Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Blackjackcat, with Kent Desormeaux aboard, after winning the Obviously Mile at Santa Anita Park

    Blackjackcat Heads American Stakes Field of Nine

    Freshened off a disappointing effort last time out in February, Al and Sandee Kirkwood's Blackjackcat heads a field of nine 3-year-olds and up in the $100,000 American Stakes (G3T) April 21 at one mile over the Santa Anita Park turf.

  • Robbie Davis April 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack

    AARP Card Can't Keep Davis Out of Saddle

    With his comeback underway and just four horses in his stable, Davis knows if he is serious about riding on a regular basis, he will have to find horsemen willing to take a chance on a rider 16 years removed from his last graded stakes win.

  • Gronkowski gallops under jockey Jamie Spencer

    Patriots' Gronkowski Buys Stake in Namesake

    NFL star Rob Gronkowski partnered with the equine Gronkowski's owner to acquire a minority stake in the 3-year-old colt, who won the March 30 32rRed Burradon Stakes at Newcastle and secured an invitation to the first leg of the Triple Crown. 

  • Magnum Moon wins the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park

    Magnum Moon Moves to Second in NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

    Undefeated Magnum Moon, winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park, moved up to second; and My Boy Jack, winner of the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington Stakes at Keeneland, jumped to 10th in the latest NTRA top 3-year-old poll. 

  • NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance Re-Accredits Woodbine

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Woodbine Racetrack in Rexdale, Ontario, near Toronto, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. 

  • Blue Prize gets up in the final strides to win the Top Flight by a neck at Aqueduct

    Blue Prize Scores in Top Flight Invitational

    Merriebelle Stable's Blue Prize stole the show in the final moments of Aqueduct Racetrack's Top Flight Invitational Stakes April 15, taking the lead in the final strides to score over frontrunning Frost Wise by a neck.

  • Sistercharlie takes the Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland

    Brown-Trained Trio Fine After Jenny Wiley Sweep

    Baldo Hernandez, assistant to Keeneland spring meet leading trainer Chad Brown, reported the stable's three horses who were first across the finish in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley (G1) were fine the morning after the April 14 test.

  • Peter Brant (right) leads Sistercharlie to the winner's circle after her Jenny Wiley Stakes score at Keeneland

    Sistercharlie Fresh Off Bench in Jenny Wiley

    Her last start was a runner-up finish in the July 8 Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1T) at Belmont Park, but Peter Brant's Sistercharlie was primed for a big effort April 14 in the $350,000 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (G1T) at Keeneland.

  • Rated R Superstar moves past Chip Leader in the Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland

    Rated R Superstar Last to First in Ben Ali

    Radar Racing's Rated R Superstar, a 5-year-old gelding, roared past favored Chip Leader to win the April 13 Ben Ali Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. The son of Kodiak Kowboy covered the nine furlongs in 1:49.31.

  • Sassy Sienna (inside) edges Wonder Gadot in the Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Sassy Sienna Prevails in Fantasy Stakes

    Trainer Brad Cox now has the happy issue of having multiple charges to tend to in their quest for the lilies after Sassy Sienna edged Wonder Gadot by a nose in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park April 13.

  • Keith Brackpool with trainer Carla Gaines

    Keith Brackpool Sues The Stronach Group

    Keith Brackpool, a former executive with The Stronach Group, is suing the organization for $40 million plus damages according to court documents filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles April 11.

  • Rodolphe Brisset  at Keeneland

    Brisset in His Element on His Own

    Less than a year after saddling his first starter, Rodolphe Brisset found himself in the remarkable position of conditioning a leading contender on the Road to the Kentucky Derby when his trainee Quip won the Tampa Bay Derby (G2).

  • Caledonia Road April 11 at Palm Meadows Training Center

    Acorn New Goal for Champion Filly Caledonia Road

    Caledonia Road, last year's champion 2-year-old filly, returned to the work tab April 11 at Palm Meadows Training Center. After recovering from a viral infection, the daughter of Quality Road is being pointed to the June 9 Acorn Stakes (G1).

  • Solomini will head to the Arkansas Derby as the morning-line second choice

    Curlin Elevates His Classic Profile

    After racing concluded April 7, rising top-10 sire Curlin has his best chance of being represented by a Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner with four potential contenders this year, a new feat for the son of Smart Strike.

  • Heart to Heart

    Heart to Heart Owners Make Pledge to TCA

    A portion of the earnings from Heart to Heart's run in the $300,000 Maker's 46 Mile (G1T) at Keeneland April 13 has been pledged to Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) by owners Terry and Toby Hamilton.

  • Unique Bella arrives April 11 for her engagement in the April 13 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park

    Unique Bella Ships in for Apple Blossom

    Don Alberto Stable's grade 1 winner Unique Bella, champion female sprinter of 2017, will be out of her element for the first time in the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) April 13 at Oaklawn Park.