Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • March comes up the inside to nip Cinco Charlie in the Woody Stephens.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-62xphRw">Order This Photo</a>

    March Wins Woody Stephens by a Nose

    Robert LaPenta's March won a hard-fought battle by a slim nose in the $500,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II), the first of nine graded stakes on the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day under card.

  • Belmont Day Begins With Downpour

    As if American Pharoah did not have enough going for him in his quest for the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes presented by DraftKings (gr. I), there was a torrential downpour early with more rain forecast for later.

  • Wagering Up Sharply at Belmont Festival

    The first two days of the inaugural Belmont Stakes Racing Festival showed sharp increases in on-track and all-sources wagering over the same two days in 2014, the New York Racing Association announced June 5.

  • Waltzing Matilda upsets the New York Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Vtx9M2Q">Order This Photo</a>

    Waltzing Matilda Stuns Field in New York

    Mrs. Paul Shanahan's Waltzing Matilda provided quite a shock in the $300,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 5, taking the 1 1/2-mile turf event at Belmont Park at odds of 22-1 in her U.S. debut.

  • Cocked and Loaded gets by Paynes Prairie to win the Tremont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Vxpfjtt">Order This Photo</a>

    Cocked and Loaded Fires in Tremont

    Cocked and Loaded rapidly closed ground through the final furlong and was up late to best game front-runner Paynes Prairie by a half length in the $250,000 Tremont Stakes for 2-year-olds June 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Tale of Verve

    Fipke Likes Belmont Chances of Tale of Verve

    Chuck Fipke has traveled the world many times over searching for precious metals, and this weekend he will mine Belmont Park looking for something equally as valuable -- a classic win for his homebred Tale of Verve.

  • Seattle Slew

    Triple Crown Tales: A Horse Named Sue

    Long before Olympic gold-medalist Bruce Jenner transformed into Caitlyn Jenner, for a brief period of time in the late-summer of 1976, future undefeated Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew was mistakenly identified.

  • Prospect Park

    Prospect Park Returns for Affirmed Stakes

    Pam and Martin Wygod's Prospect Park will make his return to racing June 7 in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park, after an April infection forced the Tapit colt to sit out the Kentucky Derby.

  • Find Joy First Winner for Sire Drosselmeyer

    With the Belmont Stakes Presented by DraftKings (gr. I) coming up this weekend, 2010 Belmont winner Drosselmeyer picked up his first winner as a sire Thursday, June 4 when Find Joy won the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Moment Is Right Game in Astoria Victory

    Ten Broeck Farm's Moment Is Right showed her standout introduction was no fluke in the $250,000 Astoria Stakes June 4 at Belmont Park, where she handled a challenge from fellow debut winner Decked Out to win by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • Year-Over-Year Handle Up Almost 5% in May

    With pari-mutuel wagering up for the Kentucky Oaks day card, the Kentucky Derby day card, and the Preakness day card, racing enjoyed a 4.82% increase in wagering in the all-important month of May.

  • Smokey with American Pharoah at Belmont Park.
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    Pony Smokey a Loyal American Pharoah Sidekick

    As Triple Crown contender American Pharoah has traveled between Churchill Downs, Pimlico Race Course, and Belmont over the past six weeks, this faithful companion has been there every step of the way.

  • American Pharoah galloped at Belmont Park on Thursday.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-TsD6Qvv">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Flawless in Preparation

    American Pharoah continued his flawless preparations for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) in his second day over the track at Belmont Park, powering through a stellar gallop and then schooling calmly in the paddock.

  • (June 6, 2015) American Pharoah, Victor Espinoza up, becomes the 12th Triple Crown winner...
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    The American Pharoah Story

    Thoroughbred racing once again pinned hopes and dreams upon the latest Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner heading into the Belmont. Finally, American Pharoah delivered, rolling to victory and becoming the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.

  • Effinex enters the Brooklyn having won his last two starts, including the Excelsior Stakes (shown).<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-vMjTzTb">Order This Photo</a>

    Effinex Targets Brooklyn for Jerkens

    Tri-Bone Stables' Effinex enters the marathon event having won his last two starts, including a game victory in the Excelsior Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack on April 25.

  • Something Extra will carry 122 pounds as co-highweight in the Jaipur.

    Turf Sprinters Line Up for Loaded Jaipur

    A field of 13 turf sprinters will line up at Belmont Park June 6 in the $300,000 Jaipur Invitational Stakes, which, at six furlongs on grass, should prove to be one of the most exciting races on the stakes-loaded card.

  • American Pharoah drew post 5 for the Belmont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-140/i-6QfhzZw">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Draws Post 5 for Belmont

    Zayat Stables' Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah drew post 5 for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to be run June 6 at Belmont Park, and was installed as the 3-5 morning-line favorite.

  • Stanford (outside) with Belmont Stakes contender Materiality.
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    Five Aim for First Stakes Score in Easy Goer

    A pair of colts best known to this point in their careers for strong runner-up finishes in graded stakes this spring, Stanford and Donworth, head a field of five 3-year-olds in the $150,000 WinStar Farm Easy Goer Stakes.

  • Untapable

    Champion Untapable Formidable in Ogden Phipps

    Untapable will try to unleash the same form that saw her cruise to victory in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) when the champion daughter of Tapit returns from a short layoff in the Ogden Phipps Stakes (gr. I).