Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Randaroo, with John Velazquez riding, wins the $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap, Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Randaroo Romps in Shirley Jones Handicap

    Joseph Allen's Randaroo got the jump on the better-fancied Harmony Lodge and the speedy filly turned what was supposed to be a match race between the two into a 7 1/4-length romp in the $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Premier Night Has It All--Including Super Bowl QB

    An appearance by Jake Delhomme -- this time in the role of Thoroughbred owner -- was just one of many highlights on an evening when more than $1 million in purse money was up for grabs for Louisiana-breds at Delta Downs Racetrack & Casino.

  • Domestic Dispute, left, out runs During, center, and Buckland Manor to win the Strub Stakes, Saturday at Santa Anita.

    No Argument: Domestic Dispute Tops in Strub

    Domestic Dispute, who hadn't reached the winner's circle in more than a year, rallied in spite of trouble in the stretch run to defeat During and his former trainer Bob Baffert by a neck in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Imperialism, front left, charges from well behind the pack to win the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes.

    Calder Invader Imperialism Wins San Vicente

    Calder shipper Imperialism caught 11-10 favorite Hosco inside the final eighth of a mile to register a 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 San Vicente (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Game Miss Coronado Hangs on in Davona Dale

    Stonerside Stable's homebred Miss Coronado, shipping from Southern California and making her first start on the dirt, held off Eye Dazzler, Society Selection and Last Song in going gate to wire to win the $150,000 Davona Dale (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jockey Perry Ouzts Reaches 4,500-Win Mark

    Veteran jockey Perry Ouzts won his 4,500th race Sunday at muddy Turfway Park after riding Private Ambition to a 1 3/4-length victory in the third race, a $5,000 claiming event.

  • Frisky Spider Spins Trainer's Head in Work

    Frisky Spider's seven-furlong workout in preparation for Saturday's $250,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Gulfstream Park had trainer Bob Durso excited Sunday morning.

  • Azeri Breezes for New Trainer Lukas

    Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, had her first official workout in the care of her new trainer, D. Wayne Lukas Sunday morning, breezing three furlongs in :35 1/5.

  • Halfbridled On Course for Las Virgenes

    Undefeated Eclipse Award champion Halfbridled is on course to make her 3-year-old debut in next Sunday's $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at one mile.

  • Alke Stops Cajun Beat in Deputy Minister

    Alke kept the pressure on Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) champion Cajun Beat from the outset, poking a head in front in the stretch and going on to his fourth straight win in the $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Jockey Fogelsonger Returning to Maryland

    Ryan Fogelsonger, the 2002 Eclipse Award winner as the nation's outstanding apprentice jockey, will return to Maryland to continue his riding career following his riding obligations at Santa Anita Sunday.

  • Turfway Cancels Remainder of Racing Sunday

    Citing track conditions, Turfway Park canceled races 4-10 on Sunday's 10-race card. Three races were completed without incident. Racing is scheduled to resume Wednesday, February 11, at 5:30 p.m.

  • Wixoe Express Roars Back to Win Tanforan

    Piers Pottinger's Irish bred Wixoe Express looked beaten in upper stretch by pacesetter Expresso Bay in Saturday's $84,900 Tanforan Handicap, but responded under jockey Matt Garcia to pull away in the final furlong for a two-length victory on a yielding Golden Gate Fields' turf course.

  • Lanerie Rings Up Win No. 2,000

    Jockey Corey Lanerie won two races on Saturday's card at Fair Grounds to reach 2,000 wins in his 13-year riding career.

  • Little Matth Man comes from behind to take a sloppy Whirlaway Stakes, Saturday at Aqueduct.

    Whirlaway Adds Up for Little Matth Man

    Vincent Papandrea's Little Matth Man, last most of the way, gobbled up the muddy inner dirt track at Aqueduct on Saturday afternoon, and rallied for an upset victory in the $82,875 Whirlaway for 3-year-olds at a mile and a sixteenth.

  • Godolphin's Catstar Grabs UAE 1,000 Guineas

    Frankie Dettori, Saeed bin Suroor and Godolphin opened their account for the season when Catstar made virtually all the running to win the UAE 1,000 Guineas, a mile conditions race on the dirt.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Action This Day returns Sunday.

    Action This Day Returns in Sunday's Sham Stakes

    Action This Day, last year's 2-year-old champion, makes his long-awaited return in Sunday's nine-furlong Sham Stakes. Trained by Richard Mandella, Action This Day will face six opponents, including promising Derby hopefuls trained by Bob Baffert and Bobby Frankel.

  • Funny Cide Schools; Ready for Donn

    Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who will start in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, schooled in the paddock before Friday's first race.

  • Harmony Lodge, shown winning the Ballerina, seeks fourth straight stakes win.

    Harmony Lodge Out to Win Another Gulfstream Stakes

    Harmony Lodge goes for her fourth Gulfstream stakes victory -- and her fourth stakes score in a row -- when she tops a field of eight in Sunday's $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) over seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park.

  • Racing to Resume at Turfway Park; Rowland Still Critical

    Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky will resume live racing tonight (Feb. 6) after canceling last night out of respect for injured jockey Michael Rowland, who remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

  • Sunland Park Sets Handle Record

    Sunland Park set a single day handle record Feb. 3, when more than $2 million was wagered at the New Mexico racetrack.

  • Aqueduct, Laurel Cancel Friday Racing

    Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.

  • Day, With Anticipation Third in Gulf Return

    Veterans Pat Day and the 9-year-old gelding With Anticipation were back in tandem for their 2004 debut at Gulfstream Park on Thursday afternoon, and although they didn't reach the winner's circle, it was a successful return.

  • Toccet's Owner Protests Strub Weights to Santa Anita Stewards

    Daniel Borislow, owner of Toccet, has sent a letter of protest to the Santa Anita stewards, claiming the colt's 123-pound weight assignment for Saturday's Strub Stakes (gr. II) is incorrect. Toccet will carry topweight in the 1 1/8-mile race, run under allowance conditions.

  • Luck Changed With Weather for Strub Contender

    A change in the weather proved fortuitous for trainer Paco Gonzalez and Buckland Manor, who enters Saturday's $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita off a two-length victory in the Sir Beaufort, which was switched from the turf to the main track Dec. 26 due to rain.

  • Action This Day 'Feeling Great' in Thursday Breeze

    David Flores says he is unconcerned about whether there will be sufficient pace for Action This Day when the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) champion makes his 3-year-old debut in Sunday's $75,000 Sham Stakes at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Fairly Ransom Will Try to Atone in 'Obispo

    Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) winner Fairly Ransom, unplaced as the favorite in the San Marcos Handicap (gr. IIT) in his last start, will get a chance to redeem himself in the Feb. 16 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita, Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally said.

  • Cajun Beat, Society Selection Featured on Donn Undercard

    Grade I winner Society Selection leads a field of seven set for the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies and 2003 champion sprinter Cajun Beat will also face six rivals in the Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III).

  • Quick Action Stretches Out in Whirlaway

    One of the more important starts of the year for trainer D. Wayne Lukas racing stable will take place on the first Saturday in February at Aqueduct as Overbrook Farm's Quick Action faces his first test around two turns. The $75,000 Whirlaway for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles will help determine whether or not the son of Carson City continues on the Triple Crown trail.

  • Little Jim Takes UAE Two Thousand Guineas

    The Satish Seemar-trained Little Jim was a convincing winner of the UAE Two Thousand Guineas (UAE-III) on his local debut at Nad Al Sheba Feb. 5 to confirm the good impression the colt had made in his native Argentina last year.

  • Graded Stakes Schedule Set for Canada

    The Jockey Club of Canada's Canadian Graded Stakes Committee has released its 2004 list of graded stakes, which numbers 38 races, with three graded I events, the Pattison Canadian International, Atto Mile, and E.P. Taylor, all of which are contested at Woodbine.