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Close Hatches, ‘Julia’, to Miss CCA Oaks

Close Hatches and Dreaming of Julia, the one-two finishers of the G1 Mother Goose Stakes, will both miss the G1 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 20, it was reported by the Daily Racing Form. Bill Mott, the trainer of Close Hatches, reported that the daughter of First Defence developed a fever and missed a […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Close Hatches

In a slightly different fashion than usual, Juddmonte had a brilliant weekend, and the difference lay with their wide-margin Grade 1 victory in the demi-classic Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont by U.S.-raced Close Hatches, who represents a three-generation experiment in racing a modest portion of the Juddmonte homebreds here in the States, rather than campaigning […]

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Photos of the Week: 6.24.13

Fillies were in the spotlight on both coasts on Saturday, with Belmont Park hosting the G1 Mother Goose Stakes and Betfair Hollywood Park countering with the G2 Hollywood Oaks. In the Mother Goose, Close Hatches dominated the field to win easily, as heavily favored Dreaming of Julia could only muster a second-place finish. In the […]

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Close Hatches Doing Well After Mother Goose; Mott Making Plans

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was delighted this morning with the way Close Hatches emerged from her 7 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Mother Goose. “She looks great; I’m happy,” said Mott of the Juddmonte Farms color-bearer, who with the victory earned her first Grade 1 in three consecutive tries. “[Yesterday] she just […]

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Midnight Lucky Rolls to Impressive Acorn Victory

Midnight Lucky took command at the top of the stretch and drew off to a commanding 6 1/4-length victory in the $300,000 G1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. It was the first Grade 1 win for the daughter of Midnight Lute, who won for the third time in four lifetime starts. A field of six […]

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Field of 11 Fillies Set for Kentucky Oaks

The top 3-year-old fillies from all corners of the country, headed by Dreaming of Julia, the 21 ¾-length winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII), and Eclipse Award winner Beholder passed the  entry box Tuesday morning for Friday’s 139th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I). The Oaks, to be contested at […]

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Close Hatches Turns in Sharp Oaks Work

Juddmonte Farms’ undefeated Close Hatches (No. 5) had her first Churchill Downs work in preparation for the 139th Kentucky Oaks, breezing a half-mile in :47.80 over a fast track under exercise rider Joanna Trout. The move was the second fastest of 81 at the distance. Working during the training period reserved for Kentucky Derby and […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Next Stop for Emollient

Emollient, who captured the G1 Central Bank Ashland Stakes by nine lengths, will make her next start in the G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico May 17, according to trainer Bill Mott. In an interview in the Daily Racing Form, Mott indicated that since the daughter of Empire Maker had run two races in the […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Juddmonte’s Fabulous Fillies

Prince Khalid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farm has long been a fixture among the leading owners and breeders in both North America and Europe. The operation had a banner year in 2012, led by the exploits of the undefeated Frankel. After such a tremendous year, one may have thought that 2013 would be a bit slower for […]

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