Ben Colebrook

‘She Loves To Win’: Fancy Dress Party Bounces Back In Miss Woodford

Trainer Ben Colebrook could not have asked for a more perfect bounce-back race for Fancy Dress Party than the one the speedy filly turned in to capture Sunday’s Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park. A victory, and a rather easy one at that, with jockey Nik Juarez saving plenty in reserve for Fancy Dress Party’s […]

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Fancy Dress Party ‘Her Old Self’ Ahead Of Sunday’s Miss Woodford

Whatever the reason was behind Fancy Dress Party’s clunker in her last start in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, trainer Ben Colebrook has moved past it, preferring now to focus on what’s ahead for his star 3-year-old filly. In the immediate future it’s the $75,000 Miss Woodford Stakes, the co-feature on Monmouth Park’s 13-race Sunday […]

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Knicks Go Seeks Return To The Winner’s Circle In Super Derby

A quality field of 3-year-olds will run in Super Derby 40 at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, on Saturday, September 7. The marquee day of the 2019 Louisiana Downs Thoroughbred meet will get underway at a special post time of 12:00 pm (Central). Leading the field is Knicks Go owned by KRA Stud Farms, who has been […]

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One Is The Loneliest Number Among Non-Lasix Winners Of Graded Stakes

A total of 211 American Graded Stakes races were run in the first six months of 2019, and just one horse, Fancy Dress Party in the G3 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland, has won one of those events without the use of race-day Lasix, a diuretic that helps prevent or reduce exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or […]

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‘Professional’ American Pharoah Filly Wins Debut Over Ellis Turf

The 2-year-old filly Envied did something her famous dad failed to do: win her first start. Envied became the fourth winner from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, capturing Ellis Park’s fifth race by neck over favored Swanage. American Pharoah was fifth in his first start but went on to win […]

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Millionaires Limousine Liberal, Marley’s Freedom Top Churchill Stakes, Humana Distaff

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal will shoot for his third consecutive victory in the $500,000 Churchill Downs (GI) Presented by Twinspires.com for 4-year-olds and up when he heads a field of 12 for the seven-furlong main track test on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The Churchill Downs, scheduled as the day’s eighth race, has a 2:45 post […]

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Unbeaten Fancy Dress Party May Target Eight Belles Stakes On Kentucky Oaks Day

LNJ Foxwoods’ undefeated Fancy Dress Party passed a huge class test Sunday when she turned back a couple of challenges to win the $150,000 Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select. “Luis Saez made all the difference,” trainer Ben Colebrook said of his jockey. “He ran them off their feet.” Saez put Fancy Dress Party on the lead, fended off […]

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Fancy Dress Party Goes Wire-To-Wire In Beaumont

LNJ Foxwoods’ Fancy Dress Party took the lead at the start and doggedly held sway through the wire in Sunday’s G3 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings and jockey Luis Saez covered seven furlongs in 1:28.18 on the sloppy main track. Still undefeated through four career starts for trainer Ben Colebrook, Fancy […]

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J. S. Choice Retired To Stand In Korea

J. S. Choice, the first runner owned by the Korean Racing Authority to earn graded stakes black type in the U.S., has been retired from racing and was exported to South Korea on March 8 to begin his stallion career. The 5-year-old son of Congrats finished his on-track career with one win in 17 starts […]

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Instagrand Set For First Start Back In Gotham; Knicks Go A Maybe

OXO Equine’s undefeated Instagrand will make his 2019 debut in the Grade 3 $300,000 Gotham Stakes, slated for Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham, a one-turn mile, offers qualifying points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers. The Gotham headlines a lucrative card that also […]

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