Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • West Coast Offense

    With his 7 1/4-length romp in the grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, West Coast has now rattled off four consecutive stakes victories, all dominating scores.

  • Pinch Hit wins the Dogwood Stakes by a neck over Champagne Problems at Churchill Downs

    Pinch Hit Holds on for Dogwood Win

    Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.

  • West Coast wins the Pennsylvania Derby by 7 1/4 lengths

    West Coast Dominates Pennsylvania Derby

    Gary and Mary West's West Coast once again put on an eye-catching display against his age group Sept. 23 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and put himself in a position to seriously challenge top-level older horses later in the year.

  • Coal Front sails to a half-length victory in the Gallant Bob at Parx

    Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

    Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

  • It Tiz Well and Drayden Van Dyke win the Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing

    It Tiz Well Upsets Abel Tasman in Cotillion

    Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman. 

  • Off Limits speeds to victory in the Noble Damsel

    Off Limits Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

    Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.

  • All the Way Jose takes the Lonesome Glory Handicap Sept. 21 at Belmont Park

    All the Way Jose Wins Lonesome Glory

    Finally, Buttonwood Farm's All the Way Jose went all the way. He could not have found a better time to shake off a couple years worth of questions about his ability than in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Handicap (NSA-1) Sept. 21 at Belmont.

  • Dortmund has an early morning gallop at Los Alamitos

    Dortmund Could Resurface in Awesome Again

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, a competitor at the grade 1 level during all four of his racing seasons, could return to that class of racing Sept. 30 in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Farrell won this year's Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

    Fair Grounds Stakes Schedule Worth $6.69 Million

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.

  • Run Away

    Barretts Juvenile Key Prep for Run Away

    Kaleem Shah's Run Away will make a relatively quick turnaround Sept. 23 for the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course, while trainer Simon Callaghan still has an eye on the Run Away and Hide colt's future.

  • Tom's Ready wins the Leemat Stakes at Presque Isle Downs

    Tom's Ready Stretches Out for Kelso

    After a placing in the Forego Stakes (G1) last time out, G M B Racing's Tom's Ready will stretch out to the one-mile distance Sept. 23 in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park.

  • Farrell

    Farrell, Tequilita Meet in Dogwood Stakes

    Multiple graded stakes winner Farrell will return to racing action for the first time since she competed in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) more than four months ago when she headlines the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23.

  • Upset A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes winner Swansea Mile will face Modem again in the Lonesome Glory Handicap

    Modem Aims to Connect in Lonesome Glory Handicap

    Robert A. Kinsley has been upgrading his racing stable with imported hurdlers, and a key piece of that upgrade, Modem (GB), will have an opportunity to establish his value Sept. 21 in Belmont Park's $150,000 Lonesome Glory Handicap (NSA-1).

  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Capla Temptress gets a 3/4-length victory over Dixie Moon in the Natalma

    Capla Temptress Earns Breeders' Cup Berth in Natalma

    Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • Untamed Domain passes Hemp Hemp Hurray in the final strides of the Summer Stakes Sept. 17

    Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

    Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.

  • Malagacy takes the Rebel Stakes by two lengths in March

    Malagacy to Return to Training After Layoff

    Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale said Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale.