Mr. Commons leads field of 10 into Oceanside S. on Del Mar’s opening day | Free Past Performances too

Today is opening day of the 7 week season at Del Mar. They’ll be getting the meet underway with the traditional Oceanside Stakes  with 5/2 favorite Mr. Commons on this race #8 card. This race is for 3yo’s, going a mile, for a purse of $100,000 out on that fable “Turf that meets the Surf“!

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Here are today’s starters, by post position, horse and m/l odds,

1. Akkadian at 5/1

2. Burns at 12/1

3. Mr. Commons at 5/2

4. Fort Hastings  at 6/1

5. Moment of Weakness at 15/1

6. Temple’s Door at 6/1

7. Robbie’s War at 20/1

8. Extensive at 3/1

9. Macho Dorado at 30/1

10. Chosen Miracle at 8/1

Our favorites are 1,3,4,6 and 8 in exactas and tri’s


results were 3,2,8 and 7 no cashes here!

See full results by clicking here!

Link to race replay below

So the Del Mar season is now up and running and it should be a great one. So you folks in the Southern California area hop on the 5 and take in some San Diego area hospitality!


2011 Resorts Haskell Early Odds by “downthestretchs”

As we’ve scoured the internet for some early 2011 Haskell Odds for you to ponder and we came up empty, so we’ll offer you our own early 2011 Haskell Odds!

Free Past Performances,

This year’s Haskell is to be televised by

starting at 5:00 pm!

Our criteria here is based on several critical factors

1. We assume the 8 on our probables posting is the entire field this year!

2. A standard summer day at Monmouth Park weather-wise and not a “monsoon”!

3. Past Performances of course will rule the day here!

All horse names are linked to that horse’s PP’s or a Profile!

So here is our shot at some early 2011 Resorts Haskel Invitational odds making,

*Updated – 7/28/11,

Our Odds                              Official M/L Odds

At 2/1 is Shackleford  –                 5/2

At 4/1 is Ruler On Ice –                  4/1

At 9/2 is Pants On Fire –               4/1

At 6/1 is Astrology –                       9/2

At 8/1 is Coil –                                    3/1

At 10/1 is JJ’s Lucky Train–      20/1

At 12/1 is Concealed Identity 12/1

At 15/1 is Joe Vann –                     15/1

Looks like we got really close here with our early odds!

The GI King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is on tap at Royal Ascot this Sunday

This Sunday at Royal Ascot (seen here) is the GI King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes turfer going 1 1/2 mile (2412) metres, on the flat, for 3yo’s and up, for a purse of £750,000 (approximately $1,133,615 US), a very big real there!

This is also a Breeders’ Cup Turf division “win and your in” contest and the lone B/C challenge race on the schedule for this week!

Probables are and futures from various european wagering houses,

Workforce 5/2 2 15/8 7/2 5/2 2
Rewilding 5/2 5/2 10/3 7 5/2 3
St Nicholas Abbey 5/4 6/4 19/10 10 5/4 5/4
Nathaniel 10 9 17/2 20 10 8
Midday 16 16 32 25 16 20
Seville 33 20 27 25 33 11/4
Debussy 66 66 143 66 100

Highlighted Names are link to that’s horses Profile!

No, we won’t take a handicapping swipe at this race, as we are out of our element here, but you can see what the Brit’s have in mind with these futures above!

This is a big one for the Brit’s and a Breeders’ Cup “win and you’re in” to boot and why it’s on our radar!

Del-Mar and Saratoga the Mid-Summer’s Dream!

If you’re sweltering in the N.Y.C. heat today or in the L.A. basin, well then it’s time for a dreamy mid-summer “Road Trip“.

New Yorker’s need to hit the thruway north to the Saratoga exits, then cool their heels at the Old Spa (seen here) and watch as they saddled all the runners under the trees in the cool adirondack air. The season here goes from 7/22/11 thru 9/5/11 with all the usual big-time graded stakes fun that we’ve all come to love!

The Del-Mar (seen here) season runs from 7/20/11 thru 9/7/11. So all you Angelenos breakout the “low-riders”, avoid the 405 and cruise south on the “5” to “Where the Turf meets the Surf” for some deeply cool Southern California breezes and high-class thoroughbred action for the next 7 weeks!

So if you are looking to beat the mid-summer heat with a change of scenery, we always recommend these two thoroughbred racing venues for some cool summer action!