Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Charles Town Races will not miss any race dates after high winds damaged three barns

    Storm Damages Barns at Charles Town

    High winds damaged three barns at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of July 5, but no horses or humans were injured and the track expects to not miss any race dates.

  • Ponder's record-breaking American Derby win in 1949

    Look Back: An American Derby to Ponder

    This week is a race recap of the 1949 American Derby at Washington Park won by Ponder written by Blood-Horse staff titled "Ponder: He Sprints to Conquer." The story ran in the Sept. 3, 1949 issue of The Blood-Horse magazine.

  • Co-owner Sol Kumin called Yoshida "the one to beat" in the Belmont Derby Invitational

    Yoshida Steps Up for Belmont Derby

    WinStar Farm and Head of Plains Partners' Yoshida will get his class tested July 8, but considering what he's done on the racetrack so far, the Japanese-bred might have the most upside in a stout Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) field.

  • Practical Joke trains at Churchill ahead of the Kentucky Derby

    Practical Joke Heads Compact Dwyer Group

    Set to make his first start since finishing fifth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Practical Joke will lead a field of five in the $400,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) July 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Abel Tasman winning the Starlet Stakes (G1) in December at Los Alamitos Race Course,

    Los Alamitos Reaccredited by NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced July 5 that Los Alamitos Race Course has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance for its Thoroughbred race meet.

  • Pee Wee Reese captures his first graded stakes win in his first try at the graded level

    Supplement Pee Wee Reese Upsets Om in American

    With even-money favorite Om close behind all the way in the $100,000 American Stakes (G3T) July 4 at Santa Anita Park, Nick Alexander's Tribal Rule homebred turned back the multiple graded stakes winner and picked up a graded victory of his own.

  • It Tiz Well after her victory in this year's Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park

    It Tiz Well, Actress to Meet in Delaware Oaks

    Southern California-based It Tiz Well will travel east for the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (G3) July 8 at Delaware Park, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies that also has attracted recent Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) winner Actress.

  • Arrogate Powering Baffert, Smith to Earnings Heights

    While Arrogate is fueling the massive earnings of Baffert and Smith, they have teamed to win grade 1 races this year with Abel Tasman and Mor Spirit. Smith also rides champion Songbird; Baffert has multiple graded stakes winner Vale Dori.

  • Hence seeks another graded win in the Iowa Derby

    Hence Heads Field of Nine in Iowa Derby

    Calumet Farm's homebred Hence will attempt to get back to the winner's circle after two off-the-board finishes in the first two legs of the Triple Crown when he lines up against eight other sophomore colts in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (G3). 

  • Without being asked, Surrender Now draws away to an eight-length victory in the Landaluce

    Surrender Now First Stakes Winner for Morning Line

    With an incredible turn of foot, Rockingham Ranch's Surrender Now opened up to an eight-length victory in the $100,000 Landaluce Stakes at Santa Anita Park July 2 to become the first stakes winner for her sire Morning Line.

  • Aldous Snow (outside) overtakes Bullards Alley near the wire to win the Singspiel by a neck

    Aldous Snow Gets Third Singspiel Victory

    In his 8-year-old debut, Aldous Snow ran down second choice Bullards Alley to win the $125,000 Singspiel Stakes (G3T) over the Woodbine turf for a third time. The victory marked the Theatrical (IRE) gelding's fifth running in the 1 1/2-mile race.

  • Go Bro (outside) just gets his head in front to take the King Edward Stakes at Woodbine

    Go Bro Upsets King Edward at 44-1

    Well positioned by jockey Jesse Campbell behind a slow early pace, Gustav Schickedanz's homebred Go Bro made a three-wide move and just outfinished grade 1 winner Hootenanny by a head to win the $175,000 King Edward Stakes (G2T) July 2 at Woodbine.

  • Ever So Clever training at Churchill Downs ahead of the Kentucky Oaks

    Ever So Clever Co-Highweight in Iowa Oaks

    In her first race since an off-the-board-effort in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), Clearview Stables' Ever So Clever will take on a field of nine other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (G3) July 6.

  • Green Mask and Javier Castellano take the Highlander by two lengths

    Green Mask Powers to Highlander Score

    Finishing a close second in last year's event, Green Mask was determined to be the winner this time as he powered down the Woodbine stretch to victory in the $250,000 Highlander Stakes (G2T) July 2. 

  • Enola Gray wins the Wilshire Stakes

    Enola Gray Speeds to Wilshire Win

    A five-time California-bred stakes winner before her start in the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (G3T), Nick Alexander's Enola Gray had yet to beat open-company stakes competition in three tries, but she cleared that hurdle impressively July 1.

  • Nancy Polk of Normandy Farm was at Churchill Downs to watch Sunny Skies romp in the Debutante Stakes

    Despite Late Night, Polk Enjoys Sunny Skies

    The 2-year-old daughter of Animal Kingdom became the first stakes winner for her sire June 30 in the $100,000 Debutante Stakes around 10:30 p.m. EDT, and Normandy Farm owner Polk, also Sunny Skies' breeder, was on hand.

  • Joe Bravo celebrates his fourth United Nations win in the past six years

    Bigger Picture Dives to Record United Nations Score

    A crafty ride from Joe Bravo set 10-1 shot Bigger Picture up with dead aim on his first grade 1 victory July 1 in the United Nations Stakes, and the 6-year-old Badge of Silver gelding responded with a dazzling win in course-record time. 

  • Multiple graded stakes winner McCraken is still chasing a grade 1 score

    Haskell Likely Next for McCraken

    Multiple graded stakes winner McCraken recorded a half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Churchill Downs July 1 in preparation for a likely start in the July 30 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1) at Monmouth Park, trainer Ian Wilkes said.