Thoroughbred Racing

News, previews, results for major North American Thoroughbred races

  • Mohaymen winning the Holy Bull Stakes.
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    Mohaymen Pointing Toward Fountain of Youth

    Shadwell Stable's Mohaymen, who won the Jan. 30 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) to remain undefeated in four starts, came out of the race in good order and is on target for the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I).

  • Noble Bird

    Noble Bird Pointing to Oaklawn Handicap

    Following a five-furlong workout earlier this week at Oaklawn Park, trainer Mark Casse said John Oxley's Noble Bird continues to progress toward his first major objective this year, the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).

  • Forever Unbridled takes the Houston Ladies Classic.

    Forever Unbridled Claims Ladies Classic

    Forever Unbridled continued her recent run of good form Jan. 30, taking over from pacesetter and defending race winner Cassatt to claim the $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic (gr. III) at Sam Houston Race Park.

  • Smokey Image and Victor Espinoza dominate the California Cup Derby.

    Smokey Image Dominant in Cal Cup Derby

    A homebred California-bred chestnut, with blinkers on and Victor Espinoza in the irons, broke away from the field to win the $250,000 California Cup Derby Jan. 30 at Santa Anita Park. Sound familiar?

  • Pricedtoperfection leads the way to victory in the Sweetest Chant.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-56HQtrn">Order This Photo</a>

    Pricedtoperfection Game in Sweetest Chant

    Trainer Chad Brown struck for a fifth consecutive win in the $100,000 Sweetest Chant (gr. IIIT) when Pricedtoperfection asserted herself late between rivals in the Jan. 30 race for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park

  • Discreetness

    Discreetness, Whitmore Work for Southwest

    Smarty Jones Stakes winner Discreetness went five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 Jan. 30 at Oaklawn gearing up for the Feb. 15 Southwest Stakes (gr. III). Also working toward the Southwest that morning was Whitmore.

  • Mohaymen rolls to victory in the Holy Bull Stakes.

    Mohaymen Romps in Holy Bull Stakes

    Shadwell Stables' Mohaymen made easy work of five rivals to draw clear in the $350,000 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 30, pushing his perfect record to 4-for-4.

  • Awesome Banner is in control of the Swale Stakes <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-CwMqsXD">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Banner Dominates Swale

    Jacks or Better Farm's homebred Awesome Banner led from the start in the $150,000 Swale Stakes (gr. II) and opened up in the stretch to win by five lengths Jan. 30 at Gulfstream Park and remain unbeaten.

  • Flora Dora is scheduled to begin her 3-year-old campaign in the Busanda Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-2TPLxsW">Order This Photo</a>

    Flora Dora Opens Season in Busanda Stakes

    After earning a stakes win and grade III placing last season, Flora Dora is scheduled to begin her 3-year-old campaign on Saturday, Jan. 23 in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Woodbine Plans Cuts to Ontario Sires Bonuses

    Officials from the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society, Ontario Division, and Woodbine Entertainment Group plan to meet in the near future to discuss reductions in Ontario Sire purse bonuses for 2016.

  • Dads Caps will break from the outside in the expected field of six in the Toboggan Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162218855&k=bmSKktF">Order This Photo</a>

    Dads Caps to Return in Toboggan Stakes

    Two-time Carter Handicap (gr. I) winner Dads Caps is scheduled to make his first start in more than seven months in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 30 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Untapable

    Champion Untapable Returns to Worktab

    The 5-year-old daughter of Tapit returned to the worktab with a four-furlong breeze in :52 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Jan. 28 and is gearing up for a 2016 racing campaign.

  • Charles Town Reschedules Jan. 29-30 Cards

    Citing "the prolonged impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through the area this past week," Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races' Jan. 29-30 live racing programs have been recheduled for Feb. 2-3.

  • Unbeaten champion Nyquist heads the list of Triple Crown nominees.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Sentient-Jet-Breeders-Cup-Juve/i-nGrfWc4">Order This Photo</a>

    Zayat, Baffert Top 368 Early Crown Noms

    Bolstered by having the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years with American Pharoah, owner Zayat Stables and trainer Bob Baffert have nominated the largest numbers of 3-year-olds among the 368 nominated to this year's series.

  • Chad Brown has Pricedtoperfection in the Sweetest Chant.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-rN8w5K2">Order This Photo</a>

    Brown Seeks Fifth Straight Sweetest Chant

    Having won the Sweetest Chant Stakes four years running, trainer Chad Brown, a mastermind of turf horses, shoots for number five with Pricedtoperfection -- but he'll still face tough competition.

  • Mohaymen will make his sophomore debut in the Holy Bull Stakes.
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    Mohaymen Set for 2016 Debut in Holy Bull

    Regarded as the top 3-year-old prospect on the East Coast, Mohaymen is the third major contender to open his sophomore season in the Holy Bull for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Cairo Prince and Frosted also ran here.

  • Charles Town Races Cancels Jan. 28 Racing

    Citing the continued impact of the extreme winter weather that moved through West Virginia's eastern panhandle last weekend, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 28.

  • California Chrome in Dubai

    California Chrome to Run Feb. 25 in Dubai

    California Chrome will run Feb. 25 in a 2,000-meter handicap to prep for the March 26 Dubai World Cup (UAE_I) rather than racing on the March 5 "Super Saturday" program, assistant trainer Alan Sherman confirmed Jan. 26.

  • Strong U.S. Contingent for Dubai World Cup

    Led by 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, a strong contingent of U.S.-based horses head the nominees to this year's $10-million Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates (UAE-I) March 26 at Meydan Racecourse.

  • Dream Dance DQ'd From Golden Rod Third

    Stoneway Farm's Dream Dance has been disqualified from her third-place finish in the 2015 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs after she tested positive for an overage phenylbutazone.

  • NY Bans Trainer Sedlacek for Five Years

    Trainer Roy Sedlacek was banned from all racetracks in New York for five years by regulators following what officials said was evidence two horses that ran last October at Belmont were administered an opioid analgesic drug.

  • Cassatt won the 2015 Houston Ladies Classic Stakes.

    Cassatt Back to Defend Houston Ladies Title

    Treated for a suspensory issue and osselets at Rood & Riddle, the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit returned in her second start off the layup to win the Dec. 13 She's All In Handicap. Her connections hope for another win Jan. 30.

  • Tepin
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    Tepin, Airoforce Work Toward Tampa Bay Stakes

    After sending out at least 17 horses for works Sunday, the Mark Casse stable had another busy day Monday, Jan. 25, with champion Tepin and 3-year-old Airoforce on the work tab at Palm Meadows Training Center.

  • Vorticity won the 2016 Marylander Stakes at Laurel Park.

    Vorticity Could Be Schera's Next Star

    For Matt Schera, whose multiple graded stakes winner Race Day entered stud this year, Vorticity could be a star on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).