Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Fort Larned flies home in the Skip Away at Gulfstream.

    Fort Larned Sets Track Record in Skip Away

    Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned made his 1 3/16-mile trip at Gulfstream Park March 31 a quick one. He set a track record of 1:53.92 for the distance while cruising to victory in the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (gr. III).

  • Ramon Dominguez

    Dominguez Expected to Return April 6

    Two-time defending North American Eclipse champion Ramon Dominguez is expected to resume riding April 6 at Aqueduct Racetrack, less than three weeks after suffering a separated collarbone during a race.

  • Awesome Maria takes control late to win the Rampart Stakes.

    Awesome Maria Easily Repeats in Rampart

    Sent off as the 1-10 favorite against five overmatched contenders, E. Paul Robsham Stables' Awesome Maria was a comfortable winner of the $150,000 Rampart (gr. III) March 31 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Cirrus des Aigles gets the win in the in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan.

    Historic Sheema Classic for Female Trainer

    France's Corine Barande-Barbe became the first female trainer to win a race on Dubai World Cup night when Cirrus des Aigles captured the $5 million Dubai Sheema Classic Presented By Longines (UAE-I) at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Cityscape and James Doyle dominate the Dubai Duty Free at Meydan.

    Cityscape Romps in Dubai Duty Free

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Cityscape took over turning for home and burst clear of the field in the stretch en route to a record-setting victory in the $5 million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) March 31 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Ortensia (far left) passes them all to win the Al Quoz Sprint.

    Aussie Mare Ortensia Scores Al Quoz Sprint

    Ortensia, bred and based in Australia, rallied from last and gobbled up the field from the outside to score the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint Sponsored by Emirates NBD (UAE-I) March 31 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Jockey Whitacre Injured, to Miss Pimlico Meet

    Jockey Grant Whitacre will miss the entire spring meet at Pimlico Race Course after he cracked the T6 vertebra in his back and broke his nose during a spill during training March 30 at Laurel Park.

  • Bob Baffert

    Baffert Released From Dubai Hospital

    Trainer Bob Baffert was released from a Dubai Hospital March 29, three days after suffering a heart attack following his arrival in the United Arab Emirates to manage his horses for the World Cup.

  • Yara won the Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on February 25.

    Gulfstream Oaks: Yara, Grace Hall Meet Again

    While Florida-bred Yara may have a resume with the most potential to score a victory in the March 31 Gulfstream Oaks Stakes (gr. II), there are several other fillies in the eight-horse field with impressive credentials.

  • Edens Moon

    Eden's Moon, Reneesgotzip in SA Oaks Rematch

    Reneesgotzip couldn't keep up with Eden's Moon in the recent Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) but the speedy filly will get another chance when they meet again in the $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) March 31.

  • Awesome Maria

    Rampart, Skip Away Part of Florida Undercard

    Grade I winner Awesome Maria looked as good as ever romping in the Sabin Stakes (gr. III) last month; Where's Sterling leads the field in the Skip Away. Both races are part of the Florida Derby undercard at Gulfstream Park.

  • Brilliant Speed

    Brilliant Speed Heads Appleton Stakes

    Brilliant Speed, third in last year's Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at 1 1/2 miles, cuts back to a mile for the Appleton Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Gulfstream Park March 31 as he takes on seven rivals.

  • Keertana

    Keertana Should be Tough in Orchid Stakes

    Five-time graded stakes winner Keertana was a close second in her most recent start and will likely be favored to break through this time when she leads a field of nine fillies and mares in the $150,000 Orchid (gr. III).

  • Smart Bid won the 2011 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap by a nose.

    Smart Bid Seeks Mervin Muniz Memorial Repeat

    Smart Bid, who has claimed both of his graded stakes wins over the Fair Grounds turf course, will try to defend his Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) title against nine others in the $400,000 turf race on April 1

  • Mission Impazible won the New Orleans Handicap in 2011.

    Big Names Clash in New Orleans Handicap

    The $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) is the headliner on Fair Grounds' April 1 program, but the biggest names and most talented horses may be running on the undercard in the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (gr. II).

  • Royal Delta in Dubai.

    Mott Says Royal Delta is Feeling Sassy

    With her bid for history in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-gr. I) only four days away, Royal Delta is feeling, as trainer Bill Mott put it with a delighted grin, 'sassy.'

  • New York Budget Calls For Gaming Commission

    State legislators have tentatively agreed to create a New York Gaming Commission to oversee all aspects of gambling in New York, including horse racing, lotteries and Indian-run and racetrack-based casinos.

  • Princess Arabella wins The Sunland Park Oaks.

    Nearly Deja Vu in the Sunland Park Oaks

    It nearly was for Peachtree Stable and trainer Bob Baffert March 25 when Princess Arabella ran off to win the Sunland Park Oaks at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino by eight lengths while never tested.

  • Vamo a Galupiar wins the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Vamo a Galupiar Gets Up in Soggy Santa Ana

    Vamo a Galupiar gave trainer Neil Drysdale his second grade II turf win of the day when she rallied at the middle of the course to win the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) by a half-length at Santa Anita March 25.

  • Dynamic Host holds off Dhaamer to win the Tokyo City Cup at Santa Anita Park.

    Dynamic Host Topples Tokyo City Cup

    Dynamic Host, claimed for $40,000 last summer, became a graded stakes winner when he held off British import Dhaamer by a neck in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) at Santa Anita Mach 24.

  • Russell Wins Another Riding Title at Laurel

    The 12-week Laurel Park winter meeting ended March 24 with Sheldon Russell and Dane Kobiskie winning individual titles. The 48-day stand began at the central Maryland track on Jan. 4.

  • Newsdad powers home to victory in the Pan American.

    Newsdad Gets Revenge in Pan American

    Extra distance was the key for James Karp's homebred Newsdad to exact revenge on Simmard, as the son of Arch came from off the pace to win the $150,000 Pan American (gr. IIT) against a short field March 24 at Gulfstream Park.

  • NYRA Complying With Refunds on Overcharges

    The New York Racing Association said it is meeting a state request to refund money by March 30 to as many bettors it could identify that were overcharged when NYRA failed to follow a state law to lower its takeout on exotics.