Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Awesome Again winning the 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic

    A Look Back: The Greatest Classic Field?

    A look back at Awesome Again winning the 1998 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) in a field that many still argue is the best in the race's history.

  • Effinex preparing Oct. 31 for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park

    Jerkens Returns with Effinex, Shaman Ghost

    Trainer Jimmy Jerkens will send out a pair of horses as he tries to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) for the first time and secure the third Breeders' Cup win of his career Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Melatonin breezing at Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup Classic

    Hofmans Has Melatonin Sitting on Go

    Tarabilla Farms' Breeders' Cup Clasic (gr. I) contender Melatonin got out on the Santa Anita Park main track Nov. 2 around 7:45 a.m. and stretched his legs, moving smoothly through a four-furlong work in :47 4/5 with a gallop out in 1:01 2/5.

  • Klimt

    Shah Hoping for a Masterpiece from Klimt

    Klimt will try to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert, two years after the team sent out Bayern to take the Breeders' Cup Classic, also at Santa Anita.

  • Metaboss enters an equine ambulance Nov. 2

    Metaboss Retired After Injury on Turf Course

    Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) entrant Metaboss was pulled up and transported off the Santa Anita Park turf course in an equine ambulance Nov. 2 during a routine gallop in preparation for the Nov. 5 race.

  • Noble Bird wins the 2016 Hagyard Fayette Stakes

    The Week in Photos for 11/1/2016

    Hagyard Fayette, Autumn Miss, Bold Ruler, Turnback the Alarm, Tenno Sho Autumn, Swan, Artemis, Spendthrift Stallion, New Mexico Classic Cup Rocky Gulch Championship and more.

  • Scuba winning the Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing

    Scuba to Go Deep in Marathon

    Scuba may be second on the morning line for the Nov. 4 Marathon Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, but he looks like the one to beat going 1 3/4 miles.

  • Melatonin, raised and sold by Denali Stud, prepares for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Nine BC Entries Watershed Moment for Denali

    Craig and Holly Bandoroff always hope to see a few of their Denali Stud sales graduates make it to the top level of competition at the Breeders' Cup, but having nine entered this year was more than they ever expected. 

  • Arrogate Represents New Era for Juddmonte

    One of the few things lacking for Prince Abdullah was the stalwart West Coast presence his farm previously enjoyed under the late Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel. In his desire to amend that situation, he sought out whom he considered the best.

  • Tepin

    Casse Contingent Hits the Track

    Defending Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) heroine Tepin made her first appearance on the Santa Anita Park track Nov. 1, highlighting a relatively quiet morning of activity in advance of the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5.

  • Spreading the Risk Key for New Owners

    When deciding to get into horse ownership, go slowly and spread your risk, advised a panel of experts at the opening session of the Thoroughbred Owner Conference Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • California Chrome enters the Breeders' Cup Classic off a win in the Awesome Again Stakes

    California Chrome Targets Perfect Ending

    After giving his connections and fans standout victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), California Chrome will try to extend his perfect 5-year-old campaign in the richest race ever run in North America.

  • Songbird will try older rivals in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

    Trio of Champions Set for Distaff Clash

    One of the finest fields ever assembled for the Distaff will face off Nov. 4, as undefeated superstar Songbird duels with fellow champions Stellar Wind and Beholder, with I'm a Chatterbox and Forever Unbridled also in the mix.

  • Big 'Cap Purse Reduced to $750,000 for 2017

    The Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) will see its purse drop from $1 million in 2016 to $750,000 in 2017, Joe Morris, senior vice president of West Coast operations for The Stronach Group, said Oct. 31.

  • Found won the Breeders' Cup Turf in 2015 and could become just the third back-to-back winner in the race's history

    Found Looks for Repeat Turf Win

    Pre-entered in both the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), 2015 Turf winner Found will defend her title instead of taking on the boys on dirt.

  • Yellow Agate wins the 2016 Frizette

    Yellow Agate Ready for Juvenile Fillies

    Trainer Christophe Clement is still seeking his first Breeders' Cup victory, but could be situated to break through Nov. 5 in the $2 million Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Undefeated Good Samaritan heads up the domestic runners in the Juvenile Turf

    O'Brien Looks for Juvenile Turf Repeat

    The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) kicks off the 2016 World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 4. Since joining the Breeders’ Cup lineup in 2007, the one-mile race has been won by European-based horses six out of its nine runnings.

  • Miss Southern Miss after her Surfer Girl Stakes victory

    'Southern Miss' Out of Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Peter Cantrell's Miss Southern Miss, who provided a standout performance in the Surfer Girl Stakes last time out, will miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) because of a shin injury, trainer Keith Desormeaux said Oct. 31.

  • Rajiv Maragh aboard champion Groupie Doll

    Maragh Back to Racing at Aqueduct

    After a 2015 spill kept him away from racing for nearly 16 months, jockey Rajiv Maragh is set to make his long-awaited return Nov. 4, opening day of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.

  • California Chrome and groom Raul Rodriguez arrive at Santa Anita

    California Chrome Arrives at Santa Anita

    Arriving back at Santa Anita Oct. 30 around 11:45 a.m. local time after a smooth ride from Los Alamitos, the world's greatest racehorse soon powered down the ramp, ready for his Nov. 5 engagement as the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite.

  • Fintshire

    Flintshire, Lady Eli Put in Final BC Works

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred Flintshire put in his final move in advance of the Nov. 5 Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) when he breezed five furlongs in 1:02.85 in company with stablemate Money Multiplier over the inner turf at Belmont Park Oct. 30.

  • Maurice after winning his fifth grade I in the Tenno Sho (Autumn)

    Maurice Bests Field of Fifteen in Tenno Sho

    In front of a huge Tokyo crowd, Japan's 2015 Horse of the Year Maurice surged to a clear victory over Dubai Turf Sponsored by DP World (UAE-I) winner Real Steel in the Oct. 29 Autumn Tenno Sho (The Emperor's Cup, Jpn-I).

  • Carina Mia working under assistant trainer Rodolphe Brisset

    Carina Mia, Tourist Work at Santa Anita

    After working Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I)-bound Carina Mia and Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) runner Tourist Oct. 30, Mott plans to breeze Turf Sprint (gr. IT) contender Celestine and Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) runner Good Samaritan Oct. 31.