Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Fed Biz takes the El Cajon Stakes, the 100th stakes win for trainer Bob Baffert at Del Mar.

    Fed Biz Gives Baffert 100th Del Mar Stakes

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won his 100th stakes race at Del Mar Aug. 31 as favored Fed Biz, unraced since February, rallied after being passed mid-stretch to edge Jimmy Creed in the $100,000 El Cajon Stakes.

  • Yuichi Fukunaga

    Fukunaga Winding Up His United States Visit

    Yuichi Fukunaga, a leading jockey in Japan, is slated to ride in three races over Del Mar's closing weekend before he returns home. He enjoyed his stay, he said, though mounts were tough to acquire.

  • City to City (outside) and All Star Heart finished a nose apart in the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Yellow Ribbon Features John Mabee Rematch

    City to City and All Star Heart, a nose apart at the wire in the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT), will be rematched Sept. 3 in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf at Del Mar.

  • Dwyer Stakes winner Teeth of the Dog heads a field of nine in the Smarty Jones Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1937198263&k=9k9H4mf">Order This Photo</a>

    Three Jim Dandy Runners Back in Smarty Jones

    Dwyer Stakes winner Teeth of the Dog, looking to rebound from a fourth in the Jim Dandy, heads a field of nine sophomores including Prospective and My Adonis in the $350,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Sept. 3 at Parx.

  • Remainder of FG Quarter Horse Meet Canceled

    Fair Ground Race Course & Slots has canceled the last four days of the summer Quarter Horse meet due to complications at the New Orleans, La., track caused by Hurricane Isaac.

  • Old Time Hockey won the La Jolla by a nose on Aug. 11.

    Del Mar Derby Lures Deep Field of 11

    A year after Tom Proctor shipped Banned west to win the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) for Glen Hill Farms, the trainer is back for the turf event Sept. 3 with La Jolla Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Old Time Hockey.

  • Quick Wit won an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Aug. 10.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2018011396&k=24PpZTt">Order This Photo</a>

    Versatile Quick Wit Back On Lawn in Saranac

    Michael J. Bruder's Quick Wit returns to the grass in the Sept. 2 Saranac Stakes after winning an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.

  • Get Serious is the 5-2 choice on the morning line for the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Get Serious Faces Nemesis in Cliff Hanger

    Get Serious is a fan favorite at Monmouth Park, where he has won eight stakes (five of them grade III affairs). But the 8-year-old gelding faces multiple challenges going into the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes Sept. 1.

  • Mucho Macho Man seeks his first grade I win in the Woodward.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1951071680&k=TLMPR48">Order This Photo</a>

    Mucho Macho Man Chases Grade I in Woodward

    Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner Mucho Macho Man seeks the first grade I stakes victory of his career in the Sept. 1 Woodward at Saratoga Race Course; it would also be a first for trainer Kathy Ritvo.

  • Roxy Gap won the Royal North Stakes by a half length on turf July 29.

    Roxy Gap Seeks Fourth Win of Woodbine Meet

    Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.

  • Data Link is the 7-5 morning line favorite for the Bernard Baruch Handicap.

    Data Link is Class of Bernard Baruch Field

    Of nine graded stakes trainer Shug McGaughey has won in 2012, eight have been on turf. On Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course, the Hall of Famer looks to add to that total when sending Data Link postward in the Bernard Baruch.

  • Prix de Diane Winner Valyra Euthanized

    The Aga Khan's Valyra, winner of this year's Prix de Diane (Fr-I), suffered a fracture to her femur while training at Deauville in France the morning of Aug. 29 and had to be euthanized due to the extent of her injury.

  • Paynter

    Haskell Winner Paynter Showing Improvement

    The condition of Zayat Stables' Paynter, who suffered a recurrence of an illness that kept him out of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), was improved the morning of Aug. 29, according to noted veterinarian Mark Cheney.

  • Paynter

    Zayat's Paynter Sent to Saratoga Clinic

    Zayat Stables' Paynter, winner of the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, has suffered a recurrence of the illness that kept him out of the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Del Mar

    Del Mar Meet Continues on Positive Note

    The boutique Del Mar meet continued on a successful note entering its final full week of racing with sizeable increases in ontrack and all-sources wagering, though attendance was down slightly from 2011.

  • Fair Grounds Orders Evacuation of Barn Area

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots officials have declared a mandatory evacuation of its barn area in advance of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to become a hurricane as it moves into the northern Gulf of Mexico.

  • Calder Casino and Race Course

    Calder Cancels Racing as Tropical Storm Nears

    Due to the impending approach of Tropical Storm Isaac, Calder Casino & Race Course has canceled its live Thoroughbred horse racing program scheduled for Aug. 26.

  • Zagora is in control down the stretch in the Ballston Spa Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2046988759&k=h8Kx776">Order This Photo</a>

    Zagora Zips to Course Record in Ballston Spa

    Favored Zagora found firm going much to her liking in capturing the $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT), presented by Jose Cuervo, in record time on the inner turf course Aug. 25 at Saratoga Race Course.