Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Aqueduct Cancels Due to High Winds

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack for Dec. 13 due to sustained high winds forecast to continue through the afternoon in the New York City metropolitan area. 

  • Eurico Da Silva was the meet's leading jockey with 203 wins

    McKnight, Da Silva Lead Woodbine Meet

    Leavem in Malibu scored in the Valedictory Stakes (G3) for Mark Casse, who finished second in the Woodbine trainer standings for the first time in over a decade as Norm McKnight took the lead with a five-win performance Dec. 10.

  • Horses from the barns of trainers Doug O'Neill and Sal Gonzalez jog around the Del Mar main track Dec. 10

    San Luis Rey Horsemen Begin to Recover From Fire

    If there was any indication healing from the devastating fire at San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 was beginning, it was the return of humor Dec. 10 at Del Mar, where the majority of evacuated horses and horsemen have been relocated.

  • Lucky Lilac after her score in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies at Hanshin Dec. 10

    Lucky Lilac Takes Hanshin Juvenile Fillies

    Lucky Lilac (JPN) circled the leaders into the stretch run in the Hanshin Juvenile Fillies (G1) Dec. 10, grabbed the lead and held off Lily Noble (JPN) by three-quarters of a length, giving her sire, Orfevre (JPN), his first grade 1 winner.

  • Gun Runner at Fair Grounds

    Gun Runner Logs Second Pegasus Work

    Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Gun Runner had his second timed work Dec. 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in preparation for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Highland Reel wins the Hong Kong Vase, the seventh top-level win of his racing career

    Highland Reel Goes Out a Winner in Hong Kong Vase

    Making the final start of his globetrotting career, Highland Reel reversed the order of finish from the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) a month earlier, defeating Talismanic in the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1) Dec. 10 at Sha Tin by 1 3/4 lengths.

  •  Jala Jala wins the Caribbean Classic Stakes with Irad Ortiz Jr. at Gulfstream Park

    Ortiz, Douglas Star in Clasico Internacional del Caribe

     Jala Jala's Clasico del Caribe win capped a big day for jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., who earlier on the stakes card also won aboard Mexico's Jaguaryu in the $124,000 Copa Dama and Panama's Coltimus Prime in the $91,000 Copa Invitacional.

  • Mobile Bay with jockey Diego Saenz scores his second straight win in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds.

    Mobile Bay Battles Back in LA Champions Day Classic

    Tigertail Ranch homebred Mobile Bay opened up by nine lengths in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes, but his competition caught up in the stretch and he had to fight to the wire to secure his second consecutive victory in the race. 

  • Silent Sting wins the Kingarvie Stakes at Woodbine

    Silent Sting Takes Kingarvie

    Stronach Stables' Silent Sting came flying through the stretch along the rail to win the $125,000 Kingarvie Stakes for Ontario-sired 2-year-olds Dec. 9 at Woodbine.

  • Dream Tree wins the Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course

    Dream Tree Draws Off in Easy Starlet Triumph

    One race after taking the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity (G1) with McKinzie, Dream Tree gave trainer Bob Baffert the sweep of the day's top-level tests when she drew clear of Yesterday's News in the stretch to take $300,000 Starlet Stakes (G1).

  • Trainer Jeff Runco, left, wins his 4,000th career race Dec. 9 with Vua Saigon at Laurel Park

    Jeff Runco Celebrates 4,000th Victory

    With Vua Saigon's win in the fifth race on the Dec. 9 Laurel Park card, trainer Jeff Runco joined an exclusive club as he becomes just the twelfth conditioner in the history of North American Thoroughbred racing to reach the 4,000 win plateau.  

  • San Luis Rey Downs smolders in the aftermath of a devastating fire

    Equine Death Toll From San Luis Rey Fire at 46

    The equine death toll from the devastating brushfire that ripped through San Luis Rey Downs Training Center Dec. 7 is at 46 as of the morning of Dec. 9, according to officials at the California Horse Racing Board.

  • Aron Wellman (pictured at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale) was on the ground at Del Mar to aid in volunteer efforts

    Wellman Pens Detailed Account of San Luis Rey Aftermath

    Aron Wellman, president of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, penned a detailed account Dec. 8 of his experience at Del Mar in the wake of the Lilac fire that engulfed San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 and the outpouring of support that followed.

  • New York Veterinarian Suspended, Fined

    A New York veterinarian has been suspended and fined after he allegedly improperly provided the drug albuterol to a licensed owner without examining the horse and for using a fictitious name of the horse in connection with the incident.

  • Options for Assisting San Luis Rey Fire Victims

    The Stronach Group, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park and The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, has established a GoFundMe account page to help pay for hospital and rehabilitative costs incurred by those injured in the Dec. 7 devastating Lilac Fire.

  • Highland Reel is chasing one last top-level win in the Dec. 10 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin

    Globetrotter Highland Reel Set for Curtain Call

    Few, if any, horses have logged as many frequent flier miles as Highland Reel (IRE) has in recent years. His career has spanned four years, four continents, and seven countries, and he will run his final race Dec. 10 in the Hong Kong Vase (G1).

  • Atsushi Koya represented the Japan Racing Association at the Global Symposium on Racing

    Differing DQ Standards on Display at Symposium

    A panel designed to highlight the differences between major international jurisdictions and North American racing regarding interference did just that in the final session of the Race Track Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing.

  • Longtime Oaklawn Jockey Club chairman and president Charles Cella

    Obituary: Cella Loved Getting Fans to Oaklawn Park

    Charles J. Cella, longtime president and chairman of the board of the Oaklawn Jockey Club, died Dec. 6 of complications from Parkinson's disease. According to his sons John and Louis Cella, Cella was at home in St. Louis, surrounded by family.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates after winning Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Good Magic

    Ortiz Expected to Quickly Bounce Back From Knee Surgery

    Jose Ortiz, a top candidate for the Eclipse Award as the outstanding jockey in North America, should return to competition sooner than expected after undergoing minor knee surgery Dec. 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

  • Joseph Appelbaum is the new president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Joseph Appelbaum Elected NYTHA President

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced the results of its 2017 election for president and Board of Directors Dec. 5. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president.