Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Complete Starts Information Added at Equibase Site

    Equibase Company announced Feb. 16 the expansion of racing statistics available on equibase.com with the addition of complete starts information for every jockey, trainer, and owner. 

  • Mont Saint Legame wins 2016 Cattleya Sho

    Japanese Runners Vie for Kentucky Derby Spot

    Fifteen 3-year-olds, including one owned by Sheikh Mohammed, are set for the Hyacinth Stakes Feb. 19 at Tokyo Racecourse, which carries a qualifying opportunity to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Terra Promessa topping Ready to Confess, Streamline in the Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes

    Pippin Trio Back in Bayakoa

    Stonestreet Stables' Terra Promessa, winner of Oaklawn's Jan. 14 Pippin Stakes, figures to dictate the tempo again in the Feb. 18 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs.

  • Broad Brush wins 1986 Pennsylvania Derby after an eventful run.

    Look Back: Broad Brush's Wild Pennsylvania Derby Win

    Broad Brush seemingly had put away the rest of the field with a big move in the last turn, opening up some five lengths heading for the quarter pole, but then the race changed dramatically.

  • Eskenformoney wins the 2016 Rampart Stakes

    Eskenformoney Makes Seasonal Debut in Royal Delta

    Having broken through at the end of 2016 to earn her first graded stakes victory, StarLadies Racing and Lisa Troutt's Eskenformoney will aim to duplicate that form when she makes her seasonal debut in the $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G2).

  • Takrees wins the Jan. 22 Interborough Stakes

    McLaughlin Aims for Repeat in Barbara Fritchie

    A year after shipping two of his distaffers to sweep the top spots in the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie Stakes (G2), trainer Kiaran McLaughlin is again going with strength in numbers as he sends out Takrees and Clothes Fall Off in this year's race.

  • El Areeb winning the Feb. 4 Withers Stakes at Aqueduct

    Florida Derby in Play for El Areeb

    Add the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park to the list of Triple Crown preps being considered for M M G Stables' impressive 3-year-old El Areeb, a winner of his last four races including back-to-back graded stakes.

  • Rawnaq wins the 2016 Iroquois Hurdle Stakes

    Iroquois, Cheltenham Renew Lucrative Bonus

    A lucrative bonus that helped bring some top steeplechase runners from Europe to North America for the $200,000 Calvin Houghland Iroquois Steeplechase in May 2016 has been renewed for 2017 and has a sponsor in place.

  • Arrogate - Santa Anita Park - Feb. 14, 2017

    Champion Arrogate Returns to the Worktab

    In his first workout since his sublime triumph in the Jan. 28 $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park, Arrogate went about his business in his usual handy fashion, covering four furlongs solo in :48 3/5 Feb. 14.

  • Gun Pit ran second behind Special Fighter in the 2016 Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3

    Hong Kong Star Gun Pit Retired

    Trainer Caspar Fownes was pointing the bay gelding to the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3 (G1), a race in which Gun Pit finished second in 2016, with an eye on a Dubai World Cup (G1) return.

  • McCraken Moves to Top of NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

    This past weekend the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" biggest race ran through Tampa Bay Downs in Florida resulting in some changes in week  three of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. 

  • Winx wins the Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick.

    Winx Returns in Grand Fashion

    Australia's reigning middle distance champion extended her win streak to 14 straight races with an easy win of nearly three lengths over familiar rival Hartnell Feb. 13 in the (Aus)$250,000 Apollo Stakes (G2) at Royal Randwick.

  • Iliad wins the 2017 San Vicente Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Iliad Shines in San Vicente Score

    Trainer Doug O'Neill used the 2016 San Vicente Stakes (G2) to launch Nyquist's 3-year-old campaign toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and could have another Triple Crown contender after the 2017 edition.

  • Bolo gets up in time to repeat in the Arcadia Stakes

    Bolo Repeats in Arcadia Stakes

    In his first race since July, Bolo was 2 1/2 lengths off leaders What a View and Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run, but closed rapidly on the outside and just got a head in front at the wire.

  • McCraken comes home strong to win the Sam F. Davis (G3)

    McCraken Too Good in Sam F. Davis

    The built up to McCraken's seasonal bow ended with results to match. Under some left-handed urging from jockey Brian Hernandez Jr., the unbeaten colt unleashed a wicked turn of foot down the middle of the track to win the $250,000 Sam F. Davis (G3).

  • McCraken

    Weekend Stakes Rundown: Tampa in the Spotlight

    Each week BloodHorse.com looks forward to the weekend's biggest races. Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week Tampa Bay Downs gets the spotlight with three graded stakes Saturday.

  • Bal a Bali

    Bal a Bali Training Toward Kilroe Mile

    Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farm's Bal a Bali is currently listed on the Calumet Farm online stallion roster, but if all goes as planned, he won't be visiting any mares this year.

  • Brian Hernandez Jr.

    Hernandez Has Momentum, Confidence on His Side

    As the regular rider for McCraken, the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3), jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. could find his current groundswell of momentum dwarfed by what could come his way should his mount prevail.

  • Beholder wins the 2016 Vanity Mile (G1)

    Santa Anita Renames Vanity to 'Beholder Mile'

    Santa Anita Park Feb. 10 announced the stakes schedule for its upcoming spring meeting and the most notable change was a tip of the cap to one of the best mares to ever run at the Southern California track.

  • Arnaud Delacour

    No Dozing Could Provide Delacour a Derby Path

    When trainer Arnaud Delacour saddles No Dozing for the $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) Feb. 11 at Tampa Bay Downs, it could mark an early step toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Nashmiah (inside) wins the 2017 UAE 1,000 Guineas

    Nashmiah Wins UAE 1,000 Guineas

    Trained by Nicholas Bachalard for Sons of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the homebred Nashmiah transferred her winning form from King Abdulaziz Racetrack in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to win the 1,600-meter event.