Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • 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.

  • Zhukova draws away from male rivals to win the Man o' War Stakes at Belmont Park

    Zhukova Heads Pretty Polly Stakes

    John Murrell's Zhukova, winner of the Man o' War Stakes (G1T) at Belmont Park in her last outing, heads a field of 11 for the July 2 Pretty Poly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh in Ireland.

  • Ben’s Cat at his new home at Chris and Bayne Welker’s Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky., June 29

    Ben's Cat Settles Into New Kentucky Home

    Chris Welker spent the morning sitting under a tree in a paddock watching Ben's Cat settle into his new home on a breezy June 29 at Spring Ridge Farm near Versailles, Ky. She considered pinching herself, but didn't want to spoil the tranquility.

  • Rainha Da Bateria (outside) wins the 2016 Canadian Stakes

    Well-Balanced Field in Dance Smartly

    Topped by Canadian grade 2 stakes winner Rainha Da Bateria and multiple grade 3 winner Suffused, a well-balanced field of eight fillies and mares are set to contest the Dance Smartly Stakes (G2T) on the July 2 Queen's Plate card at Woodbine.

  • Dr. Fager, under 134 pounds and on turf for the first time, guts out a victory in the 1968 United Nations Handicap

    Look Back: Dr. Fager Delivers on Turf in United Nations

    This week is the race recap of the 1968 United Nations Handicap won by Dr. Fager written by Dave Hooper titled "Dr. Fager Proving His Class; Rivals among those convinced after great duel with Advocator."

  • Get your Scorecard, the Travers Trail Has Begun

    While it is still too early to get a clear picture of who is going where, one thing is for certain: the Haskell, Jim Dandy, and Travers are going to be extremely competitive and entertaining events, from which a solid 3-year-old leader should emerge.

  • Delta Bluesman wins the 2016 Smile Sprint Stakes

    Delta Bluesman Aims to Repeat in Smile Sprint

    Veteran graded stakes winners Delta Bluesman and Awesome Banner, who each also have a history of success at Gulfstream Park, return to the South Florida track July 1 intent on getting back to their winning ways in the Smile Sprint Stakes (G3).

  • Stronach Stables' Holy Helena winning the Woodbine Oaks

    Holy Helena Favored for Queen's Plate

    Stronach Stables' Holy Helena, a daughter of Ghostzapper and winner of the June 11 Woodbine Oaks Presented by Budweiser, is the 3-1 morning-line choice for the July 2 Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Better Talk Now retired after his 2009 season with 14 wins from 51 starts and $4,356,664 in earnings

    Better Talk Now Euthanized at Age 18

    Herringswell Stables announced June 28 that five-time grade 1 winner Better Talk Now was euthanized late June 27 at New Bolton Center due to complications from colic surgery. The dark bay gelded son of Talkin Man was 18.

  • Maryland Million Day 2016

    Date Set for 2017 Maryland Million Day

    Jim McKay Maryland Million Day is set for October 21 at Laurel Park. Celebrated as "Maryland's Day at the Races," the event showcases Maryland's Thoroughbred industry.

  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City looks to defend her Great Lady M. Stakes title during the 2017 Los Alamitos race meet

    Los Alamitos Meet Set to Kick Off July 6

    The race meet will feature two graded stakes including the grade II Great Lady M. Stakes which aims to showcase Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint champion Finest City

  • Arrogate Unanimous Top Choice in NTRA Poll

    The top ranked horses of all ages shows little change in week 22 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll,  which results were released today.