CCA Oaks

Guarana ‘Not 100 Percent,’ Ruled Out Of Filly & Mare Sprint

Expected to be one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, Guarana will not make the starting gate after trainer Chad Brown was unhappy with the filly’s recent training. According to, the 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper will return to owner/breeder Three Chimneys Farm for further evaluation and some rest. “This week […]

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Guarana Headlines ‘Win And You’re In’ Cotillion At Parx

Three Chimney Farm’s Guarana will look to keep her perfect record intact against ten rivals, seeking her third straight Grade 1 win, as the headliner in the $1 million G1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. Trained by Chad Brown, the Ghostzapper 3-year-old burst on to the scene with an eye catching performance in her career […]

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Guarana Goes Wire-To-Wire In CCA Oaks

Three Chimneys Farm’s Guarana continued her career’s torrid start and earned her second consecutive Grade 1 victory, kicking away from Point of Honor in the stretch to stay undefeated in capturing the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks in wire-to-wire fashion by a length on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course. Rescheduled after Saturday’s card was cancelled […]

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Distaff, Likely Eclipse Award Winner Monomoy Girl ‘Always Had A Mind Of Her Own’

On horse racing’s biggest global stage, Monomoy Girl became only the third Kentucky Oaks winner to also take the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the same year. She further entrenched her status as the country’s best 3-year-old filly in Saturday’s length victory over Wow Cat at Churchill Downs. “That’s what you’re looking for, […]

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Cotillion-Bound Monomoy Girl ‘Strong’ In Five-Furlong Work At Churchill

Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ ultra-classy Monomoy Girl, winner of the May 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), worked a sharp five furlongs in 1:00.20 Sunday morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Brad Cox. With regular jockey Florent Geroux aboard, Monomoy […]

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Eskimo Kisses Ran ‘Her ‘A’ Game’ In Alabama, Looks To Spinster Next

Eskimo Kisses was one cool and relaxed racehorse Sunday morning at Saratoga, the day after earning her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama with a thrilling last-to-first journey. “She came back good with no problems,” said trainer Kenny McPeek. “She needed to run her ‘A’ game and she ran more than […]

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Monomoy Girl Denies Midnight Bisou In CCA Oaks

Sent postward as the 1-2 favorite, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl defeated Midnight Bisou by nearly three lengths in Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga. Owned by Monomoy Stable, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:50.46. Florent Geroux […]

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Weekend Lineup: Start Of Saratoga, Del Mar Meets

The annual kickoff of both the Saratoga and Del Mar summer meetings is in full gear this weekend, with graded stakes action from coast to coast ringing in the season. Kicking off the action on Friday at Saratoga are both the G3 Schuylerville and G3 Lake George. The former, for 2-year-old fillies over six furlongs, […]

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Monomoy Girl Goes For Fourth Consecutive Grade 1 Win In Coaching Club American Oaks

Three-time Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl and recent Grade 2 Mother Goose winner Midnight Bisou, who ran first and third, respectively, in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, will vie for supremacy in the 3-year-old filly division as part of a field of five in the 102nd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American […]

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