Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Engage wins the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park

    Engage Overwhelms Foes in Futurity Stakes

    The step up into graded stakes company proved an easy transition for Woodford Racing's Engage, as the son of Into Mischief busted through an outside seam en route to a 3 1/2-length victory in the Oct. 14 $150,000 Futurity Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park.

  • Rubilinda wins the Pebbles Stakes at Belmont Park

    Rubilinda Holds Off Party Boat in Pebbles Stakes

    After a wide, sweeping move coming into the Belmont Park stretch, Don Alberto Stable homebred Rubilinda still had enough left to hold off late surges from Party Boat and Thais to win the $200,000 Pebbles Stakes Oct. 14. 

  • Stellar Wind works under Victor Espinoza Oct. 14 at Santa Anita Park

    Stellar Wind Works for Breeders' Cup Distaff

    Hronis Racing's champion Stellar Wind worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 Oct. 14 in her penultimate breeze at Santa Anita Park before she moves down to Del Mar for her final preparations for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) Nov. 3.

  • Gunnevera will be the first Breeders' Cup starter for trainer Antonio Sano

    Gunnevera Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup

    Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera stepped up his preparation for a scheduled start in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar with a six-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park West Oct. 14.

  • Aidan O'Brien's four starters ran out a 1-2-3-4 finish in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket

    O'Brien Sweeps to Victory in Dewhurst Stakes

    U S Navy Flag flew home in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes (G1) at Newmarket Oct. 14, leading trainer Aidan O'Brien's four starters to a 1-2-3-4 finish and moving the conditioner to within one of Bobby Frankel's record of 25 top-level winners.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin: Turf Fillies in Spotlight Saturday

    The focus is on 3-year-old turf fillies Oct. 14, as the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (G1T) highlights the card at Keeneland, and Belmont Park's $200,000 Pebbles shares top billing with the Futurity (G3) for 2-year-old sprinters.

  • Pegasus World Cup Trophy

    Tickets on Sale for 2018 Pegasus World Cup

    The Stronach Group today announced that tickets to the second edition of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational taking place on January 27, 2018, are now available.

  • White Flag gets a neck victory in Belmont's Allied Forces Stakes Sept. 10

    White Flag Rides Win Streak Into Nearctic

    Robert Evans' homebred White Flag has found his best stride sprinting in New York and will ship across the border Oct. 15 with hopes he'll continue his roll in the $250,000 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine.

  • Flameaway (left) won the 2017 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

    Grade Reinstated for Dixiana Bourbon Stakes

    The American Graded Stakes Committee has ruled that the Oct. 8 renewal of the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes, originally scheduled over the Keeneland turf course but conducted as a listed race over the main track, will be reinstated as a grade 3 race.

  • Charitable Annuity wins the 2015 West Virginia Breeders Classic

    Charitable Annuity Back for WV Breeders' Classic

    After winning the 2015 edition of the West Virginia Breeders' Classic, Charitable Annuity will try to win the race for a second time in a full field of 10 in the $350,000 race for West Virginia-breds Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Miss Ella wins the July 24 Caress Stakes at Saratoga

    Miss Ella Looks to Repeat in Buffalo Trace

    Jack Swain III's Miss Ella headlines a field of 12 fillies and mares and four also-eligibles entered for the 21st running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (G3) to be run Oct. 13 at 5 1/2 furlongs on the Keeneland turf course.

  • Rushing Fall wins the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland

    Rushing Fall Emerges With Jessamine Win

    Rushing Fall launched herself from the clouds to take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland by 3 1/4 lengths, stamping herself among the favorites for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T).

  • Lady O'Toole wins the Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs

    Lady O’Toole Tops Jessamine Field

    Steve Landers Racing's Lady O'Toole, a 3 1/2-length winner of the Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs Sept. 9, heads a field of 14 2-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered for the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland.

  • Grade 1 winner Grand Arch

    Grade 1 Winner Grand Arch Retired

    Jim and Susan Hill's Grand Arch, winner of the 2015 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (G1T) and third that year in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) at Keeneland, has been retired to a life of leisure at the Hills' Margaux Farm in nearby Midway, Ky.

  • Unique Bella takes the LA Woman by 3 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Overcomes Trouble to Win LA Woman

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella didn't have everything go her way during her return to racing in the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (G3) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park, but her class was more than enough to make up for some uneasy early moments.

  • Separationofpowers pulls away in the Frizette Stakes Oct. 8

    Separationofpowers Too Good in Frizette

    Klaravich Stables' Separationofpowers rallied in the Belmont Park stretch to secure her first graded stakes victory by open lengths Oct. 8 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1).

  • War Flag (inside) gets up to win the Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont Park

    War Flag Rallies Late to Win Flower Bowl

    In her fourth U.S. start and first try against top-level company, War Flag wore down pacesetter Grand Jete (GB) in late stretch then held off grade 1 winner Dacita to take the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park Oct. 8.

  • Keen Ice Right Where He Wants to Be

    Keen Ice may have lost the battle, as in the $750,000 purse of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, but don't be surprised when the war is over on the evening of November 4 he is the last one standing.

  • Firenze Fire seizes victory in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park

    Firenze Fire Bounces Back to Win Champagne

    Sanford Stakes (G3) winner Firenze Fire rallied along the rail in the far turn under Irad Ortiz Jr. then edged Good Magic by about three-quarters of a length at the wire to win the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) Oct. 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Bucchero draws clear to win the Woodford Stakes at Keeneland

    Bucchero Upsets Woodford Stakes

    Second time proved the charm for Ironhorse Racing's Bucchero, who upset the $200,000 Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (G2T) Oct. 7 at Keeneland at odds of 26-1.