Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Hawaakom races down the rail in the Razorback Handicap to win in the mud at Oaklawn Park

    Hawaakom Skims Rail for Upset Razorback Victory

    Jockey Corey Lanerie found the rail to be the best spot to place Hawaakom for a stretch run in the Razorback Handicap (G3) on the Feb. 19 Presidents' Day card at Oaklawn Park and the strategy paid off as the pair posted a 3 1/4-length upset victory.

  • Martini Glass runs by the favored Lewis Bay to score in the Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Martini Glass Upsets Lewis Bay in Royal Delta

    Showing an extra gear late, Martini Glass managed to catch multiple graded stakes winner Lewis Bay and run by the even-money favorite with ease in the Gulfstream Park stretch to win the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G3) Feb. 19.

  • Antongeorgi Reaches 1,000-Win Milestone

    Northern California-based jockey William Antongeorgi III reached the 1,000-victory milestone Feb. 18 at Golden Gate Fields with a winning ride aboard John Haagsma's Many Lights in a 5 1/2-furlong waiver claiming event.

  • Selcourt holds on for the victory by three quarters of a length in the Las Flores Stakes at Santa Anita

    Selcourt Digs in to Win Las Flores

    One of Southern California's top female sprinters loomed at the quarter pole in the $100,000 Las Flores Stakes (G3) and the result looked to be a foregone conclusion.

  • Paved wins the El Camino Real Derby

    Paved Beats the Boys in El Camino Real Derby

    Ciaglia Racing and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Paved became the first filly to win the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby Feb. 17 with a 1 1/4-length score in Northern California's lone Triple Crown prep race at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Bravazo (outside) edges Snapper Sinclair to win the Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course

    Bravazo Scores the Upset in Risen Star Stakes

    In his second start this year and third crack against graded stakes company, Bravazo tracked pacesetter Snapper Sinclair every step of the way and got his best stride down when it counted to win the Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds.

  • Joe Bravo aboard Synchrony wins the Fair Grounds Handicap

    Synchrony Wins Fair Grounds Handicap Off Layoff

    Pin Oak Stable homebred Synchrony earned his first graded stakes victory in style when he edged favored Mr. Misunderstood in the stretch to take the $150,000 Fair Grounds Handicap (G3T) by two lengths Feb. 17. 

  • The Player wins the Mineshaft Handicap

    The Player Sharp in Mineshaft Handicap Win

    Bouncing back from his last two off-the-board efforts, The Player made his 4 1/4-length win look easy Feb. 17 in the $150,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) when he lead at every call in the 1 1/16-mile event at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Rusty Arnold says he did not intentionally give two horses in his care the class 2 drug ractopamine

    Arnold to Appeal Ractopamine Positives

    Veteran trainer George "Rusty" Arnold plans to file an appeal with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Feb. 19 after state stewards suspended him a total of 90 days for a pair of post-race positives for the drug ractopamine dating back to 2016.

  • Faversham takes second-place in his Jan. 15 debut at Santa Anita Park

    Faversham Tries Stakes Company in California Cup Derby

    After an encouraging first start sprinting Jan. 15, Perry and Denise Martin's Faversham, the last full sibling to two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, will stretch out and step up into stakes company in the California Cup Derby Feb. 19.

  • Larry Best is his own adviser when purchasing Thoroughbreds

    Best Taking Nothing for Granted in Risen Star

    Before making his foray into horse racing with the purchase of two yearlings in 2016 and four 2-year-olds purchased for high-dollar figures last spring, Larry Best dutifully studied the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Gold Dream in Dubai ahead of his effort in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse

    Gold Dream Heads February Stakes

    Japan's best dirt horse of 2017, Gold Dream (JPN), returns to action for his specialty in the Feb. 18 February Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup Challenge event that offers a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs.

  • Highway Star (inside) turns back eventual Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner Bar of Gold to win the 2017 Ruffian Stakes at Belmont Park

    'Gutsy' Highway Star Set for Barbara Fritchie

    Highway Star has been assigned as the 124-pound highweight, and was given the outside post in a field of 11 older fillies and mares for the Barbara Fitchie, facing a tough task off the layoff in her 5-year-old debut against some sharp rivals.

  • Madam Dancealot will be making her first start against older horses in the Buena Vista

    Madam Dancealot Heads Tough Buena Vista Field

    In her first start against older fillies and mares, Madam Dancealot (IRE) will make her 4-year-old season debut in Santa Anita Park's $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes (G2T) Feb. 17 against a competitive field of turf milers.

  • Oaklawn Park

    Oaklawn to Increase Overnight Purses

    Effective Feb. 17, Oaklawn Park is increasing all allowance and maiden special weight races by $3,000. Allowance races will range from $79,000 to as high as $83,000. Maiden special weight races will increase to $78,000 from $75,000.

  • World Approval, John Velazquez, and Mark Casse after the Tampa Bay Stakes

    World Approval to Bypass Dubai, Aim for U.S. Races

    World Approval, 2017 champion turf male, will not head to Dubai to compete in the March 31 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) but will stay in the U.S. and be pointed to grade 1 stakes going a mile, trainer Mark Casse said Feb. 12. 

  • Monomoy Girl is the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Rachel Alexandra Stakes Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds

    Monomoy Girl, Wonder Gadot to Meet at Fair Grounds

    After they both just missed victory in their most recent starts, Wonder Gadot and Monomoy Girl will each try to take care of business in the $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) Feb. 17 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Battle Station wins the Rego Park Stakes by a neck at Aqueduct

    Battle Station Game in Rego Park Win

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Battle Station earned his second stakes win of his short career, fighting to the wire with Morning Breez in the Feb. 11 $100,000 Rego Park Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.