Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Cayuga's Waters Takes Narrow Victory in Pebbles Stakes

    Cayuga's Waters used her speed to her advantage Monday afternoon to beat Wait It Out by a neck in the 13th running of the $110,900 Pebbles for 3-year-old fillies running a mile in the Columbus Day feature at Belmont Park.

  • Afleet Alex will miss the Breeders' Cup.

    Afleet Alex to Miss Breeders' Cup

    Trainer Tim Ritchey and veterinarian Patricia Hogan said today Afleet Alex's injured leg is still in the healing process and he will not be ready for the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Limehous, winning the Brooklyn Handicap, will start in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile.

    Limehouse to Contest Breeders' Cup Mile

    Dogwood Stable's millionaire Limehouse, fifth in his first turf race in the Kelso Handicap (gr. IIT) Oct. 2, will run next in the $1.5 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, according to an announcement Monday by Dogwood Stable president Cot Campbell.

  • Barely a Moment Notches Second Group I

    Barely a Moment collected his second consecutive group I and third overall in taking the Toorak Handicap (Aust-I) on the first of the three-day Melboune Racing Club's Spring Carnival Oct 8.

  • Bart Cummings On Top Again

    Bart Cummings has crammed everything into his almost 80 years, the vast majority with horses despite a lifelong allergy to Lucerne. The trainer is a national living treasure.

  • Umpteenth Win for Umpateedle in 'Bloom

    The veteran mare Umpateedle, making the 52nd start of her career, outfought favored Smokey Glacken in an exciting stretch-long duel and eked out a nose victory in the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park Sunday.

  • Pampered Princess upset winner of Juddmonte Spinster.

    Pampered Princess Wears Spinster Crown

    Martin Cherry's Florida invader Pampered Princess battled back after being passed in the stretch, drawing away near the finish to post an upset in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Keeneland Sunday.

  • Intercontinental sharp in WinStar Galaxy win.

    Intercontinental Jets Home in WinStar Galaxy

    Juddmonte Farms' odds-on favorite Intercontinental remained undefeated in three tries on the Keeneland grass course with a workmanlike triumph in the $400,000 WinStar Galaxy (gr. IIT) at one mile for fillies and mares Sunday.

  • Woodbine's Leading Rider Injured in Fall

    Leading rider Emma Jayne Wilson bruised her right thigh on Saturday after a scary incident in the stretch of the featured Carotene Stakes on the Woodbine turf course.

  • Singletary tunes up for BC Mile defense.

    Singletary Breaks Away in Oak Tree BC Mile

    Singletary made his case for a repeat in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) with an impressive come-from-behind win in the $249,000 Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting Saturday.

  • Captain Squire continues comeback from knee surgery in Ancient Title.

    Captain Squire Earns Ancient Title Salute

    The 6-year-old gelding Captain Squire capped his surprising comeback from knee surgery Saturday when he collected his first grade I win in the $236,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting.

  • Slop-Loving Watchmon Wins Jamaica 'Cap

    Rain ruined what looked to be a competitive Jamaica Handicap, a grade II event for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the turf. The race was switched to the sloppy main track and all but three of the nine entered were scratched. That worked out well for trainer Patrick Reynolds, whose mud-loving Watchmon posted a 1 3/4-length win.

  • Host (8) runs down Vanderlin in deep stretch for Shadwell win.

    Host the Toast of Shadwell Turf Mile

    In his first start since February, the Chilean-bred outsider Host came from last on the backstretch to collar Vanderlin in deep stretch for a neck victory in the $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Jockey John Jacinto celebrates longshot Futurity win aboard Dawn of War.

    'War Provides Shock, Awe in Breeders' Futurity

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who lost handicap stars Roses in May and Kitten's Joy to injuries earlier this year, have a Breeders' Cup contender after all. Their overlooked juvenile Dawn of War sprang a major upset in the $500,000 Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Saturday.

  • Russell Baze to Miss Weekend's Mounts

    Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze will be off his mounts this weekend after taking a hard fall in the seventh race at Bay Meadows Friday night.

  • Tap Day Motors Home in Meadowlands BC

    Edward P. Evans's Virginia homebred Tap Day rallied through the lane before drawing off to a three-length score in the $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. II) on Friday night.

  • Smokey Glacken Goes For Third Straight

    Smokey Glacken, winner of her last two starts, is the filly to beat in the $150,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sunday. The 6 ½-furlong race drew a field of six older fillies and mares.

  • Rochester Wins Sycamore for Third Time

    Ageless Rochester won the $161,000 Sycamore Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) for an unprecedented third time, carrying veteran jockey Gary Stevens to a 3 3/4-length victory in the 1 1/2-mile turf race.

  • Intercontinental Favored in WinStar Galaxy

    Intercontinental, one of many highly consistent turf runners from the Bobby Frankel barn, should be the solid choice when a field of nine goes a mile on the turf Sunday at Keeneland in the WinStar Galaxy Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Handle Numbers Mixed at Turfway

    Turfway Park reported on-track handle was up 2.1% for its fall meeting while all sources handle declined 11.8% The meet, which was 22 days, was the first to feature the new synthetic Polytrack surface.

  • Balanced Field to Battle in Spinster

    The Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) may be lacking a true superstar among the distaff set like last year's runaway winner, Azeri, but it does have plenty of balance. Eleven fillies and mares passed the entry box Friday morning for Sunday's $500,000 grade I contest at Keeneland, the final stakes during the meet's rich Fallstars Allstars weekend.

  • Classic Winner Dubawi Injured; Retired

    Irish 2,000 Guineas (Ire-I) winner Dubawi, a son of Dubai Millennium's only crop, has been retired because of an injury. He was to have started next in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Claimer Wild Buddy Takes Swing in Oak Tree Mile

    Trainer Steve Knapp was minding his own business at Del Mar one day when he looked up and saw a horse he liked. After $85,000 was spent for the claiming horse, he had a new runner in his barn.

  • Jambalaya (right) and Silver Whistle meet again in Saturday's Jamaica 'Cap.

    Jambalaya Looks for 3rd Straight in Jamaica

    Jambalaya shoots for his third consecutive stakes victory in Saturday's $300,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at nine furlongs on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

  • Spinaway winner Adieu heads Frizette field.

    Adieu Dominates Line-Up for Frizette

    Adieu, who defeated the impressive Matron (gr. I) winner Folklore in Saratoga's Spinaway (gr. II), will be the one to beat in Belmont Park's $500,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies at one mile.

  • Stream Cat to Pounce in Lane's End

    A field of 14 is set for Saturday's Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland. The 92nd running of the 1 1/16 mile test for 2-year-olds features Kentucky Cup Juvenile Stakes (gr. III) winner Stream Cat, whose devastating closing kick has already earned him two stakes wins.

  • Presidentialaffair Seeks Repeat in Maryland Million

    The 20th Maryland Million for the offspring of Maryland sires attracted 112 entrants to the twelve-race program Saturday at Laurel Park. Presidentialaffair is a 9-5 morning line favorite to defend his title in the 1 3/16-mile Classic.

  • Alumni Hall One to Watch in Meadowlands Breeders' Cup

    Alumni Hall figures to be ready for one of the toughest challenges of his racing career Friday night, when he takes on eight rivals under 121 pounds of high weight in the $500,000 Meadowlands Breeders' Cup (gr. I).

  • Competitive Alcibiades on Keeneland Opening Day

    A field of 11 juvenile fillies with no heavy favorite should make for a competitive renewal of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) Friday, Keeneland's opening day of the fall meeting.

  • Uncle Denny Back in Training

    Stan Fulton's El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Uncle Denny is back in full training after undergoing surgery to remove a chip from his left front ankle in March.

  • NTRA to Offer National Pick 4 Saturday

    The NTRA National Pick 4 wager, offered in conjunction with "The Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships on NBC", will be available for fans Saturday, Oct. 8.

  • Yellow Ribbon winner Megahertz will be sold at Keeneland next month.

    Megahertz to be Sold at Keeneland November Sale

    Megahertz, who notched her 14th career win in 33 starts and upped her earnings to $2,261,594 by winning Saturday's Yellow Ribbon (gr. IT), will be sold at public auction on Monday, Nov. 7.

  • Imperialism winning the Pat O'Brien.

    Imperialism May Bypass Classic for Sprint

    Steve Taub's Imperialism, fifth in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will most likely make his next start in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) rather than the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) - Powered by Dodge, trainer Kristin Mulhall revealed.

  • On to Breeders' Cup Classic for Rock Hard Ten

    Mercedes Stables and Madeleine Paulson Pickens' Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) winner Rock Hard Ten came out of his latest victory in top shape, trainer Richard Mandella said, and will make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Belmont Park on Oct. 29.