Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Tapwrit draws clear to win the Belmont Stakes over Irish War Cry

    Tapwrit Wears Down Irish War Cry to Win Belmont Stakes

    With an inside trip just off favored Irish War Cry, Bridlewood Farm, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, and Robert LaPenta's Tapwrit angled out late in the final turn under jockey Jose Ortiz and kicked well clear of the rest in the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Disco Partner flies home to take the Jaipur

    Disco Partner Wins Jaipur in World Record Time

    For a second straight year a Patricia Generazio homebred not only won the Jaipur (G3T) but set a course and North American record in the process when Disco Partner rallied to a half-length victory in the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • China Horse Club's Teo Ah Khing leads Abel Tasman into the Belmont Park winner's circle

    Abel Tasman Too Strong in Acorn

    Abel Tasman, winner of the May 5 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), put on another last-to-first showcase when she shot up the rail and withstood a challenge from Salty to capture the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (G1).

  • West Coast is clear by 3 3/4 lengths under Mike Smith

    West Coast Best in Easy Goer

    Hall of Famer Bob Baffert brought West Coast to the East Coast ready to rumble, and the son of Flatter impressed like a 9-5 choice should June 10 in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes at Belmont Park.

  • Irish War Cry is the morning-line favorite for the June 10 Belmont Stakes

    Strong Card Awaits Fans at Belmont Park

    With the first two classic winners of 2017 skipping the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and a pair of hopefuls not making the race, the big-event approach to the day by the New York Racing Association could prove key June 10.

  • Epicharis in his last day of training at Belmont Park June 6, before his soundness issues began

    Epicharis Out of Belmont Stakes

    Epicharis, who traveled from Japan to contest the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1), was a vet scratch the morning of the race June 10, after he failed to train several days in a row at Belmont Park.

  • Trainer John Shirreffs at Belmont

    Shirreffs Gets Another Shot With Gormley in Belmont

    In the days and weeks after Royal Mo's breakdown at Pimlico Race Course, in his last timed workout for the Preakness Stakes (G1), it was difficult for the trainer to power forward, but the other horses in his care deserved his best.

  • Surrender Now scores on debut and gives her sire his first winner

    Surrender Now First Winner For Morning Line

    The Lane's End first-year sire and grade 1-winning millionaire Morning Line had his first winner when Surrender Now took a maiden special weight race for 2-year-old fillies June 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • By the Moon comes home strong to take the Bed o' Roses

    By the Moon Repeats in Bed o’ Roses

    While By the Moon's running style changed a bit, the outcome proved the same as she delivered a second straight victory in the $250,000 Bed o' Roses Invitational Stakes (G3) June 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Looking for Irish War Cry to Bounce Back in Belmont

    The Triple Crown trail comes to an end on Long Island Saturday, June 10, with the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) the last of 10 stakes to be run on a marathon 13-race card that gets underway at 11:35 Eastern.

  • Tapwrit enjoys a spa treatment June 9 at Belmont Park

    Pletcher Aims for Second 2017 Classic Win

    After capturing the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) with Always Dreaming, trainer Todd Pletcher will try to close out the Triple Crown season with another classic victory when he sends out Tapwrit and Patch in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Tommy Macho is one of two Met Mile starters owned by Paul Pompa Jr.

    Pompa Primed With Met Mile Duo

    Rally Cry will be joined in the Met Mile starting gate by his multiple graded stakes winning stablemate Tommy Macho, making his first start since a third-place finish in the Carter (G1) at Aqueduct Racetrack in April. 

  • Trainer Gary Contessa calls Tu Brutus "a horse that has no bottom"

    Tu Brutus Brings Hype Into Brooklyn

    There is usually not a ton of buzz that comes out of 1 3/8-mile black-type stakes on the dirt. It is far from the norm, however, for such outings to yield the kind of result Tu Brutus (CHI) put up in his second North American start.

  • Enstone gallops at Woodbine June 8

    Enstone Looks Hard to Beat in Woodbine Oaks

    East West Stable's Enstone (by Tiznow), holds a class edge over her fellow 3-year-old fillies in Sunday's Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser. The nine-furlong filly classic drew a field of 12 Canadian-breds.

  • Recruiting Ready wins the Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico Race Course

    Recruiting Ready Steps Up in Woody Stephens

    Sagamore Farm's Recruiting Ready will try to extend his win streak to four June 10 in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, but he'll have to fend off a trio of last-out grade 3 winners if he wants to earn his own graded score.

  • Pure Sensation wins the 2016 Jaipur

    Generazio Homebreds Back for Another Jaipur

    After grabbing the top two positions in last year's Jaipur Invitational Stakes (G3T), Patricia Generazio homebreds Pure Sensation and Disco Partner are back for another edition of the turf sprint June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • Laurel Park Summer Meet Begins June 9

    With an emphasis on racing over its world-class turf course, Laurel Park will look to maintain the momentum from a record-setting Preakness Meet at Pimlico Race Course at its 33-day summer stand starting Friday, June 9.

  • Lookin At Lee prepping for the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park

    Another Classic, Another Shot for Lookin At Lee

    Lookin At Lee will not be carrying a lunch pail during the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) June 10 at Belmont Park, but trainer Steve Asmussen knows his horse will bring that mental approach to the 1 1/2-mile classic.

  • Tom Fool wins the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap

    Look Back: Tom Fool All Business in 1953 Met Mile

    This week is a column that included the headline, "A Low Curtsy for Tom Fool," written by George F. T. Ryall followed by a stakes report of the 1953 Metropolitan Handicap won by Tom Fool. Both stories ran in the May 30, 1953 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Suffolk Downs

    New England Horsemen Fight for Funding

    With the Race Horse Development Fund, which was created to give the struggling Massachusetts horse racing and breeding industry a lifeline, now in serious peril, Thoroughbred horsemen traveled to the state capitol in Boston to lobby lawmakers June 7.