Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Capla Temptress gets a 3/4-length victory over Dixie Moon in the Natalma

    Capla Temptress Earns Breeders' Cup Berth in Natalma

    Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • Untamed Domain passes Hemp Hemp Hurray in the final strides of the Summer Stakes Sept. 17

    Untamed Domain Grinds Out Summer Stakes Victory

    Untamed Domain, an Animal Kingdom 2-year-old colt trained by Graham Motion for West Point Thoroughbreds, sat off the pace and finished with enough in the tank to run down Hemp Hemp Hurray in the Summer Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine Sept. 17.

  • Malagacy takes the Rebel Stakes by two lengths in March

    Malagacy to Return to Training After Layoff

    Given the summer off, Sumaya U.S. Stable's Malagacy is expected to soon return to the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, owner Oussama Aboughazale said Sept. 17 while attending the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • The Tabulator picks up his first victory under the Twin Spires

    The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

    Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

  • Chublicious wins the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash by a neck over Blu Moon Ace

    Chublicious Upsets De Francis Dash at 10-1

    The field may have been scratched down to four for the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3), but David Gruskos' Chublicious still found a way to provide a stunner in the six-furlong sprint at Laurel Park.

  • Romantic Vision wins the Locust Grove Stakes Sept. 16

    Romantic Vision Upsets Locust Grove

    Jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. expertly guided Romantic Vision along the rail to victory in the $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes (G3) Sept. 16 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Wise Gal becomes her sire's first black-type winner in the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park

    Wise Gal First Black-Type Winner for Einstein

    Wise Gal, bred and owned by Eric Wirth and trained by Dove Houghton, drove away from her opponents impressively to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes Sept. 16 at Laurel Park. She is the first black-type winner for her sire, Einstein.

  • Humidor wins the Makybe Diva Stakes at Flemington

    Lane, Humidor Rally to Win Makybe Diva Stakes

    Within 90 minutes of picking himself up off the turf, jockey Damien Lane would win the group 2 Let's Elope Stakes before coming from last on Humidor to take the group 1 PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes.

  • Winx wins the 2017 Colgate Optic White Stakes at Randwick

    Winx Makes it 20 Straight Wins With Randwick Triumph

    After a few anxious moments where jockey Hugh Bowman was uncharacteristically getting to work on Australia's superstar mare, Winx responded with her usual kick to score a victory in the Colgate Optic White Stakes Sept. 16, her 20th straight win.

  • Trainer Louis Roussel III stands with Heavens Whisper, who brought him his 1,000th win Sept. 15 in a maiden event at Arlington International Racecourse under jockey Jose Valdivia Jr.

    Trainer Louie Roussel Joins 1,000-Win Club

    Trainer Louie Roussel III, who conditioned 1988 Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Risen Star, earned his 1,000th victory when a horse he owns, Heavens Whisper, won the fourth race at Arlington International Sept. 15 on debut.

  • La Coronel seeks her fourth straight win when she runs in the Sands Point Stakes (G2T) at Belmont Park Sept. 16

    La Coronel Seeks Rebound in Sands Point

    John Oxley's La Coronel will seek her fourth stakes victory when she takes on a field of eight competitors in the $400,000 Sands Point Stakes (G2T) contested at 1 1/8 miles over Belmont Park's inner turf course.

  • Hip 987, a colt by Curlin, brought $850,000

    Curlin Colt Moves to Top of Keeneland Session

    Nearing the halfway point of the Sept. 14 session of the Keeneland September yearling sale, a Curlin colt garnered the top price of the day to that point when purchased by Ken McPeek for Fern Circle for $850,000.

  • Messi wins the 2016 Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine

    Messi Returns to Woodbine for Northern Dancer

    Gestut Brummerhof's homebred Messi hasn't visited the winner's circle in more than a year, but he'll return to the location of his last victory in the $300,000 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (G1T) at Woodbine.

  • Kelly's Humor wins the Ellis Park Debutante

    Take Charge Paula, Kelly’s Humor Head Pocahontas

    Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.

  • World Approval wins the Fourstardave going one mile Aug. 12

    World Approval Takes Aim at Woodbine Mile

    The notion that World Approval thrives when given something to attack was the catalyst behind the decision to shorten him to up one mile. Trainer Mark Casse hopes that call will produce a victory in the $800,000 Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) Sept. 16.

  • Jorge Navarro

    Monmouth Stewards Urge Large Fines for Gindi, Navarro

    Monmouth Park stewards have fined both owner Randal Gindi and trainer Jorge Navarro $5,000 for conduct "extremely detrimental to racing"—behavior documented in a Youtube video—and have requested that the state regulator increase the fine for both.