Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Jockey Eswan Flores Suspended Three Days

    Apprentice jockey Eswan Flores was suspended for three days by stewards at Betfair Hollywood Park for failing to maintain a straight course aboard Living Our Dream in the stretch run of the second race May 27.

  • Corey Lanerie celebrates 6 wins at Churchill Downs on May 27.

    Lanerie Rides Six Winners at Churchill

    Veteran rider Corey Lanerie won with six of his seven mounts May 27 at Churchill Downs to become only the eighth jockey to achieve the feat at the Louisville track.

  • Wilkinson leaves them behind in the American Handicap.

    44-1 Wilkinson Wakes Up for American Shocker

    In search of firm turf, Wilkinson wound up in the Southern California barn of Jeff Mullins, who sent the 4-year-old colt out to spring a 44-1 shocker in the $150,000 American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Silver Max keeps rolling in the Arlington Classic.

    Silver Max Adds Arlington Classic to Streak

    Front-running Silver Max, staked to an uncontested lead by Shaun Bridgmohan, cruised to a two-length victory in the $125,000 Arlington Classic May 26 at Arlington Park for his fourth consecutive win.

  • Aruna is in command in the Sheepshead Bay Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1869209457&k=WGNBt6S">Order This Photo</a>

    Aruna Takes Start-Plagued Sheepshead Bay

    Flaxman Holdings homebred Aruna took charge at the five-sixteenths pole and held off Hit It Rich to win the Sheepshead Bay, a race that was impacted by a troubled start for Mystical Star and Magical Cat.

  • Unbridled Humor will be looking for her first win of the year in the Violet Stakes.

    Unbridled Humor Solid Fit in Violet Stakes

    Unbridled Humor will be looking for her first win of the year and her first graded stakes victory since last September when she goes postward in the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the Monmouth Park turf May 28.

  • Awesome Gem has earned more than $2.7 million in his career.

    Awesome Gem Faces Hudson Landing in Berkeley

    Awesome Gem, lifetime winner of more than $2.7 million, and San Francisco Mile (gr. IIIT) victor Hudson Landing head the field for the $100,000 Berkeley Handicap (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields May 28.

  • Quiet Oasis won the Wilshire Handicap on April 29.

    Reddam, Gutierrez Team Up Again in Gamely

    J. Paul Reddam's Quiet Oasis, an upset winner in her first start of 2012, will seek to keep it going when she returns to grade I stakes company in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park May 28.

  • On Fire Baby tries Belmont Park in the Acorn Stakes.

    On Fire Baby Returns in Acorn

    Anita Cauley's homebred On Fire Baby cuts back to a one-turn mile at Belmont Park in the May 28 TVG Acorn Stakes (gr. I). The Smoke Glacken filly was a disappointing fifth as the second choice in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Awesome Maria was a winner in last year's Ogden Phipps Handicap.

    'Maria' the Main Star in Ogden Phipps

    Awesome Maria carries highweight of 124 pounds against four rivals May 28 in Belmont Park's Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I). The Phipps is one of three grade I races on the Memorial Day card in New York.

  • CTT Objects to Exchange Wagering at Del Mar

    John Sadler, president of the California Thoroughbred Trainers, told the state horse racing board his group objects to exchange wagering and is not prepared to sign an agreement with the Del Mar for the upcoming meet.

  • Upperline takes on 6 in the Arlington Matron Stakes.

    Upperline Looks to Double Luck at Arlington

    A competitive filed of older fillies and mares, including previous Arlington Park graded stakes winner Upperline, comprise the lineup for the May 26 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington Park.

  • Silver Max won the American Turf Stakes on May 4 by 2 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1829086852&k=s66rft8">Order This Photo</a>

    Speedy Silver Max Tops Arlington Classic

    Two-time graded stakes winner Silver Max appears the one to collar in the $125,000 Arlington Classic, which kicks off the "Mid-America Triple" on turf for 3-year-olds at Arlington Park May 26.

  • Aruna won the grade I Spinster in 2011.

    Aruna Looks to Get Back On Beam in Sheepshead

    No factor in her only start this year, Aruna looks to get back on the beam for trainer Graham Motion in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT), scheduled for the inner turf course at Belmont Park May 26.

  • On Fire Baby

    On Fire Baby Leads Acorn Probables

    Among the list of current Acorn probables is Anita Ebert-Cauley's homebred filly On Fire Baby, who is looking to redeem a lackluster fifth-place effort in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • C C's Pal

    My Juliet Draws Short But Productive Field

    Five female sprinters with a combined 34 victories were entered in the $150,000 My Juliet Stakes, the May 26 feature that begins the 2012 stakes schedule in earnest at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.

  • Michael Iavarone

    ABA Invests in IEAH Pinhooking Division

    The American Basketball Association has announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire IEAH Sales Corp., a subsidiary of IEAH Stables that has been created to segregate its pinhooking division.

  • Chinchon wins the Singapore Airlines International Cup.

    Chinchon Claims Singapore Airlines Cup

    French raider Chinchon took command with just over a furlong to go and rolled to an easy three-length victory in the $2.4 million Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) at Kranji Racecourse May 20.

  • Include Me Out and Joe Talamo take the Marjorie L. Everett Handicap.

    Include Me Out Wins 3rd Graded Stakes of Year

    Favored Include Me Out nailed down her third consecutive graded victory this year after overcoming pacesetter Ellafitz narrowly in the $150,000 Marjorie L. Everett Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park May 19.

  • Havelock comes on late to win the Hanshin Cup.

    Havelock Gets Up for Hanshin Cup Upset

    With a well-timed ride by jockey Florent Geroux, Silverton Hills' Havelock got up in the final strides to overtake favored Lonesome Street to win the $150,000 Hanshin Cup (gr. III) by a neck.