breeders’ cup juvenile fillies

Wicked Whisper Makes Some Noise In Frizette

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Wicked Whisper remained undefeated with a convincing score in the 72nd running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette on Sunday to close out the two-day Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for juvenile fillies offered an all-fees paid berth to the Grade 1, $2 million […]

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Alcibiades Top Two Planning On Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

British Idiom, who earned a berth in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita with her 6½-length romp in Friday’s Darley Alcibiades (G1), is scheduled to rejoin trainer Brad Cox’s string at Churchill Downs Sunday, according to Cox’s Keeneland assistant Tessa Bisha. “She goes back tomorrow,” Bisha said. […]

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Juvenile Fillies Berth, Kentucky Oaks Points On Line In Sunday’s Frizette At Belmont

Quality Response will look to extend her winning West Coast ways into her first graded stakes contest, shipping her 2-for-2 record to New York as part of a seven-horse field in the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for juvenile fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 72nd running of the Frizette will offer […]

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Spinaway Winner Perfect Alibi Headlines Friday’s Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s Spinaway (G1) winner Perfect Alibi heads a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Friday’s 68th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades (G1) on the first day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet. Contested at 1 1/16 miles over the main track, the Darley Alcibiades is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner […]

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Baffert: Blinkers Helped Eight Rings Stay ‘A Little More Focused’

Bob Baffert was in a familiar place Friday, his home-away-from-home, Santa Anita Park, specifically the Winner’s Circle. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer sent out Bast to win the Chandelier Stakes by a neck after a captivating stretch duel with 11-1 Comical, then 90 minutes later watched Eight Rings pummel eight foes with a front-running, six-length […]

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Bast Grinds Down Comical To Win Chandelier

Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez is now the all-time leading graded stakes winner in North America, following his 661st graded victory aboard Bast in Friday’s Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita. The previous record was held by Jerry Bailey. “This means a lot. (Jerry Bailey) is a guy who I rode with for […]

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Baffert-Trained Bast A Standout For ‘Win And You’re In’ Chandelier

Bob Baffert’s Bast looms a complete standout among six juvenile fillies in Friday’s Grade I, $300,000 Chandelier Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/16 miles over Santa Anita’s main track. A bay daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast, who was second in her 5 ½ furlong debut, romped by 8 ¾ lengths in the Grade I, […]

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‘Nice And Relaxed’ Perfect Alibi Works Toward Darley Alcibiades

Tracy Farmer’s multiple graded-stakes winner Perfect Alibi breezed a half-mile in 49.05 on the Belmont main track Sunday under exercise rider Amy Mullen in preparation for the Grade 1, $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16-miles on October 4 at Keeneland. Trained by Mark Casse, Perfect Alibi was perfect in two starts at Saratoga, including a […]

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Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Equibase Analysis: Which Juvenile Filly Is Poised To Take Del Mar Debutante?

The Grade 1, $300,000 Del Mar Debutante, run at seven furlongs, sets the stage for the major Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies prep races in the coming weeks, most to be run around two turns. Only two of the eight have run in stakes, with Comical having shipped to New York to win the Grade 3 […]

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