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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Calm Before The Cup

The American Graded Stakes Standings are on the precipice of a volatile weekend, highlighted by the Breeders’ Cup card on Friday and Saturday at Churchill Downs. Not counting the graded races on the undercard, the Breeders’ Cup will offer 14 chances to make noise on the charts. A strong performance during the marquee cards could […]

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Distaff Notes: Midnight Bisou ‘Very Confident,’ Wonder Gadot ‘Frisky’ But Behaved

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff runners got wet Thursday morning with 1 ¼-mile gallops at rainy Churchill Downs. Abel Tasman, last year’s 3-year-old filly champ, went out during the special Breeders’ Cup training window at 7:30 under exercise rider Dana Barnes. Vale Dori got […]

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Distaff Notes: Break Is ‘Key’ For Vale Dori, Monomoy Girl Continues To Be ‘Very Aggressive’

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff runners went to the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning for routine gallops. Abel Tasman, who won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill with a last-to-first rally in the mud, covered one mile under Dana Barnes. Second in last […]

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BC Distaff Notes: Blue Prize ‘Always Runs Her Eyeballs Out,’ Wonder Gadot Exuberant Tuesday

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – When the 2017 3yo champion filly turned in an oddly poor performance – fifth by 10 ½ lengths – in the Zenyatta on Sept. 29, trainer Bob Baffert wasn’t sure if she was sick, like others in his stable, or the victim of a bad trip. Baffert’s other starter in the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: ‘Very Good’ Work For Yoshida, Midnight Bisou ‘Picture-Perfect’

Breeders’ Cup Week at Churchill Downs got off to a good start on a brisk, but clear Monday morning with dirt works from Yoshida (JPN) ($6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic) and Midnight Bisou ($2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff) headlining the work tab and the initial on-track appearance of European standouts Enable (GB) ($4 million […]

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Abel Tasman Jumps Ahead Of Monomoy Girl In Top Thoroughbred Poll

Reigning Eclipse Award Champion Abel Tasman moved from fifth to fourth position in this week’s NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll, supplanting 3-year-old filly sensation Monomoy Girl, who finished first in Saturday’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes at PARX only to be disqualified and placed second. Both Monomoy Girl, who is ranked fifth in this week’s poll, […]

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Midnight Bisou Moved Up After Monomoy Girl’s Disqualification In Cotillion

Bloom Racing, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou was officially declared the winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion, moved up after the disqualification of first-place finisher Monomoy Girl. The latter crossed the wire a neck in front, but was taken down for interference throughout the stretch run. Midnight Bisou, trained by Steve Asmussen and […]

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‘Quality Filly’ Midnight Bisou Gets A First Look At Parx Track

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou got her first look at Parx’s main track and paddock on Friday morning just a day before she tries to capture her second Grade 1 victory this year in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen. The 3-year-old filly by Midnight Lute enters off […]

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Monomoy Girl Puts Undefeated Season On The Line In Cotillion

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx promises to be the most anticipated showdown on the card as a field of eight 3-year-old fillies will contest 1 1/16 miles on the main track led by multiple Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl, who will attempt to remain perfect through six starts this year while […]

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Eskimo Kisses Up The Rail To Surprise With Dominating Alabama Victory

Gainesway Stable, Harold Lerner, Andrew Rosen, Nehoc Racing and Magdalena Racing’s Eskimo Kisses provided bettors with a 9-1 surprise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, sneaking up the rail and kicking clear in the lane to win by 6 1/2 lengths. Jockey Jose Ortiz, who won last year’s Alabama aboard Elate, followed the instructions of […]

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