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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Training Horses Is A Life Of Learning’

Trainer Ignacio Correas IV didn’t start out pursuing the American Dream. Neither did last Saturday’s Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap winner, Blue Prize. They both earned their stripes in Argentina before making the move to the United States, where each would have to carve out a new beginning. “I really never thought I would […]

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Blue Prize Adds To Churchill Tally In Fleur De Lis

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize has shown an affinity for the Churchill Downs oval throughout her North American career, finishing second in an allowance in her first U.S. start and winning the Falls City Handicap last November. On Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize added to that resume with a 1 1/2-length triumph in the […]

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Song Of Spring Up Late In Allaire DuPont Distaff

Stoneway Farm’s Song of Spring made up a lot of ground in the stretch of the G3 Allaire duPont Distaff, besting the even-money favorite Blue Prize by a half-length on the wire. The 4-year-old daughter of Spring At Last was sent to the post at 9-1 in her first graded stakes victory. Ridden by Ricardo […]

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Blue Prize Up Late In Top Flight Invitational

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize overtook Frost Wise in deep stretch and outkicked her challenger in the finals jumps to capture the 78th running of the Top Flight Invitational for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 8, the Top Flight was the second of two stakes on […]

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Argentine-Bred Blue Prize Takes Falls City Handicap For First U.S. Graded Stakes Win

Merriebelle Stable LLC’s 4-year-old filly Blue Prize (Arg) took the lead from pacesetter Money’soncharlotte on the far and drew off in the stretch for a decisive 8 1/2-length triumph over Tiger Moth in the 102nd running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. Blue […]

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Romantic Vision Surprises In Locust Grove

Off at odds of 10-1, G. Watts Humphrey’s homebred Romantic Vision came up the rail to earn her first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s G3 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old daughter of Lemon Drop Kid, ridden by Brian Hernandez for trainer Rusty Arnold, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in […]

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