Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Private Zone comes home strong in the Churchill Downs.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mHCj3pD">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone Delivers in Churchill Downs

    Private Zone won the $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II) Saturday, May 2 at the Louisville oval, holding off a stretch challenge from Nates Mineshaft. Bayern struggled in his 2015 debut.

  • Rosalind surges to victory in the Sheepshead Bay Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SkBZq5j">Order This Photo</a>

    Rosalind Breaks Through in Sheepshead Bay

    Bethlehem Stables, Michael Dubb, and Highclere America's Rosalind snapped a six-race losing streak when she held off the late run of Maximova to take the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park May 2.

  • Dame Dorothy gets the victory in the Humana Distaff Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-p9LMMJb">Order This Photo</a>

    Dame Dorothy Upsets Judy the Beauty

    Dame Dorothy earned her first grade I victory May 2 and did so with distinction, running down game champion Judy the Beauty and surprisingly tough 18-1 pacesetter Moonlit Stroll in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I).

  • Miracles Of Life Wins in AUS for Stonestreet

    Miracles Of Life provided Central Kentucky-based Stonestreet Stables a win at the highest level in Australia May 2 when she narrowly captured the Aus$400,000 William Hill Classic (Aus-I) at Morphettville.

  • Gleneagles dominates the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas.

    Gleneagles Swoops to Two Thousand Guineas Win

    Gleneagles cruised to a clear win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) May 2 at Newmarket and provided trainer Aidan O'Brien a record-equaling seventh victory in Europe's first classic of the year.

  • Sherri and Michael DiMenna at 2005 Kentucky Derby

    Racing Voices: Holy Giacomoly!

    It goes without saying that no one forgets attending their first Kentucky Derby (gr. I). However, every once in a while along comes a Derby story that is not only memorable but also unlikely to ever be surpassed.

  • 2015 Kentucky Oaks Race Sequence

    Relive Lovely Maria's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Weather Setting Up for Large Derby Crowd

    With a 10:30 a.m. first race post time, hopefuls for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) went to the track early May 2 and then returned to their respective barns to await the classic later in the afternoon.

  • International Star<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-P4WDJGC">Order This Photo</a>

    International Star Scratched from the Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's International Star has been scratched from today's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Several other horses owned by the Ramseys have been scratched from the May 2 Churchill card.

  • Texas Air comes running late to take the Texas Mile.

    Texas Air Springs Upset in Texas Mile

    Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air put away a field almost entirely composed of out-of-state invaders to claim the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 under the lights at Lone Star Park.

  • 2015 Oaks Race Sequence

    2015 Kentucky Oaks Race Sequence

    Relive Lovely Maria's victory in the 2015 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Kentucky Oaks Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Lovely Maria's victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and updates the condition of Sarah Sis, who was pulled up.

  • Lovely Maria rolls to victory in the Kentucky Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-mcFvJLJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Lovely Maria Easily Captures Kentucky Oaks

    Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria, in contention early through moderate fractions, turned it on in the stretch and pulled away to capture the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Power Alert streaks to victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Ncz58rN">Order This Photo</a>

    Power Alert Takes Twin Spires in Record Time

    Power Alert, who has made an impression since his arrival from Australia, continued his good form with a course-record victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint presented by Twinspires.com (gr. III) May 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Protonico fights off Noble Bird to win the Alysheba Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-KDDNgWv">Order This Photo</a>

    Protonico Surges in Alysheba Battle

    A 19-1 shot gave 7-5 favorite Protonico what-for in the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes (gr. II) on the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) undercard, but the 4-year-old Giant's Causeway runner surged back May 1 to win.

  • Feathered (right) leads all the way to take the Edgewood.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-8jpdcLr">Order This Photo</a>

    Feathered Goes Wire to Wire in Edgewood

    Feathered seized control at the start and went wire to wire to win the Edgewood Stakes (gr. IIIT) over 3-2 favorite Quality Rocks on the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) card at Churchill Downs.

  • El Kabeir at Churchill Downs, April 30, 2015.

    El Kabeir Did Not Go to Track May 1

    Owner Ahmed Zayat said El Kabeir did not go to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of May 1 because he took a couple of bad steps and was not sound but has not been scratched out of the Kentucky Derby.

  • Dortmund at Bob Baffert's barn.
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    Derby is Baffert's Show Again

    "I believe in fate," says Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. "I believe that something really good is about to happen... but it's something we're just going to have to wait and see."