Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Miss Sky Warrior gallops at Churchill Downs before last year's Kentucky Oaks

    Multiple Grade 2 Winner Miss Sky Warrior Retired

    Al and Arlene London's homebred Miss Sky Warrior, a winner of three consecutive grade 2 races in 2016-17 and a favorite for last year's Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) has been retired. She will be bred to American Pharoah for 2018.

  • Madame Stripes and Kent Desormeaux win the Megahertz Stakes

    Madame Stripes Surges to Megahertz Win

    A multiple graded-placed runner, Gainesway Stable's Madame Stripes (ARG) finally earned her first graded victory Jan. 15 in the $100,000 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) as she ran down rivals in the Santa Anita Park stretch.

  • Frosted wins the 2016 Metropolitan Handicap with a 14 1/4-length romp in stakes-record time

    Frosted's First Foal is a Filly

    Multiple grade 1 winner Frosted had his first foal after grade 3 winner Snow Top Mountain produced a filly by the former rival of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, at Audley Farm in Virginia.

  • Collected works Jan. 15, clocking seven furlongs in 1:24 1/5 with Mike Smith aboard

    Collected Breezes at Santa Anita for Pegasus

    Speedway Stable's 5-year-old, grade 1 winner Collected was sent out by trainer Bob Baffert for a seven-furlong breeze at Santa Anita Park under Mike Smith Jan. 15 in preparation for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

  • Sporting Chance takes the Sept. 4 Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Sporting Chance Works Toward Seasonal Debut

    Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance took another step toward his 3-year-old debut, working a sharp half-mile Jan. 15 at Oaklawn Park for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas in advance of a possible start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 19.

  • Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Set for Thursday Flight to Florida

    Gun Runner came out of his impressive Jan. 14 workout at the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in fine order and now awaits a Jan. 18 flight to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Gun Runner, with Florent Geroux up, puts in his final work at Fair Grounds before shipping to Florida for the Pegasus World Cup

    Gun Runner Has Last Work at Fair Grounds

    Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his final major workout for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 14, working six furlongs in 1:11 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. 

  • Farrell wins the Pippin Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    Farrell Notches Hard-Fought Pippin Stakes Score

    Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell was pressed early by Terra Promessa and then had to battle back late against Ever So Clever to eke out a win by three-quarters of a length Jan. 13 at Oaklawn Park in the $125,000 Pippin Stakes

  • Firenze Fire wins the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Firenze Fire Grinds Out Jerome Stakes Victory

    It took 12 days longer and a bigger effort than originally expected, but Firenze Fire's weather-delayed 3-year-old season started on a winning note on the first full day of racing at Aqueduct Racetrack in two weeks.

  • Ultra Brat and Nik Juarez win the Marshua's River Stakes

    Ultra Brat Finds Another Gear in Marshua's River

    Ultra Brat earned her first graded stakes win in style when she gained the lead at the quarter pole and put away a bid from favored Dream Dancing to take the Marshua's River Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Sharp Azteca was one of several contenders that worked Jan. 13 in preparation for the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Pegasus Contenders Work at Various Bases

    Several contenders for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) coming up Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park continued their preparations for the 1 1/8-mile test by putting in workouts at their respective bases Jan. 13.

  • The start of the 2017 Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack

    NYRA Announces Wood Memorial Purse Bonus

    The New York Racing Association announced Jan. 13 a bonus program for potential starters in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes (G2) April 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack that could increase the total purse to $1 million.

  • Insta Erma (middle) wins the Oct. 7 Swingtime Stakes at Santa Anita

    Chocolate Coated, Insta Erma Ones to Beat in Megahertz

    Chocolate Coated will make her 4-year-old season debut in the Jan. 15 Megahertz Stakes (G3T) on the Santa Anita Park turf, taking on an evenly matched field of older fillies and mares, including Matriarch Stakes (G1T) third-place finisher Insta Erma.

  • Racehorse Management System Launches Mobile App

    2minutes2post is making its mobile apps for Android, iPhone and iPad live, bringing its proprietary algorithms for picking winning horses to today's generation of mobile devices.

  • Mubtaahij galloping before an eighth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

    Mubtaahij, Hoppertunity Point to Dubai World Cup

    With grade 1 winners Collected and West Coast well on their way, training toward the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), another Bob Baffert-trained duo of top-level winners is eying the next elite event for handicap horses.

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    Aqueduct, Charles Town Cancel Jan. 11 Cards

    Due to rapidly warming temperatures in the New York City area following last week's severe winter storm, Aqueduct Racetrack's Jan. 11 card has been canceled after it was determined track conditions were unsuitable for racing.

  • Mended gallops away to win the Claiming Crown Glass Slipper by 6 3/4 lengths Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park

    Streaking Mended Steps Up for La Canada Run

    When John Martin put the claim in for Mended in January of 2017, his expectations weren't all that high. He certainly didn't have designs on a 10-race win streak and a trip to Santa Anita Park Jan. 13 for the La Canada Stakes (G2).

  • Martine Bellocq (right) and Pierre Bellocq Jr.

    Martine Bellocq Faces Lengthy Recovery from Burns

    The trainer who went into a burning barn Dec. 7 at San Luis Rey Training Center has third-degree burns on 60% of her body, and although she has made some progress, the challenges ahead are substantial, according to her husband, Pierre Bellocq Jr.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Again Named Top Mid-Atlantic Horse

    For the second time in three years, Stellar Wind has been chosen as the top horse bred in the mid-Atlantic region in the final Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred Poll.