Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Tricky Escape's win in the Cardinal Handicap has been reinstated to grade 3 status

    Cardinal Handicap Reinstated to Grade 3 Status

    The American Graded Stakes Committee has reinstated the Nov. 18 running of the Cardinal Handicap over the main track at Churchill Downs to grade 3 status following a review of the 1 1/8-mile test originally slated to be conducted on the turf.

  • Santa Anita's initiative aims to attract out-of-state horsemen

    Santa Anita Institutes 'Ship and Stay' Program

    With its traditional Winter Meet opener looming Dec. 26, Santa Anita Park announced a first-ever "Ship and Stay" program that is intended to attract out-of-state horsemen and to incentivize them to keep running in California throughout the new year.

  • Heartwood pulls off a big upset in the Steel Valley Sprint Stakes

    Heartwood Upsets Steel Valley Sprint

    Heartwood recovered from a minor stumble at the start and four-wide trip around the turn to post a big upset victory at odds of 68-1 in the $200,000 Steel Valley Sprint Stakes at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course Nov. 20.

  • Daddys Lil Darling works over the turf course at Keeneland in October

    Daddys Lil Darling Tops Mrs. Revere Stakes

    Normandy Farm homebred Daddys Lil Darling is set to take on a field of 10 other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs, where she has finished first or second in three graded stakes efforts.

  • Win the War surges ahead of Grace and Dignity to win the Glorious Song Stakes in the Woodbine stretch

    Win the War Dominates Glorious Song Stakes

    Win the War waited patiently to make her move around fading favorite Grace and Dignity, who set a quick early pace, and drew off to a 11 1/4-length win in the $100,000 Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine. 

  • Hoppertunity won the 2014 Clark

    Hoppertunity, Diversify Head Clark Handicap

    Multiple grade 1 winner Hoppertunity will attempt to join an exclusive club of two-time winners when he lines up for his fourth $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (G1) Nov. 24 at Churchill Downs. 

  • Dream Tree (inside) holds off a closing Midnight Bisou in the Desi Arnaz Stakes at Del Mar

    Dream Tree Holds Off Midnight Bisou in Desi Arnaz

    Just more than three weeks after their debut race, when Dream Tree held off a closing Midnight Bisou by a desperate nose at Santa Anita Park, the stage was set again during the stretch run in the $100,000 Desi Arnaz Stakes Nov. 18 at Del Mar.

  • Fire Away wins the Artie Schiller Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack

    Fire Away on the Mark in Artie Schiller

    Phipps Stable's homebred Fire Away overtook Monster Bea in the stretch and outkicked his rival by a length to post his first win in more than a year when he captured the $150,000 Artie Schiller Stakes Nov. 18 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Farrell takes the Nov. 4 Chilukki Stakes by a length at Churchill Downs Sept. 23 to return to winning form

    Farrell Could Try Turf in Next Start

    Coffee Pot Stables' Farrell, the one-length winner of the Chilukki Stakes (G2), may try turf for the first time in the Nov. 24 Mrs. Revere Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Wayne Catalano.

  • El Deal took the July 29 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap at Saratoga by eight lengths in his most recent victory

    Grade 1 winner El Deal Retired

    El Deal, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course this July, has been retired from racing, owners Al and Michelle Crawford announced Nov. 17.  

  • Santa Anita Park

    CHRB Conditionally Approves California Meet Proposals

    The CHRB conditionally approved racing meet applications for both Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields during its monthly meeting Nov. 16 at Del Mar, but the conditions are far from settled with opening day for both meets just around the corner.

  • Racing at Golden Gate Fields

    Golden Gate to Close as Auxiliary Stable in 2018

    Tim Ritvo says, even though it may result in a significant loss to Northern California's horse population, the current plan for the 2018 season is to shut down Golden Gate Fields as an auxiliary stable for about two months of fair racing.

  • Trevor Denman

    Denman Elected to SCSB Hall of Fame

    Veteran announcer Trevor Denman will become one of two members of the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Hall of Fame when he is inducted at the 27th annual SCSB Awards Luncheon Jan. 22, 2018, at Lakeside Golf Club in Toluca Lake.

  • Greyvitos wins the Bob Hope Stakes at Del Mar

    Greyvitos Speeds to 19-1 Upset in Bob Hope Stakes

    With the addition of blinkers and some aggressive riding from Victor Espinoza, the 2-year-old Malibu Moon colt shot to the front in the seven-furlong test and led every step of the way to break his maiden in the grade 3 event.

  • Redzel takes the Darley Classic at Flemington

    Redzel Rolls Again in Darley Classic

    Redzel followed up his victory in the TAB Everest Stakes by taking command early in the Darley Classic (G1) at Flemington Nov. 11 and holding off longshot Terravista for his sixth straight win.

  • Phil Serpe

    Wingman Gives Trainer Serpe Milestone Win

    Chester and Mary Broman's Wingman rallied from eighth to post a clear victory in the final race at Aqueduct Racetrack Nov. 9, giving veteran trainer Phil Serpe the 1,000th victory of his career.

  • Battle of Midway with his WinStar and Don Alberto connections in the winner's circle after taking the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Battle of Midway Retired to WinStar for 2018

    WinStar Farm announced Nov. 9 that Battle of Midway, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018. His fee will be $20,000, stands and nurses.