Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Apple Betty with John Velazquez wins the River Memories at Belmont Park July 9

    Apple Betty, Suffused Head Deep Waya Field

    Five fillies and mares that competed in the River Memories Stakes at Belmont Park in early July will return in the $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes (G3T) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 5, including the top three finishers.

  • Avenge

    Avenge Back at Del Mar for Yellow Ribbon

    Ramona Bass' Avenge began her ascent to a top-level turf female on the West Coast during the summer meet at Del Mar in 2016 and the 5-year-old mare will return to the seaside turf course Aug. 5 in the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (G2T).

  • Carina Mia

    Carina Mia Finds Her Luster in Shine Again

    The form from the Ogden Phipps Stakes (G1) continued to hold up well as Carina Mia became the third next-out winner from that Belmont race when she made quick work of the Shine Again Stakes field at Saratoga for new trainer Chad Brown.

  • Mississippi Delta won the Ladies Sprint Stakes at Kentucky Downs last year

    Kentucky Downs to Pay $750 for Sixth Through Last

    Because of business surpassing projections—including a best-ever July with its historical horse racing operation—every horse running at Kentucky Downs' highly acclaimed September meet will earn at least $750.

  • Gun Runner leads by seven lengths at the wire in the Stephen Foster Handicap

    All Eyes on Gun Runner in Whitney Stakes

    With rain in the forecast and a rabbit entered to try and disrupt his rhythm, Gun Runner will no doubt elevate himself should the 4-5 morning-line favorite run to form in the Aug. 5 Whitney Stakes (G1) over 1 1/8 miles.

  • Here Comes When (outside) outfights Ribchester to win the Sussex Stakes

    Here Comes When Strikes in Sussex Upset

    When heavy rains came and Churchill (IRE) was scratched from the Aug. 2 Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) at Goodwood, the race looked to be there for the taking for Ribchester (IRE). It almost worked out that way.

  • Yoshida looks to rebound from his defeat as the favorite in the Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes

    Balanced Field Set for Hall of Fame Stakes

    On the day a new set of Racing Hall of Fame inductees are installed, a few connections look to add to their resumes in the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2T) going 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4.

  • Patch is the second choice on the morning line for the West Virginia Derby

    Patch, Lookin At Lee Head West Virginia Derby Field

    Calumet Farm's homebred Patch, the popular classic-placed colt from the barn of trainer Todd Pletcher, heads up a field of 11 sophomore runners scheduled to meet in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby Aug. 5 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Winter after winning the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Winter Risks Win Streak at Goodwood

    Multiple group 1 heroine Winter (IRE) puts her three-race winning streak on the line Aug. 3 at Goodwood, taking on older rivals and 10 furlongs for the first time in the Qatar Nassau Stakes (G1).

  • David Flores aboard Zenyatta in 2008

    Jockey David Flores Retires From Riding

    David Flores got a handshake from Del Mar president Joe Harper and a pat on the back from fellow jockey Gary Stevens just after the second race, but he lingered around the winner's circle for a while July 30 to soak in the moment with his family.

  • Wekeela wins the Matchmaker with a ground saving trip

    Wekeela Wins Matchmaker over Miss Temple City

    A ground-saving trip on the inside by Javier Castellano enabled Wekeela to open up down the Monmouth Park stretch and best multiple grade 1 winner Miss Temple City in the $100,000 WinStar Matchmaker Stakes (G3T) July 30. 

  • Money Multiplier takes the Monmouth Stakes in his season debut

    Money Multiplier Breaks Through in Monmouth Stakes

    Going off as the 4-5 favorite in his first start of the year, Money Multiplier ran as expected for trainer Chad Brown to win over five others in the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes (G2T) July 30 and earn his first graded stakes victory.

  • Ransom the Moon (inside) wins the Bing Crosby, with Roy H, Moe Candy (outside), and a riderless Drefong just behind

    Ransom the Moon Wins Wild Bing Crosby

    A few strides into the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar, champion sprinter Drefong dropped jockey Mike Smith to the main track. Even though he was ineligible to win after that point, the colt had an undisputed impact on who won the race.

  • Hunter O'Riley flies down the stretch to capture the  Bowling Green Stakes

    Hunter O'Riley Goes Last to First in Bowling Green

    The 16-1 longshot in the field of seven, long-distance specialist Hunter O'Riley surged down the Saratoga Race Course stretch July 29 and managed to snag a win in the final strides of the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (G2T). 

  • Coal Front stays undefeated with a victory in the Amsterdam Stakes

    Coal Front Continues Streak in Amsterdam

    Winning his first two starts by a combined 9 1/4 lengths, Coal Front took another step forward in his short career when he extended his win streak to three races and picked up his first graded score in the $200,000 Amsterdam Stakes (G2). 

  • Jockey Victor Espinoza celebrates after his victory aboard Accelerate in the San Diego Handicap

    Accelerate Pointing for Pacific Classic

    A week after stunning Arrogate, the world's top-rated horse, with Hronis Racing's Accelerate in the TVG San Diego Handicap (G2), trainer John Sadler is already eyeing a potential rematch with the gray.

  • Outplay wins the Curlin Stakes

    Outplay Outclasses Competition in Curlin Stakes

    The few erratic strides Outplay produced down the lane of the 1 1/8-miles test did little to deter from the dominant effort he was in the midst of, as the Todd Pletcher-trainee had little company during his 5 3/4-length win at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sharp Azteca wins the Hardacre Mile Gulfstream Park Handicap

    Sharp Azteca, Classy Class Head Monmouth Cup

    Coming off a game runner-up effort to Mor Spirit last month in the Mohegan Sun Metropolitan Handicap (G1), Sharp Azteca aims to find his way back to the winner's circle in the Monmouth Cup Stakes (G3) July 30.

  • Inflexibility gallops on the Tapeta at Woodbine

    Inflexibility, Enstone Vie in Wonder Where

    Trainer Chad Brown will send Inflexibility up against a field of six others, including Bison City Stakes winner Enstone, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes for 3-year-old fillies foaled in Canada July 30.