patek (in 2012) and Tosen Ra, NHK Mile Cup champions Grand Prix Boss and Mikki Isle.   The field of 6 Deep Impact-sired runners is topped by Fiero and Tosen Ra.

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For North American races, return here after a race has been run for replays at the CARDS.  Many of the international races will have replays at their sites - follow the links for the cards.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BREEDERS CUP 2014


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Dedicated to Z Princess



BREEDERS CUP RACES & POST TIMES
 
Breeders Cup official web site 
Click on the Entries tab and each horse is a link to more information about record, commentary, etc.
Breeders Cup official site - Headlines


Viewer's Guide to Breeders' Cup - TV schedule

Breeders Cup favorites - biggest flaw for top contenders

DRF Mike Watchmaker handicaps race by race
Pull down menu loads each race for Watchmaker's comments and odds
DRF Handicapping videos, workouts, on-site reports

Bleacher Report - Comprehensive racing info
BloodHorse

Jockey Club's fan site for news, information

Many of HRTV's videos are free and on demand

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Return after the race for a replay by clicking on the "CARD"
The CARD will have the most up to date information for the entries, including any late scratches.

FEATURED RACES

Time ordered races and entries - printable file
Joe Kristufek's 2014 Breeders Cup Picks - Friday
Joe Kristufek's 2014 Breeders Cup Picks - Saturday
TCI Insider - Jon and Joel with their picks - Video

Full Card Past Performances - Fri-Sat
Includes under-card races 1-5 on Friday

Friday, October 31, 2014
5:25 ET  Juvenile Turf   $1,000,000  1 Mile  Details   CARD
6:05 ET  Dirt Mile   $1,000,000  1 Mile  Details   CARD
6:50 ET  Juvenile Fillies Turf   $1,000,000  1 Mile  Details  CARD
7:35 ET  Longines Distaff  $2,000,000  1 1/8 Miles  Details CARD

Results/Replays for Friday

Juvenile Turf - Hootenanny  BloodHorse race write-up
Dirt Mile - Goldencents   BloodHorse race write-up
Juvenile Fillies Turf - Lady Eli   BloodHorse result write-up
Distaff - Untapable     BloodHorse race write-up

News
Distaff Cheat Sheet
Handsome Mike SCR in Dirt Mile


Saturday, November 1, 2014
3:05 ET Juvenile Fillies  $2,000,000  1 1/16 Miles  Details  CARD
3:43 ET Filly & Mare Turf  $2,000,000  1 1/4 Miles  Details CARD
3:21 ET   Filly & Mare Sprint   $1,000,000  7 F  Details   CARD
5:05 ET   Turf Sprint   $1,000,000  6.5 Furlongs  Details   CARD
5:43 ET   Sentient Jet Juvenile   $2,000,000  1 1/16 miles  Details CARD
6:22 ET   Longines Turf   $3,000,000  1 1/2 miles  Details   CARD
7:01 ET   Xpressbet Sprint   $1,500,000  6 Furlongs  Details  CARD
7:40 ET   Mile   $2,000,000  1 mile  Details  CARD
8:35 ET   Classic   $5,000,000  1 1/4 miles  Details CARD 

Results/Replays Saturday
Juvenile Fillies - Take Charge Brandi
Filly & Mare Turf - Dayatthespa
Filly & Mare Sprint - Judy The Beauty
Turf Sprint Replay - Bobby's Kitten
BC Juvenile - Texas Red
BC Turf Replay - Main Sequence
BC Sprint - Work All Week
BC Mile - Karakontie
BC Classic - Bayern - Toast of New York - California Chrome

News
Classic cheat sheet

American Pharoah scratch from Juvenile
Magician scratch from Turf
Free as a Bird scratch from Turf Sprint


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TV COVERAGE
The 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships will be broadcast live on NBC Sports:
Friday, October 31: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Saturday, November 1: 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Saturday, November 1: 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC

BreedersCup.com will live stream all races on Friday and Saturday. The live stream will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on Friday, October 31 and 12:45 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 1.

Breeders' Cup National Coverage in Canada:
Oct. 31: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (TSN2)
Nov. 1: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (TSN2)

For complete NBC coverage in Canada, watch online at
www.TSN.ca/Go. To watch via mobile device (tablets/phones) download the TSN GO app for Apple or Android.

Breeders' Cup National Coverage in France:
Breeders Cup will be broadcast live on TV Channel Equidia Live and also live streamed on the Equidia website
here.

DRF also providing online live streaming for the entire Breeders Cup
Click here to view race order and post times.

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STEVE HASKIN:  Everything you ever wanted to know about the Breeders' Cup Classic, but were afraid to ask! (click here)
STEVE HASKIN: High Noon for Bayern and Moreno
Haskin: Top 3-year-olds abound in BC Classic

DRF pre-race videos - workouts

HRN - Breeders Cup Dashboard - click here - click on a race, click on a horse, scroll to the bottom of the page, past the comments, for a listing and link to view each of the past races for a particular horse.  Best site to view video past performances for individual horses

 
British BC contingent represented by 16 entries
Affordable at the Top - Runners in BC that sold under $50K

MORE TO COME....

 


Friday, October 17, 2014

Oct 18-19


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FLASH!  FRANKEL'S LITTLE BROTHER TAKES THE BRITISH CHAMPION STAKES! 

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From U.S., to Canada, to Australia, to Great Britain, and Japan
Time Ordered Races / Entries - Printable file

WEEKEND RACING, PRIMARILY OVERSEAS: With the lull before our own Breeders Cup coming up, the top class racing will take place outside the U.S. this weekend, but there are a couple of races in the U.S. that might be of interest. First on Friday, Rosalind runs in the G3 Pin Oak Valley View at Keeneland (a friend of mine has an interest in Goldy Espony also in this race). Then on Saturday, the Grade 2 Lexus Raven Run at Keeneland has several 3 yr old fillies whose sires are of... interest: Street Sense (2 entries), A.P. Indy, Tapit, Flatter, Birdstone, Speightstown (2 entries). 

Also in the U.S. will be the biggest day of American hunt races at Far Hills, New Jersey. See more info below.
 
In our own backyard, on Sunday, our Canadian friends will be celebrating the running of the PATTISON CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL. Brown Panther (the Irish St. Leger winner), Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy), and Hillstar (another British invader, to be ridden by Ryan Moore, trained by Sr. Michael Stoute) head a field of ten.

The biggest races, however, are taking place overseas: Saturday, AUSTRALIA'S G1 CAULFIELD CUP, one of the lead-up races to the Melbourne Cup; GREAT BRITAIN, BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS. Sunday: JAPAN's G1 SHUKA SHO, the final leg of the Japan Fillies Triple Crown. Due to the time difference for Australia and Japan, it will be easier to catch the replays later in the day.

There are some races around the U.S. for state-breds in Maryland, New York,  Oklahoma, and West Virginia.  Check out any races you might have an interest in at BloodHorse racing index
 
BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS - SATURDAY OCTOBER 18

The BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIPS can be seen in the U.S. starting Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m. New York time, with the two key races -- the QE II at 10:30 ET, and the Champions Stakes at 11:05 a.m. The race at 8:45 a.m. is the Long Distance Cup, which will feature the Queen's Estimate in what could be her last race. Despite many of the biggest stars being ruled out for conditions, injury or retirement, Cirrus des Aigles, the 8 year old wonder gelding, is expected to be in the lineup for the Champions Stakes, along with Noble Mission (Frankel's brother), Al Kazeem, and Ruler of the World. Conditions at Newmarket are expected to be "testing" (wet!). More to come!
British Championships - Champions Day info
Champions Day looks short of champions

British Championships - Entries
Advance Going: Heavy 
British Champions Day - All races on one page
Result will show up at the CARD link
9:20 a.m. ET  BC Sprint Stakes (Group 2) (Class 1)  (3YO plus) - 6f   Gordon Lord Byron
9:55 a.m. ET  BC Fillies & Mares Stakes (Group 1) (Class 1)  (3YO plus) - 1m 4f  Replay
10:30 a.m. ET  Queen Elizabeth II S (One Mile G1 3+, 1m  Race Replay - Charm Spirit
11:05 a.m. ET  Champion Stakes G1, (BC Middle Distance (3YO plus) - 1m 2f  Race Replay - Noble Mission
11:45 a.m. ET  Balmoral Handicap 3YO + - 1m

More on today's races
Estimate profile
Estimate given go ahead for crack at long distance Cup