Friday, August 15, 2014

Aug. 16-17



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BIG WEEKEND OF ELITE RACING AROUND U.S.  5 GRADE 1 RACES on SATURDAY, 1 ON SUNDAY!

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...

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

 5:00 P.M. CDT:  WGN - TV CHICAGO - LIVE STREAM ARLINGTON MILLION



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 







GRADE 1 ALABAMA STAKES 
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...

RACING ON TV
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.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Aug 9-10



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ACTIVE WEEKEND FOR TWO YEAR OLDS!
The racing landscape is awash with races for two year olds, which include maiden races as well as races for accomplished two year olds, such as the two featured races at Saratoga on Sunday, the ADIRONDACK, and the SARATOGA SPECIAL.  The Adirondack includes fillies who all broke their maidens on debut, that is, they graduated the first time they tried.  A few have had more than one race. 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 10, SARATOGA, FOX SPORTS 1 SHOWCASES NATION'S TOP 2 YEAR OLD COLTS & FILLIES, 5-6:30 EDT
ADIRONDACK STAKES, $200,0OO, FILLIES - 5:27 EDT
Among the fillies in the Adirondack will be WONDER GAL 3/1 (Tiz Wonderful) who impressed on debut with a 14 1/2 length romp July 6. Another favorite will be CAVORTING (Bernardini), who won on debut at Belmont by 11 lengths July 3. Then there's VIVIAN DA BLING 4/1 (Too Much Bling) who won on debut by 9 1/2 and followed that up with a 6 1/4 length win in her second start. ANGELA RENEE 5/2 (Bernardni) winner on debut by 2 1/2. EMPRESSIVE HUMOR (8/1) (Distorted Humor) winner on debut. All fillies were winners on debut.

SARATOGA SPECIAL 2 YO, $200,000 6:04 EDT America's Best  Racing web site provides this Predicteform Analysis of Saratoga Special
Eleven entries, with 7 who each graduated on debut. 

ACROSS THE POND

Europe's top two year olds to meet at the Curragh
Aljamaaheer seeks breakthrough at Deauville Aug 10


FEATURED RACES


Ann Maree's Time Ordered Races & Entries

Weekend racing index to all U.S. races

SATURDAY
2:49 ET  Desert Vixen S  GP   $100,000  2yo f R  6f   R 4  CARD
4:40 ET  Ontario Debutante S  WO   $125,000 2yo f  6f AW R8 CARD
5:10  ET  Gardenia G3  ElP   $100,000  3&up f/m  1 mi   R8 CARD
5:51 ET  Monmouth Oaks G3  Mth   $100,000 3yo f  1 1/16 mi  R11 CARD 
6:03 ET  Dr. Fager S  GP   $100,000  2yo R  6f  R10 CARD
6:10 ET   Fourstardave H G2  Sar   $500,000  3&up  1 mi T R10 CARD  
7:00 ET   La Jolla H G3  Dmr   $150,000  3yo  1 1/16 mi T  R5  CARD
11:03 ET  Prairie Meadows Juvenile Mile  PrM   $100,000 2yo  1 mi   R9 CARD

SUNDAY
11:05 ET  Keeneland Phoenix Stakes G1,, Curr, 2yo, 6f, R4  CARD 
3:33 ET  Play the King S G2  WO   $200,000 3&up  7f T  R6 CARD
5:12 ET  Wonder Where S  WO   $250,000  3yo f R  1 1/4 mi T  R9 CARD
5:27 ET  Adirondack S G2  Sar   $200,000  2yo f  6.5f   R9 CARD
6:04 ET  Toyota Saratoga Special S G2  Sar   $200,000  2yo  6.5f   R10 CARD
8:30 ET  John C. Mabee S G2  Dmr   $250,000  3&up f/m  1 1/8 mi T  R8 CARD 
Return here after a race is run to view the replay at the CARD
 

Friday, August 1, 2014

August 2-3

 
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WILL TAKE CHARGE AND PALACE MALICE MEET SOME OLD FRIENDS IN THE WHITNEY
Will Take Charge and Palace Malice meet again Aug. 2 in the $1.5 million Whitney Handicap (gr. I), squaring off at Saratoga Race Course as the top two choices in a field of nine drawn for the 1 1/8-mile test.

The Whitney will be broadcast as part of NBC's "Summer at Saratoga: Breeders' Cup Challenge Series" program that will air at 5 p.m. ET. Saturday's show will be hosted by Tom Hammond, who will be joined by analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, and reporters Donna Brothers and Eddie Olczyk. The Aug. 2 show will also include the $500,000 Longines Test Stakes (gr. I) for fillies and mares, to be run at seven furlongs.  Read more
 
With four victories in four starts this year, Palace Malice hopes to continue making a statement in the second half of the season when he races Aug. 2 in the grade I Whitney Handicap at Saratoga Race Course.

And, if the 4-year-old Curlin   colt continues his roll, his owners believe he has a shot at Horse of the Year honors for 2014.  Read more

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FEATURED RACES
 Times may vary - All times adjusted to EDT

Ann Maree's Time Ordered Races - List & Entries - printable
 
SATURDAY
4:10 ET  De La Rose S  Sar   $100,000  4+ f/m  8f T   R7   CARD
4:15 ET  Eternal Search S  WO   $125.000  3yo f  1 1/16 mi AW   R8   CARD  
4:42 ET  Alfred G. Vanderbilt H G1  Sar   $350.000  3+  6f   R8   CARD
5:14 ET  Test S G1 Sar   $500,000  3yo f  7f   R9   CARD  on NBC 
5:46 ET  Whitney  G1 Sar   $1,500,000  3+  1 1/8 mi    R 10  CARD  on NBC
6:20 ET  Lure S  Sar   $100,000 a 4+  1 1/16 mi T    R11   CARD
8:30 ET  Clement. Hirsch S G1 Dmr   $300,000  3+ f/m  1 1/16 mi AW R8   CARD

SUNDAY
2:26 ET  Nandi S  WO   $125.000  2yo f S  6f AW   R2   CARD 
4:27 ET  Seagram Cup S G3  WO   $150,000  3+  1 1/16 mi AW    R8   CARD
5:22 ET  Waya S (L)  Sar   $100,000  3+ f/m  1 1/2 mi T    R9   CARD
8:30 ET  Best Pal S G2 $200,000  2yo  6.5f AW    R8   CARD