Saturday Special: May 31

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Wild cards all over the world. We’ll take you to Greyville, Newmarket, Belmont, Arapahoe…everywhere. Enjoy a world-wide tour of Thoroughbred racing.

Greyville. Sixth Race. 8:15. In The Fast Lane and Along Came Polly clash in the Group 1 Woolavington 2000.

Newmarket. First Race. 8:55. Hannon, Gosden, Haggas, Simcock, Tregoning…2-year-olds make their debuts.

Greyville. Seventh Race. 8:55. Louis The King puts a four-race win streak on the line against Cape Derby winner Legislate in the Group 1 Daily News 2000.

Haydock. Second Race. 9:05. The Pinnacle Stakes for fillies and mares.

York. Second Race. 9:20. Listed stakes going 14 furlongs. Jump trainer Alan King sends out three-time hurdle starter First Mohican, who finished third in a listed stakes at Newbury in his most recent start.

Newmarket. Second Race. 9:25. Maktoum, Niarchos, Godolphin, Ng… the second division for maiden 2-year-olds. Purse, gulp, $11,500.

Haydock. Third Race. 9:40. The John of Gaunt Stakes. Group 3 attracts Tawhid, third in the Hungerford Stakes and Garswood, third in the Prix De La Foret.

Newmarket. Fourth Race. 10:35. Mighty War is 3-for-4, Duke Of Clarence is 5-for-19, Plutocracy has won three of his last four. Handicap going a mile and a half for $83,000.

Haydock. Fifth Race. 10:50. Shamshon, 13 lengths behind Outstrip in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last year, won his 3-year-old debut and returns as the second choice for the Sandy Lane Stakes. Parbold, 1-for-7 but second in last year’s Coventy Stakes attracts support.

Newmarket. Fifth Race. 11:05. Maiden fillies. Stellar connections and pedigrees, including daughters of Medaglia d’Oro, Dansili, Street Sense and Invincible Spirit.

Newbury. First Race. 1:10. Amateur Riders’ Handicap. The great Megalala makes start number 113. Yes, 113.

Belmont Park. Second Race. 1:52. Hello, again. Veterans Lubash, Kharafa and Compliance Officer meet again in the opener of a stellar Big Apple Showcase Day. Click here to read the inaugural Showcase Special.

Belmont Park. Third Race. 2:24. Flipcup goes back to the dirt in the Bouwerie.

Thistledown. Fourth Race. 2:31. It’s off to work I go…11-year-old Spikeavellian makes start number 107. He made his career debut at Saratoga in 2005 for Bill Mott and WinStar Farm and Jerry Bailey. The jockeys that day? Bailey, Dominguez, Santos, Migliore and Coa are retired.

Newbury. Fourth Race. 2:40. Sixteen entered for the 10-furlong maiden. Tab your jump prospects of 2014.

Stratford. Fifth Race. 2:55. Handicap Hurdle. Come on NSA, recruit some Saratoga jumpers from here. Purple Bay and Cool Macavity would look good in the Jonathan Kiser and Detroit Red and Springinherstep would fit in the Phipps.

Belmont Park. Fourth Race. 2:56. Effie Trinket returns to New York-breds in the Mount Vernon.

Delaware Park. Fifth Race. 3:03. Saratoga winner and stakes-placed Con Gee makes 3-year-old debut for Ken Furlong and Paul Trapani.

Arlington Park. Third Race. 3:06. Bill Mott ships Calm Water, a daughter of Empire Maker for the maiden breaker.

Arapahoe Park. Second Race. 3:25. Who knew the sire power at Arapahoe? Sons of Big Brown and Into Mischief make their debuts.

Belmont Park. Fifth Race. 3:28. Mike Hushion will win the Mike Lee.

Suffolk Downs. Seventh Race. 3:40. Massachusetts-bred stakes winner Pete makes 4-year-old debut for New England Stallion Station and Wayne Marcoux.

Delaware Park. Seventh Race. 3:57. Elizabeth Voss-Murray makes her flat training debut with Atherton for Trillium Stable. Motion, Delacour and Matz on the turf.

Calder. Seventh Race. 4:00. The Unbridled caps a four-stakes skein for the Florida track. Good to see jockey Ray Ganpath riding Rasta Rant. C. Zee aims for his second consecutive stakes for Stanley Gold and Jacks or Better Farm.

Gulfstream Park. Seventh Race. 4:31. Irish-bred of the Day Lilbourne Eliza (IRE) takes her first step out of California since relocating there for the 2013 season. She takes on eight rivals in the Anka Germania Stakes. Talk about Irish-bred of the Day, she was Irish-bred of the decade, winning 16 races including the Sword Dancer against the boys in 1988, for former champion steeplechase jockey Tom Skiffington. If you want to find one like Anka Germania, contact Sean Clancy and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.

Belmont Park. Seventh Race. 4:33. La Verdad stretches to a mile in search win number eight in the Critical Eye.

Woodbine. Eighth Race. 4:39. The Connaught Cup attracts Keeneland winner Excaper, Breeders’ Cup Sprint runner-up Laugh Track, Play the King winner Dimension, Pino-powered Mr. Online, Commonwealth winner Occasional View…and others.

Churchill Downs. Ninth Race. 4:49. Named after the first Derby winner (and Sean Clancy’s father-in-law), the Aristides could provide Delaunay a chance to get closer to the $1 million in earnings mark.

Monmouth Park. Tenth Race. 5:20. Support your state breeding program…New Jersey-breds clash in the John J. Reilly Handicap.

Churchill Downs. Tenth Race. 5:20. Charlie LoPresti goes two-deep with Villandry and Set The Sail. Paris Vegas returns for Voss-Murray. Twelve-time winner Regally Ready stands in the doorway.

Santa Anita. Fourth Race. 5:30. Nine furlongs on the turf. Schoolofhardrocks tried California Chrome twice and now finds a home on the turf for Amerman Racing and trainer David Hofmans.

Belmont Park. Ninth Race. 5:42. The featured Commentator caps off stellar card.

Arlington Park. Eighth Race. 5:48. Our favorite Maryland jockey Sheldon Russell rides Solar Flair in the Springfield Stakes.

Arapahoe Park. Eighth Race. 5:55. Road trip? The Ingrid Knotts for Colorado-bred fillies and mares offers a $40,000 purse (that’s almost four times the maiden at Newmarket!). Fast Puff was 3-for-3 last year and makes her 3-year-old debut for Kenneth Gleason.

Penn National. First Race. 6:05. The Penn Oaks. Who’s coming to Penn for the stakes-packed card…easy jaunt from Pheasant Lane in Chadds Ford… Sean Clancy and Mike Penna will be there, live on HRRN. On Sirius 93. Gary Stevens ships in to ride Famous Alice for Tom Proctor in the opener.

Penn National. Second Race. 6:33. The Pennsylvania Governor’s Cup. No Ben’s Cat…maybe New York next week? Storm Rush, Marriedtothemusic, Tightend Touchdown, Bold Thunder, Great Attack…make up for Ben’s Cat.

Santa Anita. Seventh Race. 7:00. The Grade 2 Californian Stakes. Fury Kapcori aims at his fifth consecutive win for Jerry Hollendorfer. Corey Nakatani takes over for injured Rafael Bejarano.

Penn National. Third Race. 7:01. That minute difference from the Californian will come in handy to catch the Mountainview Handicap, a $200,000 stakes that attracts a Belmont Stakes winner, ahem, Ruler On Ice. Last Gunfighter, 8-for-15 in his career, makes 5-year-old debut for John Gunther and Chad Brown.

Santa Anita. Eighth Race. 7:30. The Grade 1 American Oaks. Excuse yourself from Saturday dinner and watch Nashoba’s Gold, Little Journey, Sweet Bliss, Diversy Harbor, Room Service…wow, what a race.

Penn National. Fourth Race. 7:31. Another important minute. The feature on a star-studded lineup, the Penn Mile. Global View could be any kind for Glen Hill, Proctor and Stevens. Bobby’s Kitten flopped in the Blue Grass but goes back to the turf. Stablemate Storming Inti needs to find a neck on Global View.

Penn National. Sixth Race. 8:26. Stick around for the Penn Dash.

Remington Park. Seventh Race. 8:48. Fire up RTN and watch the Speedhorse Graham Paint & Appaloosa Futurity. Texas Silk goes for his fourth consecutive win.

Remington Park. Eleventh Race. 11:04. The Heritage Place Futurity. Purse, $1,020,980. I’m A Fancy Pyc is 4-for-4 since making debut in March.