Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Wise Dan flies home to win the Shadwell Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-sZVMrVG">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Blows Away Shadwell Turf Mile Foes

    No matter what obstacles are thrown at him this season, Wise Dan refuses to lose. The 7-year-old gelding was slow at the break of the Shadwell Turf Mile, but recovered to blast past his rivals in the final strides.

  • Rich Tapestry (right) gets his nose in front of Goldencents to win the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Rich Tapestry Weaves Santa Anita Surprise

    Hong Kong-based sprinter Rich Tapestry, prepping for the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), produced a superb come from behind win Oct. 4, nosing out Goldencents in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I).

  • Racing on closing day at Suffolk Downs.

    Bittersweet Finale for Closing Suffolks Downs

    Carl Gambardella, the all-time leading rider in New England, hadn't been back to Suffolk Downs in four years but wanted to be on hand for the last day of the meet, as it is slated to be the 79-year-old track's last.

  • Top Kisser comes on late to take the L.A. Woman Stakes.

    Top Kisser Spoils Stopshoppingdebbie's Party

    Top Kisser proved she can handle the heat when she came from off the pace to win the $100,000 L.A. Woman Stakes (gr. III) as undefeated Emerald Downs shipper Stopshoppingdebbie fizzled when favored at Santa Anita Oct. 4.

  • Carpe Diem leads them home in the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-fqtgDF7">Order This Photo</a>

    Carpe Diem Seizes Breeders' Futurity

    WinStar Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Carpe Diem seized control from front-runner Conquest Tsunami and rolled away to a powerful victory in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) Oct. 4 at Keeneland,

  • Leigh Court and Gary Boulanger take the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BgrsVh3">Order This Photo</a>

    Leigh Court Earns Ticket to Breeders' Cup

    Melnyk Racing Stables' Leigh Court punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup World Championships by outrunning the competition to win the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 4.

  • Daredevil romps to victory in the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-f3mTSH5">Order This Photo</a>

    Daredevil Cruises to Victory in Champagne

    Favored Daredevil cruised to victory in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) on a sloppy track at Belmont Park Oct. 4, handing trainer Todd Pletcher his third consecutive win in the prestigious race.

  • Pari-Mutuel Handle Down 10.5% for September

    Wagering on United States Thoroughbred races for September was down 10.55% from the corresponding month in 2013, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Oct. 4.

  • No Nay Never leads them home in the Woodford Stakes.

    No Nay Never Returns With Woodford Win

    A long layoff proved no problem for the talented No Nay Never, who scored a front-running victory in the $150,000 Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4 at Keeneland.

  • By the Moon splashes to the win in the Frizette Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TW2nDSg">Order This Photo</a>

    By the Moon Upsets Frizette at 24-1

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon upset the $500,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at odds of 24-1 Oct. 4 at Belmont Park, well-rested after a runner-up finish in the Aug. 31 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Colonial Owner: OK Plan or Operations Cease

    The owner of Colonial Downs said the Virginia racetrack and its network of off-track betting parlors will close Nov. 1 if the Virginia Racing Commission doesn't approve its plan for live Thoroughbred racing in 2015.

  • Waller Strikes With Two Group I Exactas

    Trainer Chris Waller tallied two group I exactas Oct. 4 at Royal Randwick, the first in breathtaking fashion when French-bred He's Your Man bested stablemate Royal Descent by the slimmest of margins in the Epsom Handicap.

  • Off and running in the first race on the new dirt at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-fvWcW8Z">Order This Photo</a>

    The Dirt on Keeneland Opening Day Numbers

    With sporadic rain showers throughout the day for Keeneland's fall meet opener Friday, which also marked the return to dirt for the Lexington track, attendance and handle figures were down compared with last year.

  • Work All Week rolls to victory in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes.

    Work All Week Makes Phoenix Win Look Easy

    Win machine Work All Week remained undefeated in nine starts on dirt and stamped his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with a smart win in the $200,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland Oct. 3

  • Kent Desormeaux

    Desormeaux Broke Five Ribs in Horse Kick

    Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux is recovering from five fractured ribs and a bruised lung in Covina, Calif., where he and his wife, Rosie, recently bought a home, according to trainer Bob Hess, a longtime friend.

  • Conquest Tsunami won the 2014 Victoria Stakes.

    Unbeaten Conquest Tsunami Takes Bourbon Shot

    Conquest Tsunami, who won his career debut in the spring on the former Polytrack at Keeneland, will make his second start at the track Oct. 5 with a still unblemished record in the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. III).

  • Stopshoppingdebbie is undefeated in 9 starts.

    Stopshoppingdebbie Tries for 10th Straight

    Stopshoppingdebbie has won her first nine races, all at Emerald Downs, and seeks to hit the big time when she tackles five foes at Santa Anita in the L.A. Woman Stakes (gr. III), her first graded test.

  • Sky Lantern <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2588388214&k=KTcQhwb">Order This Photo</a>

    Sky Lantern Among Deep Field for Sun Chariot

    Sky Lantern and Integral were the respective winner and runner-up in last year's Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I), and are set to hook up in this year's edition Oct. 4 at Newmarket.

  • Doug O'Neill

    Trainers O'Neill, Levine Suspended and Fined

    The New York State Gaming Commission has levied suspensions and fines for trainers Doug O'Neill and Bruce Levine after horses in their barns tested positive in post-race tests for prohibited substances.

  • Twotwentyfive A won the Affirmed Division of the Florida Sire Stakes Series on Sept 6.
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    Jacks or Better Loaded in Florida Sire Stakes

    Undefeated Twotwentyfive A heads the $350,000 In Reality Division of the $1.4 million Florida Sire Stakes Series Oct. 4 at Gulfstream Park for Fred Brei and Stanley Gold, with

  • Wise Dan will be going after his 14th consecutive victory on grass in the Shadwell Turf Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2453943509&k=Fhrgx3t">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Faces Stiff Shadwell Turf Mile Test

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4.

  • Wonder Gal won the Lynbrook Stakes by 14 1/2 lengths on July 6.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gVtf8MN">Order This Photo</a>

    Wonder Gal Seeks Rebound in Frizette Stakes

    After a troubled third-place finish in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, Wonder Gal will try to nail down her first grade I victory in the $500,000 Frizette Stakes on Oct. 4.

  • I Spent It faces 5 in the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-HWR7sxk">Order This Photo</a>

    Champagne Stakes is Next Step for I Spent It

    Trainer Tony Dutrow isn't sure if I Spent It will start in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He's just focused on Saturday's $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.