Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

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    NYRA to Enact New Tax Regulations

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has quickly moved to be in compliance with updated tax regulations adopted Monday by the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

  • TwinSpires in Front of New Rules

    TwinSpires, an online horse racing wagering company, announced that its website will be implementing the new rules on withholdings Sept. 28, which will benefit horseplayers in the form of less reporting requirements.

  • Churchill Downs to Implement New Tote Changes

    United Tote, the provider of pari-mutuel tote services to more than 150 racing operations, will implement changes to its systems Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs that will benefit horseplayers through a change in reporting requirements for certain payouts

  • Elate wins the Alabama Stakes Aug. 19 at Saratoga Race Course

    Elate Faces Older in Beldame Stakes

    As the lone top-level winner in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1) field, Elate appears to be poised for success in her initial try against older horses Sept. 30 at Belmont Park.

  • Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. (right), a native of Puerto Rico, waited anxiously for news on Hurricane Maria

    Hurricane Maria Impacts New York Racing Families

    Irad Ortiz Jr., one of the nation's top jockeys, was born in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, and was one of many at Belmont who nervously awaited a shred of news from the devastated island.

  • Arrogate works a bullet five furlongs at Santa Anita Sept. 26

    Arrogate Looks Like Old Self in Bullet Work

    In his second work since finishing second to stablemate Collected in the Aug. 19 $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1), Arrogate posted a bullet five-furlong move in :59 2/5 Tuesday while working in company with Uninvited.

  • Lady Aurelia (outside) working in company with Childhood at Keeneland Sept. 26

    Lady Aurelia Sharp in Work at Keeneland

    Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia put in her first work since returning from her narrow defeat in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York, covering four furlongs in :50 3/5 over the Keeneland turf Sept. 26.

  • From left, Paul, Jane, and Rich Schosberg

    Paul Schosberg Dies at 79

    Paul Schosberg, a Thoroughbred breeder, two-term president of New York Thoroughbred Breeders, and the father of trainer Rick Schosberg, died Sept. 25 after a long battle with cancer. He was 79.

  • West Coast Offense

    With his 7 1/4-length romp in the grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, West Coast has now rattled off four consecutive stakes victories, all dominating scores.

  • Pinch Hit wins the Dogwood Stakes by a neck over Champagne Problems at Churchill Downs

    Pinch Hit Holds on for Dogwood Win

    Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.

  • West Coast wins the Pennsylvania Derby by 7 1/4 lengths

    West Coast Dominates Pennsylvania Derby

    Gary and Mary West's West Coast once again put on an eye-catching display against his age group Sept. 23 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and put himself in a position to seriously challenge top-level older horses later in the year.

  • Coal Front sails to a half-length victory in the Gallant Bob at Parx

    Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

    Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

  • It Tiz Well and Drayden Van Dyke win the Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing

    It Tiz Well Upsets Abel Tasman in Cotillion

    Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman. 

  • Off Limits speeds to victory in the Noble Damsel

    Off Limits Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

    Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.

  • All the Way Jose takes the Lonesome Glory Handicap Sept. 21 at Belmont Park

    All the Way Jose Wins Lonesome Glory

    Finally, Buttonwood Farm's All the Way Jose went all the way. He could not have found a better time to shake off a couple years worth of questions about his ability than in the $150,000 Lonesome Glory Hurdle Handicap (NSA-1) Sept. 21 at Belmont.

  • Dortmund has an early morning gallop at Los Alamitos

    Dortmund Could Resurface in Awesome Again

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, a competitor at the grade 1 level during all four of his racing seasons, could return to that class of racing Sept. 30 in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Farrell won this year's Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

    Fair Grounds Stakes Schedule Worth $6.69 Million

    Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced a stakes schedule with 57 stakes worth more than $6.69 million for the 146th Thoroughbred racing season at the New Orleans oval. Opening day is slated for Nov. 18 and will include four overnight stakes.

  • Run Away

    Barretts Juvenile Key Prep for Run Away

    Kaleem Shah's Run Away will make a relatively quick turnaround Sept. 23 for the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Stakes at Los Alamitos Race Course, while trainer Simon Callaghan still has an eye on the Run Away and Hide colt's future.