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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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Blue Prize Shocks Elate For Spinster Repeat

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) ran down odds-on favorite Elate in the final sixteenth of a mile, winning the 64th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) by a half-length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 10,303 at Keeneland. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV and ridden by Joe Bravo, Blue Prize earned a fees-paid berth […]

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‘Sky Is The Limit’ For Improving Del Mar Oaks Winner Cambier Parc

Three-time Eclipse Award winning trainer Chad Brown’s Saturday at the races wasn’t dampened by the soggy weather at Saratoga Race Course, with Dunbar Road posting a win in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama presented by NYRA Bets just one race after his Regal Glory shared honors with the Graham Motion-trained Varenka in the Grade 2, […]

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Dunbar Road Skips Over The Slop For Alabama Triumph

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road proved a deserving 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s rendition of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, skipping over a sloppy Saratoga course after the rain delay to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown for third third win on the […]

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Point Of Honor To Face Familiar Foes In Alabama Stakes

After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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‘Very Fortunate’: Brown’s Fifth Diana Win Equals Saratoga Record

With Sistercharlie’s victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Diana at Saratoga Race Course, trainer Chad Brown equaled Hall of Famer J. Elliot Burch’s record for most wins in the historic event, named for the mythical goddess, which was inaugurated in 1939. “It’s quite an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence as a great […]

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Wings Of Dawn Trying Dirt For First Time In Mother Goose At Belmont

John Oxley’s Wings of Dawn will be making her stakes debut in her first career start on dirt as part of a six-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s 63rd running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Mother Goose at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Wings of Dawn posted back-to-back wins over Woodbine’s Tapeta synthetic track, […]

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Champagne Anyone Posts $17.20 Upset In Gulfstream Park Oaks

Six Column Racing and Randall Bloch’s Champagne Anyone, third in back-to-back graded events earlier at the Championship Meet, gave her connections reason to celebrate by rallying past pacesetter Cookie Dough in mid-stretch and holding off favored Dunbar Road for her first career stakes triumph in Saturday’s $250,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). The 49th running of […]

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