Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Grade I winner Daisy Devine takes on 5 in the Early Times Mint Julep.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1800336482&k=Kh3cSWg">Order This Photo</a>

    Daisy Devine Can End Skid in E.T. Mint Julep

    Grade I winner Daisy Devine, seeking to snap a three-race losing skid, is a standout among six older fillies and mares entered in the $100,000 Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf June 8 at Churchill Downs.

  • Caixa Eletronica won the 2012 True North.

    Caixa Eletronica Looks to Defend True North

    A salty field of seven sprinters will contest the six-furlong True North Stakes, with last year's 1-2 finishers back for a repeat duel against up-and-coming runners on the June 8 Belmont Stakes undercard.

  • Sealing the Belmont Park track on June 6.

    Belmont Park Seals Track

    In anticipation of heavy rain in the area beginning Thursday night, Belmont Park track maintenance personnel rolled and sealed the main track after the June 6 races.

  • Royal Delta Grazes at Belmont Park 6/6/2013

    Champion Royal Delta, who will defend her title in the June 15 Fleur de Lis at Churchill Downs, grazes outside Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott's barn at Belmont June 6.

  • Orb Draws Post 5 as Belmont Favorite at 3-1

    Orb, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), drew post position 5 and was installed the 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) to be run at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Florida Won't Appeal Barrel Racing Ruling

    Horse racing interests said June 6 the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation will not appeal a court ruling that called into question pari-mutuel barrel racing at Gretna Racing and Hamilton Downs.

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    Orb Makes Brand New Start of It in Old NY

    A love affair with New York and their belief that the Belmont Stakes is one of the great races on the Thoroughbred calendar fuel his owners' desire to run Kentucky Derby winner Orb as long as he continues doing well.

  • Mizdirection comes east for the Just a Game Stakes.

    Stiff Group Meets Mizdirection in Just a Game

    Trainer Mike Puype has no doubt 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint victress Mizdirection is best of seven entered in the June 8 Just a Game Stakes at Belmont. But the new surface could be her undoing, especially if it rains.

  • Charlie Em (right) and Scarlet Strike finished a head apart in the Senorita Stakes.

    Honeymoon: Charlie Em, Scarlet Strike Rematch

    Charlie Em and Scarlet Strike, just a head apart when one-two, respectively in the Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) last month, square off again in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) June 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Declan's Warrior won the Gygistar Stakes May 22 at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2534325522&k=ZjxBJDf">Order This Photo</a>

    Declan's Warrior Rolls Into Woody Stephens

    Lucky Shamrock Stable's Declan's Warrior will try to extend his win streak to four races when he starts in what appears to be a strong edition of the $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) June 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Four of Five of Slim Shadey's wins have come at 10 furlongs.

    Slim Shadey in Comfort Zone for Whittingham

    Slim Shadey returns to his favorite distance of 10 furlongs as the 122-pound highweight in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf June 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Animal Kingdom Preps for Queen Anne Stakes

    Arrowfield Stud and Team Valor's Animal Kingdom worked five furlongs in 1:02 in Lambourn, England, June 5 on "The Long," an uphill Polytrack gallop, in preparation for the June 18 Queen Anne Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot.

  • Paul Mellon with Arts and Letters

    Belmont II, Mellon Named Pillars of the Turf

    August Belmont II and Paul Mellon were selected as the inaugural Pillars of the Turf inductees for the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's new category June 5. They will be inducted Aug. 9 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • KY Historical Racing Exceeds $356 Million

    Wagering on historical races, an electronic form of gaming in which the outcome is determined by the results of previously run races, continues to soar in Kentucky and has exceeded the $356 million mark through May.

  • Mr. Commons will attempt to snap an eight-race losing streak in the Jaipur Stakes.

    Mr. Commons Faces Tough Field In Jaipur

    St. George Farm Racing's homebred and dual graded stakes winner Mr. Commons will attempt to overcome the rail post and snap an eight-race losing streak when he faces at least eight others in the June 7 Jaipur Stakes.

  • Palace Malice
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    Less Blinkers, More Malice

    Dogwood Stable's Cot Campbell hopes Palace Malice has matured to the point where he can relax and rate in the Belmont Stakes, allowing him to use his natural speed to gallop the field into submission in the 1 1/2 mile test.

  • Unlimited Budget
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    Unlimited Budget Will Get Her Shot at History

    Filly Unlimited Budget will take on the boys in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) when she is saddled by Todd Pletcher, the only living trainer to win the 1 1/2-mile race with a filly. Pletcher saddled 2007 winner Rags to Riches.

  • Ruler On Ice

    Belmont Winner Ruler on Ice Targets Brooklyn

    Two years after winning the Belmont Stakes, George and Lori Hall's Ruler On Ice will again travel the full circuit of the Belmont Park main track oval June 7 when he starts in the 1 1/2-mile Brooklyn Handicap.

  • Tiz A Minister wins the Affirmed Handicap.

    Tiz a Minister Wins Affirmed With Late Burst

    Tiz a Minister, on the mend from a foot bruise a month ago, rebounded for his first graded stakes victory with an eye-catching drive along the inside in the $100,750 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) June 2 at Hollywood Park.

  • Mizdirection

    Mizdirection Shipping to NY for Just a Game

    Jungle Racing's Mizdirection, winner of four consecutive graded stakes, worked five furlongs on turf in 1:00 1/5 June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park in preparation for the $500,000 Just a Game Stakes at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Laugh Track wins the Vigil Stakes.

    Laugh Track Earns Plaudits in Vigil Triumph

    Laugh Track, pushing two-time Canadian sprint champion Essence Hit Man every step of the way, surged in the final strides to register a half-length victory in the $150,415 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) June 2 at Woodbine.

  • Lord Kanaloa wins the Yasuda Kinen in Japan.
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    Lord Kanaloa Shines at Mile in Yasuda Kinen

    The $2,311,000 Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), the spring's defining race for milers in Japan, was won by elite sprinter Lord Kanaloa, trying the distance for the first time in nearly 2 1/2 years at Tokyo racecourse.

  • Orb on the Belmont track.
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    Orb On 'Go' for Belmont After Strong Work

    Trainer Shug McGaughey said June 2 that Orb definitely will be pointed toward the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) following the colt's half-mile work in :48 and gallop-out of five furlongs in a sharp 1:00 2/5.

  • Clubhouse Ride rolls to victory in the Californian Stakes.

    Clubhouse Ride Has His Day in Californian

    Clubhouse Ride, freed from Game On Dude for the first time in five months, finally had his day when he captured the $150,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) for his first graded stakes win June 1 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Easter Gift charges home to win the Mountainview Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2548606518&k=QxSBwLJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Easter Gift, Tightend Touchdown Win at Penn

    Robert LaPenta's Easter Gift took the $250,000 Mountainview Handicap on dirt while Mr. Amore Stable's Tightend Touchdown scorched the grass in his victory in the $150,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Handicap June 1.

  • Cerro outfights Dynamic Strike to win the Canonero II Stakes.

    Cerro Gets Key Win for Mettee, Team Valor

    Odds-on favorite Cerro (IRE) gave trainer Rick Mettee his first win as the conditioner for Team Valor International when he was all out to land the $75,000 Canonero II Stakes June 1 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Silvano Runners Take South African Features

    Leading South African sire Silvano scored a group I double at Greyville June 1 when his unbeaten son Vercingetorix landed the Daily News 2000 and his daughter Do You Remember captured the Woolavington Stakes.