Breeders’ Cup Distaff

‘A Mountain To Climb,’ But Monomoy Girl Logs First Breeze Of 2020

In her first breeze since arriving at Fair Grounds on January 15, Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group (Stuart Grant) and Bethlehem Stable’s champion mare Monomoy Girl logged an easy in :37 3/5 on Saturday morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Unraced as a 4-year-old following a couple of setbacks, Monomoy Girl […]

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‘Everything Is On Track’ As Monomoy Girl Posts First Workout Of 2020

Champion Monomoy Girl posted her first workout of 2020 on Friday, breezing three-eighths at the Fair Grounds in 37 3/5 seconds. The 5-year-old Tapizar mare, who won the 2018 Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup Distaff, did not make the races last season after a bout with colic and a pulled hamstring. This year, the mare […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou ‘Even More Impressive’ As She Prepares For Saudi Cup

To a man, those closest to Midnight Bisou all kept coming back to the same descriptor over and over again. She was the dream come true, they said, the manifestation of all the reasons people sink their time, money and hearts into the sport of Thoroughbred racing to begin with. Since her career debut at […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou ‘Off-The-Charts Impressive’ In Work Toward Saudi Cup

Just crowned the 2019 Eclipse Award Champion Older Dirt Female, Midnight Bisou skipped the Pegasus World Cup in favor of next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup at Riyadh. On Sunday, co-owner Jeff Bloom told that the 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is ready for the challenge. “She’s doing really well. In talking with (trainer […]

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Serengeti Empress Coming To Hand Quickly For Amoss; Oaks Winner Targeting Houston Ladies Classic

2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress has only worked twice since finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 2, but the 4-year-old daughter of Alternation is already showing signs that she’s ready to run. Trainer Tom Amoss told that the filly will target the Jan. 26 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston for […]

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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize To Visit Into Mischief For First Mating

Blue Prize, winner of the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff and an Eclipse Award finalist for champion older female, will be bred to leading sire Into Mischief in 2020 for her first mating. Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., where  new owner Larry Best boards his burgeoning broodmare band, announced the planned mating on Monday via […]

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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, 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 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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‘Spry’ Midnight Bisou Preparing For Saudi Cup At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Distaff runner up Midnight Bisou arrived at the Fair Grounds on Friday morning, according to, to prepare to race against males for the first time in the $20 million Saudi Cup. “I was amazed how good her attitude was, how spry and how well she came back,” trainer Steve Asmussen said. “It was […]

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