Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs to Add Two Racing Days This Year

    Suffolk Downs will add an additional pair of days to the 2017 live racing calendar after track management and the New England affiliate of the HBPA hammered out a deal to fund the purses with money from uncashed parimutuel tickets.

  • Sassy Little Lila flies home 2 1/2 lengths in front of Burma Road at Churchill May 20

    Sassy Little Lila Takes on Boys in Fourstardave

    Sheep Pond Partners and Michael Ryan's Sassy Little Lila will take on the boys as the lone filly in a field of seven entered for the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G1T) Aug. 12 at a mile on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Take Charge Indy, who know stands in the Republic of Korea, at WinStar in 2013

    Take Charge Indy Gets First Black-Type Winner

    Take Charge Indy, the 2012 Florida Derby winner, can boast his first black-type winner after the Kelly Breen-trained Take Charge Paula survived a speed duel and drew off to win the White Clay Creek Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 9.

  • Dominguez

    Dominguez to Join Saratoga Walk of Fame

    The New York Racing Association today announced the 2017 inductee to the Saratoga Walk of Fame: three-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Ramon Dominguez. 

  • Eddie Olcyzk

    Owner, Analyst Olczyk Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

    Hockey great Eddie Olczyk, who also owns Thoroughbreds and serves as an analyst on NBC Sports horse racing broadcasts, released a statement Aug. 8 that he has been diagnosed with a form of colon cancer and is currently undergoing treatment.

  • Lady Aurelia after her win in the group 1 King's Stand at Royal Ascot in June

    Lady Aurelia Breezes Five Furlongs at Keeneland

    European champion Lady Aurelia, based at Keeneland with trainer Wesley Ward, covered five furlongs Aug. 8 on a firm turf course in 1:02 in her final United States work before her next scheduled start in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1).

  • Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 at Del Mar Aug. 8

    Arrogate Continues Work Toward Pacific Classic

    Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 Aug. 8 at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith looked on from the track's grandstand.

  • Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Gun Runner ranks second in this week's NTRA Poll.

    NTRA Poll Voters Stick With Arrogate

    Gun Runner's victory in the Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 5 didn't sway the minds of the NTRA voters with keeping the 2016 Longines World's Best Race Horse Arrogate on top in Week 28 of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. 

  • Sharp Samurai wins the 2017 La Jolla Handicap (G3T)

    Sharp Samurai Wins 'Messy' La Jolla

    With the race scenario quickly changing in the backstretch of the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (G3T), Gary Stevens and favored Sharp Samurai had to change things up as well.

  • Keen Ice goes to his nose at the start of the Whitney as the field heads out of the gate Aug. 5

    Woodward 'Strong Possibility' for Gun Runner

    Gun Runner was in fine fettle Aug. 6, following his 5 1/4-length domination in the $1.2 million Whitney Stakes (G1)—a performance made all the more memorable by a wayward horseshoe that made its way into the chestnut colt's tail.

  • Green Mask wins the 5 1/2-furlong Troy Handicap in 1:00.49

    Green Mask Rolls to Troy Handicap Victory

    Abdullah Saeed Almaddah's Green Mask rolled to victory in the 5 1/2-furlong  $250,000 Troy Handicap over the Saratoga Race Course turf in a speedy 1:00.49, just three one-hundredths off the course record.

  • Brad McKinzie

    Los Alamitos Executive Brad McKinzie Dies at 62

    Brad McKinzie, a 30-year executive at Los Alamitos Race Course, a co-founder of the Finish Line Self Insurance Group, and one of the driving forces to bring daytime Thoroughbred racing back to Los Alamitos, died from renal carcinoma Aug. 6.

  • Rally Cry wins the 2017 Alydar Stakes

    Rally Cry Gives Notice in Alydar

    While the bad fortune for the once-promising Mohaymen continued in the Alydar Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 6, the Todd Pletcher-trained Rally Cry alerted the older handicap division that he could be a new force with a 8 3/4-length win.

  • Brando and jockey Tom Eaves with connections after taking the Prix Maurice de Gheest

    Brando Takes Prix Maurice de Gheest

    Brando unleashed a withering burst of speed in the final furlongs to capture the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest (G1) Aug. 6 at Deauville, as the favorite, Caravaggio, again missed the break and struggled home sixth.

  • Zennor wins the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes

    Zennor Upsets Graded Winners in Lure

    Godolphin's Zennor didn't bring the back class others did into the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course, but he brought an aptitude of finding the wire first.

  • Gun Runner takes the Whitney with style

    Gun Runner Cruises in Whitney

    Cruising for home on his lonesome under a confident ride from Florent Geroux, the 3-5 Steve Asmussen-trained favorite continued to draw away en route to a 5 1/4-length win over Keen Ice.

  • Gun Runner is the commanding favorite in the Whitney Stakes

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Whitney Day at Saratoga

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a loaded card at Saratoga Race Course, featuring two grade 1 races, highlights the schedule.

  • Jockey Javier Castellano (center) holds his Hall of Fame plaque, along with fellow Hall of Fame riders Ramon Dominguez (left) and John Velazquez

    2017 Hall of Fame Entrants Pure Class

    Fellow 2017 inductees Javier Castellano, Garrett Gomez, Victor Espinoza, and equine star Goldikova took their place in the Hall of Fame with Pillars of the Turf John Gaines, Ogden "Dinny" Phipps, and Col. Matt Winn.