Week of June 14, 2010
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder

Summer swung into gear with a great weekend of racing that produced plenty of impressive winners. Rachel Alexandra regained her form, Blame closed impressively into soft fractions and Zenyatta made history, again!

Summer means there’s more turf racing and later in the week we’ll bring you a post on turf angles to help you make the most of it (ok, this piece will be next week, sorry!). We’ll also bring you a review of Steven Crist’s Exotic Betting, which was ranked number three in our HRF Index of Favorite Handicapping Books.

Last Week’s Races

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2010 Ogden Phipps Replay
Scoring her first graded victory, Life at Ten set blazing fractions and held on for her fifth consecutive win in the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps.

2010 Fleur De Lis Replay
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra got back to form in her 10 1/2 length victory in the Fleur De Lis.

2010 Stephen Foster Replay
Blame overcame a wide a post position and slow fractions to impressively win the Stephen Foster. His next stop will be the Whitney at Saratoga.

2010 Californian Stakes Replay
Rail Trip easily put away the Californian field at Hollywood Park as a prep for Hollywood Gold Cup next month.

2010 Vanity Handicap Replay
In perhaps her most impressive race to date, Zenyatta made it 17 for 17 in her third consecutive win in the Vanity Handicap, overtaking the game St. Trinians in the final 60 yards. She’s now surpassed Cigar, Citation, Hallowed Dreams, and Mister Frisky who all had 16 consecutive wins.

Stakes Races This Week

Check probable starters at Horse Racing Nation’s Stakes Tracker

See you at the track!

Elsewhere of Interest


  • It was a GREAT week in racing! :-)

    Loving the new site! Super, having the race replays and related links!!


  • Glad to hear it Angela, thanks! And indeed it was a great week of racing. I’m looking forward to the Colonial Turf Cup this coming weekend. I’m also hoping the New York Handicap turns out to be a good field.

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