Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Unbeaten Northern Soldier Conquers Barrera

    Northern California shipper Northern Soldier outfought pacesetter Remembering Star through the stretch to remain unbeaten in three starts with a three-quarters of a length victory in Saturday's $150,000 Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.

  • Top Of The Bill Surges in National Hunt Cup

    Randleston Farm's Top Of The Bill accelerated over the final two fences to catch rival The Next Man in the stretch and win Saturday's $75,000 Mellon Bank National Hunt Cup (NSA-II) at the Radnor Hunt Races.

  • Bonfante Dominates California Turf Sprint

    Bonfante, making his first start since finishing second in the 2005 California Turf Sprint Championship last Sept. 24, won the 2006 edition of the $100,000 grass stakes for California-bred horses in convincing fashion Saturday at Bay Meadows.

  • Peeress Simply Superb in Lockinge

    Champion trainer Sir Michael Stoute's horses have been winning at an impressive 40% rate during the month of May. On Saturday at Newbury, Peeress added to that total, with an impressive 1 ¾-length victory in the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Trickle of Gold Blooms With Rose in the Saddle

    Jockey Jeremy Rose's decision to remain at Delaware Park for most of Saturday afternoon paid off when he rode Trickle of Gold to victory in the $75,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes for fillies and mares at six furlongs.

  • Friendly Island gives team of Pletcher & Gomez two-in-a-row with Emirates Air Maryland BC Sprint win.

    Maryland's Fastest? It's Friendly Island

    Friendly Island attended the early pace, then took over in the stretch to win the $190,000 Emirates Airline Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Saturday by three-quarters of a length. It was the second stakes win in a row for trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey Garrett Gomez.

  • Buddy Gil in Training for Mott at Churchill

    Former Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender Buddy Gil is back in training at Churchill Downs under the care of trainer Bill Mott, nearly 20 months since his last start.

  • Ozone Bere Wins U.S. Debut in Gallorette 'Cap

    Ozone Bere made her United States debut a winning one when she shot through at the fence to win the $100,000 Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by a head Saturday on the Pimlico Race Course turf.

  • Songster, with Edgar Prado aboard, wins the Hirsch Jacobs Stakes at Pimlico.

    Songster All Alone at Wire in Hirsch Jacobs Stakes

    The $100,000 Hirsch Jacobs Stakes (gr. III) Saturday at Pimlico Race Course turned into a one-horse race at the top of the stretch when front-running Songster opened his lead and blew the rest away in the six-furlong test for 3-year-olds.

  • My Lord, with Anna Napravnik aboard for the win, takes the Grey Goose on the Preakness undercard.

    My Lord Flies Home to Capture Grey Goose Stakes

    My Lord roared home from far back on the final turn to take a late lead and edge away to win the $94,500 Grey Goose Stakes, a five-furlong turf event on Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. ) day program at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Invasor wins the Pimlico Special.

    Invasor Pulls off Special Surprise

    Making his first start in North America, Shadwell Stable's Invasor pulled off a mild upset over favorite Wanderin Boy in the $500,000 Pimlico Special (gr. I) May 19 before 24,429 at Old Hilltop. Invasor got the 1 3/16 miles in 1:54.40.

  • Gilded Gold wins The Very One Stakes.

    Gilded Gold Proves She's The Very One

    Even-money choice Gilded Gold won for the eighth time in 16 starts with a front-running score in the $75,000 The Very One Stakes for fillies and mares at five furlongs on the turf Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Wildcat Bettie B wins the Miss Preakness Stakes.

    Wildcat Bettie B Too Fast in Miss Preakness

    Wildcat Bettie B made a quick bid for the lead from between horses in the first quarter mile and sped away to a two-length victory in the $125,000 Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Tagg Takes Cautious Route With Funny Cide

    Funny Cide returns to the site of his smashing victory in the 2003 Preakness (gr. I) in Saturday's William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico Race Course, where he will face six other older horses going 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

  • Pace Assured, Better Talk Now Back in Dixie

    After watching Better Talk Now's grand stretch kick compromised by a slow pace in last year's $250,000 Comp USA/Toshiba Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT), trainer Graham Motion is more surprised than anyone that he will saddle the 2004 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) champion for Saturday's Pimlico renewal.

  • Friendly Island Faces 6 in Maryland BC Sprint

    Friendly Island, conditioned by Todd Pletcher, tackles the Richard Dutrow Jr. trainee Kazoo in Saturday's $200,000 Emirates Airline Maryland Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III) on the Preakness (gr. I) undercard at Pimlico Race Course Saturday.

  • Top Three Derby Finishers Nominated to Colonial Downs' Turf Stakes

    Colonial Downs' early closing of their twin million dollar 3-year old turf races -- the Colonial Turf Cup and the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) --have drawn 107 nominations, including Barbaro, Bluegrass Cat and Steppenwolfer, top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby Presneted by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Memories Carry Mitchell into Barrera Stakes

    When trainer Mike Mitchell sends out Remembering Star in the $150,000 Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. II) at Hollywood Park on Saturday, fond memories of both the horse after which the colt is named and the trainer after which the race is named will be rekindled.

  • Lawyer Ron is recovering at home from recent surgery to remove bone chips.

    Lawyer Ron Back at Churchill After Surgery

    Grade II winner Lawyer Ron, who ran unplaced in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been returned to trainer Bob Holthus at Churchill Downs following surgery to remove bone chips.

  • Pool Land, In the Gold Clash in Dupont BC

    A field of nine is set to go in the Allaire DuPont Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico, led by trainer Todd Pletcher's Doubledogdare Stakes winner Pool Land and trainer Nick Zito's grade I winner In the Gold.

  • Celestial Legend Tops Miss Preakness Cast

    David Menard and Richard Shultz' Celestial Legend, the winner of six of eight starts, is the 120-pound top weight and likely favorite in the Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico Race Course.

  • 'Aussie' Rules Dramatic Day at Longchamp

    Aussie Rules gave trainer Aidan O'Brien, jockey Kieren Fallon, and the Ballydoyle team a second Guineas victory in eight days when he captured the Gainsborough Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I) at Longchamp on Sunday.

  • Channon Charge Captures German Guineas

    Royal Power, ridden by Chris Catlin, grabbed the lead two furlongs from home and dug in late to defeat the closing Aspecutus by a head in the Mehl-Mulhens-Rennen (German Two Thousand Guineas) (Ger-II) at Cologne Sunday.

  • With this win in the Los Angeles Handicap, Siren Lure carries jockey Alex Solis to a sweep of graded stakes on Saturday's card at Hollywood Park.

    Solis Sweeps With Siren Lure in L.A. Handicap

    Jockey Alex Solis completed a sweep of the three graded stakes races on the Hollywood Park program Saturday when he guided the former claiming horse Siren Lure to an unlikely victory in the $100,000 Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III).

  • More Than Pretty Wins Open Mind in Initial Turf Try

    More Than Pretty, with Calvin Borel aboard, took to the turf in her first try and rallied in the final stages for a one-length victory over the late charging Handlewoman in Saturday's $117,700 Open Mind for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Sur La Tete Gets Job Done in Iroquois 'Chase

    Kinross Farm's Sur La Tete did the dirty work of running down pacesetter Bow Strada on the long run up the backstretch, but still won the $150,000 Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I) Saturday.

  • Grey Swallow and Alex Solis win the  Jim Murray Handicap, Saturday at Hollywood Park.

    Grey Swallow Takes Flight in Jim Murray 'Cap

    The former Irish Derby (Ire-I) victor Grey Swallow delivered a devastating punch in the stretch to leave his opponents far behind in the $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday.