Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • I'll Have Another at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido Japan

    First Starters for I'll Have Another

    U.S. champion and dual classic winner I'll Have Another will have his highly anticipated first starters June 5 in Japan, where he launched his stallion career in 2013 at Big Red Farm.

  • Wagering on U.S. Races Falls About 4% in May

    Preakness day registered record handle but with the Kentucky Derby day handle down slightly from last year's record mark, wagering on U.S. races in the month of May fell 3.95% when compared with the same month last year.

  • 1968 Derby results cover of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: Long and Bumpy Ride

    The official winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby never wore the blanket of roses. He never stood in the winner’s circle to have his photo taken for posterity.

  • Stradivari

    Pletcher Duo Breezes for Belmont

    Beating the light rain that began to fall at Belmont Park June 3, Todd Pletcher worked both his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, on the training track.

  • Tepin Puts Polish on Royal Ascot Preparations

    The 5-year-old Bernstein mare clicked off the solid fractions that have become her trademark—splits of :12 2/5 and :24 1/5 under regular rider Julien Leparoux en route to a four-furlong time of :48 2/5 and a five-furlong gallop out in 1:01 1/5.

  • Vyjack wins race 7 at Keeneland April 21, 2016.

    Vyjack Returns to Graded Ranks in Red Bank

    Vyjack—who last time out won a Keeneland allowance over the same lawn upon which his half sister, champion Tepin, has picked up three grade I wins—returns to the graded ranks June 5 in the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT)

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart

    Forever d'Oro '50-50' for Belmont

    Charles Fipke homebred Forever d'Oro is under consideration for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), according to trainer Dallas Stewart, following his maiden victory May 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Nyquist

    In Return to Track, Nyquist Jogs at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist, who suffered his first career loss in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), returned to the track June 2 for the first time since his third-place finish in the May 21 Preakness.

  • Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Illuminant and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, Monday, May 30, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.

    The Week in Photos for 5/31/2016

    Gamely Stakes, Charles Whittingham Stakes, Lone Star Park Handicap, Arlington Matron Stakes, Winning Colors Stakes, All American Stakes, Eclipse Stakes, Nassau Stakes.

  • Heart to Heart Seeks Shoemaker Grade I

    Heart to Heart could find his way back to the winner's circle for his first grade I victory in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 4 at Santa Anita Park, a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Exaggerator under exercise rider Jermal "Peedy" Landry

    Exercise Rider's Finesse Aids Exaggerator

    Landry came to mind before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a rider who had the finesse to manage high-energy Exaggerator—who wound up second to champion Nyquist in the Derby before turning the tables two weeks later in Baltimore.

  • Camelot Kitten wins the American Turf Stakes

    Pennine Ridge Stakes Next for Camelot Kitten

    After an upset win in the American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs, Camelot Kitten will try for a second straight graded stakes score when he starts in the $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Trainer Danny Pish hits 2,000 career wins at Lone Star Park May 30

    Trainer Pish Secures 2,000th Victory

    Texas-based trainer Danny Pish grabbed the 2,000th victory of his career May 30 when Jerry Durant and Bill Jordan's U S Officer won his debut by three lengths in the second race at Lone Star Park.

  • Cyrus Alexander wins Lone Star Park Handicap May 30

    Cyrus Alexander Wins Lone Star Handicap

    Spendthrift Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Cyrus Alexander, a 4-year-old Medaglia d'Oro colt, got his first stakes win when he captured the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds and up May 30 at Lone Star Park.

  • Linda's Luck (inside) and Bucket Beat hit wire together in May 29 Green Carpet Stakes

    Belterra Stakes Dead Heat Follows Churchill

    One day after the Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs produced a dead heat for win, the Green Carpet Stakes at Belterra Park Gaming, located about 90 minutes away in Ohio, did the same May 29.

  • Si Sage and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes, Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.

    Si Sage Speeds to Whittingham Victory

    After winning the 2015 Last Tycoon (gr. IIIT) at the distance by 3 1/4 lengths at odds of 42-1, the 6-year-old son of Sageburg wowed again at 10 furlongs May 29 in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Makahiki after victory in the  Tokyo Yushun

    Makahiki Wins Japanese Derby

    Third choice Makahiki bested a strong field of 3-year-olds in the Tokyo Yushun (Jpn-I, Japanese Derby) to claim his first top-level win by a nose May 29 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Recruiting Ready is an easy winner at Pimlico Race Course

    First U.S. Winner for Algorithms

    Impressive Pimlico Race Course maiden special weight race winner Recruiting Ready has become the first North American winner for Claiborne Farm’s first-season stallion Algorithms.

  • Diva Express (inside) and I'm a Looker finish together in the Winning Colors.

    Diva Express, I'm a Looker Dead Heat at CD

    Not one but two 4-year-old fillies secured their first stakes wins when Diva Express and I'm a Looker earned the dead-heat victory in the $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) May 28 at Churchill Downs.

  • Flipcup (right) holds off No Fault of Mine to win the Arlington Matron.

    Flipcup Resolute in Arlington Matron Win

    Flipcup, who takes things to another level when racing on all-weather surfaces, held off a stretch challenge from favorite No Fault of Mine to win the $100,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, May 28 at Arlington Park.

  • Umarov had planned to run Looks to Spare at Churchill Downs.

    Kentucky Suspends Umarov for 10 Years

    After determining Otabek Umarov violated out-of-competition testing rules and possessed hypodermic needles, syringes, and injectable medications at Churchill Downs, Kentucky stewards revoked the owner-trainer's license for 10 years.