Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    Plan Would Cut Six Aqueduct Race Dates

    The New York Racing Association board of directors will be asked Dec. 3 to approve a 2015 budget that cuts the number of racing days at Aqueduct Racetrack by a total of six days during the track's winter and fall meets.

  • John Veitch

    State Likely to Appeal Latest Veitch Decision

    The state cabinet that oversees the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission likely will appeal a circuit court judge's ruling that former Kentucky chief steward John Veitch was improperly dismissed in November 2011.

  • Aqueduct

    Aqueduct to Offer Claiming Championships

    NYRA announced Dec. 1 the stakes schedule for the 2015 winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack, which will offer 23 stakes worth more than $3 million, as well as the inaugural running of the New York Claiming Championship Series.

  • Daily Handle, Attendance Strong at Del Mar

    The first "Bing Crosby Season" at Del Mar ended successfully Nov. 30 as the four-week meeting saw strong handle and attendance marks established for Southern California's newest season of Thoroughbred racing.

  • KDFW leader Dortmund wins an Allowance Race at Churchill Downs.

    Dortmund Leads Individual Picks in Derby Bet

    Two horses from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, Dortmund and American Pharoah, paced the individual selections Nov. 30 as the first pool for the 2015 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) concluded.

  • Pepper Crown wins the Berkeley Handicap.

    Pepper Crown Closes Strongly for Berkeley Win

    Swung six wide into the stretch, lightly regarded Pepper Crown uncoiled a torrid outside rally and won the $100,315 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) going away as the longest shot in the field Nov. 30 at Golden Gate Fields.

  • Conquest Typhoon wins the B. DeMille Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Last to First in DeMille

    Conquest Typhoon rallied from last and caught Stormy Liberal in the final strides to score as the even money favorite in the $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds Nov. 30 at Del Mar.

  • Nicola Thunder wins the Sir Barton Stakes.

    San Nicola Thunder Digs In for Sir Barton Win

    San Nicola Thunder overcame a delay at the start before holding off the late rail bid from Freitag to take the $109,489 Sir Barton Stakes by a head Nov. 30 at Woodbine.

  • Gulfstream Park West

    Zayas, Sano Take Gulfstream Park West Titles

    The inaugural Gulfstream Park West meet closed Nov. 30, with Edgard Zayas and Antonio Sano taking the respective jockey and trainer titles, and Frank Calabrese and White Wabbit Wacing tying atop the owner standings.

  • Jockey Eramia Out with Shoulder Injury

    Jockey Richard Eramia will be out a couple weeks after a mishap following the fourth race Nov. 29 at Fair Grounds when his mount, Shadwell Stable's Atoof, spooked and dumped the journeyman rider on the gallop-out.

  • Epiphaneia wins the 2014 Japan Cup.
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    Epiphaneia Proves Easy Winner of Japan Cup

    Epiphaneia eagerly tracked the pace into the stretch in the Japan Cup (Jpn-I) Nov. 30, kicked away to a huge lead as the 18-horse field charged toward the line, and won by four lengths over Just a Way.

  • California Chrome takes to the turf in the Hollywood Derby.

    California Chrome Sparkles in Hollywood Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome successfully debuted over turf in the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar when he defeated Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou by two lengths in a sterling performance.

  • Ben's Cat comes home strong to win the Fabulous Strike.

    Ben's Cat Takes Fabulous Strike a Third Time

    Ben's Cat produced one of the best efforts of his 45-race career to capture the Fabulous Strike Stakes for the third time in its three editions at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Nov. 29.

  • Ol' Fashion Gal rallies for the win in the Jimmy Durante Stakes.

    Ol' Fashion Gal Upsets Jimmy Durante

    Squeezing through a tight opening along the rail in mid-stretch, Ol' Fashion Gal prevailed over favored Rainha Da Bateria to upset the $151,500 Jimmy Durante Stakes (gr. IIIT) Nov. 29 at Del Mar.

  • West Coast Belle comes home strong to take the Golden Rod Stakes.

    West Coast Belle Rolls to Golden Rod Win

    West Coast Belle kept her record perfect in three career starts for owners Gary and Mary West when coming from off the pace to take the $230,400 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Decision Day fights for the win in the Coronation Futurity.

    Decision Day Indeed in Coronation Futurity

    Donver Stable's homebred Decision Day battled for the early lead and held off hounding pressure to capture the $219,327 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-olds bred in Canada Nov. 29 at Woodbine.

  • Condo Commando romps in the Demoiselle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Q9gKQ2d">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience Pays Off as Condo Commando Romps

    Rudy Rodriguez passed the Nov. 2 Tempted Stakes (gr. III) with Condo Commando to wait for the $400,000 Demoiselle Stakes (gr. II), and his patience paid off as she crushed her opposition at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 29.

  • Snowbell streaks to victory in the Comely Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-ZCmRDZX">Order This Photo</a>

    Snowbell Rings Up Comely Win in Stakes Debut

    Godolphin Racing's Snowbell led from the start and drew off through the stretch for an authoritative win in the $400,000 Comely Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 29 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Jon Court's wins this meet include the Falls City Handicap aboard Frivolous.

    Court Rolling After Return from Hand Surgery

    As Churchill Downs' fall meet nears conclusion, veteran jockey Jon Court is sitting comfortably among the leaders, not bad for a rider expected to be out of action much longer after suffering serious damage to his right hand.

  • Louis The King Reigns Supreme in Summer Cup

    Louis The King, winner of last season's SASCOC Triple Crown, ran out a popular winner of the Sansui Summer Cup (SAf-I) as the favorite at Turffontein in South Africa Nov. 29.

  • Kaigun rolls home to win the Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar.

    Kaigun Storms From Last to Seabiscuit Win

    Not a factor in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) earlier this month, Kaigun was an unstoppable force Nov. 28 after unleashing a mighty run through the Del Mar stretch to win the $250,750 Seabiscuit Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Hoppertunity delivers the win in the Clark Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-jpLsZw7">Order This Photo</a>

    Hoppertunity Gets Churchill Score in Clark

    Hoppertunity made the most of his chance to finally run at Churchill Downs, grinding out his greatest career victory Nov. 28 in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I).

  • Classic Point (inside) fights off Princess Violet to win the Go for Wand.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Hjbj84V">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Point Ekes Out Go for Wand Victory

    Once a claimer, Classic Point is now a graded stakes winner after taking the $300,000 Go for Wand Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 28 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Take Charge Brandi

    Take Charge Brandi, Mr. Z to Los Alamitos

    Willis Horton's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Delta Princess (gr. III) winner Take Charge Brandi and Zayat Stables LLC's Delta Jackpot (gr. III) runner-up Mr. Z both to have one more start in 2014.

  • Forty Niner (inside) won the NYRA Mile in 1988.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-XB3xjmf/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Cigar Mile as 'Stallion Maker'

    While the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) gets the most buzz from the 'best milers make the best sires' adage, the Cigar Mile (gr. I) coming up on Nov. 29 has also produced its fair share of top stallions.

  • Daddy D T won the Oak Tree Juvenile Turf Stakes at Del Mar on Sept. 3.

    Daddy D T Tops Cecil B. DeMille Stakes

    After finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31, Daddy D T appears the one to beat in Sunday's $150,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Del Mar Race Course.

  • Finnegans Wake comes home strong to take the Hollywood Turf Cup.

    Finnegans Wake Prevails in Hollywood Turf Cup

    Finnegans Wake recorded the biggest win of his career when he held off longshot Patrioticandproud to take the $251,250 Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Race Course on Nov. 27.

  • Frivolous holds off Don't Tell Sophia to win the Falls City Handicap.

    Frivolous Posts Falls City Handicap Upset

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Frivolous stalked the early pace before taking over in the stretch and held off 9-10 favorite Don't Tell Sophia to win the $222,600 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs Nov. 27.