Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Master David Gets Turf Opportunity in Kent BC

    Master David is entered in the $250,000 Kent Breeders' Cup (gr. IIIT) on the Delaware Park turf Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile Kent has attracted a field of nine 3-year-olds.

  • Ask for the Moon Among 4 Declining American Oaks

    Ask for the Moon, Lucifer's Stone, Sister Star and Super Bobbina have declined invitations to the $750,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) July 3, Hollywood Park Racing secretary Martin Panza said Wednesday.

  • Undefeated Shiloh Bound Back in Training

    Trainer Walter Bindner has a lot to smile about these days. First there is Stephen Foster (gr. I) winner Colonial Colony and now the return to training by Twin Lantern Racing Stables unbeaten Shiloh Bound.

  • Colonial Colony Headed to Suburban

    Lakeside Farm's Colonial Colony, upset winner of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) is headed to Belmont Park to make his next start in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. I) on July 3.

  • Epsom Derby winner North Light seeks the Irish classic equivalent Sunday.

    Epsom Derby Top Three Headline Irish Derby

    The top three finishers from the June 5 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I)‹North Light, Rule of Law, and Let The Lion Roar, respectively‹are among 13 confirmed for Sunday?s Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) at The Curragh racecourse.

  • Seattle Fitz To Skip Suburban and Point to Whitney

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Seattle Fitz, who posted impressive back-to-back victories in the (gr. III) Schaefer at Pimlico and the (gr. II) Brooklyn Handicap at Belmont, will skip the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) on July 3 and make his next start in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) on Aug. 7 at Saratoga.

  • Nick Zito

    Zito Gearing Up For Second-Half Assault

    Nick Zito has been busy recently trying to come up with a schedule for his talented arsenal of 3-year-olds. Even with the loss of Eurosilver, Zito is loaded as he sets his sights on a number of major stakes, beginning with the July 11 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Smarty Jones, may be Haskell bound.

    Smarty Jones May Return in Haskell; Pa. Derby On Tap

    After talking to owner Roy Chapman Monday morning, trainer John Servis has mapped out a tentative plan for Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones that includes the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), Pegasus Handicap (gr. III), and finally the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Offlee Wild, defeating Funny Cide in Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap.

    Offlee Wild Nips Funny Cide in Mass 'Cap

    Funny Cide gave his all, but he could not hold off the stalking Offlee Wild in a tremendous three-way stretch duel in the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Suffolk Downs.

  • One For Rose On Top Again in Ontario Matron

    Stronach Stable's solid stakes-winning mare Winning Chance has faced reigning older female Sovereign Award champion One For Rose in five of her last six starts, including Sunday's $175,750 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine, and finished second each time.

  • Sir Cherokee Sidelined After Ankle Surgery

    Domino Stud's Sir Cherokee, winner of the 2003 Arkansas Derby (gr. II), is taking some time off after undergoing surgery to remove a bone chip from his left front ankle.

  • Lovato Ends Slump With Four Wins at Arlington

    Veteran rider Frankie Lovato Jr. broke out of his seasonal shutout in a big way Saturday by registering the first four-win afternoon by any jockey riding during the current session at Arlington Park.

  • Team Valor Parts Ways With Ralph Nicks

    Team Valor has ended its employment contract with Ralph Nicks, who took over training for the Kentucky-based stable of syndicated runners in January.

  • With Patience Relentless in Somethingroyal

    With Patience unleashed a furious stretch run to just nail pacesetter Bright Gold in the final strides of the $50,000 Somethingroyal Stakes for Virginia-bred fillies and mares at Colonial Downs on Saturday.

  • Perfect Drift Nearly Ready to Resume Training

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, winner of the 2003 Stephen Foster Handicap and third to Colonial Colony in this year's renewal of the grade I race, continues his rapid recovery from throat surgery and is scheduled to return to training early <br>next week.

  • Suburban Possible for Colonial Colony

    While they have a trip to Iowa for the Cornhusker (gr. III) penciled in for Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Colonial Colony, owner Chris Nolan and trainer Walter Bindner say they're also considering The Suburban Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Top Foreign Fillies Invited to American Oaks

    Dance in the Mood and Ask for the Moon, group I winners from Japan and France, respectively, head a list of 14 fillies invited to contest the third running of the $750,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park (gr. IT) on July 3.

  • Hopelessly Devoted Upsets Susan's Girl

    Liberty Stable's Hopelessly Devoted swung to the outside leaving the second turn and blew by the Richetta to pull away to a smashing four-length win in the $175,300 Susan's Girl Breeders' Cup Stakes for 3-year old fillies.

  • Misty Sixes Bounces Away to Obeah Win

    Puglisi Stable's Misty Sixes established herself as one of the early favorites for the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 18 with an authoritative 2 1/2-length victory Saturday in the $100,000 Obeah Handicap for fillies and mares.

  • Slew Valley Slays Wando in King Edward

    Slew Valley, expertly ridden by Jim McAleney, collared Shoal Water in the final sixteenth and outfought his rival to the wire, scoring a neck victory in Saturday's $324,300 King Edward Breeders' Cup (Can-II) on the Woodbine turf.

  • Maysville Slew Wins Dallas Turf Cup, Tops $1M

    Popular 8-year-old gelding Maysville Slew became a millionaire when he rallied from far back to win Saturday's $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Boomzeeboom Steps Out in Affirmed Handicap

    Boomzeeboom, passed in the stretch by his stablemate Twice as Bad, responded to exuberant urging from Victor Espinoza and came back on the inside to post a half-length victory in the $110,200 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park Saturday.

  • Champali Answers Aristides Bell

    Champali benefited from a blistering pace in Saturday's $162,150 Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III), overcoming a poor start to post a convincing 3 1/4-length triumph.

  • Chicago BC 'Cap No Sweat for My Trusty Cat

    Carl F. Pollard's My Trusty Cat made a last-to-first rally to win the $175,000 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares by 1 ¾ lengths over Our Josephina on Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Sightseek, impresseive in Ogden Phipps Handicap victory.

    Sightseek Dominates Phipps 'Cap; Azeri Last

    Juddmonte Farms' Sightseek turned in a brilliant performance Saturday in winning the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park. Champion Azeri faded to finish last by 11 3/4 lengths in her third consecutive defeat.

  • Horse Park to Unveil Secretariat Statue July 17

    The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington will dedicate a statue of 1973 Triple Crown champion Secretariat on July 17. The unveiling is part of a two-day celebration designed to allow the horse-loving community to pay tribute to the legacy of the horse known fondly as "Big Red."

  • Castledale Headed for Swaps Stakes

    Castledale, upset winner of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), is training well for a projected return in the $400,000-added Swaps Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) on July 10, co-owner Frank Lyons said Friday.

  • Hollywood Gold Cup Next for Southern Image

    Trainer Mike Machowsky said Friday that Southern Image will probably make his next start in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) on July 10 at Hollywood Park following the 4-year-old colt's runner-up finish in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

  • Warleigh Favored in Dallas Turf Cup

    Warleigh, winner of the $200,000 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap, was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's $200,000 Dallas Turf Cup at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • Bay Meadows BC Sprint Promises Plenty of Speed

    Fans will be treated to a dazzling display of speed Saturday at Bay Meadows when the very quick geldings Giovannetti and Hombre Rapido hook up in the $125,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. III).

  • Wando Makes Woodbine Return in King Edward

    After two starts in the United States, Wando, Canada's reigning Horse of the Year, makes his 2004 Woodbine debut on Saturday in the $324,300 King Edward Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II).

  • Azeri, faces three talented rivals in Ogden Phipps Handicap.

    Three Talented Rivals For Azeri in Phipps

    Just three accepted the challenge of extending Azeri's two-race losing streak in Saturday's $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park, but the task figures to be far from easy for the 6-year-old champion.

  • Colonial Colony Headed for Cornhusker

    Lakeside Stable's Colonial Colony, the upset winner over an elite field in the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 12 at Churchill Downs, will make his next start at Iowa's Prairie Meadows.

  • Mountain General Seeks Aristides Repeat

    Defending champion Mountain General faces a rematch with veteran sprint star Beau's Town in Saturday's $150,000-added Aristides Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.