Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Camelot Kitten

    'Kitten' Cuts Back in Trip for Racing HOF

    Multiple graded stakes winners Camelot Kitten and Airoforce top the field for the $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Caravaggio wins the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot June 14, 2016

    Unbeaten KY-Bred Caravaggio Aims for Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's brilliant juvenile, Kentucky-bred Caravaggio, the early favorite for next year's Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I), is among the 10 entries for the €250,000 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) at the Curragh.

  • Ahh Chocolate wins Allaire du Pont at Pimlico

    Ahh Chocolate Primed for Groupie Doll Stakes

    Stoneway Farm's homebred Ahh Chocolate looks to bounce back from a fifth-place finish in the Fleur de Lis Stakes (gr. II) when she returns for the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 6 at Ellis Park.

  • Russell Road winning at Charles Town

    Russell Road Eyes $2M Mark at Mountaineer

    Mark Russell's 10-year-old gelding Russell Road, winner of 31 of 61 starts, will attempt to clear the $2 million mark in earnings Aug. 6 in the $100,000 Northern Panhandle Stakes for West Virginia-breds at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Mo Tom wins Ohio Derby in June

    Cupid, Mo Tom in Full WV Derby Field

    Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner Cupid and Ohio Derby victor Mo Tom are among a field of 12, with another on the also-eligible list, entered for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Blossom d'Orange wins Produccion Nacional at Maronas in Uruguay to become 1,000th winner for Barry Irwin's Team Valor International

    Team Valor Reaches 1,000th-Win Milestone

    Team Valor International reached a major milestone July 30 when Blossom d'Orange provided the 1,000th win for a partnership formed by Barry Irwin, scoring by five lengths in the Produccion Nacional (Uru-III) at Maronas in Uruguay.

  • Opportunistic (outside) defeats Barkley July 31 at Emerald Downs

    Opportunistic Denies Barkley in Emerald Derby

    The Munnings colt Barkley did everything he could to remain undefeated, but the improving Sky Mesa gelding Opportunistic just got the better of him in the $75,100 Emerald Downs Derby for 3-year-olds July 31 at the Washington racetrack.

  • Trojan Nation breaks his maiden at Del Mar July 31

    Trojan Nation Takes to Turf at Del Mar

    Julie Gilbert and Aaron Sones' Trojan Nation, a head second in the April 9 Wood Memorial (gr. I) as a maiden before venturing to the Triple Crown trail, finally broke through on his ninth try July 31 at Del Mar.

  • Jockey Jesse Campbell guides Lady Shipman to victory in the $150,000 Can-III Royal North Stakes at Woodbine July 31, 2016.

    Lady Shipman Makes the Grade in Royal North

    A nine-time stakes winner entering racing July 31 and an unquestioned turf sprinting talent, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman broke through for her first graded score in the $150,000 Royal North (Can-IIIT) at Woodbine.

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (GI) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Exaggerator Rebounds With Haskell Victory

    Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, and Rocker O Ranch's Exaggerator continued to show his affinity for off tracks with a sweeping off-the-pace victory in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Genre, winner of the 2016 Molly Pitcher Stakes at Monmouth Park

    Genre 'All Heart' In Molly Pitcher Win

    Stablemates Genre and Eskenformoney battled down the stretch in $100,000 Molly Pitcher S (gr. III) July 31 at Monmouth Park before Genre thrust out her neck for the victory.

  • Trainer Mike Bass Bows Out in Style

    Unlucky not to win the recent Vodacom Durban July (SAf-I), up-and-coming Marinaresco scored a popular and emotional win in the Mike and Carol Bass Champions Cup (SAf-I) July 31 at Greyville.

  • Tencendur (outside) just missed to Mr. Z in the 2015 Ohio Derby

    Tencendur Set for Comeback After Injury

    Highly regarded 4-year-old colt Tencendur, whose 3-year-old campaign was cut short because of a broken sesamoid near his left front foot, is scheduled to make his first start since last June in an allowance event at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 1.

  • Curalina wins the Shuvee Stakes at Saratoga July 31, 2016

    Curalina Shines for Sire Curlin in Shuvee

    Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Curalina ran away to a 9 1/4-length triumph in the slop July 31 at Saratoga Race Course after shaking clear of Carrumba in early stretch in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III).

  • Qemah won the Coronation Stakes in June of 2016.

    Qemah Easy Winner of Prix Rothschild

    The year keeps getting better for French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget, whose good filly Qemah effortlessly quickened away to win the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) July 31 at Deauville, providing him with yet another group I win this season.

  • Stellar Wind (outside) edges Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch

    Stellar Wind Upsets Beholder in Hirsch

    The two champions were head-and-head from the five-sixteenths pole July 30 in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I) at Del Mar, but Stellar Wind outdueled her rival to the wire to win by a half-length, ending an eight-race win streak for Beholder.

  • Mind Your Biscuits gets his first graded stakes win

    Mind Your Biscuits Takes Amsterdam

    Mind Your Biscuits powered through on the rail in his graded stakes debut July 30, overtaking Maniacal in the stretch for a 1 3/4-length victory in the $200,000 Amsterdam (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Trainer Ramon Preciado

    Pennsylvania Sanctions Trainer Preciado

    The Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission on July 27 fined trainer Ramon Preciado and suspended him from the front side for his behavior following a June 2015 race at Parx Racing and his behavior at a July 2015 hearing before the stewards.

  • Lexie Lou takes the Victoriana Stakes

    Lexie Lou Goes Wire to Wire in Victoriana

    Gary Barber's Lexie Lou made all the pace and repelled a stretch threat from Internal Boubon to capture the $125,000 Victoriana Stakes July 30 at Woodbine.

  • Flintshire wins the 2016 Bowling Green.

    Flintshire Scores in Eventful Bowling Green

    Juddmonte Farms homebred Flintshire had plenty of excuses not to win the $250,000 Bowling Green Stakes (gr. IIT) but didn't need to use any of them as he overcame a slow pace and trouble in the final turn.

  • Minding and Ryan Moore win the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, July 30, 2016

    Minding Overcomes Trouble for Nassau Win

    Minding showed her class to tally her sixth win at the top level July 30 at Goodwood when she took the Qatar Nassau Stakes (Eng-I), Europe's richest race for fillies and mares, by 1 1/4 lengths from Queen's Trust.

  • Connect wins the 2016 Curlin Stakes.

    Connect Leads 1-2 Finish for Brown in Curlin

    Connect and Gift Box, stablemates trained by Chad Brown, matched strides down the stretch in the $100,000 Curlin Stakes but pacesetter Connect dug in and edged away to win by about a length June 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Birdatthewire after her win in the 2015 La Brea

    Birdatthewire Targets Molly Pitcher Stakes

    Grade I winner Birdatthewire will try to end a five-race skid dating back to her top-level win when she starts in the $100,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. III) Sunday, July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Jose Ortiz celebrating his 1000th win

    Ortiz Lands 1,000th Win in John Morrissey

    New York-based jockey Jose Ortiz secured the 1,000th victory of his career when he guided Moonlight Song to a three-quarter-length victory in the $100,000 John Morrissey Stakes July 28 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Tepin and owner Robert Masterson.

    Champion Tepin Will Bypass Fourstardave

    Reigning champion turf female Tepin will bypass the Aug. 13 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course and is now possible to face fellow grade I winner Lady Eli in the Aug. 27 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa (gr. IIT).

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin at Large: Jim Dandy Saturday

    The 148th summer meet at Saratoga Race Course really gets into full swing with a Jim Dandy of a Saturday card, one that is also bolstered by the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I), the Bowling Green (gr. IIT) and the Amsterdam (gr. II).

  • Alsvid wins the 2016 Kelly's Landing Stakes.

    Alsvid Takes on Lord Nelson in Bing Crosby

    Chris Hartman brought a string to Del Mar this year, but one in that group stood out. The trainer calls Black Hawk Stables' Alsvid the "head dog" of his stable and he'll try to earn his first top-level score in the Bing Crosby (gr. I).

  • Curalina, winning the La Troienne

    Shuvee Class Drop for Grade I Winner Curalina

    Only two races removed from her third grade I win, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina takes a class drop and looms a huge standout in the four-horse field entered in the $200,000 Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) July 31 at Saratoga Race Course.