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Breeders’ Cup Distaff Winner Blue Prize Sells For $5 Million At Fasig-Tipton November, Turf Sprint Winner Belvoir Bay Brings $1.5 Million

Nothing boosts an offering’s stock at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale like a Breeders’ Cup victory in the days leading up to the marquee auction, and that proved itself out on Tuesday with Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Blue Prize, who sold to Larry Best’s OXO Equine for $5 million and Turf Sprint winner Belvoir Bay who […]

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Horse Of The Year Candidate Bricks And Mortar Leads Final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After capping off his unblemished season with a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park, Bricks and Mortar was an emphatic choice to hold the No. 1 position in the final NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll of 2019. Trained by Chad Brown for owners William Lawrence and Klaravich Stables, Bricks and Mortar defeated […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]

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Paradise Woods Retired; Ollie’s Candy, Serengeti Empress To Race In 2020

Two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods has officially been retired from racing, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags finished last of 11 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and trainer John Shirreffs indicated that she will be sent to Lane’s End Farm to begin a broodmare career. Paradise Woods retires with earnings of $1,123,890 […]

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Blue Prize (ARG) Gives Connections First Breeders’ Cup Win In Distaff, Midnight Bisou Second

After a fourth-place finish in last year’s edition, Blue Prize (ARG) claimed victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, giving her owner, trainer and jockey their first Breeders’ Cup win. Blue Prize, who qualified for the Distaff with a rare second career victory in the G1 Spinster at Keeneland last month, stayed well out […]

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Distaff Notes: ‘Taking A Shot’ With Mo See Cal, Street Band ‘On Her Toes’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s ultra-consistent 6yo mare Blue Prize galloped 2 1/4 miles Thursday morning at Santa Anita under exercise rider Hiram Rosario for trainer Ignacio Correas IV. “She will have an easy gallop Friday,” Correas said of the mare who has been worse than third only twice in 18 starts since she came […]

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Distaff Notes: Midnight Bisou ‘Knows It’s Game Time’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize galloped 1 3/8 miles under exercise rider Hiram Rosario Wednesday morning as she continued preparations for a second run in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Trainer Ignacio Correas IV was asked about his confidence level for the 6-year-old Argentina-bred mare going into this year’s Distaff as […]

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Distaff Notes: Home Track An ‘Advantage’ For Paradise Woods, Kentucky Contingent Arrives

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize galloped 1 1/2 miles at Santa Anita under exercise rider Hiram Rosario shortly before 8 o’clock as she continued her preparations for a second run in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Last year at Churchill Downs, Blue Prize finished fourth in the Distaff trailing champion Monomoy Girl by […]

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Distaff Notes: Midnight Bisou ‘In Good Shape,’ Street Band ‘Right On Target’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize had her second routine gallop Monday morning at Santa Anita after arriving from her Keeneland base on Saturday for the Distaff. “I will push her a little more tomorrow,” trainer Ignacio Correas IV said as Blue Prize completed her morning activity under exercise rider Hiram Rosario. La Force […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Juvenile Filly Power?

Each day leading up to the 36th running of the World Championships, keep up with the latest news, workout information and analysis with the Breeders’ Cup News Minute powered by DRF Formulator. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick check out the final breeze for one of the Distaff contenders and mull the field […]

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