Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Jockey Rochabrun Injured at Lone Star Park

    Jockey John Rochabrun was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas for further examination after he sustained an apparent right ankle injury when his mount Hes Rich reared in the starting gate at Lone Star Park.

  • Belmont Increases Maiden Purses

    Purses for all 2-year-old maiden special weight races during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet have been increased to $60,000, the New York Racing Association has announced.

  • Winter Memories flies home to win the Appalachian at Keeneland.<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%3D9499494%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Winter Memories Successful in Season Debut

    Winter Memories, who has been off since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT), made a smashing season debut April 21, running down Dos Lunas late to win the Appalachian Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Gladding will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile.<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%3D9396942%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gladding Newest Californian to Try Texas Mile

    Gladding, a grade II winner for trainer John Sadler, will attempt to become the latest California-based horse to win the Texas Mile (gr. III) when the $200,000 event is contested April 23 at Lone Star Park.

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge Program Expands

    Fifteen new grade/group I races have been added to the schedule for the 2011 Breeders' Cup Challenge, an international series of 68 automatic qualifying races for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Check the Label makes her 2011 debut in the Doubledogdare.<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%3D9193324%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Doubledogdare Draws Large, Diverse Field

    Check the Label, who jumpstarted her four-race win streak on the Keeneland turf last year, makes her season debut in Lexington as the 121-pound high weight in the $125,000 Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) April 22.

  • Sweet Goodbye

    Goal for Sweet Goodbye is $1M in Earnings

    The connections of Maryland-based Sweet Goodbye, who won the $250,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at Charles Town April 16, have a goal in mind: hitting the $1 million mark in earnings with the 6-year-old mare.

  • Atlantic City Race Course

    ACRC: Track Left for Dead Offers Stability

    A racetrack whose obituary was written more than 10 years ago finds itself in the odd situation of being the most stable track in New Jersey -- for now at least -- as it prepares to open its 65th season April 28.

  • Kathmanblu

    Kathmanblu: An Unlikely Superstar

    Even with her third-place effort in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I), grade III winner Kathmanblu has high hopes resting on her shoulders leading up to the May 6 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Juniper Pass wins the San Juan Capistrano.

    'Capistrano: Juniper Pass Saves Best for Last

    Juniper Pass needed every yard of the San Juan Capistrano Handicap's 1 3/4-mile distance, getting up with a desperate lunge to defeat Imponente Purse by a head to drop the curtain on the 2010-11 Santa Anita season April 17.

  • Duke of Mischief and Joe Bravo take the Charles Town Classic.

    $1M Classic Right Time for Some 'Mischief'

    Duke of Mischief has no problem traveling or trying new racetracks, and the evening of April 16 he found Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races to his liking in the $1 million Charles Town Classic (gr. III).

  • Malibu Pier bounds home in the Santa Barbara 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%3D9493676%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Malibu Pier Sails to Santa Barbara Victory

    Malibu Pier rewarded the confidence of trainer Carla Gaines when she scored an impressive half-length victory in the $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita grass April 16.

  • Never Retreat leaves them behind in the Jenny Wiley.<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%3D9493585%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Never Retreat Keeps Charging in Jenny Wiley

    Never Retreat found a yielding turf to her liking when she swept past the leaders in the stretch and cleared off for a 1 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland April 16.

  • Regally Ready hangs on to win the San Simeon Handicap.<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%3D9493609%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Regally Ready Hangs On for San Simeon Win

    Odds-on choice Regally Ready set a blazing pace coming down the Santa Anita hillside turf course, staving off the fast-closing Camp Victory by a nose for his first graded stakes win in the $100,000 San Simeon H. April 16.

  • Scared Choice Earns BC Mile Berth

    The 6-year-old Australian-bred mare Sacred Choice became the first horse to qualify for the 2011 TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) following her two-length victory April 16 in the Emirates Doncaster Mile (Aus-I).

  • Racing Canceled at Penn National April 16

    Due to potential damaging winds, heavy rains, and extreme weather conditions forecast for later today, live racing has been canceled at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course for Saturday night, April 16.