Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • R Angel Katelyn Romps at Tampa Bay Downs

    Averill Racing, CCF Racing Stable, and K Lauren Racing's R Angel Katelyn romped to an authoritative win in the $100,000 Stonehedge Farm South Sophomore Fillies Stakes April 2 at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Mo' Green wins the April 2 Top Flight Invitational by 3 1/2 lengths

    Mo' Green Flies Home in Top Flight

    Leonard Green's Mo' Green sprung a mild upset when she flew by odds-on favorite Isabelle in the stretch to score by 3 1/2 lengths in the $200,000 Top Flight Invitational Stakes (G3) April 2 at Aqueduct Racetrack. 

  • Valadorna completes five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 at Keeneland April 1

    Valadorna Undergoes Successful Surgery

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna underwent successful surgery April 1 at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington to repair an incomplete condylar fracture in her left hind according to a release published by Stonestreet April 2.

  • Irish War Cry (rail) works in company at Fair Hill Training Center April 2 for trainer Graham Motion

    Irish War Cry Breezes at Fair Hill

    Isabelle de Tomaso's homebred grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, back on familiar ground at the Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Md., continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze over the main track April 2.

  • Collected wins the 2017 Santana Mile

    Collected Puts Away Dortmund in Santana Mile

    Speedway Stable's Collected returned from a more than 10-month layoff to impressively win the $75,000 Santana Mile April 1 at Santa Anita Park, and left behind tiring former stablemate Dortmund in the process.

  • Sadler's Joy rolls to victory in the Pan American Stakes

    Sadler’s Joy Wins Pan American at Wire

    After just missing by a head his first graded stakes attempt last time out, Sadler's Joy had another close call April 1 at Gulfstream Park in the $200,000 Pan American Stakes (G2T), but this time he finished on top.

  • Valadorna

    Valadorna Injured, Will Miss Kentucky Oaks

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, runner up in the 2016 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), will miss the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) and be sidelined the next few months after emerging from an April 1 workout with an injury.

  • Girvin comes home strong to win the Louisiana Derby

    Girvin Reigns in Louisiana Derby

    Girvin booked his trip to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (G1) with a 1 1/4-length victory over Patch in the $1 million TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Enterprising holds off Kasaqui to take the Muniz Memorial Handicap

    Enterprising Digs in to Win Muniz

    Maxis Stable's Enterprising once again found himself in the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots winner's circle with a determined win April 1 in the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).

  • Arrogate is the richest Thoroughbred in North American racing history

    Arrogate Returns to Santa Anita Park

    Juddmonte Farms' world champion Arrogate returned to his Santa Anita Park base the afternoon of April 1 looking amazingly fresh, considering he'd just come out of quarantine following a roughly 20,000 mile round-trip trek to Dubai.

  • Salty wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Oaks

    Salty Impressive in Gulfstream Park Oaks

    From maiden winner to Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) prospect, the talented bay picked up her first graded stakes score in her stakes debut, and earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. That's where Casse confirmed she's headed next.

  • Celestine wins the 2017 Honey Fox Stakes

    Celestine All Class in Honey Fox

    Moyglare Stud Farm's Celestine, the heavy 3-10 favorite, easily took the Honey Fox Stakes (G2T). The grade 1-winning daughter of Scat Daddy earned her first graded stakes win in last year's Honey Fox.

  • Chautauqua storms home in the TJ Smith Stakes

    Chautauqua, It's Somewhat Gain Breeders' Cup Berths

    With top-level wins April 1 at Royal Randwick, R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing's 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) and Godolphin's It's Somewhat earned automatic berths into the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) and the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T). 

  • Shaun Bridgmohan celebrates his 3,000th win

    Shaun Bridgmohan Notches Win No. 3,000

    Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan earned his 3,000th victory April 1, when he guided Allied Racing Stable's Brad Cox-trained Inveniam Viam to a  3 1/4-length victory in the day's first race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Iliad works under jockey Flavien Prat March 31 at Santa Anita

    Iliad Records Final Santa Anita Derby Workout

    In an instant following the San Felipe Stakes (G2), Iliad went from a fringe Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) contender in the shadow of Mastery to the likely favorite in the April 8 Santa Anita Derby (G1).

  • Tapwrit draped in flowers after his win in the Tampa Bay Derby

    Tapwrit Tunes Up for Blue Grass Stakes

    The high energy level Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (G2) winner Tapwrit has flaunted in recent weeks was on display March 31, when he tuned up for the April 8 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2) with a half-mile move at Palm Beach Downs.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin: Handicapping South's Big Oaks and Derby Preps

    The Southern routes to Louisville come to a climax April Fools' Day, when Gulfstream Park and Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots each highlight their final stakes-studded April 1 programs with preps to Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Kentucky Derby.

  • Big John B wins the 2016 Tokyo City Cup

    Big John B Seeks Tokyo City Cup Repeat

    With a relatively short turf prep race under his belt, Michael House's Big John B will attempt to repeat his 2016 victory in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (G3) April 2 at Santa Anita Park.

  • R Angel Katelyn wins the Juvenile Filly Sprint by a half-length over Wildcat Kate

    Averill's R Angel Katelyn Set for Florida Cup Day

    A number of top products of Florida's breeding industry will be on display for the 14th renewal of the Florida Cup April 2 at Tampa Bay Downs, an afternoon that will feature six $100,000 stakes restricted to Florida-breds.

  • El Areeb likely sustained the injury during a March 29 work according to trainer Cal Lynch

    Knee Chip Knocks El Areeb Off Derby Trail

    M M G Stables' Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) hopeful El Areeb will miss his scheduled start in the Wood Memorial (G2) as well as the Derby because of a bone chip in his right front knee, trainer Cal Lynch said March 30.

  • Racing at Suffolk Downs will remain as scheduled for 2017

    Suffolk Downs Sale Approved by Gaming Commission

    The sale of Suffolk Downs to a major Boston real estate development company was green-lighted by the Massachusetts Gaming Commission at a public hearing March 30, but the deal will not adversely affect the six-day live meet planned for this summer.

  • Celestine won the Sand Springs Stakes impressively in her season debut

    Celestine Seeks Honey Fox Repeat

    After dispatching fellow grade 1 winner Catch a Glimpse in her 2017 debut, Moyglare Stud Farm's Celestine will look to continue her roll by defending her title in the $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park April 1.

  • Long On Value trains at Meydan March 20

    Mott Pondering Royal Ascot for Long On Value

    The Al Quoz Sprint (G1) may not be the last time the son of 2004 Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Value Plus meets the world's top turf sprinters on a straight course. His big performance now opens the door to even more prestigious events.