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Real Story Front-Running Winner Of American Derby In Stakes Debut

Making his first try in stakes company, Jeffrey Amling and Merriebelle Stable’s homebred Real Story seized command at the start under Joe Bravo and was never headed, winning Saturday’s 104th running of the Grade 3 American Derby by 1 3/4 lengths for trainer Ignacio Correas IV at Arlington International Racecourse. Favorite Captivating Moon closed late […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Training Horses Is A Life Of Learning’

Trainer Ignacio Correas IV didn’t start out pursuing the American Dream. Neither did last Saturday’s Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap winner, Blue Prize. They both earned their stripes in Argentina before making the move to the United States, where each would have to carve out a new beginning. “I really never thought I would […]

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Blue Prize Adds To Churchill Tally In Fleur De Lis

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize has shown an affinity for the Churchill Downs oval throughout her North American career, finishing second in an allowance in her first U.S. start and winning the Falls City Handicap last November. On Saturday, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize added to that resume with a 1 1/2-length triumph in the […]

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Brazilian Group 1 Winner Love ‘N’ Happiness To Make U.S. Debut Sunday

When it comes to searching far and wide around the globe for Thoroughbred talent, few owners have made names for themselves the way Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin has. Irwin’s recent international acquisition Love ‘n’ Happiness – a Group 1 winner in her native Brazil – will make her first American start in a Sunday […]

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Blue Prize Up Late In Top Flight Invitational

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize overtook Frost Wise in deep stretch and outkicked her challenger in the finals jumps to capture the 78th running of the Top Flight Invitational for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 8, the Top Flight was the second of two stakes on […]

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Dona Bruja Overpowers Rivals With Endeavour Win At Tampa Bay Downs

Dom Felipe’s Dona Bruja, a 6-year-old Argentine-bred mare by the Berstein stallion Storm Embrujado, seized command early, shrugged off an attempted rally by even-money favorite La Coronel on the turn for home, then drew off to an impressive four-length victory in the Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday under Jose Ortiz. […]

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Argentine-Bred Blue Prize Takes Falls City Handicap For First U.S. Graded Stakes Win

Merriebelle Stable LLC’s 4-year-old filly Blue Prize (Arg) took the lead from pacesetter Money’soncharlotte on the far and drew off in the stretch for a decisive 8 1/2-length triumph over Tiger Moth in the 102nd running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. Blue […]

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Weekend Lineup: Cardinal Handicap

The lone graded stakes race on the docket this weekend is the G3 Cardinal Handicap on Saturday at Churchill Downs. With a scheduled post time of 5:24 p.m. Eastern, the Cardinal is a nine furlong turf contest for fillies and mares age three and up. Ignacio Correas’ trainee Dona Bruja is the 8-5 morning line […]

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Beach Patrol Batalla De Principio A Fin Para Llevarse El Arlington Million

Beach Patrol estuvo luchando en la vanguardia durante todo el recorrido y luego tuvo mejor final que sus rivales para llevarse la 35ta. edición del Arlington Million (G1, $,1,000,000) el pasado sábado 12 en Arlington Park. La victoria del hijo de Lemon Drop Kid permitió a su entrenador Chad Brown llevarse las dos carreras más […]

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Dacita (Chi) Y Doña Bruja (Arg): Una Exacta Suramericana En El Beverly D. Stakes

La seisañera chilena Dacita (Scat Daddy) le dio a su entrenador Chad Brown su cuarto triunfo – tercero en fila – en el prestigioso Beverly D. Stakes (G1, $600,000) el pasado sábado 12, al superar en emotivo final a la argentina Doña Bruja y a la británica Grand Jete, que terminaron empatadas en el segundo […]

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