Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Delta Downs' Race Meeting in Question

    Louisiana horsemen are busy shuffling race meetings between Evangeline Downs and Louisiana Downs after Delta Downs became the second track in the state to suffer severe damage due to a hurricane. Delta Downs was scheduled to open its 88-day Thoroughbred meeting Oct. 21.

  • Real Dandy Heads Wide Open Super Derby

    Real Dandy, whose earnings for the year of $667,990 are more than the lifetime earnings of any of the other nine contestants in Saturday's Super Derby XXVI (gr. II), heads into the 1 1/4-mile Louisiana Downs race as the sole graded stakes winner of the group.

  • Elusive Diva wins Maddy 'Cap on opening day of Oak Tree at Santa Anita.

    Hillside Specialist Elusive Diva Wins Maddy

    Favored Elusive Diva came off the hillside in a perfect position and drew away in the stretch for a three-length win in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf Wednesday, opening day of the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita.

  • Network Can Click Again in Pegasus Stakes

    Network, a $62,500 claim earlier this year, can pay further dividends Friday for trainer Eddie Broome in the $250,000 Pegasus (gr. III) on opening night at the Meadowlands.

  • Roman Ruler stays home for test against older foes.

    Roman Ruler Staying Home for Goodwood

    Fog City Stables' grade I winner Roman Ruler will not make the trip to New York for Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said, and will instead run in the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on the same day.

  • Scrappy T early favorite in Saturday's Indiana Derby.

    Scrappy T Heads Field for Indiana Derby

    Scrappy T will be joined by eight other 3-year-olds in a quest to become the winner of the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Saturday at Hoosier Park.

  • Is Saint Liam ranking active older male?

    Breeders' Cup Pedigree Profile: Saint Liam

    They don't make them like Gallorette any more. The champion handicap mare of 1946, Gallorette won or placed in 54 of her 72 starts while battling against the likes of Armed, Assault, and Stymie in one of the deepest handicap divisions ever seen in America.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet to Offer More than $10.5 Million in Purses

    Keeneland is gearing up for its 2005 fall meeting Oct.7-29, which will distribute more than $10.5 million in total purses and will serve as a springboard for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 29 at Belmont.

  • Solid Group for Indiana Oaks Friday

    The public may have a hard time determining who the favorite should be in the grade III Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at Hoosier Park.

  • Garcia Released from Hospital, Could Ride Next Week

    Apprentice jockey Martin Garcia was released from California's Stanford Hospital on Tuesday and could begin riding as early as next Monday, according to Dr. David Seftel, track physician at Bay Meadows.

  • Swynford 'Bears' Repeating at Woodbine

    Owner Bear Stables Ltd. notched its second juvenile stakes victory in as many weekends at Woodbine on Sunday when Bear Character upset in the $132,750 Swynford Stakes at seven furlongs.

  • Anxious Gonbarda Takes Preis Von Europa

    Gonbarda overcame some bad behavior at the starting gate to win the IVG-Preis von Europa (Ger-I) at Cologne on Sunday. The 3-year-old filly broke through the starting stalls twice, but was quickly caught and reloaded each time.

  • Lacerated Liver Sidelines Canadian Rider King

    Jockey Robert King, Jr., who was injured in a walking ring incident at Woodbine on Sept. 21, will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2005 campaign after being diagnosed with a lacerated liver.

  • Declan's Moon (right), here winning the Del Mar Futurity during a sensational sophomore campaign, will miss rest of 2005 with injury.

    Declan's Moon Back On Shelf Until 2006

    Jay Em Ess Stable's champion Declan's Moon will be on the shelf for at least the next two months after a recent nuclear scan detected a slight injury to the top of his left cannon bone, trainer Ron Ellis said Saturday.

  • Nannina Wins Meon Valley; Ouija Board Sharp

    Nannina held off Alexandrova by a short head in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies at Newmarket on Saturday, while Ouija Board's strong showing bodes well for appearance at Belmont in late October.

  • Spaghetti Mouse Lights Tote in BC Derby

    Spaghetti Mouse, the longest shot on the board at 41-to-1, romped to 3 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $288,330 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Park.

  • Spruce Run Sacks Fort Prado in Carey Memorial

    Golden Dome Stable's 14-1 shot Spruce Run collared favored Fort Prado in deep stretch and prevailed by a neck to take the $150,000 Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Hawthorne turf Saturday.

  • Bright Abundance Gets Grade in Noble Damsel

    Bright Abundance won her third straight on Belmont Park's Widener Turf Course Saturday, a half-length victory over favored My Lordship in the $150,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at a mile.

  • Silverfoot Skips Through in Kentucky Cup Turf

    Favored Silverfoot, ridden patiently by Rafael Bejarano, exploited an opening along the inside in the stretch run and pulled away for a 6 3/4-length romp in the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) on the unique Kentucky Downs grass layout Saturday.

  • Super Frolic (3) edges Lord of the Game for the victory in Saturday's Hawthorne Gold Cup.

    Super Frolic Toys With Slop in Gold Cup

    Millennium Farms' Super Frolic, making his second start for Southern California trainer Vladimir Cerin, wore down Lord of the Game in the final furlong to win the $750,000 Hawthone Gold Cup (gr. II) on a slick course in Chicago Saturday.

  • Starcraft Schools Dubawi in Queen Elizabeth II

    Starcraft, the "Aussie Machine", rolled to an impressive three-quarters of a length victory over Dubawi in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday. Christophe Lemaire, a French jockey with no previous riding experience at the British course, gave his better-known counterparts a lesson in tactical riding.

  • Martin Garcia In ICU After Severe Concussion

    Top apprentice jockey Martin Garcia was taken to Stanford Hospital after sustaining head injuries in a fall in the sixth race at Bay Meadows Friday night.

  • Red Dazzler Takes Caulfield Guineas Prep

    Red Ransom could have another hot prospect in Australia, with Red Dazzler emerging as a leading Caulfield Guineas (Aust-I) contender in winning the Bill Stutt Stakes (Aust-II) at Moonee Valley Sept. 23.

  • Meadowlands Takes Steps to Improve Track

    The Meadowlands main track will have a new surface when it opens its seven-week Thoroughbred meet Sept. 30. Jockeys at the New Jersey track last year contended that pebbles found in track samples created unsafe conditions and nearly boycotted the season opener.

  • Bulimic Baze Ready to Rebound at Oak Tree

    Tyler Baze resumes riding at Oak Tree Wednesday after undergoing treatment for an eating disorder that dropped his weight to about 100 pounds, according to his agent, Ivan Puhich. Santa Monica nutritionist Dr. Phil Goglia treated the 22-year-old Baze, who struggled through a 62-race losing streak during the Del Mar meet.

  • Canani Points Amorama to Yellow Ribbon

    Marsha Naify and Woodside Farms' dual grade I winner Amorama will make her next start in the Oct. 1 Yellow Ribbon Invitational Handicap (gr. IT), trainer Julio Canani has confirmed.

  • Nasheej Looks for Grade I Win in Meon Valley

    Six 2-year-old fillies will be bidding for their first group I success when they line up for the Meon Valley Stud Fillies Mile (Eng-I) at Newmarket on Saturday. The favorite is likely to be Nasheej, a daughter of Swain.

  • Dubawi lone 3YO in small but distinguished QE II field.

    Dubawi Heads Small Field in Queen Elizabeth II

    Although it has drawn only six entrants, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket Saturday is overflowing with talent. The lone 3-year-old, Dubawi, leads a quality field.

  • Roman Ruler shipping to Belmont for next Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Roman Ruler, Imperialism Tune for Gold Cup

    Roman Ruler and Imperialism, two California-based runners bound for next Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park, were put through their final preparations for the 1 ¼-mile event on Friday morning.

  • Biancone to Train Runners at Turfway Park

    Trainer Patrick Biancone will stable 24 of his charges at Turfway Park through October to train over the track's Polytrack surface. The horses are expected on the grounds Oct. 2. Among them are Stream Cat, Angara, Henny Hughes, Luas Line, Pomeroy, Ball Four, and Asi Siempre.

  • Deal for breeding rights to dual-classic winner Afleet Alex expected soon.

    Castleton Lyons Confirmed as Alex Suitor; Deal Expected

    A deal to sell the breeding rights to Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont (gr. I) winner Afleet Alex is in the works and is expected to be finalized shortly, J.J. Graci, publicist for owner Cash is King Stable, told <i>The Blood-Horse</i> Friday.

  • De La Rose Could Be Key to Nobel Damsel Outcome

    With five of the 13 runners entered for Saturday's grade III, $150,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares at a mile on Belmont Park's turf exiting divisions of the Aug. 29 De La Rose at Saratoga, figuring out which horses were best in the De La Rose should lead handicappers in the right direction.

  • Perfect Drift, winning the 2004 Stephen Foster, is one of two horses seeking a second Hawthorne Gold Cup.

    Hawthorne Gold Cup Boasts Two Past Winners

    Hawthorne isn't wasting any time presenting its premier event. Just two days into the meeting, the Chicago track will host the $750,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. II), and those ready to battle it out in Saturday's 1 1/4-mile race include the past two winners.

  • Fort Prado Heads Robert F. Carey Field

    A cast of nine runners has been entered for Saturday's Robert F. Carey Memorial Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Hawthorne Race Course. Fort Prado, winner of the Sea O Erin Breeders' Cup Mile Handicap, will line up as the 121-pound highweight.

  • Arlington Posts Modest Gains in 2005

    The 94-day 2005 Arlington Park race meet concluded with a 0.8% increase in total handle and a 0.5% rise in average daily attendance over the track's 96-day meet in 2004. On track average daily handle decreased by 0.8% while total attendance slipped by 1.6% with two less days compared to a year ago.