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Hokey Pokey? Blue Prize Darts In, Then Out, Still Wins Juddmonte Spinster

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize extended her win streak to three straight graded stakes on Sunday, adding her first top-level triumph with a victory in the G1 Juddmonte Spinster at Keeneland. In the stretch, the 5-year-old daughter of Pure Prize ran erratically, first darting toward the rail and then away from it, but jockey Joe Bravo […]

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Blue Prize Digs Deep For Locust Grove Triumph

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize was favored at 4-5 in Saturday’s Grade 3 Locust Grove Stakes and managed to deliver on those odds, despite a three-month layoff and a strong late challenge from Champagne Problems. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for Ignacio Correas, Blue Prize led for most of the  1 1/16-mile contest at Churchill Downs, keeping […]

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Sagamore Scaling Back; DePaz Transitioning Into Public Stable

Horacio DePaz, multiple stakes-winning trainer for historic Sagamore Farm since 2015, will also be taking on outside clients as he transitions into running a public stable. DePaz, 33, currently has 40 horses in training for Sagamore spread between the Glyndon, Md. farm, Laurel Park, Saratoga Race Course and Churchill Downs. The move comes as Sagamore’s […]

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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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