Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Celestine won the Sand Springs Stakes impressively in her season debut

    Celestine Seeks Honey Fox Repeat

    After dispatching fellow grade 1 winner Catch a Glimpse in her 2017 debut, Moyglare Stud Farm's Celestine will look to continue her roll by defending her title in the $300,000 Honey Fox Stakes (G2T) at Gulfstream Park April 1.

  • Long On Value trains at Meydan March 20

    Mott Pondering Royal Ascot for Long On Value

    The Al Quoz Sprint (G1) may not be the last time the son of 2004 Florida Derby (G1) runner-up Value Plus meets the world's top turf sprinters on a straight course. His big performance now opens the door to even more prestigious events.

  • Dortmund is the only grade 1 winner in the field for Saturday's Santana Mile

    Dortmund Looks to Regain Form in Santana Mile

    Dortmund looked uncomfortable on the turf in the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (G1T) and never seriously threatened, so he'll go back to the surface where he's won eight races in the $75,000 Santana Mile April 1 at Santa Anita.

  • Fountain of Youth winner Gunnevera is a co-favorite in the final Kentucky Derby future wager

    McCraken, Gunnevera Top Kentucky Derby Future Wager

    Two veterans of this year's Road to the Kentucky Derby, Whitham Thoroughbreds' unbeaten McCraken and Peacock Racing Stables' Gunnevera, are the morning line co-favorites at 6-1 for the fourth and final pool of the 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

  • Arrogate and How We Define Greatness

    Arrogate is as great as each individual perceives him, and it has nothing to do with competition or longevity. Years from now, Arrogate's Hall of Fame plaque will be there among the others, and nowhere will it mention the quality of his competition.

  • Enterprising takes the Fair Grounds Handicap with Julien Leparoux aboard

    Maker Trio Heads Muniz Memorial Handicap

    A trio of Mike Maker-trained graded stakes winners will face eight other older horses when they line up April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T). 

  • McCraken Still Atop NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll

    McCraken (17 first-place votes, 322 points) is sitting chilly in first place on the top-10 National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll released today.

  • Calumet Farm's Hence closed from 10th to win the March 26 Sunland Derby by 3 3/4 lengths

    Hence Springs Upset in Sunland Derby

    Yet again an upset was sprung at Sunland Park, with 50 Road to the Kentucky Derby points going to Calumet Farm's homebred 10-1 longshot Hence, as he hit the wire 3 3/4 lengths ahead of previously unbeaten Conquest Mo Money.

  • Girvin's win in the Risen Star set the colt on the Kentucky Derby trail

    Girvin Heads Louisiana Derby Field

    In a Triple Crown prep season that has been full of chaos, Brad Grady's Girvin will hope to supply a bit of stability April 1 in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Farrell and Channing Hill cruise to victory in the Rachel Alexandra

    Farrell Poised for Next Test in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell looks to score her fourth straight stakes win and keep her status atop the Road to the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard in the April 1 $400,000 TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). 

  • Itsinthepost (FR) wins the 2017 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T)

    Itsinthepost Breaks Through in San Luis Rey

    Second in three of his last four starts, including two against graded competition, the son of American Post finally broke through March 25 at Santa Anita Park in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G2T).

  • Fast and Accurate wins the 2017 Spiral Stakes (G3)

    Fast and Accurate Scores Spiral Upset

    Kendall Hansen's longshot Fast and Accurate continued his improvement by leaps and bounds March 25 with a victory in the $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3).

  • Gunnevera works five furlongs 1:01 4/5 over the main track at Gulfstream Park West

    Gunnevera Leads Busy Sophomore Work Slate

    Peacock Racing Stables' multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera put in his final breeze March 25 for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) April 1 at Gulfstream Park, leading a coast-to-coast slate of sophomore works.

  • Fear the Cowboy wins the 2017 Skip Away Stakes (G3)

    Fear the Cowboy Takes Skip Away in Late Drive

    Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centrofanti's Fear the Cowboy pulled a mild upset when he ran by even-money favorite Zulu and frontrunner Flashy Jewel in the stretch to win the $100,000 Skip Away Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park March 25.

  • Thunder Snow (outside) and Epicharis duel to the wire in the UAE Derby

    Thunder Snow Gets Up in UAE Derby

    Thunder Snow, only days after being made a late nominee to the U.S. Triple Crown series, justified the investment with a hard-fought victory March 25 in the UAE Derby Sponsored By The Saeed & Mohammed Al Naboodah Group (G2) at Meydan Racecourse.

  • King and His Court wins the 2016 Display Stakes

    Different Paths, Futures for Two Spiral Contenders

    King and His Court and Bronson, two 3-year-old horses entered in the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) March 25, have taken different paths to the Turfway Park race and are headed in different directions after the race.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin at Large: Getting Handle on Dubai World Cup Card

    For some reason, or combination of reasons, I never seem to do much good on Dubai World Cup Day, so even though they're running nine stakes worth a total of $30 million in the desert Saturday, I am again finding it difficult to come up with a plan.

  • Zulu wins the Tamarac Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Zulu Seeks Skip Away Rebound

    The 4-year-old son of Bernardini is scheduled to compete at Gulfstream March 25 in the $100,000 Skip Away (G3), seeking to recapture the form that had earned him the favorite's role in last year's Blue Grass (G1) at Keeneland.

  • HRRN Set for Dubai, Gulfstream Coverage

    Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY and official radio home of the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup World Championships, announced Thursday, their day-long schedule for March 25.

  • Arrogate Dubai World Cup -Morning works 3/24/17

    Arrogate Brings Baffert Back to World Cup

    For all the words Baffert has said to all those who inquire about what makes Juddmonte Farms' champion Arrogate the most fearsome horse in training, it is the trainer's presence in Dubai this week makes the most emphatic statement.