Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Girvin finished second by a nose in the Ohio Derby last out

    Girvin Has Final Work Ahead of Haskell

    Multiple graded stakes winner Girvin put in his final breeze July 23 for his next start in the 50th renewal of the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) July 30 at Monmouth Park.

  • Lady Eli’s Amazing Story Continues

    Waiting for a horse like this is something Sol Kumin and Jay Hanley no longer will do. For as many top-class horses as they own and will own, they know in their heart they will never again have a horse like Lady Eli. Nor will anyone else.

  • Paulassilverlining won the Humana Distaff over Finest City and will now tackle the Honorable Miss Handicap

    Paulassilverlining Tops Honorable Miss Handicap

    By the Moon, Paulassilverlining, and Finley'sluckycharm are all seeking to extend their current stakes win streaks in a field of five for the 26th running of the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (G2) July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.  

  • Accelerate soars clear as Arrogate can be seen finishing far back to his outside

    Accelerate Springs Stunning Upset as Arrogate Falters

    Hronis Racing's Accelerate stunned the world July 22 with a dominant upset in the $300,000 TVG San Diego Handicap (G2). Jockey Victor Espinoza sent the horse to a gate-to-wire victory as Mike Smith was unable to get heavily favored Arrogate going.

  • Firenze Fire holds off Free Drop Billy in the Sanford Stakes

    Firenze Fire Upsets Sanford Stakes

    Mr Amore Stables' homebred Firenze Fire rolled past the frontrunner and fended off a late challenge in the stretch to upset the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 22

  • Horses head for home at Golden Gate Fields

    CHRB Discusses Cutting Back Racing Dates

    For the second time in 2017, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee bandied about the idea of restricting the amount of racing dates in the state, and again roundly faced opposition by industry stakeholders in attendance.

  • Dream It Is coasts to a nine-length win in Saratoga's Schuylerville

    Dream It Is The Real Deal in Schuylerville

    The ability Dream It Is showed on the all-weather track at Woodbine translated even better in her first try on dirt, as she chased a wicked pace then threw down the hammer in the form of a nine-length win in the $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (G3)

  • Tiz a Slam training at Woodbine

    Tiz a Slam Heads Prince of Wales Stakes

    Queen's Plate Stakes runner-up Tiz a Slam and multiple graded stakes placed State of Honor are set to face off again in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie July 25

  • Classic Empire has been sidelined by a hoof abscess since early June

    Classic Empire to Resume Galloping

    John Oxley's reigning juvenile male champion Classic Empire is scheduled to resume galloping the morning of July 22 following an easy week at Saratoga Race Course, said Norman Casse, assistant trainer to his father Mark.

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    NYRA XP App Available for First Time at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced that its new app, NYRA XP, will for the first time be available to fans at Saratoga Race Course during the 2017 summer meet.

  • Mama's Kid draws off to a 17-1 upset at Del Mar

    Richard's Kid Gets First Winner at Del Mar

    Hard-knocking Richard's Kid, winner of three grade 1 races, is now a winning sire after Mama's Kid rushed to the lead and never looked back in a 2-year-old maiden special weight sprint at Del Mar July 20

  • TVG Plans Special Coverage, Events at Saratoga

    Beginning July 21, TVG will be live from its trackside location at Saratoga for its six-week summer meeting, covering every race, every day of the meet while raising awareness for leading racehorse retirement, re-training, and aftercare programs. 

  • Del Mar's track management is led by Dennis Moore, new director of track maintenance

    Del Mar Addressing Safety, Field Size Concerns

    The presence of the Breeders' Cup in early November in many ways frames the 36-day summer meet, with the iconic seaside racetrack taking on safety issues and field size challenges that the region and overall racing industry also are confronting.

  • Shuvee wins the 1969 Coaching Club American Oaks, completing a Filly Triple Crown

    Look Back: Shuvee Completes a Filly Triple Crown

    Big, powerfully muscled Shuvee, daughter of champions Nashua and Levee, won New York's Triple Crown for Fillies by taking the $100,000-added Coaching Club American Oaks. All she had to overcome was luck.

  • In his previous start, Arrogate faltered early to run last, but made up ground to take the Dubai World Cup

    Arrogate Begins Del Mar Journey in San Diego Handicap

    Trainer Bob Baffert wants the four-time graded/group 1 winner to add two more top-level wins to his résumé in the Aug. 19 TVG Pacific Classic (G1) and Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), but the journey begins in the San Diego Handicap (G2).

  • Patrick Biancone has raced in California, New York, and Florida but has not had a Kentucky license since 2007

    Biancone Moves Closer to Kentucky Reinstatement

    Trainer Patrick Biancone, who has not had a license in Kentucky since 2007 following the discovery of cobra venom in his Keeneland barn, moved a step closer to being allowed to saddle a horse for racing in Kentucky July 19.

  • New York-bred Twisted Tom picks up some class relief in the New York Derby

    Twisted Tom Favored in New York Derby

    In his first start since a well-beaten sixth in the Belmont Stakes (G1), New York-bred Twisted Tom will pick up some class relief when he faces an expected six other state-breds in the $150,000 New York Derby July 22 at Finger Lakes.

  • Ana O'Brien sustained serious injuries in a July 18 fall at Killarney Racecourse

    Ana O'Brien Sidelined Until November

    Ana O'Brien, the jockey daughter of perennial leading Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien, could be sidelined until November as a result of injuries she sustained in a fall during the July 18 evening race card at Killarney Racecourse.

  • Florida Oaks winner Fifty Five at Tampa Bay Downs

    Lake George Stakes a Wide-Open Affair

    A well-matched group of sophomore fillies accustomed to trading blows with one another co-headline the opening day of Saratoga as graded stakes winners Fifty Five, Dream Dancing, and Sweeping Paddy are set to start in the Lake George Stakes (G3T).

  • Arrogate won last year's Travers Stakes, highlight of the Saratoga Race Course season that opens July 21

    Plenty of Action to Start Saratoga Meet

    The opening weekend of the all-important race meet begins with five graded stakes, including opening day co-features of the Schuylerville Stakes (G3) for 2-year-old fillies and the Lake George Stakes (G3T) for 3-year-old fillies on turf.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Recent Hialeah Park Meet Sends Wrong Chills

    This year Hialeah offered a much different race meet, racing not recognized by the AQHA or reported by Equibase. For many, this meet created chills of concern as Hialeah rolled out a series of races to meet its minimum state racing requirements.

  • Patrick Biancone has not started a horse in Kentucky since 2007

    Trainer Biancone Seeks License in Kentucky

    Patrick Biancone is seeking to have his training license reinstated in Kentucky, where the conditioner has not saddled a horse since losing his license following a 2007 discovery of cobra venom and other substances in his Keeneland barn.

  • Dubai World Cup  3/25/17, photo by Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club
Arrogate and Mike Smith win the Dubai World Cup

    NTRA Thoroughbred Poll Released July 17

    Week 25  of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages remains status quo in the top-10 results released today.

  • Arms Runner will try for a third win in as many starts in the Oceanside Stakes

    Oceanside Stakes Will Get Del Mar Meet Rolling

    In the time between races of Del Mar's 10-race opening day card July 19, fans and horsemen figure to give some thought to the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will be contested at the seaside Southern California track this fall.

  • Arrogate wins last year's Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Saratoga Race Course Meet Begins July 21

    Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Saratoga Race Course on Friday, July 21 for its 40-day summer meet that includes 69 stakes worth a record $18.775 million in purses.

  • Pink Lloyd opens up a 2 1/4-length lead at the wire in the Vigil at Woodbine

    Pink Lloyd Adds Vigil to Woodbine Win Streak

    Entourage Stable's Pink Lloyd keeps rolling this year for Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Bob Tiller as the 5-year-old gelding adds the July 16 Vigil Stakes (G3) at Woodbine while picking up his first graded stakes.