Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Penn National Trainer Granted Injunction

    A federal judge has granted trainer Tito Moreno a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction preventing Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course from excluding the trainer from entering horses at the track.

  • Paynter in the Haskell.

    Paynter Out of Travers Stakes Consideration

    Zayat Stables' Paynter, who was sent to an equine medical center after spiking a fever following his victory in the July 29 Haskell Invitational (gr. I), will not run in the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Kauai Katie wins the Adirondack Stakes.
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    Kauai Katie Surfs Home In Adirondack

    After breaking her maiden by 12 lengths opening day at the Spa, Kauai Katie returned Aug. 12 to win the grade II Adirondack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by daylight for undefeated Stonestreet Stables.

  • Awesome Maria

    Grade I Winner Awesome Maria Retired

    Joyce Robsham's homebred Awesome Maria, a New York grade I winner, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury discovered after her last race, the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, in which she finished third.

  • Mucho Macho Man
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    Mucho Macho Man Turns in Post-Suburban Move

    Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner Mucho Macho Man returned to the work tab for the first time since his July 7 victory with a bullet four-furlong breeze on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 12.

  • Wise Dan bounds home under John Velazquez to win the Fourstardave. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2019756150&k=kkzNLdn">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Much the Best in Fourstardave

    Wise Dan found a narrow seam up the rail and took it straight to a five-length victory in the $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course, dominating Aug. 11 for his second win in three starts this year.

  • Salty Strike leads them home in the Gardenia.

    Salty Strike Goes Wire-to-Wire in Gardenia

    Craig B. Singer's homebred Salty Strike jumped out to the early lead and never looked back as the 4-year-old filly posted her third consecutive stakes win in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) at Ellis Park Aug. 11.

  • Wine Princess sails home in the Monmouth Oaks.

    Wine Princess Matures in Monmouth Oaks

    Wine Princess has progressed steadily through her conditions in five starts for trainer Steve Margolis this year, and she took her career to the next level Aug. 11 with a wire-to-wire victory in the Monmouth Oaks (gr. III).

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Leads Inductees Into Hall of Fame

    An emotional John Velazquez received a standing ovation from a standing-room only crowd Aug. 10 at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the jockey led five other inductees into the Hall of Fame.

  • Quick Wit and Csaba finished together in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2018011363&k=Sm8wqrq">Order This Photo</a>

    Quick Wit Prevails in Off-Turf Hall of Fame

    Considering his last attempt over a sloppy track, Quick Wit was far from a lock to win an off-the-turf edition of the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but the 10-1 shot prevailed Aug. 10 at Saratoga.

  • Paynter

    Paynter Arrives at Belmont

    Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Paynter arrived at Belmont Park Aug. 10 from New Jersey and will be monitored to see if he can make the Aug. 25 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Star Guitar

    Louisiana Champion Star Guitar Retired

    The king of the Cajuns, Star Guitar, has been retired after a sensational career in which he captured 24 of his 30 starts and three consecutive Louisiana-bred horse of the year titles.

  • TVG Coaching Club American Oaks winner Questing is among those expected to run in the Alabama.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1979124565&k=CmvqGvn">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Weekend on Tap Aug. 18-19 at Saratoga

    Top competitors including KY Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can will be out in full force next weekend for the Alabama Stakes (gr. I), Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT), and Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT).

  • Winter Memories

    Grade I Winner Winter Memories Retired

    Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.

  • Alternation faces 4 in the Governor's Cup Stakes at Remington Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1854627801&k=w7mCpZR">Order This Photo</a>

    Alternation Seeks Redemption at Remington

    Alternation seeks redemption against a short field of four others in the $200,000 Governor's Cup Stakes at Remington Park Aug. 11, but Zayat Stables' speedy Prayer for Relief presents a challenge.

  • Churchill Increases Kentucky Downs Investment

    Churchill Downs Inc. has invested at least an additional $1 million in Kentucky Downs, the track in South Central Kentucky that has reaped millions in revenues from Instant Racing machines introduced last fall.

  • Travers Contenders Face New Security Measures

    New York state racing regulators will impose new security protocols for horses racing in the upcoming Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course, though they are less burdensome than those put in place during this year's Belmont.

  • Joyful Victory will carry 120 pound in the Gardenia.

    Joyful Victory, Sassy Image Top Gardenia

    Joyful Victory and Sassy Image top a strong field of 11 fillies and mares in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 11 at Ellis Park, the first race back in Kentucky for jockey Robby Albarado since his May 4 arrest.