Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Arrogate - Santa Anita, December 21, 2016

    Baffert Still Mulling Options for Arrogate

    Where Arrogate ends up flaunting his talents next is still up for serious discussion after the son of Unbridled's Song ripped through a solo seven-furlong move in 1:24 4/5 at Santa Anita Park Dec. 21 with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons.

  • Masochistic schooling in the Santa Anita Park paddock.

    BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing

    Breeders' Cup is calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Pegasus First Shot Fired

    And they're off, and it's Mattress Mac first out of the gate in the inaugural Pegasus Preliminary Probe, Pursuit, and Purchase.

  • Three Tracks Cancel Dec. 19 Cards

    Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course cancelled its Monday, Dec. 19 card because of winter weather while Parx Racing and Portland Meadows called off their Monday race cards because of poor track conditions.

  • Jim McIngvale

    McIngvale Finds Horse for His Pegasus Slot

    James McIngavle, owner of one of the slots for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Stakes (gr. I), has purchased a three-time group I-winning Argentine-bred horse with hopes of running in the Jan. 28 race at Gulfstream Park.

  • Belmont Stakes Tickets On Sale Jan. 26

    Tickets for the 2017 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Earns Second Vox Populi

    California Chrome, the 5-year-old chestnut champion whose stellar season catapulted him to be North American racing's all-time leading earner, has been selected to receive the 2016 Secretariat Vox Populi, or "Voice of the People," Award.

  • Ann Arbor Eddie wins the King Glorious

    Ann Arbor Eddie Prevails in King Glorious

    Despite taking pressure from California Diamond nearly every step of the way in the mile stakes race for California-bred 2-year-olds, Ann Arbor Eddie pulled away late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Curlin's Approval finished second in the Rampart

    Alter Plans Next Race For Curlin's Approval

    Owner Happy Alter reported the morning of Dec. 18 that Curlin's Approval emerged from her second-place finish in the Rampart Stakes (gr. III) Dec. 17 at Gulfstream Park in good order and is expected to run her back during the championship meet.

  • Mobil Sky with Jacob Radosevich aboard wins the Joshua Radosevich Memorial

    Young Brother Wins Radosevich Memorial Stakes

    Jacob Radosevich, younger brother of the late jockey Joshua Radosevich, accepted congratulations Dec. 17 after guiding Mobil Sky to victory in the $75,000 memorial race named for his sibling at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

  • Stanford wins the 2016 Harlan's Holiday Stakes (gr. III)

    Stanford Speeds to Harlan's Holiday Victory

    After getting a sharp break out of post 1, the rest of Stanford's 1 1/16-mile tour around Gulfstream Park went exactly as hoped, as he led every point of call en route to a three-length win in the $100,000 Harlan's Holiday (gr. III).

  • Jose Montano

    Jockey Jose Montano Gets 1,000th Win

    Jockey Jose Montano notched his 1,000th career victory Dec. 16 when he piloted Aritzia to victory in the eighth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races. 

  • Eskenformoney wins the Rampart

    Eskenformoney Digs Deep to Win Rampart

    StarLadies Racing's Eskenformoney got her first graded win when she ran down the odds-on favorite Curlin's Approval to take the Rampart Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Dec. 17. 

  • Garrett Gomez

    No Foul Play Suspected in Gomez Death

    While no foul play is suspected, the Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports that an investigation is being conducted following the death of two-time Eclipse Award-winning jockey Garrett Gomez.

  • I'm a Chatterbox on the track at Santa Anita on November 2, 2016.

    I'm a Chatterbox Works for Houston Ladies

    I'm a Chatterbox turned in her first timed move since running fifth in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), working three furlongs in :37 1/5 in preparation for a possible seasonal bow in the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (gr. IIII).

  • Sticksstatelydude wins the 2016 Discovery Stakes

    Sticksstatelydude Works; Pegasus Possible

    On a sun-splashed morning at the Palm Meadows Training Center, Sticksstatelydude turned in a four-furlong work in :49.75 Dec. 16 that his connections hope is a step toward a spot in the gate for the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I).

  • Kerwin Clark - Keeneland, October 2015

    Clark Celebrates 3,000th Career Victory

    When Kerwin Clark finally got to celebrate his 3,000th win at Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino Dec. 15, the moment was better than he imagined. How the milestone occurred, however, is something the 40-plus year veteran could have never fathomed.

  • Santa Anita, Golden Gate to 'Limit' ADWs

    Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields are planning to limit the amount of advance deposit wagering operations that are permitted to take bets on races at the two racetracks, Scott Daruty said at a California Horse Racing Board meeting Dec. 15.

  • Ashley Broussard

    Broussard Wins Six Straight at Delta Downs

    While winning four races in a row already made for a memorable night, jockey Ashley Broussard sensed she could accomplish something even more special after scoring that fourth straight win in the seventh race Dec. 14 at Delta Downs.

  • Champagne Room - Santa Anita, December 15, 2016

    Champagne Room Returns to Worktab

    Happily clicking through three furlongs in a bullet :35 1/5 to earn the rare Southern California "breezing" designation from local clockers Dec. 15 at Santa Anita Park, Champagne Room signaled her readiness to get back to business.

  • CHRB, ADWs Clash at Committee Meeting

    A crucial issue regarding how pari-mutuel takeout is distributed for racing in California was discussed, at times contentiously, during a California Horse Racing Board Pari-Mutuel and Wagering Committee meeting Dec. 14 at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • The California whip rule, which currently applies to racing, could soon apply to training, as well

    CHRB Considers Altering Training Rules

    The California Horse Racing Board's Medication, Safety, and Welfare Committee Dec. 14 moved forward three measures to adjust training regulations more into line with rules currently employed for racing.

  • Garrett Gomez

    Jockey Garrett Gomez Dies at Age 44

    Two-time Eclipse Award winning jockey Garrett Gomez has died, according to his daughter Shelby Gomez. He was 44. Shelby Gomez declined to give details Dec. 14 on the death of her father.

  • Laoban wins the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Laoban Retired to Stand at Sequel Stallions

    Laoban, who broke his maiden when he captured the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) by 1 1/4 lengths, has been retired due to a soft tissue injury and will enter stud at Sequel Stallions in New York, co-owner Mike Moreno said Dec. 14.

  • California Chrome

    'Chrome' to Face Nine in Winter Classic

    Los Alamitos Race Course's outside-the-box tactic of offering at least $10,000 to any horse that finishes the Winter Challenge accomplished its goal--to draw competition for California Chrome.