Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Withgreatpleasure
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    Withgreatpleasure Faces Five in Bed o' Roses

    Withgreatpleasure, the lone graded stakes winner entered in the Bed o' Roses (gr. III) at Belmont Park June 15, is looking to boost her record with another prestigious victory when she faces five others.

  • Successful Dan
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    Successful Dan Seeks Grade I in Foster

    Earners of a combined $9.5 million will line up including defending winner Ron the Greek, Breeders' Cup Classic victor Fort Larned, impressive Alysheba Stakes winner Take Charge Indy, and Ben Ali victor Successful Dan.

  • Lady of Fifty

    Open Water, Lady of Fifty Vie Again in Vanity

    Less than a month after upsetting odds-on Lady of Fifty in the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II), Open Water will attempt to do it again in the Vanity Handicap (gr. I) June 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Kitten's Dumplings in the Edgewood Stakes.
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    Kitten's Dumplings Set for Churchill's Regret

    Kitten's Dumplings, eye-catching winner of the Edgewood Stakes in her first start over the Churchill Downs turf, returns to the Louisville track as the likely favorite in the $100,000 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 15.

  • Animal Kingdom in the Dubai World Cup.
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    Animal Kingdom in Final Queen Anne Workout

    In what is expected to be the last workout of his career, Animal Kingdom breezed five furlongs in 1:03 with his dedicated workmate over the uphill Polytrack surface near David Lanigan's yard in Lambourn, England on June 12.

  • Charlie Camac, Racing Official, Dies at 78

    Charles "Charlie" Camac, starter and steward at tracks in Florida and New Jersey for five decades, died May 26 at his home in Williston, Fl. He was 78.

  • Frankel racing in England.

    Report Notes Contraction of British Racing

    The move of major bookmakers to offshore locations helped contribute to decreased wagering yield as British racing contracted 1.2% compared with four years ago, according to a recent British Horseracing Authority report.

  • Little Mike in the Breeder's Cup Turf.
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    Little Mike Breezes on Churchill Downs Turf

    Last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Little Mike breezed four furlongs in :50.80 June 11 on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for a start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6 at Monmouth Park.

  • Souper Speedy running in the Jaipur Stakes.

    Off-the-Turf Jaipur Recorded as Listed Race

    The Jaipur Stakes, originally carded as a grade III on turf June 7 at Belmont Park but automatically downgraded to a listed stakes and run over the sloppy main track, will not have its graded status restored for this renewal.

  • Breeders' Cup to Santa Anita in 2014

    For an unprecedented three years in a row, the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be returning to Santa Anita Park in 2014, according to an announcement by Breeders' Cup officials June 10.

  • Nipissing wins the Woodbine Oaks.

    Nipissing Earns Distinction in Woodbine Oaks

    The script for the $490,400 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser had a happy ending for Chiefswood Stable and its homebred filly Nipissing after she denied favored Spring in the Air with a late surge June 9 at Woodbine.

  • Boisterous wins the Monmouth Stakes.

    Boisterous Bounces Away in Monmouth Stakes

    Favored Boisterous salvaged a rough weekend for Phipps Stable and trainer Shug McGaughey with a timely 1 1/4-length victory in the $202,500 Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf June 9 at Monmouth Park.

  • Paynter

    Paynter to Return June 14 at Hollywood Park

    The 2012 Haskell Invitational winner will race for the first time since taking that grade I event, having recovered from a severe illness and ensuing surgery.

  • Little Mike
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    Little Mike Targeting United Nations July 6

    Little Mike is likely to start in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) July 6, the first of a four-race series picked by breeder and co-owner Carlo Vacarezza that would end with a defense of his 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf title.

  • Biz The Nurse Scores Rare Double in Italy

    Recent Derby Italiano (Ity-II) winner Biz The Nurse took on elders for the first time in the Gran Premio di Milano (Ity-I) and scored a convincing victory June 9 at San Siro Racecourse.

  • Palace Malice and Mike Smith take the 2013 Belmont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2562968408&k=TqQX6Hp">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Reigns With Belmont Surprise

    A patient Palace Malice collared Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow coming out of the final turn and dominated the stretch run to post a convincing upset win in the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Point of Entry delivers in the Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2563000954&k=k4WVvvq">Order This Photo</a>

    Point of Entry Slams Door in Manhattan 'Cap

    Phipps Stable's Point of Entry captured his eighth victory in 12 starts on grass with a smooth come-from-behind win in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) at Belmont Park June 8.

  • Tale of a Champion pulls away late to win the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap.

    Tale of a Champion Makes Grade in Whittingham

    A pocket trip worked to perfection for Tale of a Champion and jockey Joe Talamo when they outfought favored All Squared Away in deep stretch to post a 10-1 upset in the Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) June 8.

  • Power Broker comes home strong to win the Easy Goer.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2562556099&k=x7fScqF">Order This Photo</a>

    Power Broker Easy Winner in Easy Goer Stakes

    Gary and Mary West's Power Broker secured an early lead in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes and then drew off in the Belmont Park stretch to register his first stakes win since taking last year's FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I).

  • Romantic Touch Dominates in J. J. Atkins

    Romantic Touch took control out of the gate and won the Aus$500,000 Patinack Farm J. J. Atkins (Aus-I) from previously undefeated Zoustar, leading a one-two finish for freshman sire Northern Meteor.

  • Freedom Child, one of 2 starters in the Belmont Stakes by Malibu Moon.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2557234431&k=PR7SSnk">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Moon Boasts Two Belmont Starters

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Malibu Moon has been on the rise as a sire, never so much as this year with the Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Peter Pan victor Freedom Child vying for the June 8 Belmont Stakes.

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    Some Sun Greets Belmont

    As fans started to trickle into Belmont Park on Saturday, June 8 for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the sun began to peek through scattered clouds as more than 24 hours of rain had finally halted.

  • Souper Speedy (left) finished 2nd in the Jaipur, but was awarded the win via disqualification.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2561221768&k=txVTdjBf">Order This Photo</a>

    Souper Speedy Awarded Jaipur Victory Via DQ

    After winning his previous start by more than 10 lengths, Souper Speedy found a different route to the winner's circle June 7 in the $147,000 Jaipur Stakes over a sloppy track at rainy Belmont Park.