Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • A week could be added to the 2018 late-summer meet at Golden Gate Fields under a proposal from the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee

    CHRB Committee Recommends Changes to NorCal Race Dates

    Although radical changes were suggested for Northern California's 2018 racing schedule, the California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee members only suggested minor modifications to the schedule for the full board to consider Oct. 26.

  • Neolithic gallops Oct. 25 at Keeneland

    Neolithic Targets Elusive Stakes Win in Fayette

    After facing Arrogate or Gun Runner or both in his past three stakes tries, Neolithic will take a break from those accomplished rivals when he tries to nail down his first stakes win in the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes (G2) Oct. 28 at Keeneland.

  • Hoppertunity is set to make his first start since returning from Dubai

    Hoppertunity Returns in Comma to the Top

    Last seen finishing sixth, 10 3/4 lengths behind stablemate Arrogate, in the March 25 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), multiple grade 1 winner Hoppertunity is set to return to racing Oct. 28 in the Comma to the Top Stakes.

  • Breeders' Cup Race Order Announced

    The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 25 the official order of races and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at Del Mar.

  • Kitasan Black (JPN) wins the 2017 Tenno Sho Spring (G1)

    Kitasan Black Faces Tough Field in Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Japan's reigning Horse of the Year, Kitasan Black (JPN), starts his race toward retirement in the Tenno Sho (Autumn) (G1) at Tokyo Racecourse Oct. 29—a 2,000-meter test where all but a handful of the nominees also are winners of graded stakes.

  • Trainer Gary Patrick's Sashenka gives him win 2,000

    Trainer Patrick Celebrates 2,000 Wins

    Pure Justice won the $75,000 Emerald Necklace Stakes Oct. 21 at JACK Thistledown Racino, giving trainer Gary Patrick career win 2001. Two races earlier, his 4-year-old filly Sashenka won the sixth race for the milestone 2,000th victory.

  • Still Dreaming After All

    Ulcers, good news? Most definitely when it not only provided an explanation for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming's abrupt form reversal, it virtually plucked him out of retirement and put him on the path for a 4-year-old campaign.

  • Arrogate puts in his last serious work before the Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 23 at Santa Anita

    Arrogate, Gun Runner Polished in Classic Works

    A stacked edition of the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) looms in the near future and two of this year's top contenders, Arrogate and Gun Runner, put in their last serious works Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park before the Nov. 4 test at Del Mar. 

  • Gunnevera prior to the Kentucky Derby

    Gunnevera Works Bullet Five Furlongs at Gulfstream

    Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera topped the worktab for the fourth consecutive time the morning of Oct. 22 at Gulfstream Park West, where the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 flat under Edgard Zayas.

  • Apple Betty wins the 1 1/2-mile Dowager Stakes at Keeneland by 3 1/2 lengths

    Apple Betty Surges to Dowager Win

    Stalking just behind the leader for most of the 1 1/2-mile turf test, Apple Betty powered to a 3 1/2-length win in the $125,000 Rood and Riddle Dowager Stakes (G3T) Oct. 22 at Keeneland.

  • Abel Tasman works at Santa Anita Oct. 22

    Abel Tasman Avoids Trouble in Breeders' Cup Work

    Abel Tasman had just left the gate for her workout when Vegas Vic was wrapping up his. In the process of galloping out, Vegas Vic broke down, but the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) contender was able to avoid any incident.

  • Twisted Tom takes the Empire Classic under Javier Castellano at Belmont Park

    Twisted Tom Clinches Empire Classic

    Twisted Tom, a sophomore gelding by Creative Cause, proved much the best against his elders with a three-length victory in the Empire Classic after running down the pacesetting Control Group.

  • Cracksman wins the QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot

    Cracksman Superb in Champion Stakes Romp

    Cracksman surged to the lead early in the stretch run in the QIPCO British Champion Stakes (G1) Oct. 21 at Ascot and kicked away smartly to a seven-length victory, earning his first top-level win.

  • FTBOA Names Board Members

    Bobby Jones and Dr. Fred Yutani, both of Ocala, Fla., have been named to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association board of directors while Barry Berkelhammer, Gil Campbell and Greg Wheeler, return to the board.

  • Shotgun Kowboy wins the Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park Oct. 20

    Shotgun Kowboy Wins Second Oklahoma Classics Cup

    Shotgun Kowboy, the only Oklahoma-bred to win the Oklahoma Derby (G3) and an Oklahoma Classics Cup, looked like he did in his breakthrough 3-year-old year Oct. 20 with another score in the $175,000 Oklahoma Classics Cup at Remington Park.

  • Litfin at Large: State-Bred Cards Take Center Stage

    It's the calm before the impending Breeders' Cup storm, and besides the Grand National Steeplechase (NSA1) at Far Hills, the only graded stakes to be contested in North America on Saturday is the Lexus Raven Run (G2) at Keeneland.

  • Admirals War Chest wins the Maryland Million Classic for the second year in a row

    Admirals War Chest Seeks Third 'Million' Classic

    Dr. Stephen Sinatra's homebred Admirals War Chest will look to become the first horse to win three consecutive editions of the $150,000 Maryland Million Classic Oct. 21 at Laurel Park, but he'll have to find a stark reversal of form to do so.

  • Sightseek closed out her career in impressive fashion

    Look Back: Sightseek Gives Fans Final Winning Memory

    This week is a recap of the Oct. 9, 2004 Beldame Stakes (G1), the final race for Sightseek. The story, headlined "Last Sighting" was written by Steve Haskin and appeared in the Oct. 16, 2004 issue of The Blood-Horse.