Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Departing

    Stall: Departing on Track for Preakness

    Although several other horses that prepped at Fair Grounds Racing & Slots ran well in the Kentucky Derby, trainer Al Stall, Jr., has no regrets about having Departing skip the race in favor of the Preakness Stakes.

  • Normandy Invasion
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    Two Derby Starters Added to Preakness List

    Two horses who were unplaced in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Normandy Invasion and Vyjack, have been added to the list of possible candidates for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico.

  • Dayatthespa wins the You Go West Girl Stakes.
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    Dayatthespa Tallies in Comeback at Belmont

    Dayatthespa, making her first appearance since she was injured attempting to hop the rail in the Matriarch Stakes (gr. IT) last fall, was much the best in the $88,200 You Go West Girl overnight stakes May 5 at Belmont Park.

  • Midwest-Based Houghton Posts Win 5,000

    Veteran jockey T.D. Houghton registered the 5,000th win of his career May 4 when he guided 3-5 favorite Mambo Galliano, owned by Shane Spiess, to a 6 1/2-length victory in a $4,000 claiming race at Thistledown.

  • Handle Up Slightly, Purses Drop in April

    Wagering on United States racing in April registered a small year-over-year gain, but purses were down from April in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase May 5.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Kentucky Derby Overnight Rating Up 16%

    The May 4 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC registered a 10.4 overnight rating and 23 share for the race portion, according to The Nielsen Company, a viewership increase of 16% from 2012.

  • Orb leads the way to victory in the Kentucky Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-139/29213460_Rcqkd4#!i=2493218528&k=wLFcdHX">Order This Photo</a>

    Orb Delivers Kentucky Derby Glory

    Stuart Janney III and Phipps Stable's Orb stormed to the lead in mid-stretch to win the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) May 4. The 5-1 favorite gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first Derby win.

  • Liaison rolls home to win the Mervyn Leroy Handicap.

    Liaison Makes Winning Move in Mervyn LeRoy

    Liaison disposed of favored Blueskiesnrainbows coming off the far turn and lengthened stride impressively through the stretch to take the Mervyn Leroy Handicap (gr. II) handily May 4 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Wise Dan rolls home to win the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2493078798&k=H3cVG9g">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Pours It On in Woodford Reserve Win

    Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.

  • Delaunay and Rosie Napravnik take the Churchill Downs Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492964229&k=zxnDPVM">Order This Photo</a>

    Former Claimer Delaunay Wins Churchill Stakes

    Former claimer Delaunay increased his win streak to six when he swept past Trinniberg at the head of the stretch and prevailed by an easy four lengths over a sloppy track in the May 4 Churchill Downs Stakes (gr. II).

  • Point of Entry

    Point of Entry Out of Woodford Reserve

    At 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 4, Churchill Downs officials announced Phipps Stable and Stronach Stable's Point of Entry had been scratched from the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Dawn Approach rolls to victory in the Two Thousand Guineas.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2492759061&k=V2pz2GK">Order This Photo</a>

    Dawn Approach Wins Guineas for Godolphin

    Godolphin's Dawn Approach remained undefeated and provided morale support to the Maktoum family's racing operation with a brilliant win in the QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), the first jewel of England's Triple Crown.

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    Kentucky Derby Preview: All About Orb

    Florida Derby winner Orb has Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey excited about the May 4 Kentucky Derby--more excited, said McGaughey, than he's ever been. But 19 other 3-year-olds also have their sights on the Derby.

  • Princess of Sylmar broke her maiden at Penn National by 19 lengths.

    Oaks Win Timely PR for PA Racing, Breeding

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry, currently concerned about a steady decline in the revenue it gets from slot machines, got some surprise public relations May 3 courtesy of the grade I Kentucky Oaks.

  • Derby Day: Calm Before the Storm

    The backstretch at Churchill Downs was quiet the morning of May 4 as most of the talk centered on the previous day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and whether the weather would have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.

  • Escado Gets Victory in South Australian Derby

    Jockey Ben Melham's decision to stick to the rail with lightly regarded Escado paid dividends with a breakthrough win for his mount in the Aus$500,000 South Australian Derby (Aus-I) May 4 at Morphettville.

  • Trainer Kelly Breen explains the scratch of Black Onyx.

    Black Onyx Scratched From Kentucky Derby

    Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati Spiral Stakes (gr. II) winner Black Onyx was scratched late Friday morning from the May 4 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), after a chip was detected in his left ankle.

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    Goldencents 5-1 Derby Fave in Early Wagering

    The slight favorite is Goldencents at 5-1. Goldencents is trained by last year's Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill. Also at 5-1 is Revolutionary, who will be ridden by three-time Derby winner Calvin Borel.

  • Noble Tune and Javier Castellano take the American Turf Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491530655&k=fMPDP4r">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble Tune Skims Hedge to Grab American Turf

    Favored Noble Tune, saving all the ground for Javier Castellano, fired through an opening along the hedge to register an easy victory in the $234,200 American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) May 3 at Churchill Downs.

  • Take Charge Indy comes home strong to win the Alysheba.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491399823&k=f2m9qSZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Take Charge Indy Rumbles in Alysheba

    Trainer Pat Byrne had Take Charge Indy sharp for the Alysheba Stakes (gr. III), but even he did not expect the overpowering 6-length performance the 2012 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner turned in May 3 at Churchill Downs.

  • Kitten's Dumplings runs away with the Edgewood.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2489650947&k=n66SxXB">Order This Photo</a>

    Kitten's Dumplings Rallies Late in Edgewood

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's 3-year-old homebred filly Kitten's Dumplings overcame a poor effort in her last start and notched the first victory of her sophomore season in grand fashion in the May 3 Edgewood Stakes.

  • Authenticity (right) fights off On Fire Baby to win the La Troienne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491347932&k=fvkpHMB">Order This Photo</a>

    Authenticity the Real Deal in La Troienne

    Padua Stables' Authenticity held off On Fire Baby in a fierce stretch battle to win the La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) by a head May 3 at Churchill Downs. The 6-year-old mare sets a stakes record of 1:42.09 for 1 1/16-miles.