Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Sharp Cat winner May Day Rose is the probable favorite for the Santa Ysabel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9358343%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    May Day Rose Solid Choice in Santa Ysabel

    May Day Rose was unable to stay with Turbulent Descent in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) in December, but the daughter of Rockport Harbor should bounce back against four rivals in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes Jan. 9.

  • Large Field for Turfway Prevue

    Inhisglory, an impressive allowance winner last out at Turfway Park and two-for-three as a juvenile, will begin his 3-year-old campaign as one of the horses to beat in the $50,000 Turfway Prevue Stakes Jan. 8.

  • Native Diver winner Aggie Engineer drew the rail in the San Pasqual.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9316964%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Larceny in 'Pasqual for Aggie Engineer?

    Aggie Engineer, whose soft early pace set him up for the first graded win of his career last month, could get a similar scenario Jan. 8 when the Paddy Gallagher trainee faces five rivals in the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes.

  • Pennsylvania Derby winner Morning Line faces 6 in the Hal's Hope.

    Morning Line, Rule Top Hal's Hope Field

    Morning Line, who last came into his own during the second half of his 3-year-old campaign and is expected to be one of the top older horses in 2011, makes his season debut in the Hal's Hope Stakes Jan. 8 at Gulfstream.

  • Tropical Park Derby Status Clarified

    The Jockey Club said Jan. 3 the Tropical Park Derby, run Jan. 1 at Calder Casino & Race Course in Florida, was inadvertently listed as a grade III stakes in data feeds provided by Equibase.

  • Aqueduct Race Track

    Double Gives Englehart Seven Straight Wins

    Trainer Chris J. Englehart won with both of his starters at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 2, extending his winning streak to seven straight races. He is one win shy of matching the modern-day record by a trainer in New York.

  • Roxy Gap

    Roxy Gap Favored for Gulfstream Park Opener

    Roxy Gap won all three of her starts at Woodbine last summer by big margins for trainer Mark Casse and is the morning-line pick for the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes Jan. 5, opening day feature of the 2011 Gulfstream Park meet.

  • Unzip Me in the Monrovia<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9354234%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Unzip Me Buttons Up Monrovia Hillside Rivals

    When it comes to Santa Anita's hillside turf course, it seems there is no getting by Unzip Me, who turned back a couple of challengers in the lane to win the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIIT) under threatening skies Jan. 2.

  • Changing Skies in the La Prevoyante H.

    Changing Skies Opens Up in La Prevoyante

    Favored Changing Skies pounced on Casablanca Smile in the stretch and proved a handy 3 3/4-length winner of the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Calder Casino and Race Course Jan. 2.

  • Dilemma and Garrett Gomez take the Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9352709%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Birthday Boy Gomez Snaps Dilemma's Drought

    Glen Hill Farm's Dilemma picked his first win since November 2008 with a perfectly timed ride from birthday boy Garrett Gomez in Santa Anita's $100,000 Daytona Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the hillside turf course Jan. 1.

  • Baze Drives Lilacs and Lace to Cal Oaks Win

    Lilacs and Lace, under a vigorous ride by Russell Baze, collared front-running Cathy's Crunches past the 16th pole and drew off to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $92,000 California Oaks at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 1.

  • Spring Style (inside) holds off Harmonious to win the Robert J. Frankel Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9352602%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring Style Surprises Slim Frankel Field

    Spring Style's wait for her first stakes victory ended in her 6-year-old debut Jan. 1 when she held off Harmonious by a nose to win the $147,000 Robert J. Frankel Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf at Santa Anita.

  • Monzon runs on late to take the Count Fleet.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9352610%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Monzon Rallies to Win Count Fleet

    Sagamore Farm's homebred Monzon, returning to dirt after making three starts on the grass, commenced his sophomore season with a last-to-first victory in the $65,000 Count Fleet on New Year's Day at Aqueduct.

  • Toocleverforwords pulls away from Joanie's Catch to win the Stage Door Betty.

    Toocleverforwords Has Final Say in 'Betty

    Making her graded stakes debut, Toocleverforwords caught longshot Joanie's Catch mid-stretch and bounded home for a one-length victory in the $100,000 Stage Door Betty Handicap (gr. III) on New Year's Day at Calder.

  • Casablanca Smile will be among the favorites in a field of 11 in the La Prevoyante Handicap.

    La Prevoyante Draws Solid Field of 11

    Green Hills Farm's Chilean-bred Casablanca Smile will be among the favorites in a field of 11 fillies and mares set to launch their 2011 seasons in the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 2 at Calder.

  • Evening Jewel tries the Santa Anita downhill turf course in the Monrovia.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9119555%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Evening Jewel Tries Something New in Monrovia

    California-bred millionaire Evening Jewel, who proved in 2010 that she can handle any surface or distance with authority, tries Santa Anita's unique downhill turf course for the first time in the Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Cathy's Crunches has won 3 in a row.

    Cathy's Crunches Heads California Oaks Cast

    The talented Cathy's Crunches, riding a three-race win steak in Northern California stakes for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, heads the field in the $100,000 California Oaks as the new year starts at Golden Gate.

  • Beverly D winner Eclair de Lune takes on 4 in the Frankel.

    Eclair de Lune, Harmonious Clash in Frankel

    When Santa Anita officials were scouting about for a stakes event to name after the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, they could hardly have found a better fit than the San Gorgonio Handicap.

  • Quiet Temper

    Funny Moon, Quiet Temper in Stage Door Betty

    The final four stakes of the 2010-2011 Tropical meet help Calder wind down its season this weekend with the Stage Door Betty Handicap (gr. III) and Tropical Park Derby (gr. IIIT) leading the New Year's Day program.