Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • The paddock at Presque Isle Downs

    Churchill Downs to Purchase Presque Isle Downs

    Churchill Downs Incorporated has entered into two separate definitive purchase agreements to acquire Presque Isle Downs & Casino and Lady Luck Casino for total aggregate consideration of approximately $229.5 million, it was announced Feb. 28.

  • Sadler's Joy will return to the familiar Gulfstream Park course March 3

    Sadler’s Joy Begins Season in Mac Diarmida

    While his seasonal debut will take place about a month later this year compared with last year, Sadler's Joy will return to Gulfstream Park to launch his 5-year-old season in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2T) March 3.

  • Winx after winning her third straight Cox Plate

    Winx Goes For 23 Straight in Chipping Norton

    With her jockey back from suspension and the prospect of a foreign tour in her future, Australia's mighty mare Winx (AUS) seeks her 23rd straight win in the TAB Chipping Norton Stakes (G1) March 3 at Royal Randwick.

  • Walk in the Sun sold for more than $1.5 million at the 2017 Arqana Breeze Up sale

    Bright Start Continues for Walk in the Sun

    Phoenix Thoroughbred's Walk in the Sun rolled to a seven-length victory Feb. 27 in a novice stakes on the all-weather track at Lingfield as the promising 3-year-old stayed perfect in two career starts. 

  • Trainer Graham Motion plans to send the the 5-year-old into graded company for his next start

    Encouraging U.S. Debut for India's 'Secretariat'

    Referred to by many in his native land as "the Secretariat of Indian Thoroughbred racing," Serjeant At Arms turned in a solid performance in his United States debut Feb. 23 when second in an allowance-optional claiming race at Tampa Bay Downs. 

  • Conquest Tsunami wins the Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Conquest Tsunami Leads Miller Sweep in Daytona

    The 6-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding led a charge of Peter Miller trainees through the stretch of the turf sprint and held off stablemates Stormy Liberal and Calculator to claim his first graded stakes victory.

  • Juvenile champion Good Magic works Feb. 24 at Palm Meadows Training Center

    Good Magic Puts in Final Work for Seasonal Debut

    Reigning juvenile champion Good Magic turned in his final workout Feb. 24 in advance of his expected seasonal bow in the March 3 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2), clocking a half mile in :48.30 at Palm Meadows Training Center.

  • Reride

    Reride Takes Aim at Mine That Bird Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Reride will take on a field of eight other 3-year-old males, including Riley Allison Stakes winner Runaway Ghost, in Sunland Park's $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby.

  • Petrov

    Petrov’s Connections Consider Stakes Options

    Grade 3-placed Petrov will be considered for a return to stakes action following his comeback victory in the eighth race Feb. 18 at Oaklawn Park, an allowance/optional claiming sprint, said co-owner and trainer Ron Moquett. 

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Park to Increase Overnight Purses

    Gulfstream Park announced Feb. 23 it will increase overnight purses 10% beginning Wednesday, March 7 through the end of the Championship Meet on Sunday, April 1.

  • Caledonia Road trains before her Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies victory at Del Mar

    Caledonia Road Gets Back to Work in Florida

    The 2017 champion 2-year-old filly has been on the muscle with trainer Ralph Nicks in Florida, and finally was able to stretch her legs for the first time this season with a three-furlong move in :38.45.  

  • Morning activity in the barn area at Los Alamitos

    EHV-1 Positive Triggers Quarantine at Los Alamitos

    A pony based at Los Alamitos Race Course was euthanized and later tested positive for the "wild-type" strain of equine herpesvirus type 1, which forced a barn at the Southern California racetrack to go through quarantine procedures.

  • Barns damaged by the Dec. 7 fire at San Luis Rey Training Center

    San Luis Rey Set to Reopen in April

    After the Dec. 7 fire that decimated San Luis Rey Training Center, the facility in Bonsall, Calif., is scheduled to reopen in early April, according to racing executives in Southern California.

  • Janoobi wins the Zabeel Mile at Meydan Racecourse

    Improving Janoobi Lands Zabeel Mile

    Trainer Mike de Kock's history of success in the $250,000 Zabeel Mile sponsored by District One Legacy (G2) continued Feb. 22 when sent Janoobi (SAF) out to victory in the 1,600-meter turf test at Meydan.

  • Money Multiplier wins the 2017 Monmouth Stakes at Monmouth Park

    Money Multiplier Sharp for Emir's Trophy

    The $1 million H.H. The Emir's Trophy, Presented by Longines, a group 1 in Qatar, has attracted an international field for the Feb. 24 renewal at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha—a group locals see as formidable.

  • Calculator is undefeated in three starts sprinting down the hillside course at Santa Anita Park

    Miller Trio Hits Hillside for Daytona Stakes

    Miller said all three entrants for the about 6 1/2-furlong grass sprint—Calculator, Conquest Tsunami, and 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner Stormy Liberal—are potential prospects for the $1 million Al Quoz Sprint (G1) March 31.

  • Trainer Peter Miller pets Roy H after the gelding's Palos Verdes Stakes win at Santa Anita Park

    Champion Roy H to Prep for Dubai in Triple Bend

    After champion sprinter Roy H began his 2018 season with the easiest of victories in the Palos Verdes Stakes (G2), trainer Peter Miller mentioned a run in the March 10 Triple Bend (G1) might come next, but he only recently decided.

  • Woodbine Announces 2018 Stakes Schedule

    Woodbine Entertainment announced its stakes schedule for the 2018 Thoroughbred racing season with 96 stakes highlighted by the 159th running of the $1 million Queen's Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown.