Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Lone Star Park Jockey Taken to Hospital

    Jockey Emerson Chavez was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for further examination as a precaution after he sustained a head injury in the gate as the horses were loading for the eighth race at Lone Star Park.

  • Leroy's Dynameaux holds off favored Bogie by a neck to win the Will Rogers Stakes at Hollywood Park. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Leroy's Dynameaux Surprises in Will Rogers

    Closing furiously into a hot pace, 13-1 shot Leroy's Dynameaux overtook Macias in deep stretch and held off favored Bogie at the wire to win the $100,000 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Hollywood Park turf June 20.

  • Comedero Wins Red Legend With Style

    Comedero broke on the lead and was never challenged in winning the $400,000 Red Legend Stakes as the 1-5 favorite at Charles Town Races & Slots on the night of June 19.

  • Afleet Express pulls away to win the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth.

    Afleet Express Rolls to Pegasus Victory

    Odds-on favorite Jackson Bend, the third-place finisher of the Preakness (gr. I), tired badly after turning for home, as second choice Afleet Express sailed to a 1 3/4-length win in the $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III)

  • Paddy O'Prado draws off to capture the Colonial Turf Cup.

    Paddy O'Prado Rebounds in Colonial Turf Cup

    Favored Paddy O'Prado, returning to the turf after a sixth-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) last month, swept to an easy three-length win in the $500,000 Colonial Turf Cup (gr. IIT) June 19 at Colonial Downs.

  • Lady Shakespeare flies home to win the New York Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Shakespeare Writes Perfect NY Finish

    Last at the top of the stretch, Charles Fipke's homebred Lady Shakespeare rolled past all three rivals inside the sixteenth-pole en route to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $150,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT) June 19 at Belmont.

  • Shared Account Wears 'em Down in All Along

    Shared Account, the 2-1 choice, finally ran down pacesetter Tizaqueena after chasing her through the stretch, posting a one-length victory in the $150,000 All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 19 at Colonial Downs.

  • Madman Diaries takes the Victoria Stakes under Jeffrey Sanchez.

    Ward's Madman Diaries Romps to Victoria Win

    Favorite Madman Diaries overcame a skirmish for the early lead and romped to a 9 1/4-length victory in the $147,257 Victoria Stakes, Canada's first important 2-year-old test of the year at Woodbine June 19.

  • Starspangledbanner comes home strong to take the Golden Jubilee Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Starspangledbanner Soars in Golden Jubilee

    Australian import Starspangledbanner took the lead at the start and never looked back, rocketing home to win the Golden Jubilee Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot by 1 3/4 lengths over Society Rock. Kinsale King finished third.

  • Take Control sold for $1.9 million as a 2-year-old in training.

    Take Control Back on Work Tab

    Take Control, the $1.9 million 2-year-old who broke his maiden impressively at first asking but was sidelined before he could make it onto the Triple Crown trail, had his first recorded work in five months June 18.

  • Lillie Langtry dominates the Coronation Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Lillie Langtry Rules in Coronation Stakes

    Lillie Langtry provided the Ballydoyle team with their first winner of the meeting when she turned in a dominating performance to capture the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) by 1 1/4-lengths at Royal Ascot June 18.

  • Hudson Landing Goes for Grade in Will Rogers

    On a three-race win streak since he moved to the barn of veteran trainer William Morey, Hudson Landing bids for his first graded win in the $100,000 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the Hollywood Park turf June 20.

  • THS: The Colonial Turf Cup

    Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen of preview the Colonial Turf Cup (gr. II) at Colonial Downs on June 19.

  • Sham winner Alphie's Bet

    Alphie's Bet on Familiar Ground in Affirmed

    Alphie's Bet attempts to rebound from a poor effort against older horses on the turf when he returns to the main track against eight fellow 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 19.

  • A DQ originally gave Just As Well the win in the 2009 Northern Dancer Turf.

    Marsh Side's 2009 DQ in Canada Overturned

    The Ontario Racing Commission has overturned the disqualification of Robert Evans' Marsh Side from first to fourth in the 2009 Northern Dancer Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine and restored the original order of finish.

  • Jockey Mike Smith rides Zenyatta to a narrow win in the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park. <br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta Stands Alone With Record 17th Win

    Thrilling another crowd with her spine-tingling late charge, the undefeated mare nabbed a determined St Trinians by a half-length for her 17th consecutive victory in the June 13 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Jakkalberry Springs Surprise at San Siro

    Lightly-regarded Jakkalberry gave trainer Endo Botti his first group I victory by resolutely holding off Getaway to record a three-quarter length win in the Gran Premio di Milano (Ity-I) at San Siro June 13.

  • Blame ran down Battle Plan to win the Stephen Foster.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Blame Runs Down Battle Plan in Stephen Foster

    The only thing Blame needed to officially become a star was a grade I win. The son of Arch accomplished that June 12, overcoming a wide trip while running down pacesetter Battle Plan to score the Stephen Foster Handicap.