Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Dirt Stars to Be Tested in Tokyo Daishoten

    After a runner-up effort in the Japan Cup Dirt (Jpn-I) earlier this month, Wonder Acute returns in the Tokyo Daishoten (Jpn-I) Dec. 29 at Ohi Racecourse in search of a breakthrough win at the top level.

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    McGaughey Turf Stars Primed for Gulfstream

    Shug McGaughey's Hall of Fame training career was built on good old American dirt, but he's rounding out his resume with several accomplished turf runners targeting starts at the Gulfstream Park meet in 2013.

  • Animal Kingdom

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    Animal Kingdom on Course for 2013 Campaign

    Animal Kingdom, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in his final work of 2012 Dec. 28 at Palm Meadows Training Center under the supervision of trainer Graham Motion.

  • Book Review wins the La Brea Stakes.

    Book Review Beats Tough La Brea Foes

    Gary and Mary West's homebred Book Review found California to her liking Dec. 26, when she got up over tough contender Reneesgotzip and 2011 2-year-old champion My Miss Aurelia in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes.

  • Halo Dolly will meet Tiz Flirtatious in the Robert J Frankel S.

    Tiz Flirtatious Has Sights on Graded Frankel

    Tiz Flirtatious seeks her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park Dec. 30, and seems primed to take it off an impressive runner-up finish in the Nov. 25 Matriarch.

  • Jockey Club Denies Broberg, Miyadi

    Trainers Karl M. Broberg and Steven Miyadi will be denied all privileges of The American Stud Book for a period of one year effective January 1, 2013, the Jockey Club announced Dec. 27.

  • Jimmy Creed wins the Malibu Stakes.

    Jimmy Creed Gives Mandella 5th Malibu Win

    Jimmy Creed, a disappointment in last month's Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), rebounded with an emphatic victory in the $301,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day of the winter meet at Santa Anita Park Dec. 26.

  • 131-1 Shot Shi'ah Sand Scores at Golden Gate

    Four-year-old filly Shi'ah Sand, victorious just once in 33 previous starts, tested the fuses in the tote board at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 26 when she scored at odds of 131-1 on opening day of the track's winter meeting.

  • Paynter

    Paynter to Rejoin Baffert, Wins Vox Populi

    Owner Ahmed Zayat confirmed Dec. 26 that his Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter will ship from Fair Hill Equine Therapy Center near Elkton, Md., to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert's California barn Dec. 29.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Proposes Year-Round Racing

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course have started the annual process of picking racing dates, with Gulfstream stirring up yet another dispute by saying it plans to expand its four-month schedule.

  • Silentio wins the Sir Beaufort Stakes.

    Silentio Shows Style with Sir Beaufort Win

    Silentio, a lightly-raced son of Japanese-bred stallion Silent Name, registered victory in his stakes debut in the $150,750 Sir Beaufort (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita Park on opening day of the winter meet.

  • Retired Trainer Stute Continues Recovery

    Retired trainer Mel Stute, 85, still recuperating in Pomona, Calif., from a spill in which he suffered a head injury, hopes to celebrate Christmas with a post-holiday visit at a satellite facility for Santa Anita's opener.

  • Great Mills
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    Dozen Set for Hillside Turf in Daytona Stakes

    The $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) attracted a dozen entrants to the hillside turf course at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29 including Great Mills, most recently fourth in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the course.

  • Gold Ship wins the Arima Kinen.
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    Gold Ship Sails Last to First in Arima Kinen

    Favorite and dual classic winner Gold Ship scored a thrilling come-from-behind tour de force in the Arima Kinen (Jpn-I), Japan's season finale and all-star race Dec. 23 at Nakayama.

  • Daisy Devine wins the Blushing K D Handicap.

    Daisy Devine Outclasses Blushing K.D. Rivals

    Grade I winner Daisy Devine made quick work of four rivals in the $72,000 Blushing K. D. Handicap, going gate to wire for a six-length victory on the turf at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots Dec. 22.

  • Onepointthreekarats wins the Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes.

    Onepointhreekarats Wins Thirty Eight Go Go

    Onepointhreekarats made her stakes debut successfully for trainer Graham Motion when she drew off mid-stretch to win the $104,250 Thirty Eight Go Go Stakes Dec. 22 comfortably at Laurel Park.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Purses to Increase Beginning Jan. 1

    Turfway Park is following through with its plan to increase purses across the board when its winter/spring meet begins Jan. 1, 2013. The new condition book at the Kentucky racetrack reflects increases of 13% to about 35%.

  • The Lumber Guy

    Heavy Lifting for The Lumber Guy in Malibu

    The Lumber Guy, whose big effort in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last month produced a runner-up finish, heads a field of 10 sophomores for the $300,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita.

  • My Miss Aurelia

    La Brea: My Miss Aurelia Can Nail Down Title

    In spite of her abbreviated campaign, My Miss Aurelia can likely wrap up an Eclipse Award as the nation's leading 3-year-old filly with a win in the $300,000 La Brea Stakes (gr. I) on opening day at Santa Anita Dec. 26.

  • Orfevre winning the 2012 Arima Kinen.

    Japanese Finale Features Rulership, Gold Ship

    Hong Kong group I winner Rulership and dual Japanese classic winner Gold Ship look to be the early favorites for the Arima Kinen (Grand Prix) (Jpn-I), the Japan's biggest race and its season finale, on Dec. 22.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man to Begin Year in 'Millions'

    Mucho Macho Man will launch his 2013 season with a title defense in the $500,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic, showcase of the six-race $1.3 million event for Florida-bred horses at Gulfstream Park Jan. 19.

  • Kentucky Derby 2013: Top 20

    This will be the first of six (monthly) editions of my top 20 contenders for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

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    My Miss Aurelia Works Half-Mile for La Brea

    Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic runner-up My Miss Aurelia worked a half mile in :48 3/5 on Santa Anita's fast main track on the morning of Dec. 20 in preparation for next week's La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at seven furlongs.

  • Chamberlain Bridge

    Fair Grounds Hosts 'Super Santa Saturday'

    Chamberlain Bridge and Daisy Devine are the stars of the show in a pair of $75,000 stakes events at Fair Race Course & Slots on "Super Santa Saturday" Dec. 22.

  • Gary Stevens

    Stevens Dashes Comeback Speculation

    Gary Stevens dashed speculation Dec. 20 that he would resume his Hall of Fame riding career after an absence of seven years.

  • Dates Set for 2013 Derby, Oaks Future Wagers

    Churchill Downs has established dates for three wagering pools for its Kentucky Derby Future Wager and a single pool for its Kentucky Oaks Future Wager in 2013.