Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Kabel Wins Five, Including Jammed Lovely

    Financingavailable capped off a five-win day for Todd Kabel when the she captured Sunday's $160,350 Jammed Lovely Stakes for Canadian-bred 3-year-old fillies at Woodbine.

  • Ascot Winner Southern Africa to Attempt Prevue

    Southern Africa, victorious in two of three starts in England, is scheduled to make his United States bow in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at seven furlongs on Saturday.

  • Drysdale Points Musical Chimes to Matriarch

    Musical Chimes, who was neck shy of victory behind Heat Haze in the 2003 Matriarch (gr. IT), worked six furlongs on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday for her second shot at the $500,000 test for fillies and mares at one mile on turf Nov. 28.

  • Stewart Names Day for Clark-Bound 'Colony

    Colonial Colony, the stretch-running winner of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) earlier this year, gains the services of patient Pat Day in the 130th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) on Nov. 26.

  • Magoo's Magic Finds Wire in Huntington

    Magoo's Magic and Javier Castellano went gate to wire for a 3 1/2-length win the $82,950 Huntington for 2-year-olds at sunny Aqueduct Sunday.

  • $800 Yearling Wins Sandown Classic

    Count Ricardo, an $800 (Australian funds) yearling, defeated a trio of experienced northern hemisphere campaigners to easily win a soggy edition of the $500,000 Sandown Classic (Aust-II) Nov 13.

  • Added Edge Nips 'Coach' in Schaefer Mile

    Team Valor Stables and Robert J. Wilson's Added Edge won the $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Mile Saturday night by the slimmest of margins over Coach Jimi Lee.

  • Millionaire One For Rose Rips Maple Leaf Foes

    One For Rose became racing's latest millionaire when she crushed four rivals in the $218,850 Maple Leaf Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine for the second year in a row.

  • Ablo Surprises in Coronation Futurity

    Ablo, a 19-1 shot guided by Gerry Olguin, captured Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity for 2-year-old Canadian-breds at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2005 Queen's Plate.

  • Turk's Ransom Narrowly Nails Appleton

    Coming off his maiden win, Turk's Ransom confirmed his appreciation of the Calder grass course Saturday, winning the $100,000 Arthur Appleton Juvenile Turf on Florida Million day.

  • Consistent Weigelia Takes Jack Dudley Sprint

    Joseph Balsamo's stakes winner Weigelia showed his consistency again by taking the six-furlong $150,000 Jack Dudley Sprint during Calder's Florida Million.

  • Supah Blitz Bags Carl Rose in Calder Return

    Four-year-old Supah Blitz, now a California resident, returned to his roots Saturday at Calder Race Course and won the $200,000 Carl Rose Classic, a race for Florida-breds that is part the track's Florida Million program.

  • Final Prophecy Huge Surprise in Bonnie Heath

    Jean and Dale Howes' Final Prophecy registered a 57-1 surprise in winning the $150,000 Bonnie Heath Turf Cup at Calder Race Course Saturday in the Florida Million.

  • Flamenco Overpowering Winner of Jack Price

    Peachtree Stable's 2-year-old New York invader Flamenco was an impressive winner of the $150,000 Jack Price Juvenile at Calder Race Course Saturday during the Florida Million.

  • Versatile Hopelessly Devoted Wins Heubeck

    Hopelessly Devoted made a successful return to the dirt, taking the $200,000 Elmer Heubeck Distaff Handicap for fillies and mares Saturday on Florida Million day at Calder Race Course.

  • Rich in Spirit Swoops to John Franks Victory

    Glen Hill Farm's Kentucky shipper Rich in Spirit rewarded her connections with a victory in Saturday's $100,000 John Franks Juvenile Fillies Turf on Florida Million day at Calder Race Course.

  • Aclassysassylassy Shines in Joe O'Farrell

    Aclassysassylassy won her fourth consecutive stakes race, taking the $150,000 Joe O'Farrell Juvenile Fillies Saturday at Calder Race Course, the first race in the 2004 Florida Million series.

  • Cool Conductor Favored in First Commonwealth Turf

    Trainer Bill Mott, the all-time victory leader at Churchill Downs, can add another to his dazzling total under the Twin Spires when he saddles David Garner's probable favorite Cool Conductor to face 10 3-year-old rivals in Sunday's inaugural $150,000-added Commonwealth Turf.

  • Sixty Items from Seabiscuit, the Movie, up for Auction

    Thoroughbred Racing Collectibles (TRC), an Internet auction and sales company run by Lake Worth, Fla. resident Jim Setembre, is offering fans of the sport the chance to bid on 60 items used in the making of the movie "Seabiscuit: An American Legend."

  • Colonial Colony Drills for Clark With Day Aboard

    Lakeside Farm's Colonial Colony, upset winner of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs in June, tuned up for an expected bid for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) with a six-furlong breeze on Friday at Churchill Downs.

  • Bobby Frankel set to take Hollywood (Park) by storm.

    Frankel Rolling Out 10 for Turf Festival

    Trainer Bobby Frankel has 10 probable starters lined up for this year's Hollywood Park Turf Festival, the 14th edition of the six-race $1.75 million series of grass races Nov. 26-28.

  • One for Rose to Defend Maple Leaf Title

    One for Rose, last year's Sovereign Award winner as Canada's top older filly, is back to defend her title in the $175,000 Maple Leaf (Can-III) Saturday at Woodbine, a 1 ¼-mile main track event the Ontario-bred won by 6 ¼ lengths in 2003.

  • Leo Getz Coronation Futurity's 'Lethal Weapon'

    Leo Getz, a California-based 2-year-old maiden owned in part by actor Joe Pesci, could prove to be the "Lethal Weapon" of Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity for Ontario breds at Woodbine.

  • One-Turn Mile Races New for Gulfstream Meet

    Gulfstream Park, currently undergoing a major reconstruction, will have a one-mile chute on its dirt track when its 2005 racing season gets under way Jan. 3. The 86-day meet runs through April 24.

  • Schaefer Mile Attracts Freefourinternet

    Freefourinternet, looking to bounce back after a disappointing performance in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has been tabbed as the 5-2 favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Michael G. Schaefer Mile at Hoosier Park.

  • Kitten's Joy, Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up underwent surgery.

    Return to Races in '05 Planned for Kitten's Joy

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Joy is recovering at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Ky. after undergoing surgery Nov. 9 to remove bone chips from his left front knee. The runner-up in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 had several carpal tips removed from the knee according to Dr. Larry Bramlage, who performed the operation.

  • Sweet Catomine May Finish Year in Starlet

    Sweet Catomine, who wrapped up an apparent Eclipse Award with a resounding victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30, may try to add an exclamation point to a brilliant year with a final start in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) on Dec. 19.

  • Jockey Pino Busts Collarbone in Pimlico Spill

    Mario Pino, the 16th leading rider in the history of the racing, broke his right collarbone Thursday at Pimlico after his mount Look At Her fell nearing the sixteenth marker in the second race.

  • Colita Spotted for First Stakes Win in Stuyvesant

    Team Valor Stables' 4-year-old colt Colita looks to break into the stakes win column as one of the horses to beat in the $100,000 Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) over 1 1/8 miles at Aqueduct Saturday.

  • Fallon On Favored River Belle in Mrs. Revere

    Six-time British jockey champion Kieren Fallon will be searching for his first victory at Churchill Downs when he climbs aboard favored River Belle in the $150,000-added Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

  • Roses In May to Rest, Will Skip Clark

    Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner Roses In May, the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up Oct. 30, will not run in the Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 26.

  • Brass Hat Recuperating at Bradley Farm

    Multiple stakes winner Brass Hat is back home in Kentucky after undergoing surgery for an injury suffered in the Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park.

  • Jockey Dean Sarvis Reinstated by Churchill

    Jockey Dean Sarvis has been removed from a published list of jockeys who were excluded from riding at Churchill Downs through the remainder of the fall meeting and he will return to the saddle on Friday.

  • Blackdoun, Special Ring Slotted for Return

    Blackdoun and Special Ring failed to handle a yielding turf course in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30, finishing seventh and thirteenth, respectively, but the race took so little out of them they could both return later this month at Hollywood Park.

  • Weld Has Hollywood's Turf Festival in Sight

    Irish trainer Dermot Weld, who shipped Dress to Thrill to California to win the Matriarch (gr. IT) in 2002, plans to try his luck again with three horses in the Turf Festival at Hollywood Park.

  • Jockeys Named for All Churchill Races Wednesday and Thursday

    Despite the absence of 15 riders who were ejected from Churchill Downs for refusal to commit to mounts on the Wednesday and Thursday race cards in a dispute over insurance, jockeys have been named to ride horses entered for those two days, according to a statement from the track.

  • Horse of the Year candidate Smarty Jones.

    Smarty's Opponents Unfairly Maligned

    In discussions of the Horse of the Year merits of Smarty Jones and Ghostzapper, it has been stated that Smarty Jones defeated an inferior group of 3-year-olds. But when you look at all the facts, there really is no basis for this.

  • Tiller's Simply Lovely Wins Third Toronto Stakes

    Simply Lovely, with Steve Bahen in the irons, rallied from just off the pace to win the $165,900 Fanfreluche Stakes for 2-year-old Canadian-bred fillies at Woodbine in authoritative fashion Sunday.

  • Halory Leigh, takes the Churchill Downs Distaff over Lady Tak.

    Halory Leigh Nails Lady Tak in Downs Distaff

    Favored Lady Tak dictated the pace and led well into the stretch but the standout sprinter was unable to hold off surging outsider Halory Leigh, who scored an impressive win in the $230,400 Churchill Downs Distaff Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs Sunday.