Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer OK'd to Cut Races But Not Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 15 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation that Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort can't abandon December racing, but it allowed leeway should purse money not be available.

  • Gary Stevens at Del Mar

    Stevens Walking Again After Knee Replacement

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens was on a bench at Del Mar near the stable area racing office the morning of Aug. 15. The right knee that he had surgically replaced exactly three weeks ago was on display for all to see.

  • California Chrome Work: 8/15/2014

    California Chrome on track at Los Alamitos on August 15, 2014. Includes comments from trainer Art Sherman. Video Courtesy Los Alamitos

  • Kingman tries for a fourth consecutive top-level win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VMCTK6V">Order This Photo</a>

    Kingman in Fine Fettle for Jacques Le Marois

    Trainer John Gosden has declared 3-year-old Kingman in peak fitness ahead of his bid for a fourth consecutive top-level win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) Aug. 17 at Deauville.

  • Remington Park Meet Features Oklahoma Derby

    A daily purse structure of more than $200,000 and a 35-race stakes program worth $3.5 million have horsemen arriving from all over the country to Oklahoma City for the Remington Thoroughbred season that begins Aug. 15.

  • Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

    View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in 'Man Behind the Million,' our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform

  • Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Van Nuys) admires the Woodlawn Vase with Steve and Carolyn Coburn.

    Chrome Gets Hero's Salute at State Capitol

    California's State Capitol went all Chrome on Thursday, Aug. 14 as proud legislators paid tribute to the state's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.

  • Baze On Roll as Golden Gate Summer Meet Opens

    Jockey Russell Baze, who capitalized on a slew of live mounts to run away with the riding title at the Sonoma County Fair meeting in Santa Rosa, hopes to keep on rolling Aug. 15 at the Golden Gate Fields summer meeting.

  • Reneesgotzip won the 2013 Rancho Bernardo.

    Reneesgotzip Makes Return in Rancho Bernardo

    Reneesgotzip returns to Del Mar Aug. 17 to defend her title in the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Stakes (gr. III), but the speedster faces a salty cast in her first start since the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Sprint.

  • Haskin: The Girls Who Lost Curlin

    No one can really predict Hall of Fame greatness after one start, but there have been a number of fortunate trainers who have had the thrill of foreseeing potential greatness in a young horse.

  • Cozmic One training at Saratoga

    Patience Key for Shirreffs With Cozmic One

    2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta never set foot in New York, but her first-born son Cozmic One arrived at Saratoga Springs' legendary racetrack last month to spend the summer learning about life as a racehorse.

  • Twilight Eclipse

    Twilight Eclipse Primed for Sword Dancer

    A world record holder at 1 1/2 miles on turf who just missed winning the United Nations last month, Twilight Eclipse looks ready for a peak effort in Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17.

  • Ami's Holiday won the 2013 Grey Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Makes Turf Debut in Breeders'

    After his in-the-money efforts in both earlier jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds, Ami's Holiday is set to make his turf debut in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Pants On Fire will try for a fourth stakes victory in seven career starts at Monmouth Park.

    Pants On Fire Aims for Fourth Monmouth Win

    Already a three-time stakes winner at Monmouth Park, Pants On Fire will try for a fourth stakes victory in seven career starts at the Oceanport, N.J., track in the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 17.

  • Verrazano<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2662607607&k=TtdLnd4">Order This Photo</a>

    GI Winner Verrazano Retired to Ashford Stud

    After a 2014 season that saw him add a pair of group I placings on turf to his resume, grade I winner Verrazano has been retired. The 2013 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) winner will stand at Ashford Stud.

  • Forte Dei Marmi won the Sky Classic in 2012 and 2013 (shown).

    Forte Dei Marmi Aims for Sky Classic History

    Stella Perdomo's Forte Dei Marmi will try to become the first horse to win the Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) three times when he faces an expected seven other rivals in the 1 1/4-mile turf race Aug. 16 at Woodbine.

  • Istanford won the San Clemente by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Nine Set to Test Istanford in Del Mar Oaks

    Istanford, a game front-running winner of the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) when shipped to Del Mar one month ago from Arlington International Racecourse, heads the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 16.

  • Stewart Elliott

    Jockey Elliott Fractures Rib, to Miss Time

    Jockey Stewart Elliott suffered a fractured rib when kicked by a horse Aug. 11 in the Del Mar stable area and is expected to be out for up to two weeks. The tentative return target is Aug. 24, Pacific Classic day.

  • 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Magician<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Turf/33149938_WkWzN9#!i=2902211206&k=btn6Wwk">Order This Photo</a>

    Magician, Real Solution Meet in Million

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's defending victor Real Solution is set for a showdown with 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse Aug. 16.

  • Four-time graded stakes winner Somali Lemonade has won three of her past four starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-stbwL4x">Order This Photo</a>

    Beverly D. Boasts Deep, Diverse Field Of 11

    A mix of international runners, local heroes, and proven grade I winners will tussle in the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing card Aug. 16 outside Chicago.

  • Adelaide (outside) running in the Belmont Derby Invitational.
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    Adelaide, Tourist to Clash in Secretariat

    European-based Irish-bred Adelaide and American-bred and based Tourist top a field of nine 3-year-olds entered for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at 1 1/4 miles Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Kirk Breed

    Cal Expo Racetrack Named for Kirk Breed

    The racetrack at California Exposition and State Fair has been renamed for the late Kirk Breed, who served as executive director of the state horse racing board and was formerly general manager of the state fair.

  • Frank Stronach

    Gulfstream Plans Lasix-Free Races in 2015

    Gulfstream Park, which plans to become the racetrack prototype for integrity in the sport, is to to offer furosemide-free races for 2-year-olds in 2015 and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy to control medication.

  • Owners, Breeders to be Honored at TOBA Dinner

    Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner.

  • Jim Gallagher, the executive director of the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

    Panel: Backstretch Wage Compliance Increases

    Panelists at the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. painted a picture of increased compliance in the wake of a 2008 investigation into wage practices by the state of New York.