Apple Blossom

Escape Clause Gets Rematch With Midnight Bisou In Ogden Phipps

Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou, who is a perfect three-for-three so far this year, leads a talented field of seven entered for the 51st running of the Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday at Belmont Park. The Ogden Phipps is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re […]

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Bloom: Midnight Bisou ‘Up For The Challenge,’ To Take On Monomoy Girl ‘Sometime’ In 2019

Midnight Bisou, who scored an impressive six-length victory in the 2018 Grade 1 Mother Goose, returns to Belmont Park for Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps, a Breeders’ Cup Win & You’re In event to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, with a clear lead in the older female division. After Midnight Bisou ended 2018 […]

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Grade 1 Double Nets Mike Smith Jockey Of The Week Title

With two Grade 1 wins at Oaklawn last weekend, Mike Smith was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 8-14, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North America. […]

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Midnight Bisou Noses Out Very Game Escape Clause In Apple Blossom

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable, and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou had to work hard as the 4-5 favorite in the stretch of Sunday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom, fending off a determined drive from 8-1 chance Escape Clause. Under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith, Midnight Bisou hit the wire a nose ahead of her rival […]

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Wonder Gadot ‘Really Feeling Strong’ Ahead Of Apple Blossom

Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot was among the first horses to work Saturday morning at Oaklawn. She ended up being the fastest, too. Breezing over a fast surface moments after the track opened under David Cohen, Wonder Gadot recorded a 5-furlong bullet (:59) in advance of a scheduled start in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap […]

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Millionaire Unbridled Mo Retired To Red Oak Broodmare Band

Grade 1-winning millionaire Unbridled Mo has officially been retired from racing, reports bloodhorse.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo most recently finished fifth in the G2 Delaware Handicap, and the Red Oak Stable homebred has not bounced back well out of that start, said racing and operations manager Rick Sacco. “We raised Unbridled Mo, broke her, […]

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Santana Takes Riding Title, Jockey Of The Week Honors For Oaklawn Triumphs

Ricardo Santana, Jr. won the 2018 meet riding title at Oaklawn and notched a career milestone as the unanimous choice for the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for April 9-15, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Unbridled Mo Upsets Unique Bella In Apple Blossom

One day before he sends out the favorite Magnum Moon for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was the one pulling the upset when Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo drew away from heavy 1-9 favorite Unique Bella to win the $700,000 Apple Blossom (G1) by 2 ½ lengths. With leading rider Ricardo […]

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Fipke: Champion Forever Unbridled Will Retire After Dubai World Cup

No filly or mare has ever captured the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Voted Champion Older Dirt Female in 2017, Charles Fipke’s Forever Unbridled will try to break that trend next Saturday. The 6-year-old shipped to the UAE earlier this week. “She’s really loving it over there,” Fipke said. Fipke also announced that the Unbridled’s […]

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Stellar Wind Bounces Back In Apple Blossom; Curlin Daughters Fill Out Exacta

Hronis Racing’s Stellar Wind, the Eclipse Award-winning 3-year-old filly of 2015 who finished an unlucky fourth in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, proved she’s still got it in Friday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom. The 5-year-old daughter of Curlin ran down local course specialist Terra Promessa in a hard-fought stretch battle to prevail by just over […]

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