Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Fabulous Strike wins 2009 True North Stakes

    True North Stakes Has Rich History

    The $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II), to be run June 11 as part of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) program, has quietly become one of the nation's premier stakes sprints with a rich history of speedy, talented, and memorable winners.

  • Jockey David Moran guides Dimension to victory in the Connaught Cup

    Dimension Upsets in Connaught Cup

    By far the longest shot on the board June 5 in the $200,000 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT), Riverside Bloodstock's Dimension provided the stunner of the day at Woodbine.

  • Almanzor Surprises in French Derby

    Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget sent out favorite Mekhtaal in the Prix du Jockey Club (Fr-I, French Derby) June 5 but his lightly regarded Almanzor pulled off the victory at 20-1 odds.

  • Middleburg wins the Red Bank Stakes

    Middleburg Victorious in Red Bank

    Mr. and Mrs. Bertram Firestone's homebred Middleburg has shown his best at Monmouth Park and gave another example June 5 in the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. III).

  • Exaggerator, classic-winning son of Curlin

    Trainer's Trust in Curlin Yields Exaggerator

    Taking advantage of racing's "What have you done for me lately?" mindset, Keith Desormeaux has found value at sales, an angle he says helped him land classic winner Exaggerator and Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Texas Red.

  • Catch a Glimpse wins the 2016 Penn Mile.

    Catch a Glimpse Never Threatened in Penn Mile

    Facing males for the first time proved no problem for Catch a Glimpse, as Canada's 2015 Horse of the Year waltzed to an easy victory in the $500,000 Penn Mile Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 4 on the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course turf.

  • Alsvid wins the 2016 Aristides Stakes.

    Alsvid Repeats in Aristides Stakes

    Black Hawk Stable's Alsvid successfully defended his title in the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (gr. III) June 4 at Churchill Downs and snapped an 11-race winless streak in the process.

  • Romans' Belmont Hopefuls Work in New York

    Dale Romans' Belmont Stakes (gr. I) contenders Cherry Wine and Brody's Cause wrapped up their major preparations for the June 11 final jewel of the Triple Crown, undertaking very different workouts the morning of June 4 at Belmont Park.

  • I'll Have Another at Big Red Farm in Hokkaido Japan

    First Starters for I'll Have Another

    U.S. champion and dual classic winner I'll Have Another will have his highly anticipated first starters June 5 in Japan, where he launched his stallion career in 2013 at Big Red Farm.

  • Wagering on U.S. Races Falls About 4% in May

    Preakness day registered record handle but with the Kentucky Derby day handle down slightly from last year's record mark, wagering on U.S. races in the month of May fell 3.95% when compared with the same month last year.

  • 1968 Derby results cover of The Blood-Horse

    BH 100: Long and Bumpy Ride

    The official winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby never wore the blanket of roses. He never stood in the winner’s circle to have his photo taken for posterity.

  • Stradivari

    Pletcher Duo Breezes for Belmont

    Beating the light rain that began to fall at Belmont Park June 3, Todd Pletcher worked both his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopefuls, Destin and Stradivari, on the training track.

  • Tepin Puts Polish on Royal Ascot Preparations

    The 5-year-old Bernstein mare clicked off the solid fractions that have become her trademark—splits of :12 2/5 and :24 1/5 under regular rider Julien Leparoux en route to a four-furlong time of :48 2/5 and a five-furlong gallop out in 1:01 1/5.

  • Vyjack wins race 7 at Keeneland April 21, 2016.

    Vyjack Returns to Graded Ranks in Red Bank

    Vyjack—who last time out won a Keeneland allowance over the same lawn upon which his half sister, champion Tepin, has picked up three grade I wins—returns to the graded ranks June 5 in the $100,000 Red Bank Stakes (gr. IIIT)

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart

    Forever d'Oro '50-50' for Belmont

    Charles Fipke homebred Forever d'Oro is under consideration for the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), according to trainer Dallas Stewart, following his maiden victory May 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Nyquist

    In Return to Track, Nyquist Jogs at Pimlico

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Nyquist, who suffered his first career loss in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), returned to the track June 2 for the first time since his third-place finish in the May 21 Preakness.

  • Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners' Illuminant and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes, Monday, May 30, 2016 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.

    The Week in Photos for 5/31/2016

    Gamely Stakes, Charles Whittingham Stakes, Lone Star Park Handicap, Arlington Matron Stakes, Winning Colors Stakes, All American Stakes, Eclipse Stakes, Nassau Stakes.

  • Heart to Heart Seeks Shoemaker Grade I

    Heart to Heart could find his way back to the winner's circle for his first grade I victory in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 4 at Santa Anita Park, a Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" race for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Exaggerator under exercise rider Jermal "Peedy" Landry

    Exercise Rider's Finesse Aids Exaggerator

    Landry came to mind before the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a rider who had the finesse to manage high-energy Exaggerator—who wound up second to champion Nyquist in the Derby before turning the tables two weeks later in Baltimore.

  • Camelot Kitten wins the American Turf Stakes

    Pennine Ridge Stakes Next for Camelot Kitten

    After an upset win in the American Turf Stakes (gr. IIT) May 7 at Churchill Downs, Camelot Kitten will try for a second straight graded stakes score when he starts in the $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 4 at Belmont Park.

  • Trainer Danny Pish hits 2,000 career wins at Lone Star Park May 30

    Trainer Pish Secures 2,000th Victory

    Texas-based trainer Danny Pish grabbed the 2,000th victory of his career May 30 when Jerry Durant and Bill Jordan's U S Officer won his debut by three lengths in the second race at Lone Star Park.

  • Cyrus Alexander wins Lone Star Park Handicap May 30

    Cyrus Alexander Wins Lone Star Handicap

    Spendthrift Farm and Stonestreet Stables' Cyrus Alexander, a 4-year-old Medaglia d'Oro colt, got his first stakes win when he captured the $200,000 Lone Star Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds and up May 30 at Lone Star Park.

  • Linda's Luck (inside) and Bucket Beat hit wire together in May 29 Green Carpet Stakes

    Belterra Stakes Dead Heat Follows Churchill

    One day after the Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs produced a dead heat for win, the Green Carpet Stakes at Belterra Park Gaming, located about 90 minutes away in Ohio, did the same May 29.