Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Churchill, Grayson-JC Fund Lasix Studies

    Churchill Downs announced Sept. 17 that it is working in partnership with other tracks, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, and the AAEP to fund studies of the administration of furosemide.

  • Force The Pass

    Force the Pass Heads Commonwealth Derby

    Belmont Derby (gr. IT) winner Force the Pass hopes to rebound from a third in the Aug. 15 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) and towers over a field of eight in the $400,000 Commonwealth Derby (gr. IIT) at Laurel Sept. 19.

  • Arlington Adds Races, Increases Some Purses

    Citing higher than anticipated handle on its Aug. 15 Arlington Million card and following days, Arlington International Racecourse announced it will card additional races daily and increase purses for state-bred races.

  • Hip 614 sells for $2.1 million

    Whisper Hill Farm Lands $2.1M Tapit Colt

    Mandy Pope's Whisper Hill Farm went to $2.1 million to land a Tapit colt about midway through the third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 16 in Lexington, the highest price paid so far at the sale.

  • CHRB Moves Forward on Third-Party Lasix

    Nearly a month after the California Horse Racing Board hit the brakes on third-party administration of furosemide in the state, the governing body spent just more than a minute to move the process along at a meeting Sept. 16.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Will Target BC Classic

    Beholder will target the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a potential showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ned Toffey confirmed. Her connections have also decided not to offer her at auction this year.

  • Byrne Seeks Safeguard for IL Horses, Workers

    In an effort to provide a measure of protection for horses and racetrack workers in Illinois, an Illinois Racing Board commissioner wants to require tracks to consider their welfare in the event of track shutdowns.

  • Da Big Hoss comes home strong to win the Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes.

    Da Big Hoss Rallies to Take Kentucky Turf Cup

    Skychai Racing's Da Big Hoss, claimed for $50,000 in June, made big on that investment with an off-the-pace victory in the $600,000 Kentucky Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up Sept. 14 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Academic wins the Columbia Derby.

    Academic Bests the Boys Again in BC Derby

    With a brilliant stretch drive, Bear Stable and Riversedge Racing Stables' Academic beat males for the second straight contest in the $250,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 13 at Hastings Racecourse.

  • Strut the Course wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Strut the Course Game in Canadian Victory

    John Unger's homebred Strut the Course punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) with a determined effort in the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 13 at Woodbine.

  • G1 Triple for Coolmore, O'Brien in Ireland

    Order of St George capped a group I triple for Coolmore and associates Sept. 13 at the Curragh in winning the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I), but the race was marred by the fatal breakdown of last year's winner Brown Panther.

  • Stunning Treve Romps Away in Prix Vermeille

    Al Shaqab Racing's two-time Arc winner Treve pulled away with stunning ease in the stretch, leaving her overmatched rivals behind in the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) Sept. 13 at Longchamp.

  • Stacked Deck wins the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Stacked Deck Holds in Bold Venture

    Stacked Deck held off 2014 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) winner Calgary Cat with a determined drive and claimed his first graded score Sept. 13, winning this year's edition of the $150,000 test at Woodbine.

  • Sentiero Italia leads the way to victory in the Sands Point Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xcvt9cj">Order This Photo</a>

    Sentiero Italia Impresses in Sands Point

    Godolphin Racing's Sentiero Italia turned in her second straight standout performance Sept. 12 to claim the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park, and capped a five-win day for jockey Joel Rosario.

  • Cocked and Loaded powers home to take the Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs.

    Cocked and Loaded Back on Top in Iroquois

    Finding two-turn racing to his liking, Cocked and Loaded used a powerful move in the far turn to open a clear advantage and was not threatened in the stretch in winning the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Saturday.

  • Dothraki Queen holds off Bold Quality to win the Pocahontas Stakes.

    Dothraki Queen Rules Pocahontas

    Magdalena Racing's Dothraki Queen splits 2-year-old fillies in mid-stretch and draws clear to win the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs. Just Wicked, the 1-2 favorite, tires and finishes fourth.

  • Fawkner fights for the win in the Makybe Diva Stakes.

    Fawkner Roars Back to Win Makybe Diva

    Starting for the first time in 10 months, Fawkner fought out a spirited finish in the Makybe Diva Stakes (Aus-I) with Rising Romance to win by a short head Sept. 12 at Flemington.

  • Tacticus comes home strong to take the Temperence Hill Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-pr9xz7q">Order This Photo</a>

    Tacticus Wires Foes in Temperence Hill

    Flaxman Holdings' Tacticus, a homebred son of A.P. Indy, went wire to wire in winning Belmont Park's $197,000 Temperence Hill Stakes at 1 5/8 miles. V. E. Day, the 1-2 favorite, was second.

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Out for Rest of Year

    Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner Noble Bird will sit out the rest of the year after emerging from the Aug. 8 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course with a hip injury, trainer Mark Casse said Sept. 12.

  • Golden Horn wins the Irish Champion Stakes despite bumping Free Eagle.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mKKr9Pp">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Horn Prevails in Leopardstown Thriller

    In a wild finish to the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I), Golden Horn swerved out into challenging Free Eagle but got across the finish line first before surviving a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Leopardstown.

  • Bondi Beach Awarded St. Leger on Filly's DQ

    In a rousing finish to the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I), filly Simple Verse got her head over the finish line first from Bondi Beach, who was awarded the victory after a stewards' inquiry Sept. 12 at Doncaster

  • Historical racing machines

    Red Mile, Keeneland Joint Venture Opens

    The latest chapter in the 140-year history of Lexington's Red Mile harness operation began Sept. 12, with the opening of a $42 million renovation to include historical racing and live and simulcast wagering.

  • Ken (right) and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year.

    Ramseys National Owner, Breeder for 2014

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey were named National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year the evening of Sept. 11 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association national awards dinner held at Hill 'n' Dale Farms.