Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Afleet Alex, being pointed toward the Haskell Invitational and/or the Travers Stakes.

    3-Year-Old Update: Second Season Ready to Begin

    The 2005 classic season is in the books, but it took its toll, producing one of the longest casualty lists in memory. But, now it is time for the second season to get under way, and although many of the early season stars will be missing, there is still Afleet Alex and a few new stars in the making.

  • Limehouse Pointed Toward Hollywood Gold Cup

    Dogwood Stable's millionaire Limehouse, winner of the Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will run next in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) July 9, going 1 1/4 miles at Hollywood Park.

  • Willow O Wisp wins the Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap, Sunday at Hollywood Park.

    Willow O Wisp Repels Osidy in Cinema

    Willow O Wisp turned the tables on odds-on favorite Osidy with a front-running win in the $153,450 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds on the Hollywood Park lawn Sunday.

  • Getting Better With Age, Soaring Free Repeats in Highlander

    Sam-Son Farm's 8-year-old Soaring Free, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, not only successfully defend his title in the Scott Highlander Stakes Handicap (Can-III) at Woodbine on Sunday, but also surpassed the $2 million mark in career earnings in the process.

  • Pollard's Vision considered likely for Hollywood Gold Cup.

    Gold Cup Possible for Pollard's Vision, Offlee Wild

    Pollard's Vision and Offlee Wild, a pair of graded stakes winners based in New York, are under strong consideration for the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (gr. I) July 9, Hollywood Park stakes coordinator Dan Eidson said Sunday.

  • Honeymoon 'Cap winner Three Degrees

    Three Degrees Prepares for American Oaks

    Three Degrees, winner of the Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park on June 5, prepared for the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. I) with a six-furlong turf work Sunday.

  • Naughty New Yorker captures the prize in the Mike Lee Stakes.

    Big Closer Naughty New Yorker Wins Mike Lee

    Naughty New Yorker and second-place finisher Sort It Out, two prominent local stakes horses from this winter, came from off the pace to sweep the $108,000 Mike Lee at Belmont Park on Sunday.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela pumps his fist aboard Wild Desert after winning the Queen's Plate.

    Frankel Takes Queen's Plate with Wild Desert

    Wild Desert gave jockey Patrick Valenzuela and stand-in trainer Bobby Frankel their first victory in the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Triple Crown for 3-year-old Canadian-breds at Woodbine Sunday.

  • Campbell's 1,000th Win Tops Prairie Festival

    Jockey Jesse Campbell, who won the first race of his career at Arlington Park in 1995, scored his 1,000th victory when he guided High Expectations to a six-length tally in the $88,900 Springfield Stakes Saturday during Arlington's Prairie State Festival.

  • Ebony Breeze Nips Storm Minstrel in My Juliet

    Kinsman Stable's Ebony Breeze made her patented late run, closing from last in a short five-horse field to defeat a game Storm Minstrel and win the $100,000 My Juliet Stakes by a neck Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia Park.

  • Aristides Surprise Produces Track Record

    Summerplace Farm's homebred Kelly's Landing set a six-furlong track record at Churchill Downs while winning Saturday's $162,450 Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) in his stakes debut.

  • Smuggler wins Mother Goose.

    Smuggler Runs Down 'Sugar in Mother Goose

    Phipps Stable's Smuggler gave Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey his first win in the Mother Goose (gr. I) when the 3-year-old filly turned in a well-measured neck victory over Spun Sugar at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Double DQ Puts Seeking Slew On Top in Kent

    A double disqualification gave Live Oak Plantation's third-place finisher Seeking Slew victory in the $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday when the first two finishers were disqualified for interference in the stretch on the Delaware Park turf.

  • Improving Osidy Seeks Cinema Success

    Osidy, a Kentucky-bred son of Storm Cat, seeks his second successive graded stakes victory in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on Sunday when facing five other 3-year-olds in the 1 1/8-mile turf event.

  • "Fred" Tissington, the gray gentleman on the outside, will make the 100th start of his long career Saturday.

    Old Gray 'Fred' to Make 100th Career Start

    This game has sprinters, routers, speed horses, and stalkers. We've seen those with blistering speed and others who have used their superior tracking abilities. There are those who come from off the pace to get up in the nick of time, and others who come from so far off the pace they usually leave us wondering how they made up so much ground. Then, there's Fred. OK, Tissington.

  • Megahertz Dominates Beverly Hills Cast

    Megahertz, the West Coast's leading female turf runner, will attempt to snare one major grass stake that has eluded her on Saturday when carrying top weight of 124 pounds in Hollywood Park's $200,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 1/4 miles.

  • Illinois Champs Featured in Prairie State Races

    Four Illinois divisional champions from 2004 are prominent among 65 horses entered for the six $75,000-added stakes races that comprise the sixth annual Prairie State Festival to be held Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Summerly Heads Strong Divisional Test in Mother Goose

    A field of six fillies passed the entry box for Saturday's Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. The 1 1/8-mile contest features a who's who of 3-year-olds and marks the grade I debut of Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) winner Spun Sugar. She'll need to get by Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) star Summerly, though, if she is to take home top prize.

  • Six Vie In Competitive Aristides

    A field of six sprinters has drawn for Saturday's $150,000 Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. Run in honor of the first Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner in 1875, graded stakes winners Battle Won, Bwana Charlie, and Gators N Bears head an even half-dozen going six furlongs over the main track.

  • Memorette Gets Green Light for American Oaks

    Trainer Bill Currin gave Memorette the green light for the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park on July 3 after the 3-year-old filly worked five furlongs in 59 seconds over the course Wednesday morning in her first drill on grass.

  • Turf Champ Kitten's Joy Tops Firecracker Noms

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy, the Eclipse Award winner as America's turf champion in 2004, heads a group of 36 older turf stars nominated to the $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup (gr. IIT) on July 4.

  • Chattachoochee War Tops Oversubscribed Kent Stakes

    Amerman Racing Stables' Chattahoochee War, winner of the Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland, has been installed the lukewarm 4-1 morning-line favorite for the $500,000 Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) Saturday at Delaware Park.

  • Rock Hard Ten, winning the Santa Anita Handicap, is being pointed toward the Breeders' Cup.

    Rock Hard Ten Back Galloping; BC Classic Still in Plans

    Rock Hard Ten, winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), is back galloping and is being pointed for the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita, said trainer Dick Mandella, whose ultimate goal is the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Roman Ruler, winning the Norfolk last year, may return in the Dwyer Stakes.

    Roman Ruler Turns in Strong Work; May Opt for Dwyer

    Fog City Stable's Roman Ruler, whom trainer Bob Baffert had been pointing for the Jersey Shore Breeders' Cup on July 2, worked six furlongs in a brilliant 1:10 1/5 Monday, and may now switch plans and run in the 1 1/16-mile Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) July 4.

  • Megahertz heads the list of nominees to the Beverly Hills.

    Reddam, O'Neill Gamble On Winendynme

    Trainer Doug O'Neill and owner J. Paul Reddam are at it again. Earlier at the Hollywood Park meet, Reddam purchased Andujar privately after an impressive allowance victory, transferred her to the O'Neill stable and watched her romp to a seven-length victory in the Milady Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) on June 4.

  • Winston Thompson Records Suffolk Six-Pack

    Jockey Winston Thompson won six races on Saturday's 11-event program at Suffolk Downs, including the featured $50,000 Old Ironsides Breeders' Cup Stakes on the turf course aboard Live Oak Plantation's Miesque's Approval.