Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Private World Takes Nod in Moccasin Stakes

    Private World, within inches of suffering her first defeat, fought back at the wire under jockey Kent Desormeaux to win the $100,000 Moccasin Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by a nose over 12-1 shot True Xena on Sunday at Hollywood Park.

  • Bridgmohan Bags Four Wins at Churchill

    Jockey Shaun Bridgmohan is celebrating Thanksgiving a few days early after recording a solid four-bagger from eight mounts at Churchill Downs on Sunday.

  • Suave Works for Clark Showdown Friday

    Jay Em Ess Stable's Suave, a close fifth in Breeders' Cup Classic Powered by Dodge (gr. I), tuned-up for Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. II) with a five-furlong tightener at Churchill Downs on Sunday for trainer Paul McGee.

  • Perfect Drift Assigned Top Impost in Clark

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, winner of the 2003 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), has been assigned high weight of 122 pounds for Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs. Martin L. Cherry's Pampered Princess was assigned 123 pounds for the Falls City Handicap (gr. II) on Thursday.

  • America Alive Sinks 'Fleet in River City

    Mill House's favored America Alive, last of a tightly bunched field at the head of the stretch, rallied on the outside to get up in the final stride, nosing G P Fleet to win the $167,700 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sunday on the Churchill Downs turf course.

  • Miraculous Miss wins the Valley Stream at Aqueduct.

    Miraculous Miss Springs Valley Stream Upset

    Delaware shipper Miraculous Miss swept by the spent leaders in deep stretch to win the $105,200 Valley Stream (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct going away Sunday, upsetting the odds-on favorite India.

  • Iosilver Grabs Gold in Schaefer Mile

    Favored Iosilver, ridden by Eddie Razo Jr., took control at the start and dominated his rivals to win the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Mile at Hoosier Park Saturday night.

  • Record $5.7M Pick Six Pool Taken at Churchill

    A Pick Six pool at Churchill Downs that had grown to a record of nearly $5.7 million ended its 10-day run on Saturday when 125 winning tickets were purchased at the track and at simulcast outlets across North America.

  • Your Tent Or Mine wins the Hollywood Prevue Stakes, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Your Tent Or Mine Gives A Peek in Prevue

    Your Tent Or Mine, the longest shot in the five-horse $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) for 2-year-olds, rallied between horses in upper stretch and carried jockey Patrick Valenzuela to a convincing win Saturday at Hollywood Park.

  • Sundrop Breaks Through in Cardinal 'Cap

    Godolphin Racing's Japanese-bred Sundrop, vanned off after her last-place finish in the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) last month, swept past the field in the stretch to win the $175,050 Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.

  • I'm the Tiger Earns Stripes in De Francis Dash

    Frank Stronach's homebred I'm the Tiger pounced on the lead for jockey Jerry Bailey and left his 13 foes well behind in the stretch en route to a surprisingly easy victory in the $300,000 Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Evening Attire Too Classy in Stuyvesant

    Evening Attire returned to his favorite strip at Aqueduct to put an end to his nine race losing streak, grinding out a neck victory over West Virginia in the $108,600 Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) Saturday.

  • Churchill Pick Six Carryover Swells to $1.7M

    Bettors failed to take down the Pick Six for a ninth consecutive day at Churchill Downs on Friday, pushing the carryover pool to a record $1,694,336.41, the largest seen at the Louisville track since it began offering the multi-race wager in 1984.

  • Rough Sailing Faces G.P. Fleet in River City

    Former claiming horse G P Fleet returns to the scene of his most significant victory as he faces a strong field of seven rivals in Sunday's $150,000-added River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Contessa's Sleeping Returns in Valley Stream

    Trainer Gary Contessa sends out Sleeping in Sunday's $100,000-added Valley Stream at Aqueduct expecting his 2-year-old filly to bounce back from her last-place finish in Belmont Park's Astarita (gr. III) last month.

  • Diamond Omi defeats Wild Fit in the Oak Leaf Stakes.

    Pneumonia Claims Filly Diamond Omi

    Donald and Irene Dizney's Oak Leaf (gr. II) winner Diamond Omi lost her three-week battle with pneumonia and was euthanized on Nov. 17 at Chino Valley Equine Clinic, trainer Bob Baffert said.

  • Borrego to Race in 2006

    Borrego, one of the best horses to race this year, will be back for next year.

  • Movie Star Gets Top Bill in Overflow Cardinal

    An overflow field of 16 older fillies and mares headed by Brazilian import Movie Star and local star Delta Princess has been entered for Saturday's $150,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Churchill Downs.

  • Churchill Pick Six Carryover Tops $700,000

    Racing fans failed to take down the Pick Six at Churchill Downs for an eighth consecutive day on Thursday and the resulting carryover pool of $701,585 for Friday's racing program is one of the largest in track history.

  • Stars On Horizon in Hollywood Prevue

    Six untried juveniles with designs on next month's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), will attempt to bolster their reputations on Saturday in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at seven furlongs.

  • Full Fields Featured in Laurel's Fall Festival

    The $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (Grade I) is the headline event of Saturday's "Fall Festival of Racing" at Laurel Park, but the day also features seven additional stakes races. A total of 132 horses are entered in the 10-race card, including 107 in the added money races.

  • Attila's Storm Makes De Francis Dash Field

    Trainer Tim Tullock's decision to run Sensibly Chic in another stakes race at Laurel Park Saturday allows Attila's Storm to draw into the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) the same day.

  • Evening Attire Should Shake Slump in Stuyvesant

    Trainer Pat Kelly would love to get his 7-year-old gelding Evening Attire, with just one win in his last 17 races, back to the winner's circle. With only five opponents to beat in Saturday's $100,000-added Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct, he should have every chance.

  • Shaconage Retired With Tendon Injury

    A leg injury has ended the racing career of multiple graded stakes winner Shaconage only days before her scheduled start in the $150,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Frozen Track, Jockey Injury Lead Hoosier to Cancel

    Racing at Hoosier Park was canceled Wednesday night following the third race due to increasingly poor track conditions. An accident in the first race sent jockey Hector Rosario Jr. to the hospital.

  • Ellis Park Clubhouse Reopened for Simulcast

    Ellis Park reopened its clubhouse for simulcast wagering on Wednesday for the first time since a tornado ripped through the Henderson, Ky. track in the early morning hours of Nov. 5.

  • European Horse of the Year Hurricane Run, winning the Arc de Triomphe.

    Hurricane Run Voted Cartier European Horse of the Year

    Hurricane Run, whose five races this year included the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), was named European Horse Of The Year at the 2005 Cartier Racing Awards, which were presented at the Four Seasons Hotel in London's West End Wednesday, Nov. 16.

  • With Stars Missing, 18 Enter De Francis Dash

    Lacking a clear standout, Tiger Heart, runner-up in last month's Vosburgh (gr. I), is the 7-2 morning line favorite among 18 sprinters entered for Saturday's $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park.

  • Hill 'n' Dale to Sponsor Cigar Mile

    The New York Racing Association announced Nov. 16 that Hill 'n' Dale Farm has become sponsor of Aqueduct's $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I). Formerly, the NYRA Mile, the 17th running of the Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile will be run on Saturday, Nov. 26.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: A Wonder to Behold

    Racing seems to have its share of ills these days, which is why the first injection of Derby Fever is being given out earlier and earlier each year. Even taken in small doses in November, it can start the blood pumping, and what better way to brace for the long winter than by getting a brief whiff of roses or hearing even the faintest strains of "My Old Kentucky Home?"

  • Hurricane Run Tops IFHA Rankings

    Hurricane Run, winner of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe – Lucien Barriere (Fr-I), continues to head the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) rankings of the top racehorses of 2005 after a very extensive month of International racing that included the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships in America, Melbourne Cup in Australia, and major events in Europe and Canada.

  • Therecomesatiger Unleashed in Commonwealth Turf

    Therecomesatiger, ridden by Mark Guidry, passed early leader T.D. Vance in the stretch and drew away to a 1 3/4length victory in Sunday's $174,900 Commonwealth Turf for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

  • Charming Ruckus Fights Wind to Win Jammed Lovely

    Charming Ruckus saved her best for last, as the 3-year-old daughter of Silver Charm captured her first added-money race in late-running fashion Sunday in the $169,250 Jammed Lovely Stakes at windy Woodbine.

  • Laurel Leader Napravnik Breaks Collarbone

    Leading rider Rosie Napravnik fractured her left collarbone in a chain reaction spill during the running of Saturday's first race at Laurel Park and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

  • McGee Eyes Big Closing Week at Churchill

    Two of the most accomplished horses in the career of trainer Paul J. McGee may give the Louisville native a Thanksgiving Week to remember at Churchill Downs.

  • Sweep Tosho Triumphs in Japan's QE II Cup

    Sweep Tosho capped a remarkable year with a grade I victory on Sunday, catching Osumi Haruka at the wire to win the 30th Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup.

  • Knowwhatimean Surprises at Illinois Festival

    In spite of being left at the gate, M.Y. Stables' outsider Knowwhatimean wound his way through a 12-horse field for jockey Seth Martinez to win the $114,050 Lightning Jet Handicap, one of six feature races for Illinois breds at Hawthorne Saturday.

  • Ballroom Deputy Dances to Maple Leaf Win

    Ballroom Deputy, a chestnut daughter of Silver Deputy, captured the $251,600 Maple Leaf Stakes (Can-III) under Dino Luciani Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Little to Cry About for Tortora in Florida Million

    Trainer Manny Tortora sent out the first two finishers of the $200,000 Carl Rose Classic, the last of eight stakes races on Saturday that make up The Florida Million at Calder Race Course. Whos Crying Now, closing with a rush, won by a head over his stablemate Supervisor.

  • My Typhoon Holds On to Win Mrs. Revere

    Favored My Typhoon overcame a sluggish start to open up a two-length lead in the stretch but was all out to hold off the furious charge of Isla Cozzene by a nose to win the $166,950 Mrs. Revere (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Churchill Downs turf Saturday.