Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Ax Man wins a conditional maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Jan. 1

    Santa Anita Tries Out New Conditions to Retain Owners

    In an effort to relieve some of the frustration regarding horse ownership, Santa Anita Park has instituted conditions at the maiden special weight level based on auction price and at the claiming level based on barn size, in limited races.

  • Larry Jones has a trio of 3-year-olds primed for the first Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifier in Louisiana

    Jones Primes Trio for Lecomte Stakes

    Trainer Larry Jones can't help but speak blessings of his three contenders for the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) coming up Jan. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the first of the Louisiana oval's three prep races Road To The Kentucky Derby.

  • Gun Runner breezes to a decisive victory in the  Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 4 at Del Mar

    Gun Runner Heads Up Eclipse Award Finalists

    The expected coronation of Gun Runner took a step closer to becoming official Jan. 5, when the reigning Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner was announced as one of the three finalists in the Eclipse Award balloting for 2017 Horse of the Year.

  • Win the War pulls away to win the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine

    Undefeated Win the War Ships West for Santa Ynez

    A 3-year-old daughter of War Front owned by Gary Barber and John Oxley, Win the War won the Glorious Song Stakes by 11 1/4 lengths last time out and will try dirt for the first time in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bolo

    Bolo Sidelined After Training Injury

    Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack's multiple grade 2 winner Bolo will miss his scheduled start in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park because of an injury he sustained in his final workout for the race Dec. 30.

  • 2017 Turfway Park Snow Scene

    Turfway Park Cancels Jan. 4 Racing

    With wind-chill temperatures again predicted to drop below zero during racing hours, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Jan. 4.

  • Harmonize lands her first graded stakes score in the 2015 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland

    Grade 1 Winner Harmonize Retired

    Grade 1 winner Harmonize has been retired from racing and will be bred to WinStar Farm's More Than Ready, owner Larkin Armstrong announced via Twitter Jan. 1. 

  • Pee Wee Reese gets an easy score in the Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 1

    Pee Wee Reese Starts Year With Joe Hernandez Score

    Owner Nicholas Alexander started 2018 off with a bang as his homebred Pee Wee Reese, named after the late Hall of Fame shortstop for the Dodgers, grabbed the lead early and stole the show in the $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes Jan. 1.

  • Horses leave the starting gate at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Weather Delays Aqueduct Stakes Races

    The combination of bitter cold temperatures and light snow forced NYRA to cancel its Dec. 30 card at Aqueduct Racetrack after four races and a continued Arctic freeze led to the scrapping of the Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 cards.

  • Giant Expectations after his upset win in the San Antonio Stakes

    Giant Expectations Gets Pegasus World Cup Spot

    Trainer Peter Eurton said Dec. 31 that the ownership group of Exline-Border Racing, Gatto Racing, and Garrett Zubok made a deal with The Stronach Group to run Giant Expectations in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Sets Track Ablaze in Latest Work

    With frigid weather looming in New Orleans, trainer Steve Asmussen wanted a little something extra from Gun Runner during his weekly workout Sunday in preparation for Gulfstream Park's $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

  • Sharp Azteca is training toward the Pegasus World Cup, but his connections have yet to secure a spot in the starting gate

    Sharp Azteca Back to Work, Eyes Start in Pegasus

    Ivan Rodriguez's Sharp Azteca, whose connections are eyeing a spot in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park, turned heads with a five-furlong breeze in :59 flat over Gulfstream Park West's main track Dec. 31. 

  • Midnight Crossing (inside) just holds off Elysea's World to win the Robert J. Frankel Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Midnight Crossing Makes the Grade in Frankel

    Richard Baltas has had quite a year bringing fillies and mares to the West to win graded grass stakes and continued that trend with Midnight Crossing Dec. 30 in the $100,000 Robert J Frankel Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Gunnevera comes off a dead-heat for fifth with Arrogate in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

    Gunnevera Sharp in Work for Pegasus

    Margoth's Gunnevera stepped up his training for the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park during a five-furlong breeze Dec. 30 at Gulfstream Park West.

  • Aqueduct Cancels Racing Mid-Card Dec. 30

    Due to severe winter weather conditions, the remainder of the live racing program at Aqueduct Racetrack Dec. 30 was cancelled following the fourth race.

  • Tack: helmet and goggles and vest outside barn

    Workers Comp Premiums for NY Riders to Drop in 2018

    New York Thoroughbred owners and trainers for the first time in more than a decade will see a decline in overall insurance premiums paid to provide workers compensation coverage for jockeys and exercise riders, industry officials said Dec. 29.

  • Emisael Jaramillo, seen here after riding X Y Jet to victory in the Mr. Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park Dec. 23, is expected to miss a week of racing after a spill Dec. 28

    Jaramillo Out With Soreness After Fall

    Jockey Emisael Jaramillo escaped serious injury from a spill in the 10th race at Gulfstream Park Dec. 28, but is expected to likely miss the next week with body soreness, according to agent Bryce Soth.

  • Firenze Fire training ahead of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Del Mar

    Firenze Fire Set for Season Debut in Jerome

    Mr. Amore Stable's Firenze Fire will look to start his 3-year-old season in the same stellar fashion in which he commenced his juvenile campaign when he heads postward in the $150,000 Jerome Stakes Jan. 1 at Aqueduct Racetrack.