Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome on Schedule for Kentucky Trip

    His usual self in his stall in Barn 2 at Gulfstream Park the morning of Jan. 29, two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome awaited a scheduled trip to Taylor Made Farm where he will begin his stallion career.

  • A large crowd turned out for the first Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes

    First Pegasus Registers Record Handle for Gulfstream

    In a rousing pari-mutuel wagering success, Gulfstream Park registered all-sources handle of $40.217,924 on its Jan. 28 Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) card, setting a handle record for the track.

  • Ashleyluvssugar wins the 2017 California Cup Turf Classic

    Ashleyluvssugar Scores in Cal Cup Turf Classic

    Ashleyluvssugar got his 2017 season off on the right foot, but he certainly had to earn it. A likely prep for bigger and better things in the $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic Jan. 28 at Santa Anita Park turned into a dogfight in the stretch.

  • Taghleeb takes the W. L. McKnight in a tight finish

    Taghleeb Lands W. L. McKnight Score

    The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun came off a Dec. 31 victory in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes at Gulfstream for trainer Mike Maker and got the perfect ground-saving rail trip in the McKnight.

  • Imperative and Antonio Gallardo after Saturday's win in the Poseidon at Gulfstream Park

    Imperative Edges Stanford in Poseidon

    The new owners of Imperative are feeling good about their purchase after the grade 2 winner secured a narrow win in the first edition of the $400,000 Poseidon Handicap Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Arrogate will start from the inside post in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1).

    After Draw, Pegasus Start Extra Important

    For a 1 1/8-mile race, trainers Art Sherman and Bob Baffert will be paying an added level of attention to the start of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Bourbon Empire (left) finished third in the 2016 Notebook Stakes

    Bourbon Empire Added to Early TC Nominees

    Because of a clerical error, Bourbon Lane Stable's Bourbon Empire was inadvertently omitted from the original list of 3-year-olds made eligible during the early nomination phase to compete in the 2017 Triple Crown.

  • Strife Building Over New York VLT Proceeds

    At issue is an infusion of cash flowing since October to the Nassau County Off-Track Betting Corp. from 460 video lottery terminals—out of 5,500 total VLTs—at Aqueduct's Resorts World casino.

  • ADW Company Voices Concern to CHRB

    Ed Comins, the president of advance-deposit wagering company and racetrack operator Watch and Wager, expressed concern over his company's standing in California Jan. 26 during a California Horse Racing Board session at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sh Juma bin Dalmook Al Maktoum, Saeed bin Suroor & Jim Crowley accept the trophy for the Al Rashidiya Empowered By IPIC

    Godolphin Has Red Letter Day in Dubai

    Color the Meydan winner's circle blue, Godolphin blue precisely, as Sheikh Mohammed's racing pipeline provided a steady supply of horses to win five of the six Thoroughbred races on the Jan. 26 card.

  • KHRC Committee Advances Voided Claim Rule

    With relatively little discussion, a proposed rule outlining conditions that could void a claim was unanimously approved Jan. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission Safety and Welfare Committee.

  • Valadorna will make her seasonal bow Jan. 27.

    Valadorna Set for Seasonal Bow at Fair Grounds

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, runner-up in the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), will make her seasonal bow Jan. 27 against five challengers in an allowance optional claiming test at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • HRRN Begins 2017 Season With Pegasus Coverage

    The $12 million Pegasus World Cup, which features the highly-anticipated rematch between Arrogate and California Chrome, will be aired live from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET on SiriusXM channel 93 and streamed live on the HRRN website.

  • Arrogate - Gulfstream Park, January 24, 2017

    Arrogate Gets First Look at Gulfstream Park

    Less than 15 hours after arriving in South Florida for his 4-year-old debut in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28, Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate got his first look at Gulfstream Park's main track Jan. 25.

  • I'm a Chatterbox will make her seasonal debut in the Houston Ladies.

    I'm a Chatterbox Heads Up Houston Ladies

    After weeks of uncertainty because of the quarantine at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, multiple grade 1 winner I'm a Chatterbox will make her seasonal debut as scheduled in the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes (G3) Jan. 29.

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    Arrogate Arrives at Gulfstream Park

    Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate arrived at Gulfstream Park the afternoon of Jan. 24 and settled in for his upcoming rematch with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1).

  • Master Plan wins the OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings division) by 2 1/2 lengths

    Master Plan Impresses in OBS Championship Stakes

    Master Plan began to live up to his hefty purchase price when the 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy rallied late under John Velazquez for a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 OBS Championship Stakes (colts and geldings division).

  • Finest City wins the 2017 Santa Monica Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    The Week in Photos for 1/24/2017

    Santa Monica, Lecomte, Colonel E. R. Bradley Handicap, Sunshine Millions Classic; Distaff; Filly & Mare; Sprint; Turf, Silverbulletday, Dixie Bells, California Derby, Hong Kong Class Mile and more.

  • Eragon will enjoy a five-pound allowance for not racing with Lasix in the Pegasus World Cup.

    Pegasus Features Several Unique Conditions

    From its use of stakeholders to boost the purse and help recruit horses, alternate entries, and weight allowance for horses racing without race-day furosemide, the Pegasus World Cup will offer innovative ideas on several race condition fronts.

  • Mike Smith after winning the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic

    Smith Eagerly Awaits 'Chrome'-Arrogate Rematch

    Jockey Mike Smith can't wait to get back aboard Juddmonte Farm's Arrogate to take on two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 28 at Gulfstream Park. 

  • Grey Stakes winner Golden Hawk is a finalist for champion 2-year-old male in Canada.

    Sovereign Awards Finalists Announced

    The Jockey Club of Canada on Jan. 24 announced the 2016 Sovereign Award Finalists for the 42nd annual Sovereign Awards Ceremony to honor Canada’s racing champions of 2016 and Canada’s 2016 Horse of the Year April 13 in Toronto.