Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Muhaarar Wins Third Group I Sprint

    Sheikh Hamdam's Muhaarar won his third successive group I sprint in taking the Prix Maurice de Gheest Aug. 9 at Deauville and could go on to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) this fall at Keeneland.

  • Air Force Blue Flies to Keeneland Phoenix Win

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's Air Force Blue, a Kentucky-bred son of War Front, turned the tables on familiar rival Buratino and won the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) for 2-year-olds Aug. 9 at the Curragh.

  • Au Moon

    Au Moon Injured in First Start Back

    Au Moon, the 9-year-old brought out of retirement after greeting guests at the Kentucky Derby Museum, did not finish and was vanned off in his first race back at Monmouth Park Aug. 8.

  • Favorites Shine on Night for Iowa-Breds

    Favorites Oh My Gravy, Rallydownthealley, and Net Gain won the featured events on Iowa Classic night for state-breds Aug. 8 at Prairie Meadows, and Iowa stallion Woke Up Dreamin had by two juvenile stakes winners.

  • Right There won the Landaluce Stakes on June 21.

    Sorrento Runners All Entering Off Victories

    Big Chief Racing's Right There and KMN Racing's Stays in Vegas enter the $200,000 Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 12 off maiden-breaking stakes wins, but will take on a tough group of highly regarded 2-year-old fillies.

  • Elektrum finishes strong to take the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Elektrum Makes Grade in Mabee

    Hronis Racing's Elektrum outfinished three rivals late to earn her first graded stakes in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 8 at Del Mar.

  • String King makes the winning move in the Louisiana Turf Classic.

    String King Impressive in LA Turf Classic

    Louisiana-bred String King seems to be getting better with age as the 7-year-old gelding rolled to an impressive victory in the Louisiana Turf Classic at Harrah's Louisiana Downs Casino & Racetrack Aug. 8.

  • Call Pat and Joe Rocco Jr. take the Groupie Doll at Ellis Park.

    Call Pat Up in Time to Win Groupie Doll

    Miller Racing's Call Pat and Joe Rocco Jr. unleashed a huge move late in the middle of the track to catch pacesetting longshot Fioretti for a half-length victory in the Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park.

  • Marbre Rose gets up late to take the Seaway Stakes.

    Marbre Rose Prevails in Tight Seaway Finish

    Haras de Saint Pair and Monceaux Stable's Marbre Rose collared pacesetter Endless Light in the final strides and thrust out her nose on the finish line to win the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 8 at Woodbine.

  • Slumber is one of the 14 pre-entries for the Arlington Million.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-76t9qB3">Order This Photo</a>

    14 Pre-Entered for Arlington Million

    There are 33 horses pre-entered for Arlington International Racecourse's trio of grade I events for the International Racing Festival Aug. 15, including 14 for the marquee event, the Arlington Million (gr. IT).

  • Takeover Target rallies late to take the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-F6NRjbm">Order This Photo</a>

    Takeover Target Claims Hall of Fame Stakes

    Takeover Target has showed promise from the start. On Friday, Aug. 7 in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. II) on the Saratoga Race Course turf, the Harlan's Holiday colt delivered.

  • King T. Leatherbury spoke for 10 minutes in his hilarious, yet sincere speech.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-LQ8p49B">Order This Photo</a>

    Hall of Fame Induction 2015: All Heart

    The Hall of Fame class of 2015 was inducted Aug. 7 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. While there were some light-hearted moments during the ceremony, all of the inductees brought out emotion on their way to enshrinement.

  • New Del Mar Surface 'Coming Together'

    Just more than three weeks into Del Mar's summer meet, opinions still vary on the seaside track's new dirt surface, but most seem to agree the track is beginning to show what could be its lasting form.

  • Mulhall Wins First Start at Gulfstream

    Trainer Kristin Mulhall visited the Gulfstream Park winner's circle for the first time Aug. 6, when Thunder Basin prevailed by 6 1/2 lengths in the day's third race, a the mile maiden claiming event on the dirt main track.

  • Prospect Park faces 9 in the La Jolla Handicap.

    Dirt Runners Try Turf in La Jolla Handicap

    With a relatively low number of 3-year-old dirt stakes available during Del Mar's summer meeting, a group of well-regarded dirt prospects are heading to the turf for the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    CHRB Clears Valenzuela to Exercise Horses

    The California Horse Racing Board cleared jockey Patrick Valenzuela to exercise horses Aug. 8 per a settlement between the two parties. His license to ride in races, however, will remain suspended through Oct. 31.

  • Wildcat Red won the Teddy Drone Stakes Aug. 2.

    Wildcat Red Being Pointed to Forego Stakes

    Grade II winner Wildcat Red, who returned to winning form in the $100,000 Teddy Drone Stakes Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park, is scheduled to race next in the $700,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Choral Society (right) upsets the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-THgfWZF">Order This Photo</a>

    Choral Society Upsets A. P. Smithwick Field

    For the second time in three years, trainer Jack Fisher and jockey Paddy Young teamed to win the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase at Saratoga Race Course, this time with Choral Society Aug. 6.

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    NYRA Caps Travers Day Attendance at 50,000

    The New York Racing Association announced Aug. 6 that attendance at Saratoga Race Course will be capped at 50,000 for the Aug. 29 blockbuster race card highlighted by the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Happy My Way<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3155879041&k=gMGPp6x">Order This Photo</a>

    Happy My Way, 5, Dies

    Sagamore Farn and Mel Paikoff's Happy My Way, a grade III-winning gelding by Wilko, was put down following a slab fracture that could not be repaired. The 5-year-old ran fifth Aug. 1 in a stakes race at Mountaineer.

  • Fanticola faces 8 in the Royal Heroine.

    Fanticola Seeking Continued Success in Mabee

    Fanticola got the proverbial monkey off her back last time out, earning her first graded score in the Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT), and will look to continue her success in the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 8.

  • Found Money won the Santa Anita Juvenile Stakes by an impressive 1 3/4 lengths.

    O'Neill Stablemates to Battle in Best Pal

    With a slew of early-blooming 2-year-olds in his stable, it's no surprise Doug O'Neill has two prominent runners entered in Southern California's first graded race for young horses in the $200,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Take Charge Brandi returns to the races in the Longines Test Stakes.

    Champion Take Charge Brandi Returns in Test

    Take Charge Brandi will cut back in distance, but not in class, when last year's champion 2-year-old filly starts for the first time since January in the $500,000 Longines Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 8 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Hillaby won last year's Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) at the Seaway's seven-furlong distance.

    Hillaby Likely to Bounce Back in Seaway

    Hillaby, a close second to Endless Light in the July 1 Sweet Briar Too Stakes, figures to be tighter second time out in the Aug. 8 Seaway Stakes at Woodbine. The seven-furlong race drew seven older fillies.

  • Total Races, Pari-Mutuel Handle Up in July

    Perhaps helped a bit by added attention for horse racing following American Pharoah's Triple Crown sweep, wagering on U.S. races improved 1.41% in July to $903,673,455 when compared with July 2014.