Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Gentlemen's Bet (right) defeated Delaunay in the Iowa Sprint Handicap.

    Delaunay, Gentlemen's Bet Head Vanderbilt

    A compact but quality field led by top sprinters Delaunay and Gentlemen's Bet will line up Aug. 4 for the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I), which has attracted just five older horses.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Aboard Easy Solution in Best Pal

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Nipissing makes her turf debut in the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Nipissing Attempts to Rebound in Wonder Where

    Nipissing and Spring in the Air, two fillies that failed to make much impact facing males in the Queen's Plate one month ago, are back with their own sex in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes Aug. 4 at Woodbine.

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    Normandy Invasion Returns to Training

    Fox Hill Farm's Normandy Invasion is back in training following a brief setback due to an abscess and could be a week away from breezing, but no decision has been reached on a race target for the 3-year-old son of Tapit.

  • Mr. Hot Stuff takes the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2671307626&k=TXNXkxC">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Hot Stuff Takes A.P. Smithwick Memorial

    Mr. Hot Stuff, with Paddy Young in the irons, pulled away from early leader Brave Prospect to capture the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes (NSA-I) Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Vyjack
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    Vyjack Visits New Bolton; Will Get Time Off

    Pick Six Racing's grade II winner Vyjack was sent to New Bolton Center July 31 due to colic symptoms; the Into Mischief gelding will get a few months off following the discovery of a bad case of gastric ulcers.

  • Fort Larned winning the 2012 Whitney Invitational Handicap.
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    Fort Larned Draws Post 3 for Whitney Defense

    Janis Whitham's 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned was assigned post 3 and installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite over seven others for the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Out of Options, Gaines to Begin Serving Ban

    Trainer Carla Gaines is to begin a 30-day suspension Aug. 1 in connection with two testosterone positives after an attempt to get a court injunction stopping the penalty was denied by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

  • Alpha Bettor won the 2012 Seagram Cup.

    Seagram Cup Welcomes Past Two Winners

    The past two Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) winners will meet in this year's edition when 2012's Alpha Bettor and 2011's James Street start Aug. 3 in the 1 1/16-mile race at Woodbine.

  • Toronado (right) takes the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2668584011&k=7h6jBv8">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado Bests Dawn Approach in Showdown

    Toronado wore down classic winner Dawn Approach in the final furlong and finally got the best of his rival on the third try in their QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) showdown July 31 at Goodwood.

  • Elaine Klein

    Owner Elaine Klein Dies

    Elaine Klein, who had great success racing and breeding horses with her husband, Bertram, and son, Richard, died July 31 after a battle with cancer.

  • Uncaptured flies home to win the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Uncaptured Grabs Prince of Wales

    Heavy favorite Uncaptured stormed to the front in the stretch and held off River Seven to win the Prince of Wales Stakes, the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, for John Oxley and Mark Casse.

  • Overanalyze faces 8 in the West Virginia Derby.

    Overanalyze Hopes to Rebound in WV Derby

    Repole Stable's Overanalyze will seek to bounce back after a couple of uncharacteristic efforts when he faces eight other 3-year-olds in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 3.

  • Macho Macho wins the 2012 West Virginia Derby.

    West Virginia Derby Gets TV Coverage

    Fox affiliates around the country will feature live coverage of the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 3 on a one-hour telecast from Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort.

  • Dance to Bristol wins the Honorable Miss.
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    Honorable Miss Makes Six for Dance to Bristol

    Coming from off the pace in the $200,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, Susan Wantz's Dance to Bristol extended her win streak to six with her July 29 victory.

  • Overanalyze
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    Departing, Overanalyze Eyeing WV Derby

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing and Repole Stable's Overanalyze are among the expected starters for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 3.

  • Verrazano wins the Haskell Invitational.
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    Verrazano Dazzles With Easy Haskell Victory

    Verrazano led the 3-year-old ranks this spring, and after his thorough demolishing of a good field in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational July 28 at Monmouth Park, it looks like he's back on top.

  • Points Offthebench wins the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Points Offthebench Shows His Game in Crosby

    Points Offthebench made his first venture into stakes company a successful one, winning the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) over Goldencents in a terrific fight to the wire July 28 at Del Mar.

  • Silver Max wins the Oceanport Stakes.

    Silver Max Shines in Oceanport Score

    Last year's Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) winner Silver Max flashed speed from the gate to add the July 28 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth to his portfolio for trainer Dale Romans and owners Mark Bacon and Dana Wells.

  • Pants On Fire wins the Monmouth Cup.

    Pants On Fire Wins Marred Monmouth Cup

    George and Lori Hall's 5-year-old Pants On Fire took over in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup (gr. II) on July 28 at Monmouth Park after 3-5 favorite Take Charge Indy was pulled up with a condylar fracture to his left front.

  • Starstruck wins the Matchmaker Stakes.

    Starstruck Shines Bright in Matchmaker Stakes

    Good things come to those who wait, and so it was that Calumet Farm's Irish filly Starstruck bided time stalking the pace, waiting for the right moment to take home the win in the 47th Matchmaker Stakes.

  • Palace Malice
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    Palace Malice Can Make History in Travers

    Fresh off his win in the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 27, Palace Malice can be expected to make his next start in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I), Cot Campbell, head of owner Dogwood Stable, indicated.