Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Ghostzapper, left, beats Saint Liam to the wire in the 51st running of the Woodward, Saturday at Belmont.

    Woodward Thriller Goes to Ghostzapper

    There was no debating Ghostzapper's talent heading into the $500,000 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park Saturday. After his gut-wrenching neck victory over Saint Liam, fans have a good idea of the size of his heart as well.

  • Magistretti (4) and Edgar Prado win the Grade I Man o'War, Saturday at Belmont.

    Magistretti, Prado Take Well-Timed Man o' War

    Epalo appeared to be home free in the late stages of the $500,000 Man o'War, but Michael Tabor's Magistretti, last at the top of the stretch, flew down the middle of the track to win going away on yielding turf at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Stellar Jayne and Robby Albarado cruise to victory in the Grade I Gazelle, Saturday at Belmont.

    Stellar Jayne Wins Second Grade I in Gazelle

    Passed in the stretch, Stellar Jayne turned back Daydreaming in the final furlong to capture the $250,000 Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday, her second grade I win of the summer at Belmont Park.

  • Lopez Expects Quick Return from Riding Injury

    Jockey Chuck C. Lopez is resting at his home in Morganville, N.J. after dislocating his right shoulder in the first race at Monmouth Park Saturday when he was unseated by his mount Quoit Alarming going down the backstretch.

  • Northerly Starts Comeback

    Champion Western Australian galloper Northerly took the first step in his comeback in Perth Sept. 11 with a brave fourth at his first race for more than a year.

  • Ebony Breeze Blows Past Endine Rivals

    Kinsman Stable's Ebony Breeze demonstrated a powerful closing kick to cruise to victory in the $200,000 Endine Handicap (gr. III) at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Brass in Pocket Shines in Seaway Repeat

    Brass in Pocket made every pole a winning one, sweeping to victory in the seven furlong, $186,500 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Twilight Road Winds Way to Miami Mile Win

    Donamire Farm's Twilight Road ran down the leaders in late stretch to win the $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Calder Race Course Saturday.

  • Ramon Dominguez and Better Talk Now will try to follow last month's win in the Sword Dancer with a victory in the Man o'War Stakes, Saturday at Belmont.

    Better Talk Now Best on Turf in Man o'War?

    Saturday's $500,000 Man o'War Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park drew a field of eight runners who may have to contend with soft going after steady rain in New York earlier this week.

  • Torrestrella Makes U.S. Debut in Garden City

    Trainer Christophe Clement takes aim at New York's top prize for 3-year-old turf fillies when he sends out Torrestrella and Spotlight in the $300,000 Garden City Breeders' Cup (gr. IT).

  • Stay Forever Finds Good Spot in Miami Mile

    The $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT), rescheduled from Labor Day because of Hurricane Frances, drew a full field for Saturday on the turf at Calder Race Course.

  • Levine Wins Three as Belmont Fall Meet Opens

    Trainer Bruce Levine saddled three winners Friday, including Clever Eletrician in the $105,100 General Douglas MacArthur Handicap for New York-breds, to open the Belmont Park fall meeting.

  • Ebony Breeze Tops Endine Cast at Delaware

    Kinsman Stable's Ebony Breeze tops a field of seven entered in the $200,000 Endine Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Delaware Park Saturday.

  • Ghostzapper steps into the spotlight in Saturday's Woodward.

    Seven Challenge Ghostzapper in Woodward

    While he's well known to those who follow speed figures, impressive Ghostzapper takes the national stage for the first time Saturday as the horse to beat in the $500,000 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Diamond A Wins Del Mar Leading Owner Title

    The Diamond A Racing Corporation of Gerald Ford, led by Pacific Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect, came away the big winner among owners at the close of the 2004 Del Mar meeting on Sept. 8.

  • Best Pal winner Roman Ruler heads a fine cast for today's Del Mar Futurity.

    Futurity Closes Del Mar Meet With a Bang

    A pair of lightly raced undefeated juvenile stakes winners–Roman Ruler and Chandtrue–rate marquee billing in the Sept. 8 Del Mar Futurity (gr. II), the traditional getaway-day feature of the 43-day race summer meet.

  • My Creed Wins Emerald Downs Derby

    My Creed, under jockey Miguel Perez, defeated race favorite Flamethrowintexan by 2 ¾ lengths to win the $100,000 Emerald Downs Breeders' Cup Derby on Monday in Washington.

  • Blackdoun, outside, collars Toasted, middle, and Laura's Lucky Boy, inside, to win the Del Mar Derby.

    Blackdoun's Blast Completes Del Mar Sweep

    French-bred Blackdoun unleashed his powerful late run to nip Toasted and Laura's Lucky Boy by a neck in the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) and remain undefeated in three United States starts for trainer Julio Canani.

  • Prince Arch (1) holds on by a head over Mustanfar to take the Saranac Handicap for 3-year-olds at Saratoga.

    Bump Doesn't Stop Prince Arch in Saranac

    Favored Prince Arch overcame a bump with Good Reward in upper stretch to rally for a resolute victory by a head over Mustanfar in the closing-day $108,200 Saranac Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Strut the Stage Tops Bill in Niagara Repeat

    Sam-Son Farm's Strut the Stage flashed his best stuff Monday on the Woodbine turf, capturing the $324,000 Niagara Breeders' Cup Handicap (Can-II) in impressive fashion for the second straight year.

  • Cin Cin Can Can in FSS's Affirmed Division

    Cin Cin, a recent maiden special weight winner, stepped up with a convincing five-length win in the $125,000 Affirmed Division of the Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder on Monday.

  • Injured Solis Improved, May Have Brace Removed

    Alex Solis, seriously injured in a spill at Del Mar on the meeting's third day, July 23, is could have the back brace he has been wearing for about six weeks removed by the end of the week.

  • Love of Money, ridden by Robby Albarado, wins the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Park.

    Love of Money Pays Off in Pennsylvania Derby

    Making his stakes debut, little known Love of Money put Pollard's Vision away in the stretch and romped to a smashing 8 1/2-length victory in the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park Monday.

  • Alinghi Pulls Upset in Ascot Vale Stakes

    Danehill produced two group III winners at Warwick Farm, where Unearthly surprisingly headed a 1-2 for the Dane's nemesis, Zabeel, in the Chelmsford Stakes (Aust-II). But the headline of Australian racing Sept. 4 was the stunning victory by Alinghi in the Ascot Vale Stakes (Aust-II) at Flemington.

  • Supah Blitz (right) holds off Domestic Dispute to win the Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Supah Blitz Springs to Life in Del Mar 'Cap

    Supah Blitz, winless in nine starts this year, became a grade II winner in his first start for new trainer Doug O'Neill while all out to hold off Domestic Dispute in the $250,000 Del Mar Breeders' Cup Handicap at one mile Sunday.

  • Arvada, ridden by John Velazquez, captures the Glens Falls Stakes at Saratoga.

    Saratoga Getaway Weekend Hot for Frankel

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Arvada, making her United States stakes debut, went gate-to-wire to tally a half-length victory in the second division of the $109,300 Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Humaita edges Where We Left Off to qwin the first division of the Glens Falls Handicap.

    Humaita's Big Surge Wins Glens Falls Division

    The long-striding filly Humaita got into gear in mid-stretch to edge 9-10 favorite Where We Left Off by a half-length in the first division of the $110,400 first division of the Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • Gary Stevens returned to USA in time to miss riding Grey Lilas to French Grade I victory in the Prix du Moulin.

    Stevens-Less Grey Lilas Wins Moulin for Fabre

    Gary Stevens says he's glad to be back in California, but had he remained in France, he could have given trainer Andre Fabre his first French group I win of the year when Grey Lilas claimed the one-mile Prix du Moulin (Fr-I) Sunday at Longchamp.

  • 'Juvenile Showcase' on Tap at Calder Monday

    The $125,000 Affirmed and $125,000 Susan's Girl divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes at seven furlongs on Labor Day Monday highlight the second Juvenile Showcase program Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • May Gator Takes Dade Turf Classic at Ellis

    Prior to May Gator's 1 1/4-length victory on Saturday in Ellis Park's $75,000 Dade Turf Classic, trainer Steve Flint gave jockey Jesus Castanon one ultimatum.

  • Futurity Bound Roman Ruler Impresses in Drill

    Del Mar Futurity (gr. II) favorite Roman Ruler sped a half-mile in 47 seconds flat Saturday morning to show his readiness for Wednesday's 57th running of the $250,000 closing-day feature at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Blackdoun Goes For Del Mar Derby Sweep

    Blackdoun heads a field of 10 3-year-old grass runners who will go to the post Monday in the 60th edition of the $400,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Woodbine Jockey Sabourin 'Doing Well' After Fall

    Jockey Ray Sabourin is "alert and doing well" according to his agent Neal Wilson after the veteran rider was involved in a one-horse spill in the fifth race of Saturday's afternoon card of racing at Woodbine.

  • Midas Eyes scores stunning victory in Saturday's Forego Handicap.

    Quick Return Pays Off for Midas Eyes

    Wheeled back on only 10 days of rest, Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes put away favored Strong Hope inside the final furlong and went on to a powerful victory in the $250,000 Forego Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Etoile Montante, with Jose Valdivia Jr. aboard, runs to victory in the Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap, Saturday at Del Mar.

    Etoile Montante Shines Again in Palomar 'Cap

    Class showed as Juddmonte Farm's 4-year-old filly Etoile Montante, ridden patiently by Jose Valdivia Jr., rang up her third graded or group victory in the $200,000 Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Del Mar turf Saturday.