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‘Deeply Concerned And Frustrated’: Midnight Bisou’s Connections Suggest Saudi Cup Disqualification For Maximum Security

In the wake of federal charges being pursued against trainer Jason Servis for giving his runners illegal substances, the connections of Saudi Cup runner-up Midnight Bisou have hinted that the race’s winner, Servis charge Maximum Security, ought to be disqualified, BloodHorse reports. Maximum Security outlasted Midnight Bisou to prevail by three-quarters of a length in […]

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Smith’s Saudi Suspension To Be Upheld In California

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will have his suspension for whip use in the Saudi Cup reciprocated by the California Horse Racing Board, spokesman Mike Marten confirmed to horseracingnation.com. The rider was suspended 11 days total, as first reported by the Racing Post: eight days for striking Midnight Bisou 14 times, above the limit […]

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Midnight Bisou Ruled Out Of Dubai World Cup Bid; Mucho Gusto, Tacitus Stay Overseas

Champion mare Midnight Bisou, a gallant second in Saturday’s $20 million Saudi Cup, will head home to the United States this week rather than turning back in four weeks for the $12 million Dubai World Cup, reports the Daily Racing Form. The Steve Asmussen-trained mare joins Saudi Cup winner Maximum Security in deciding not to pursue […]

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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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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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Midnight Bisou Breezes At Fair Grounds, ‘Gearing Up For 2020’

Bloom Racing, LLC, Madaket Stables, LLC and Allen Racing, LLC’s Midnight Bisou was back on the work tab Thursday morning at Fair Grounds, breezing an easy half mile in :53.60 for trainer Steve Asmussen. “We are extremely excited to have our filly gearing up for 2020,” said co-owner Jeff Bloom. “She’s had a very nice mini break […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Drawing Conclusions?

In our latest edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Santa Anita Park on a couple of unfortunate scratches from the World Championships, including one of the key Juvenile contenders. Also, a look at how the post position draw might affect the running of the Classic and the […]

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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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