Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Elysea's World (outside) wins the Suwannee River Stakes over Dream Awhile

    Elysea's World Makes the Grade in Suwannee River

    Sheep Pond Partners and All Pro Racing's Elysea's World (IRE) broke through with a ground-saving trip to kick off her final season of racing with a neck victory over stablemate Dream Awhile in the Suwannee River Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Unique Bella wins the Santa Maria Stakes by nine lengths

    Unique Bella Romps in Santa Maria

    For the first handful of strides in the $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes (G2), it appeared as if Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella would get a challenge, but the big gray machine did away with that quickly.

  • Heart to Heart takes the Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes over Kurilov

    Heart to Heart Earns Elusive G1 Win in GP Turf

    Under the familiar guidance of jockey Julien Leparoux, Heart to Heart had his way with the pace on the front end and earned his first top-level victory in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Stakes (G1T) Feb. 10 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Conquest Windycity (inside) defeats Mind Your Biscuits at Gulfstream Park Feb. 9

    Conquest Windycity Upsets Mind Your Biscuits

    David Staudacher's Conquest Windycity set a demanding pace and had something left to hold off Mind Your Biscuits through the final sixteenth of a mile and spoil the multiple grade 1 winner's 5-year-old debut Feb. 9 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Wagering Suspended on Montauk for KDFW

    Wagering on Montauk (#15), an 11 1/4-length debut winner at Belmont Park in October, has been suspended for the second of four pools of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens its three-day run Feb. 9 at noon (all times Eastern).

  • World Approval in his stall at Del Mar ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    World Approval Opens 2018 Season at Tampa Bay

    Champion turf male World Approval will make his 2018 debut at Tampa Bay Downs Feb. 10, as trainer Mark Casse will use the $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (G3T) as a prep for the $6,000,000 Dubai Turf sponsored by DP World (G1) March 31 at Meydan.

  • Ax Man wins his debut Jan. 1 at Santa Anita Park

    High-Upside Colts Face Off in San Vicente

    The sky may be the limit for a pair of recent maiden winners from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, and they'll have a chance to deliver on their promise Feb. 10 in the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Daisy scores in the Tempted Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Daisy, Blonde Bomber Top Suncoast Stakes

    Fox Hill Farms' Daisy, winner of the Tempted Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack in November, will make her 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Suncoast Stakes Feb. 10 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith after her La Brea Stakes win at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Kicks Off Season in Santa Maria

    Unique Bella's connections have consistently maintained that the gray daughter of Tapit's late season restriction to sprinting was circumstantial and they backed up that talk with an entry in the Santa Maria Stakes (G2) Feb. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Keeneland will reduce takeout on some wagers beginning with the upcoming spring meet

    Keeneland to Reduce Takeout Ahead of Spring Meet

    Well thought-out customer arguments opposing Keeneland's takeout increase ahead of the 2017 fall meet have made an impact. Keeneland officials said the Lexington track would reduce takeout on some wagers beginning with the upcoming spring meet.

  • Norman Casse with Rate of Return at Palm Meadows

    Norman Casse Set to Saddle First Starter

    After announcing last October plans to go out on his own after more than a decade as the right-hand man of Casse Racing, Norman Casse will saddle his first starter as a head trainer Wednesday, when he sends out Rate of Return at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hugh Bowman and Winx are an inseparable team

    Winx to Bypass Apollo as Bowman Serves Suspension

    The champion racemare will wait for her partner and chase the AU$600,000 TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) March 3 at Royal Randwick rather than racing Feb. 17 in the Apollo Stakes (G2) without him, trainer Chris Waller announced Feb. 5.

  • Sporting Chance wins the Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Sporting Chance Works Toward 3-Year-Old Debut

    Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance, in his most serious work to date at Oaklawn Park, breezed six furlongs from the gate in 1:13 4/5 the morning of Feb. 4 in advance of his scheduled 3-year-old debut in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 19.

  • Itsinthepost (inside) holds off Hayabusa One in the San Marcos Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Itsinthepost Takes San Marcos by a Whisker

    Coming off a win in the Jan. 6 San Gabriel Stakes (G2T), 4-5 favorite Itsinthepost hit the front with a quarter mile to run in the 1 1/4-mile San Marcos, and somehow repelled the late challenge of longshot Hayabusa One.

  • Owner Chris Wilkins gives Wilbo a kiss after his King Cotton Stakes win at Oaklawn Park

    Wilbo Clears Ivan Fallunovalot in King Cotton

    Wilbo got the early jump on even-money favorite Ivan Fallunovalot for a second straight race and drew off to win by two lengths over the two-time King Cotton Stakes winner in the 68th renewal of the $125,000 sprint stakes Feb. 3 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Audible wins the Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Audible Much the Best in Holy Bull

    The son of Into Mischief made an eye-catching run for WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International, and SF Racing, launching himself onto the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a 5 1/2-length victory in the Holy Bull Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream.

  • Lombo wins the Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Lombo Speeds to Victory in Robert B. Lewis

    Michael Lombardi's Lombo used his sprinter's speed to get to the front and kept going all the way to the wire to pick up 10 Road to the Kentucky Derby points in the $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (G3) Feb. 3 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Avery Island wins the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Avery Island Soars in Withers

    Avery Island kicked off his 3-year-old campaign in sharp fashion Feb. 3 when he notched a two-length victory for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin over grade 1 winner Firenze Fire in the $250,000 Withers Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Roy H wins the Palos Verdes Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Roy H Cruises to Palos Verdes Victory

    Roy H breezed by the field and hit the front in the turn of the $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes and cruised to the wire under jockey Kent Desormeaux to win by 3 1/2 lengths, geared down late.