Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Songbird is all alone at the finish of the Alabama

    Songbird a Perfect 10 After Easy Alabama Win

    Stretching out to 1 1/4 miles for the first time proved no problem for unbeaten filly Songbird as the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro waltzed to a clear lead in the far turn and was never challenged late in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I).

  • Glenville Gardens wins the 2016 Play the King Stakes

    'Glenville' Makes Grade With Strong Rally

    Janice Attard's longshot Glenville Gardens overtook pacesetter Conquest Enforcer with a furlong to run and fended off the closing rush of Tower of Texas to win Play the King (Can-IIT) Aug. 20 at Woodbine.

  • Exaggerator wins the 2016 Haskell Invitational July 31 at Monmouth Park

    Exaggerator Shows 'Improvement' in Workout

    Exaggerator, winner of the Preakness and Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (both gr. I), put in his final workout ahead of the Travers (gr. I), breezing five furlongs in 1:00.95 on Saratoga Race Course's main track Aug. 20.

  • Mugshot of Marian Vega

    Groom Who Worked for Preciado Arrested

    An attorney for embattled trainer Ramon Preciado believes the arrest of one of the trainer's former grooms, Marian Vega, lends credence to Preciado's contention that his six clenbuterol positives this year were the result of sabotage.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Dominant in Adirondack

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela wasn't supported too much at the betting windows, but put in the performance of a heavy favorite Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mohaymen at Churchill Downs this spring

    Mohaymen Drills Bullet Ahead of Travers Bid

    Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen, looking to rebound from his fourth-place finish as the favorite in the July 30 Jim Dandy (gr. II), post a bullet half-mile breeze at Saratoga Aug. 19 in his final serious move before Travers (gr. I) Aug. 27.

  • Taris wins the 2016 Humana Distaff

    Grade I Winner Taris Retired From Racing

    Grade I winner Taris has been retired from racing, trainer Simon Callaghan said Aug. 19. The decision was made after some bone bruising knocked her out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Catch a Glimpse wins the 2016 Belmont Oaks Invitational

    Catch a Glimpse Favored in Lake Placid

    On some level the connections of the six 3-year-old fillies expected to face Catch a Glimpse, who is undefeated on the grass, hope she doesn't bring her "A" game when she runs in the $300,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 21. 

  • Mecca's Angel rolls to victory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

    'Angel' Dominates for Second Nunthorpe Win

    Mecca's Angel blistered to her second successive win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York, easily dispatching favorite Limato for a clear win in near course-record time Aug. 19.

  • Midnight Storm after his victory in the Eddie Read (gr. IIT)

    Midnight Storm Takes Streak into Del Mar Mile

    Midnight Storm has been rolling of late, with back-to-back scores in the Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) and Eddie Read (gr. IIT), but could face a challenge for his ideal spot at the front of the pack July 21 in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT).

  • Ashleyluvssugar (outside) battles in the stretch with Midnight Storm (between) in the Eddie Read

    Quality Field to Contest Del Mar Handicap

    Multiple graded stakes winners Ashleyluvssugar, Flamboyant, and Finnegans Wake will take the logical step forward on the Del Mar turf schedule for a run in the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 20.

  • Silvertoni is one of seven fillies entered for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes

    Libby's Tail Heads Redrawn Adirondack

    Libby's Tail, a 2-year-old daughter of Tiz Wonderful who came from seventh to win first time out at Belmont Park going 5 1/2 furlongs July 2, is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the redrawn Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 20.

  • The Week in Photos for 8/16/2016

    Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat, Best Pal, American St. Leger, Pucker Up, Saratoga Special, Rancho Bernardo Handicap and more.

  • Seventh Heaven and Colm O'Donoghue take the Yorkshire Oaks.

    Seventh Heaven Floats to Yorkshire Oaks Win

    A furlong from the wire the Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) appeared to be anyone's race, but that's when Seventh Heaven unleashed a late run none of her 11 filly and mare rivals could match as she registered a 2 3/4-length victory.

  • David Lopez leads Nightly News into winner's circle after this year's Turf Paradise Derby.

    Lopez Secures 1,000th Riding Victory

    Jockey David Michael Lopez secured the 1,000th riding victory of his career Aug. 17 when he guided 1-9 favorite Baime to a front-running score in the eighth race at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack.

  • The Doc and the Rock

    It was races like the New Hampshire Sweepstakes that came to mind as I looked out over the beautiful Rockingham Park infield for the first and only time. Soon Rockingham will be gone, taking with it some of the great moments in racing history.

  • Songbird Soars into Alabama

    Six challengers will attempt to remove champion Songbird from her undefeated throne in the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Postponed takes the Juddmonte International

    Postponed Returns With Another Top-Level Win

    For a race that saw no order change in the top two finishers after a decisive move at the top of the stretch, Postponed's victory in the £546,542.62 ($710,505) Juddmonte International (Eng-I) supplied a heaping dose of late intrigue.

  • Postponed wins the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016.

    Postponed, Hawkbill Bring Win Streaks to York

    A top-flight field of 13, led by group I winners Postponed, Highland Reel, and Hawkbill, has been entered for the $1.25 million Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 17, opening day of the prestigious Ebor Festival at York.

  • Lady Aurelia, in France Aug. 15.

    Caravaggio to Bypass Showdown With 'Lady'

    A showdown between Scat Daddy's star juveniles Caravaggio and Lady Aurelia in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) Aug. 21 at Deauville will likely not take place as Caravaggio is being aimed instead toward a race in September, Racing Post reports.

  • James L. Gagliano

    Round Table Presentations Available

    The Jockey Club announced that transcripts, a video replay, and PowerPoint presentations from the 64th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing are available at jockeyclub.com.

  • Jockey Michelle Payne on Prince of Penzance following their 2015 Melbourne Cup win.

    Australian Jockey Payne Offered BC Mount

    Jockey Michelle Payne, who made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) last year, has been offered the mount on Azkadellia for the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tara's Tango wins the 2016 Santa Maria Stakes.

    Tara's Tango to Return in Rancho Bernardo

    Bob Baffert will bid to win the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) for a third time when he sends out Pretty N Cool and Enchanting Lady against grade I winner Tara's Tango Aug. 17 at Del Mar.

  • Calvin Borel to Come Out of Retirement

    Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who retired in March, will return to the saddle Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. The three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning rider has 5,146 career wins.

  • Point Piper wins the Longacres Mile at Emerald Downs

    Point Piper Sets Record in Longacres Mile

    Point Piper, owned by Dan Gatto, Russo Racing, and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, capitalized on a fast early pace to win the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Aug. 14 at Emerald Downs and in the process set a track record for one mile.