Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Aron Wellman (pictured at the 2017 Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale) was on the ground at Del Mar to aid in volunteer efforts

    Wellman Pens Detailed Account of San Luis Rey Aftermath

    Aron Wellman, president of Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, penned a detailed account Dec. 8 of his experience at Del Mar in the wake of the Lilac fire that engulfed San Luis Rey Training Center Dec. 7 and the outpouring of support that followed.

  • New York Veterinarian Suspended, Fined

    A New York veterinarian has been suspended and fined after he allegedly improperly provided the drug albuterol to a licensed owner without examining the horse and for using a fictitious name of the horse in connection with the incident.

  • Options for Assisting San Luis Rey Fire Victims

    The Stronach Group, in conjunction with Santa Anita Park and The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, has established a GoFundMe account page to help pay for hospital and rehabilitative costs incurred by those injured in the Dec. 7 devastating Lilac Fire.

  • Highland Reel is chasing one last top-level win in the Dec. 10 Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin

    Globetrotter Highland Reel Set for Curtain Call

    Few, if any, horses have logged as many frequent flier miles as Highland Reel (IRE) has in recent years. His career has spanned four years, four continents, and seven countries, and he will run his final race Dec. 10 in the Hong Kong Vase (G1).

  • Atsushi Koya represented the Japan Racing Association at the Global Symposium on Racing

    Differing DQ Standards on Display at Symposium

    A panel designed to highlight the differences between major international jurisdictions and North American racing regarding interference did just that in the final session of the Race Track Industry Program's Global Symposium on Racing.

  • Longtime Oaklawn Jockey Club chairman and president Charles Cella

    Obituary: Cella Loved Getting Fans to Oaklawn Park

    Charles J. Cella, longtime president and chairman of the board of the Oaklawn Jockey Club, died Dec. 6 of complications from Parkinson's disease. According to his sons John and Louis Cella, Cella was at home in St. Louis, surrounded by family.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrates after winning Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Good Magic

    Ortiz Expected to Quickly Bounce Back From Knee Surgery

    Jose Ortiz, a top candidate for the Eclipse Award as the outstanding jockey in North America, should return to competition sooner than expected after undergoing minor knee surgery Dec. 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

  • Joseph Appelbaum is the new president of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Joseph Appelbaum Elected NYTHA President

    The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association announced the results of its 2017 election for president and Board of Directors Dec. 5. Joseph Appelbaum, running unopposed, was elected to his first term as president.

  • Majestic Heat scores in the Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos

    Majestic Heat Rolls in Bayakoa

    A surface switch seems to be paying off for Majestic Heat, who is now two-for-two on dirt as she earned her first graded victory in the 1 1/16-mile $201,035 Bayakoa Handicap (G2) Dec. 3 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Stellar Wind at the Keeneland November sale, where she sold to Coolmore for $6 million

    Stellar Wind Works, Possible for Pegasus

    Stellar Wind was back on the work tab Dec. 3, breezing a half-mile in :50 flat at Palm Meadows Training Center for a possible start in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 27. 

  • Done Talking, sire of Done Acting, stands in South Carolina at Elloree Training Center

    Done Acting First Winner for Done Talking

    Skeedattle Associates' Done Acting became the first winner for his sire Done Talking when he narrowly scored by a nose in a $22,726 maiden claiming event at Laurel Park Dec. 3. 

  • Gun Runner puts in an easy half-mile work Dec. 3 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots

    Gun Runner Back to Work for Pegasus

    Gun Runner had his first timed work Dec. 3 since winning the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), as the Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's colt took a step toward his final career start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.

  • Kingsport and jockey Jesse Campbell gallop home by 2 1/2 lengths to win the Sir Barton Stakes at Woodbine

    Kingsport Wins Another Edition of Sir Barton

    Kingsport, who won the $125,000 Sir Barton Stakes two years ago, swept by his rivals in the stretch to claim the 2017 edition of the stakes event for Ontario-sired horses Dec. 2 at Woodbine. The race was marred by the death of Conquest Cavalry.

  • Flowers for Lisa and Paco Lopez take the Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park

    Flowers for Lisa Wires Claiming Crown Jewel

    Breaking from the outside post 12, Flying P Stable's Flowers for Lisa hustled for the lead and never looked back, scoring by 1 1/2 lengths at the wire in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel at Gulfstream Park Dec. 2. 

  • Catholic Boy draws clear in the Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Catholic Boy Relishes Switch to Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy, a More Than Ready 2-year-old colt trained by Jonathan Thomas for Robert LaPenta, turned on his engine in the stretch and motored away to a decisive 4 3/4-length score in the Remsen Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2

  • Wonder Gadot takes the Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Wonder Gadot Rebounds in Demoiselle

    Sixth last out after being checked in the stretch of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), Gary Barber's Wonder Gadot found herself back in the winner's circle after the Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 2.

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Cigar Mile Handicap by 5 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Sharp Azteca Rolls to Cigar Mile Score

    Ivan Rodriguez's 4-year-old son of Freud landed his first top-level score for trainer Jorge Navarro with a 5 1/4-length victory over Mind Your Biscuits in the $750,000 Cigar Mile Handicap Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Indulgent wins the Go for Wand Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Indulgent Makes the Grade in Go For Wand

    Godolphin Racing's Indulgent notched her first graded stakes triumph Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack as she battled for the early lead, drew clear in the stretch, and held on for a length victory in the Go for Wand Handicap (G3).

  • Santa Anita to Offer Unique Race Conditions

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it will be offering a couple of new and innovative race conditions in an effort to stimulate entries and boost pari-mutuel handle, effective opening day of its Winter/Spring Meeting Dec. 26. 

  • David Cohen is back in the saddle after multiple years on the sideline

    Jockey David Cohen Back After Three-Year Hiatus

    David Cohen, who was sixth in the nation in wins in 2009, returned to the saddle after a layoff of more than three years Nov. 30, riding for M & M Racing and trainer Robertino Diodoro in the fifth race at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots.

  • The Delaware Handicap, won by Songbird this year, has been downgraded from grade 1 to grade 2 status for 2018

    AGSC Announces U.S. Graded and Listed Stakes for 2018

    The American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Dec. 1 presented its listing of U.S. graded and listed stakes races for 2018, the result of its annual grading session conducted Nov. 28 and 29 in Lexington.

  • Cigar Mile Coverage Set for Fox Sports 2, MSG+

    Highlighted by coverage of the grade 1 Cigar Mile, presented by NYRA Bets, Aqueduct Live returns to the national airwaves on Saturday from 3-4:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX Sports 2 (FS2) with regional coverage in the New York area provided by MSG+.

  • Catholic Boy training on the Del Mar main track ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Catholic Boy to Try Dirt in Remsen

    Catholic Boy is still growing and developing, so without a big turf target late in the year, his connections are going to find out if he is a dirt horse in the $250,000 Remsen Stakes (G2) Dec. 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Gigantic Breeze at Presque Isle Downs Sept. 18

    Gigantic Breeze to Try Dirt in Claiming Crown Jewel

    Based on both class and recent form, Gigantic Breeze looks like a standout in the Claiming Crown Jewel Dec. 2 at Gulfstream Park, but the 4-year-old son of Giant's Causeway will face the challenge of starting on the dirt for the first time.