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‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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Serengeti Empress Coming To Hand Quickly For Amoss; Oaks Winner Targeting Houston Ladies Classic

2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress has only worked twice since finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 2, but the 4-year-old daughter of Alternation is already showing signs that she’s ready to run. Trainer Tom Amoss told drf.com that the filly will target the Jan. 26 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston for […]

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Finite Goes After Fourth Straight Victory, Kentucky Oaks Points In Silverbulletday Stakes

Off of three consecutive wins, including a most recent score in the Golden Rod (G2) at Churchill, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Thomas J. Reiman’s Finite has been installed as the 6/5 morning line favorite over seven 3-year-old filly rivals in the $150,000 Silverbulletday. Run over 1 mile and 70 yards, the top four finishers in the Silverbulletday will […]

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Churchill Downs, QuintEvents Partner On Luxury Ticket Packages For Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack and QuintEvents today announced a multi-year partnership extension to continue to provide luxury ticket packages to fans at the Kentucky Derby. QuintEvents, the global industry leader in official ticket, hospitality and experience packages to the biggest names in sports and entertainment, will continue to serve as Churchill Downs’ exclusive provider of fan […]

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Bast Tops Baffert Trifecta In Santa Ynez

With three Grade I wins to her credit, Bob Baffert’s Bast shortened up in distance and rallied to take Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Drayden Van Dyke.  A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Uncle Mo, Bast got seven furlongs while geared down late in 1:23.42. Baffert, who collected his […]

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Cox Preparing Talented Juveniles Mr. Monomoy, Taraz For Major Points Preps

Trainer Brad Cox has plans in place to get two of his talented 2-year-olds ready for their 2020 campaigns, reports the Daily Racing Form. Mr. Monomoy, the half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl, will try two turns for the first time in an allowance race Saturday at the Fair Grounds, a race Cox hopes will step the […]

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Talented Filly Donna Veloce Will Get Time Off To ‘Decompress,’ Return In March

Kaleem Shah and Coolmore’s juvenile filly Donna Veloce will now be given a couple months away from the races, reports drf.com. The runner-up in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet had previously finished a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, which was just her second career start. “She came out of it really good,” trainer […]

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Bast Fends Off Challenge From Donna Veloce To Win Starlet

Baoma Corp’s Bast, already a two-time Grade 1 winner, grabbed the lead at the start and refused to relinquish it in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet Stakes at Los Alamitos. The second choice in the wagering at 2-1, the juvenile daughter of Uncle Mo turned the tables on Breeders’ Cup runner up Donna Veloce, the 1-5 […]

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Lake Avenue Takes Over Early, Pulls Away Late In Demoiselle

Godolphin homebred Lake Avenue broke her maiden at second asking last month at the Big A, and the 2-year-old daughter of Tapit continued that trend with a four-length score in Saturday’s Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Junior Alvarado, the 4-1 chance ran nine furlongs over the fast main track […]

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Heavily Favored Finite Has To Dig Deep For Golden Rod Victory

Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s Finite was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes, but the 2-year-old filly had to dig deep for a half-length victory over 13-1 Motu. Finite stalked the early pace, went three wide on the turn and battled all the way […]

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