Haydock to Black Rock. Saturday Special

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Saturday Special. A long way from the finger-on-the-pulse at Saratoga, we bring you butt-on-the-couch from around the world. Big day of racing at Kentucky Downs, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, Parx and other venues including Black Rock. Yes, Black Rock.

Kempton. First Race. 8:45. Four juveniles clash. Power Game finished second in his debut while Godolphin counterpart Strong Chemistry makes debut.

Kempton. Second Race. 9:20. The Group 3 September Stakes. Dandino makes first start since finishing second behind The Pizza Man at Arlington Park in August. World traveler Red Cadeaux aims to bolster his $7 million in earnings.

Kempton. Third Race. 9:55. The London Mile. Competitive 16-runner race for $99,500.

Haydock. Third Race. 10:15. So many choices in England. Handicap going a mile and three quarters. Goodwood Mirage, last seen being brought down in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham, returns for Jonjo O’Neill. Glenard, son of Arch, tries to win two in a row while Havana Cooler and Epsom Hill rate long looks.

Ascot. Fourth Race. 10:30. A mile and a half for $249,000 attracts 18 3-year-olds, led by Second Step and Swivel.

Haydock. Fourth Race. 10:50. Choices. A race later, sprinters sprint 6 furlongs in the Betfred Sprint Cup. Sole Power seeks his win number 11, he’s as cool as they get.

Kempton. Fifth Race. 11:10. The Sirenia Stakes, a Group 3 for 2-year-olds.

Woodbine. Second Race. 1:28. Hines, straight out of Todd Pletcher’s barn at Saratoga, makes his first start for trainer Pat Parente.

Delaware Park. Second Race. 1:43. Kathy Neilson sends out an entry with Don’t Doubt Me and Papa Carlos. They’re 5/2 on the morning line in this maiden claiming turf event.

Wolverhampton. Third Race. 1:50. Remember Panty Raid? Here’s her 4-year-old son by Street Cry. Tries to win for the third time in start 19.

Laurel Park. Third Race. 2:10. Finally, the Maryland-based juveniles get a chance to run locally. Keefe, Trombetta, Capuano, Tullock and Jenkins walk them out of their stalls to the Laurel paddock.

Churchill Downs. Fourth Race. 2:19. The Ack Ack Handicap. Stakes winner Flash Back makes his first start for trainer Wayne Catalano. Carve rides a three-race win streak.

Finger Lakes. Fourth Race. 2:31. Saratoga runners Ms Eileen, Ten Penny Princess, Forma’s Joy, Tacobella, Evrybdymstgetstonz, Saluda, Dunn Listening, Irish Heroine aim for black type in the Lady Finger. Ms Eileen is the only winner among them for Lisa Lewis.

Laurel Park. Fourth Race. 2:40. The All Brandy for Maryland-bred fillies and mares on the turf.

Parx Racing. Seventh Race. 3:07. Chuck Lawrence regroups with homebred Pixie Dust, after finishing sixth in the Grade 2 Delaware Oaks. She’s 8/5 in the Pennsylvania-bred filly stakes.

Laurel Park. Fifth Race. 3:10. Locally-based 2-year-olds get their chance on the turf.

Parx Racing. Eighth Race. 3:34. The Marshall Jenney Memorial. Oklahoma Crude seeks her fourth win in a row for Bernie Houghton.

Laurel Park. Sixth Race. 3:40. The Thirty Eight Go Go on the dirt for fillies and mares. A Korean-bred?

Finger Lakes. Seventh Race. 3:52. New York-bred colts and geldings aim at the Aspirant. Saratoga runner-up Tiz Time To Shine ships for Chad Brown.

Parx Racing. Ninth Race. 4:01. The Banjo Picker Sprint, part of Pennsylvania-breds big day. John Servis sends out Red Judicata and Lynn Whiting ships in Officer Alex.

Belmont Park. Seventh Race. 4:13. Two-year-olds on the grass. Tom Bush runs one for Team Valor. Yup.

Churchill Downs. Eighth Race. 4:24. The Locust Grove. Grade 1 winner On Fire Baby returns for her first start since June for Anita Cauley, Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage and Joe Johnson.

Parx Racing. Tenth Race. 4:28. The Roanoke for Pennsylvania-breds going long on the dirt.

Monmouth Park. Eighth Race. 4:28. The Charles Hesse III Handicap highlights New Jersey-bred day at the races. Silent Appeal, better known as New Jersey Transit, goes for another win.

Laurel Park. Eighth Race. 4:40. The Dave’s Friend. Bern Identity rips out of Saratoga on a two-race win streak for Kelly Breen. Perilous Indian makes first start for new connections. Tim Keefe entered 15-time winner Eighttofasttocatch who hasn’t sprinted since Keefe was single.

Churchill Downs. Ninth Race. 4:55. Hashtag Bourbon broke his maiden in the Mountaineer Juvenile while Mr. Z chased Big Trouble and I Spent It at Saratoga. They look strong in the Iroquois.

Parx Racing. Eleventh Race. 4:55. Graham Motion and Augustin Stable go two deep in the Mrs. Penny. Chad Brown ships Waterway Run, the world-traveling Pennsylvania-bred.

Arlington Park. Seventh Race. 4:56. The Arlington-Washington Lassie.

Laurel Park. Ninth Race. 5:10. Several are cross-entered but the Japan Racing Association Stakes attracts a stellar group including Maryland Million Turf winner Roadhog, Maryland Million Classic winner Eighttofasttocatch, Henry Clark winner Hamp, Oceanport runner-up Fredericksburg and favorite Legendary who finished third in the Lure at Saratoga.

Belmont Park. Ninth Race. 5:17. Cross-entered at Laurel, Legendary also looks good in the Yankee Affair going a mile and a half on the turf.

Arlington Park. Eighth Race. 5:26. The Arlington-Washington Futurity.

Churchill Downs. Tenth Race. 5:27. Take Charge Brandi, making her fourth career start, tries to erase two losses at Saratoga in the Pocahontas.

Gulfstream Park. Tenth Race. 5:34. The Florida Stallion Affirmed. It pays to breed to a Florida stallion, $250,000 offered. Nobody does it better than Stanley Gold, he sends out 7/5 Sing Praises, 3/1 Of Course and 10/1 Twotwentyfive A.

Kentucky Downs. Seventh Race. 5:35. Wonder how the 2-year-olds will handle the undulations? At least Kutuzov has experience, he makes his ninth start of the year. Yes, ninth start.

Laurel Park. Tenth Race. 5:40. Speedy and Eva Smithwick’s Coturnix, once a point-to-point hurdler, has missed the board once in his past 10 starts. He’s the favorite here.

Kentucky Downs. Eighth Race. 6:05. The Kentucky Downs Fillies. To Be Determined has run at Churchill Downs, Ascot and Saratoga so far. So Cal shocked them at Saratoga, makes her first start on the turf.

Black Foot. Ninth Race. 6:05. Remember Honour The Deputy? He broke his maiden at Laurel, wound up in California, finishing second in the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup for Jerry Hollendorfer in 2011. Wow, the roads they go. He’s won his last two at Sandy Downs and tries to make it three in a row in the T.J. Fackrell-Spa Boy Memorial.

Gulfstream Park. Eleventh Race. 6:06. The Florida Stallion Susan’s Girl. Gold sends out three, including favorite Leap Year Luck and second choice Standard Deal.

Kentucky Downs. Ninth Race. 6:35. The Dueling Grounds Derby. Remember when it was Dueling Grounds? When Grabel won the $750,000 hurdle stakes? Graham Motion sends Irish-bred Can’thelpbelieving, fresh off a tough win at Saratoga. Global View won the American Turf in May, but hasn’t won since. Chuck Lawrence ships My Afleet, second to Motion at Saratoga but a winner since. Woodfield Springs bounced into the rail at Saratoga. Medal Count returns to the turf after running hard in the Belmont and other Grade 1 dirt stakes. Cool race.

Los Alamitos. Sixth Race. 7:30. Nice to see recent Hall of Famer Alex Solis get an opportunity on Miss Super Quick for longtime Hall of Famer Richard Mandella in the Beverly J. Lewis.

Penn National. Eighth Race. 8:10. Chuck Lawrence claimed Vision of Mine from Dallas Stewart at Saratoga. Filly makes her first start for new connections.

Los Alamitos. Eighth Race. 8:30. Clubhouse Ride won’t face the likes of Shared Belief, Toast Of New York or Imperative here. He will face Masochistic, making his stakes debut and seeking his fourth win in a row.

Penn National. Ninth Race. 8:37. Date Night at Penn National. Jack Fisher sends out former jumper Fast Tempo, also entered Friday night as well.

Fairmount Park. Sixth Race. 10:46. You gotta love River Bear. Veteran seeks win number 22 as he closes in on the $1 million threshold, the hard way.