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Beholder’s First Foal Arrives At Santa Anita Park To Begin Training

The first foal out of four-time champion racemare Beholder arrived at Santa Anita Park on Friday, and made his first trip out to the racetrack on Saturday morning. The 2-year-old Uncle Mo colt, christened Q B One, underwent an easy gallop and appeared to take everything in stride, trainer Richard Mandella said in an XBTV […]

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‘A Mountain To Climb,’ But Monomoy Girl Logs First Breeze Of 2020

In her first breeze since arriving at Fair Grounds on January 15, Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group (Stuart Grant) and Bethlehem Stable’s champion mare Monomoy Girl logged an easy in :37 3/5 on Saturday morning at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Unraced as a 4-year-old following a couple of setbacks, Monomoy Girl […]

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‘Everything Is On Track’ As Monomoy Girl Posts First Workout Of 2020

Champion Monomoy Girl posted her first workout of 2020 on Friday, breezing three-eighths at the Fair Grounds in 37 3/5 seconds. The 5-year-old Tapizar mare, who won the 2018 Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup Distaff, did not make the races last season after a bout with colic and a pulled hamstring. This year, the mare […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou ‘Even More Impressive’ As She Prepares For Saudi Cup

To a man, those closest to Midnight Bisou all kept coming back to the same descriptor over and over again. She was the dream come true, they said, the manifestation of all the reasons people sink their time, money and hearts into the sport of Thoroughbred racing to begin with. Since her career debut at […]

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Storm The Court ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ San Vicente, Could Target San Felipe

Peter Eurton is satisfied with Eclipse champion Storm the Court’s three-year-old debut despite it being a fourth in the San Vicente Stakes last Sunday. “He got a lot out of that,” the trainer said. “I like how he came out of it, too. We’ll see how he goes and ponder our next race, but it […]

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Midnight Bisou Puts In ‘Another Stellar’ Workout Toward Saudi Cup

Targeting the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup on Feb. 29 at Riyadh, 2019 champion older mare Midnight Bisou recorded a five-furlong breeze at the Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. The 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute stopped the clock in 1:00 1/5, the second fastest of 50 workouts at the distance. “She looks as fast as […]

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Red-Hot Champion Jockey Irad Ortiz Wins Six Races Sunday At Gulfstream Park

Defending two-time Eclipse Award champion Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode three winners Friday and four winners Saturday, brought home six more winners on Sunday’s 11-race card at Gulfstream Park. “I’m having a great meet so far. I’m so happy right now. I’m enjoying the moment. My agent [Jay Rushing] is doing a great job. I’m […]

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Champion Midnight Bisou ‘Off-The-Charts Impressive’ In Work Toward Saudi Cup

Just crowned the 2019 Eclipse Award Champion Older Dirt Female, Midnight Bisou skipped the Pegasus World Cup in favor of next month’s $20 million Saudi Cup at Riyadh. On Sunday, co-owner Jeff Bloom told bloodhorse.com that the 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is ready for the challenge. “She’s doing really well. In talking with (trainer […]

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‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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