Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Harmonize in October at Keeneland.

    Harmonize, Hawksmoor on Again in Mrs. Revere

    After finishing a close second and third in the Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup Stakes presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) Oct. 15 at Keeneland, Harmonize and Hawksmoor (IRE) will meet again in the Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Nov. 25 at Churchill Downs.

  • Noble Bird wins the 2016 Hagyard Fayette Stakes

    Noble Bird Brings Form Into Clark Handicap

    Noble Bird, the horse who has had a most fitful relationship with consistency, brings some of his best recent form to the table in the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 25.

  • Art Sherman earns Big Sport of Turfdom Award.

    Sherman Wins Big Sport of Turfdom Award

    The Turf Publicists of America (TPA) announced Nov. 22 that Art Sherman, trainer of champion and all-time North American earnings leader California Chrome, will be honored with the 2016 Big Sport of Turfdom Award.

  • Mo Dont No wins the 2016 Steel Valley Sprint at Mahoning Valley Race Course

    Mo Dont No Put Up in Steel Valley Sprint

    House horse Mo Dont No picked up some help from above to register his fourth straight win and sixth in his past seven starts Monday, Nov. 21, when he was placed first by the stewards in the Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

  • Classic Empire won Breeders' Cup Juvenile earlier this month

    Classic Empire Top Individual in Derby Future

    While the ever-popular "all others" is the morning-line favorite for the first of four 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) pools, Classic Empire is the favorite among individual choices in the wager that opens its four-day run Thanksgiving Day.

  • Gulfstream to Host Jockeys and Jeans Benefit

    Gulfstream Park's Eclipse Award reception, set for Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, will host Jockeys and Jeans’ second auction of select stallion seasons to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Stallwalkin' Dude wins the 2016 Bold Ruler

    Stallwalkin' Dude Headlines Fall Highweight

    Head of Plains Partners and David Jacobson's Stallwalkin' Dude will look to end his 2016 campaign on a positive note, as he headlines a field of nine in the Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) Nov. 24 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Go Maggie Go wins the Black Eyed Susan

    Go Maggie Go, 'Betty' Face Off in Falls City

    Two-time graded stakes winners Go Maggie Go and Include Betty will attempt to add another graded victory to their résumés Nov. 26 in the 1 1/8 miles Falls City Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Windy Conditions Force Aqueduct Cancellation

    Due to extremely high winds in the New York Metropolitan area, the New York Racing Association has cancelled today's live racing card at Aqueduct Racetrack to ensure the safety of all participants.

  • Gunnevera wins the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot

    Gunnevera Dominates Delta Downs Jackpot

    Two dominating performances by juveniles happened back-to-back at Delta Downs Nov. 19 as Gunnevera, under jockey Javier Castellano, took the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) by 5 1/2 lengths. 

  • River Maid scores by a neck in the Bessarabian

    River Maid Scores in Bessarabian

    The Very Dry Stable's River Maid notched her first graded win and gave her jockey Gary Boulanger a birthday victory as she scored in the Bessarabian Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine Nov. 19.

  • Cash Control wins the 2016 Cardinal Handicap

    Cash Control Right at Home in Cardinal

    Bertram and Richard Klein's homebred Cash Control got an ideal stalking trip under Shaun Bridgmohan to score by four lengths over runner-up Kitten's Roar in the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) for her second career graded stakes triumph.

  • Macagone wins the 2016 Artie Schiller Stakes.

    Macagone Upsets Artie Schiller Field

    The only horse in the $150,000 Artie Schiller Stakes sired by the race's namesake, the Bill Mott-trained 5-year-old gelding took an inside route in the stretch and held off Blacktype to win by three-quarters of a length.

  • Ivan Fallunovalot wins the 2016 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash

    Ivan Fallunovalot Takes De Francis Dash

    In the 24th start of his career, Lewis E. Mathews Jr.'s  Ivan Fallunovalot collected his first graded stakes triumph and stretched his current win streak to four straight with a 4 1/2 length win in the Frank J. De Francis Dash (gr. III).

  • First Stakes Winner for Caleb's Posse

    Three Chimneys Farm stallion Caleb's Posse recorded his first stakes winner when the Donnie Von Hemel-trained Sweet Posse triumphed in the $75,000 Slide Show for Oklahoma-bred 2-year-old fillies at Remington Park Nov. 18

  • California Chrome Logs First Post-BC Work

    California Chrome went about his business Saturday in his standard fashion, how trainer Art Sherman and assistant Alan Sherman have trained him consistently during his 2016 campaign--relaxed early and quick late.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Could Race at Los Al Next

    The 2014 Horse of the Year has raced at eight different racetracks in five different states and overseas in Dubai, but has never competed at his Cypress, Calif., home. That may change Dec. 17, if all goes as planned.

  • Awesome Speed

    Awesome Speed Tries Fabulous Strike

    With the Triple Crown trail continuing to fade in the rear-view mirror Colts Neck Stables' Awesome Speed will look to recapture his early season form Nov. 23 in the $200,000 Fabulous Strike Handicap at Penn National Race Course.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Charles Town Sets Early 2017 Schedule

    The first five months of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races calendar for 2017 have been set, with 76 days of live racing to be conducted from Jan. 11 through May 20 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

  • Miss Temple City

    Miss Temple City Heading to Del Mar

    Trainer Graham Motion will keep multiple grade I winner Miss Temple City stateside for the near future, with a return to Royal Ascot the goal for the 4-year-old Temple City filly next June.

  • Front Pocket Money after his Jersey Shore Stakes win

    Back to Dirt for Front Pocket Money

    In his previous start on dirt, Front Pocket Money won the six-furlong Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 23 at Monmouth Park and he will return to that surface in the Nov. 21 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes.

  • California Diamond wins the Golden State Juvenile

    California Diamond Steps Up in Bob Hope

    After a run of three straight stakes wins, Rockingham Ranch's California Diamond will wade into graded stakes waters for the first time Nov. 19 in the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar.

  • Jockey Rafael Hernandez guides Stacked Deck to victory in the $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes Sept. 11, 2016 at Woodbine Racetrack.

    Stacked Deck Aims for Kennedy Road Defense

    Bruce Lunsford's homebred Stacked Deck, Canada's champion sprinter in 2015, will aim to defend his title in the $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes (Can-II) against a field of eight challengers in the six-furlong test at Woodbine Nov. 20.

  • Erupt winning 2016 Pattison Canadian International Stakes at Woodbine.

    Three Overseas Entries Eye Japan Cup

    Erupt, winner of the Pattison Canadian International (Can-IT), and German-breds Iquitos and Nightflower -- all Group I or Grade I winners this season -- are the only foreign accepters for this year's Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Churchill Downs (Coady Photography)

    Oaks, Derby Ticket Prices Increased

    Churchill Downs announced Nov. 17 it will increase walk-up general admission and advanced purchase pricing for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Canterbury Park Requests 67 Race Dates

    Canterbury Park officials have submitted a request to the Minnesota Racing Commission seeking approval for a 67-day horse racing season in 2017.

  • Cash Control wins the Old Forester Mint Julep at Churchill Downs

    Cash Control Leads Field of 13 in Cardinal

    Richard and Bertram Klein's homebred Cash Control returns to the site of her lone graded stakes victory, breaking from post No. 12 in a field of 13 for the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) going 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs Nov. 19.

  • Heart to Heart enters Artie Schiller Stakes off a win in the Knickerbocker.

    Heart to Heart Draws Wide in Artie Schiller

    Multiple graded stakes winner Heart to Heart will try for a second straight stakes win in New York when he starts in an expected full field in the one-mile Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 19 on the Aqueduct Racetrack turf.

  • Racing on Santa Rosa's turf course

    CHRB Takes Step Toward Resolving NorCal Dates

    The California Horse Racing Board's Race Dates Committee took a step toward resolving a nearly six-month-long dispute regarding Northern California's 2017 schedule Nov. 16, with a recommendation that largely resembles 2016's slate in the region.

  • Claiming Crown Sees 279 Nominations

    The 18th running of the $1.1 Claiming Crown, to be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the fifth consecutive year, received 279 nominations for the nine-race event that will highlight the opening of the Championship Meet on Saturday, Dec. 3.