Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Martine Bellocq (right) and Pierre Bellocq Jr.

    Martine Bellocq Faces Lengthy Recovery from Burns

    The trainer who went into a burning barn Dec. 7 at San Luis Rey Training Center has third-degree burns on 60% of her body, and although she has made some progress, the challenges ahead are substantial, according to her husband, Pierre Bellocq Jr.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Again Named Top Mid-Atlantic Horse

    For the second time in three years, Stellar Wind has been chosen as the top horse bred in the mid-Atlantic region in the final Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred/The Racing Biz Top Midlantic-bred Poll.

  • Sharp Azteca

    Paolucci Secures Two Pegasus Entries, Eyes Third

    Owner Ron Paolucci, who races as Loooch Racing Stable, has worked out a deal to run Ivan Rodriguez's Sharp Azteca and his co-owned War Story in the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1). He is eyeing a spot for his Game Over.

  • Dan Rosenberg (left) receives the Allaire du Pont Leadership Award from Thoroughbred Charities of America president Mike McMahon

    Rosenberg, Caribbean Group Honored by TCA

    The 28th annual Thoroughbred Charities of America stallion season auction and celebration honored Dan Rosenberg and Caribbean Thoroughbred Aftercare during its main fundraising event Jan. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.

  • Tim Ritvo

    Tim Ritvo Lays Out Substantial Changes for Santa Anita

    Tim Ritvo stressed that drastic changes—ideas to expand the barn area, build a second turf course, expand the main track, and build a brand-new training facility in nearby West Covina, Calif.—are not only desired, but essential for Santa Anita.

  • Bolt d'Oro is a finalist for champion 2-year-old male

    San Felipe New Goal for Bolt d'Oro

    Mick Ruis holds more than a modicum of hope that Bolt d'Oro, a finalist for 2017 champion 2-year-old male, will embark on the Triple Crown trail after missing valuable training time recently due to a pulled muscle.

  • Gun Runner will line up for the last race of his career in the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup

    Gun Runner, Seeking the Soul Continue Pegasus Works

    Horse of the Year favorite Gun Runner had another methodical work on his march to Gulfstream Park's $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1), motoring six furlongs in 1:13 1/5 with Gettysburg at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 7.

  • Stellar Wind at the Keeneland November sale

    Stellar Wind Serious in Latest Pegasus Work

    Stellar Wind, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2015 and a six-time grade 1 winner, breezed for the first time as a 6-year-old the morning of Jan. 7, as she continued preparations for a start in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) Jan. 27.

  • McKinzie cruises to the wire to win the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    McKinzie Shines in Sham

    McKinzie's run in the final furlong of the $100,000 Sham Stakes (G3) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park looked more like at typical workout for trainer Bob Baffert than any kind of arduous test on the early Triple Crown trail.

  • Mask and Javier Castellano win the Mucho Macho Man Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Mask Makes it Look Easy in Mucho Macho Man

    The first take-notice effort from a classic prospect came six days into the calendar year as Mask made his challengers pay for letting him have things his own way during a 6 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes Jan. 6.

  • Flameaway wins the Kitten's Joy Stakes

    Flameaway Game in Kitten’s Joy Win

    Guided by jockey Julien Leparoux through a ground-saving trip, Flameaway battled back when challenged in the deep stretch to win the $100,000 Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park Jan. 6. 

  • Ax Man wins a conditional maiden special weight race at Santa Anita Jan. 1

    Santa Anita Tries Out New Conditions to Retain Owners

    In an effort to relieve some of the frustration regarding horse ownership, Santa Anita Park has instituted conditions at the maiden special weight level based on auction price and at the claiming level based on barn size, in limited races.

  • Larry Jones has a trio of 3-year-olds primed for the first Road to the Kentucky Derby qualifier in Louisiana

    Jones Primes Trio for Lecomte Stakes

    Trainer Larry Jones can't help but speak blessings of his three contenders for the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3) coming up Jan. 13 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, the first of the Louisiana oval's three prep races Road To The Kentucky Derby.

  • Gun Runner breezes to a decisive victory in the  Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 4 at Del Mar

    Gun Runner Heads Up Eclipse Award Finalists

    The expected coronation of Gun Runner took a step closer to becoming official Jan. 5, when the reigning Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner was announced as one of the three finalists in the Eclipse Award balloting for 2017 Horse of the Year.

  • Win the War pulls away to win the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine

    Undefeated Win the War Ships West for Santa Ynez

    A 3-year-old daughter of War Front owned by Gary Barber and John Oxley, Win the War won the Glorious Song Stakes by 11 1/4 lengths last time out and will try dirt for the first time in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bolo

    Bolo Sidelined After Training Injury

    Golden Pegasus Racing and Earle Mack's multiple grade 2 winner Bolo will miss his scheduled start in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (G2T) Jan. 6 at Santa Anita Park because of an injury he sustained in his final workout for the race Dec. 30.

  • 2017 Turfway Park Snow Scene

    Turfway Park Cancels Jan. 4 Racing

    With wind-chill temperatures again predicted to drop below zero during racing hours, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Jan. 4.

  • Harmonize lands her first graded stakes score in the 2015 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland

    Grade 1 Winner Harmonize Retired

    Grade 1 winner Harmonize has been retired from racing and will be bred to WinStar Farm's More Than Ready, owner Larkin Armstrong announced via Twitter Jan. 1. 

  • Pee Wee Reese gets an easy score in the Joe Hernandez Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 1

    Pee Wee Reese Starts Year With Joe Hernandez Score

    Owner Nicholas Alexander started 2018 off with a bang as his homebred Pee Wee Reese, named after the late Hall of Fame shortstop for the Dodgers, grabbed the lead early and stole the show in the $75,000 Joe Hernandez Stakes Jan. 1.