Apple Blossom

Larry Jones Settling Into New Havre De Grace Barn At Oaklawn

The first horses in Oaklawn’s new Havre de Grace barn are, fittingly, for Larry Jones, who trained the 2011 Horse of the Year and a multiple stakes winner in Hot Springs. The Havre de Grace barn was one of six new barns built this year. “Good to be back,” Jones said Saturday morning. “Kind of […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Doing Very Well,’ Resumes Training In Florida

Champion and 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Monomoy Girl may have missed out on a 2019 campaign, but the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar is aiming for a comeback in 2020. According to horseracingnation.com, the filly has resumed training at Paul Sharp’s farm in Williston, Fla., and will return to trainer Brad Cox at the Fair Grounds […]

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Houston Ladies Classic, Apple Blossom Next For Cotillion Winner Street Band

Grade 1 Cotillion winner Street Band will be pointed to the G3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 26 for her next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan was most recently eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Street Band returned to Churchill Downs after the Breeders’ Cup, and will ship […]

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‘A Level That Very Few Have Achieved’: Midnight Bisou Ready For Beldame

Horses like Midnight Bisou come along once in a lifetime and owner Jeff Bloom said he is relishing every moment of it. The talented daughter of Midnight Lute has won all six of her starts this year, three of which are Grade 1. She worked a half-mile in 49.81 seconds over the Oklahoma training track […]

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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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