Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Royal Delta holds off Tiz Miz Sue to win the Delaware.

    Royal Delta Fully Extended in Del Cap

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta held off a late challenger to win the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) by a neck at Delaware Park July 21, but it wasn't the nemesis everyone thought she'd face near the wire.

  • Acclamation bounds home to win the Eddie Read at Del Mar.

    Acclamation Wins Eddie Read for 7th Straight

    Champion Acclamation ran his winning streak to seven en route to his second straight triumph in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), drawing away in the stretch after setting the pace on the Del Mar turf July 21.

  • Silver Max and Robby Albarado are in control at the finish of the Virginia Derby.

    Sterling Show by Silver Max in Virginia Derby

    It didn't go as smoothly as planned but odds-on choice Silver Max got the job done anyway in the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT), registering his sixth consecutive turf win on yielding ground at Colonial Downs July 21.

  • Questing pulls away to win the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1979122731&k=z9tNkj7">Order This Photo</a>

    Questing Finds Grade I Win in CCA Oaks

    Godolphin Racing's Questing earned the first grade I win of her career and gave 19-year-old jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. the same when she took the $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 21 at Saratoga.

  • Volcat fends off Filare l'Oro to win the Virginia Oaks.

    Volcat Victorious in Virginia Oaks

    Volcat found the deep going at Colonial Downs to her liking when she opened up a commanding lead in the stretch and held on for a half-length victory in the $150,000 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) in New Kent July 21.

  • Prospective

    Casse Considers Two Oxley Colts for Haskell

    Owner John C. Oxley's yellow and blue silks will be represented in the 45th running of the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on July 29. What remains a question mark is which of his two candidates will carry the colors.

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    Summer Front Skipping Virginia Derby

    Waterford Stable's Summer Front will run in the $100,000 Duluth Stakes at Saratoga July 22 rather than travel to Colonial Downs for the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) a day earlier, according to trainer Christophe Clement.

  • Stars to Shine won the Trillium Stakes at Woodbine June 24.

    Ontario Matron Draws Field of Nine

    Stars to Shine and Bear It's Time bookend the $150,000 Ontario Matron Stakes as co-highweights at Woodbine July 22, but grade I winner Hooh Why has the most impressive resume in the field of nine.

  • Keeneland Launches Redesigned Website

    The Keeneland Association has unveiled a redesigned website that the Lexington auction and racing organization said is the culmination of a nearly year-long process that included discussions with major stake holders.

  • Eden's Moon will try turf in the San Clemente Handicap.

    Eden's Moon Makes Turf Debut in San Clemente

    Making her career debut on turf, grade I winner Eden's Moon is the 121-pound high weight in an evenly-matched group of 3-year-old fillies entered for the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar July 22.

  • Rick Dutrow

    NY Court Upholds Dutrow's License Revocation

    A New York appeals court has unanimously upheld the revocation of trainer Rick Dutrow's license by state racing regulators, a major setback for the colorful trainer's ability to keep working in the state.

  • Gemologist

    Paynter, Gemologist Work for Haskell

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Paynter and Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Gemologist each posted bullet works this week in advance of the 1 1/8-mile Haskell Invitational (gr. I) to be held at Monmouth Park July 29.

  • Arlington Park Handle, Purses Spike

    A number of initiatives, including a refocused marketeting plan and working with other Chicago area teams and companies, has led to a resurgence in business at Arlington Park, one of North America's most iconic racetracks.

  • Handle Increases Continue at Belmont Park

    On-track handle, total handle, and New York Racing Association Rewards account wagering continued their upward trends at the 2012 Belmont Park spring/summer meet which ran 55 days from April 27 through July 15.

  • Essence Hit Man refuses to let Eternal Rule get by him in the Bold Venture.

    Essence Hit Man Handles Bold Venture Assault

    Essence Hit Man showed what champions are made of when he staved off the equally determined challenger Eternal Rule through the long Woodbine homestretch to win the $172,801 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 18.

  • TOBA to Conduct Seminars at Saratoga

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic on Monday, Aug. 6, and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.