Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Honorable Duty wins the Lukas Classic

    Honorable Duty Repels Competition in Lukas Classic

    Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run, and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win the Sept. 30 $200,000 Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs by 4 3/4 lengths over Money Flows.

  • Elate is in control at the front of the field in the Beldame Stakes

    Elate Dominates Beldame Stakes

    There was no question Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate was the best horse Sept. 30 in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1), but at the top of the stretch it was still up in the air whether she would be able to show it.

  • Projected wins the Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup

    Projected Surges to Baltimore/Washington Turf Cup Win

    After a few runner-up finishes this spring and summer, Juddmonte Farms homebred Projected (GB) found his way to the winner's circle Sept. 30, taking Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup Stakes (G2T) at Laurel Park. 

  • Roaring Lion is led into the winner's enclosure after the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

    Roaring Lion Pounces in Royal Lodge

    The Irish connections of Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore won both group 1 events on the card but came up a neck short in the lone Breeders' Cup Challenge heat, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for colts and geldings.

  • G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

    TCA Honors G. Watts Humphrey

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr. was the Thoroughbred Club of America's 86th Honor Guest Sept. 29 at Keeneland. The Churchill Downs' board chairman spoke out on improving the racetrack experience, raising purses in Kentucky.

  • Mr. Roary wins the Eddie D. Stakes

    Mr. Roary Closes to Take Eddie D.

    Last of nine early, Kretz Racing's Mr. Roary still had plenty of ground to make up turning for home and closed a 4 1/2-length gap with a furlong to run to win by a neck under jockey Tyler Conner.

  • Enable, with jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden (right) after the Yorkshire Oaks in August

    Enable Holds the Power in Arc

    It's Enable vs. the world in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) Oct. 1 at Chantilly and, to all appearances, the world has some catching up to do.

  • Racing at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton

    CHRB Continues to Struggle with NorCal Race Dates

    Although the California Horse Racing Board tabled a decision regarding the ongoing dispute over racing date assignments in Northern California, the discussion during its Sept. 28 meeting again exposed a deep rift between stakeholders in the region.

  • Go Astray, winner of the Florida Sire Stakes Desert Vixen Division, has the best stakes record heading into the final leg of the FSS Sept. 30

    Competition Deep in FSS My Dear Girl Division

    Five fillies who won or placed in the first two legs of the Florida Sire Stakes' filly division will be back to test each other in the final round Sept. 30, the $400,000 My Dear Girl Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

  • Goodyearforroses after her win in the Santa Ana Stakes in March at Santa Anita

    Goodyearforroses Looms Strong in Rodeo Drive

    A pair of Irish-breds, Goodyearforroses (IRE) and Responsibleforlove (IRE), loom prominently among a competitive field of 10 fillies and mares in the Sept. 30 300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (G1T) at 1 1/4-miles over the Santa Anita Park turf.

  • Irish-bred Hunt after his score in the Aug. 19 Del Mar Handicap

    Hunt, Itsinthepost Carry Top Weight in John Henry

    Hunt (IRE) and Itsinthepost (FR) are slated as the co-highweights in the $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship (G2T) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park. The John Henry, for 3-year-olds and up at a 1 1/4 miles on turf, attracted a field of nine.

  • Beldame, Joe Hirsch, Zenyatta, Awesome Again on HRRN

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will broadcast Saturday's Breeders' Cup preps at Belmont Park and Santa Anita, including the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), Zenyatta (G1), Chandelier (G1), FrontRunner (G1), Rodeo Drive (G1) and Awesome Again (G1).

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher has a pair for the Sept. 30 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T)

    Pilgrim Packed With Potential

    Evaluator, trained by Michael Dilger, and a pair of runners trained by Todd Pletcher—Maraud and Seabhac—take the jump to the grade 3 level in Belmont's Sept. 30 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T).

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    NYRA to Enact New Tax Regulations

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has quickly moved to be in compliance with updated tax regulations adopted Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • TwinSpires in Front of New Rules

    TwinSpires, an online horse racing wagering company, announced that its website will be implementing the new rules on withholdings Sept. 28, which will benefit horseplayers in the form of less reporting requirements.

  • Churchill Downs to Implement New Tote Changes

    United Tote, the provider of pari-mutuel tote services to more than 150 racing operations, will implement changes to its systems Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs that will benefit horseplayers through a change in reporting requirements for certain payouts

  • Elate wins the Alabama Stakes Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course

    Elate Faces Older in Beldame Stakes

    As the lone top-level winner in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1) field, Elate appears to be poised for success in her initial try against older horses Sept. 30 at Belmont Park.

  • Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. (right), a native of Puerto Rico, waited anxiously for news on Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria Impacts New York Racing Families

    Irad Ortiz Jr., one of the nation's top jockeys, was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and was one of many at Belmont who nervously awaited a shred of news from the devastated island.

  • Arrogate works a bullet five furlongs at Santa Anita Sept. 26

    Arrogate Looks Like Old Self in Bullet Work

    In his second work since finishing second to stablemate Collected in the Aug. 19 $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1), Arrogate posted a bullet five-furlong move in :59 2/5 Tuesday while working in company with Uninvited.

  • Lady Aurelia (outside) working in company with Childhood at Keeneland Sept. 26

    Lady Aurelia Sharp in Work at Keeneland

    Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia put in her first work since returning from her narrow defeat in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York, covering four furlongs in :50 3/5 over the Keeneland turf Sept. 26.

  • From left, Paul, Jane, and Rich Schosberg

    Paul Schosberg Dies at 79

    Paul Schosberg, a Thoroughbred breeder, two-term president of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, and the father of trainer Rick Schosberg, died Sept. 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.