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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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Keeper Ofthe Stars Hands Jolie Olimpica Her First Defeat In Buena Vista

Heavily favored Jolie Olimpica tired late and longshot Keeper Ofthe Stars took full advantage, as she altered tactics today and rallied under Abel Cedillo to a half length victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jonathan Wong, the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute got a flat mile on […]

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Midnight Bisou Puts In ‘Another Stellar’ Workout Toward Saudi Cup

Targeting the inaugural $20 million Saudi Cup on Feb. 29 at Riyadh, 2019 champion older mare Midnight Bisou recorded a five-furlong breeze at the Fair Grounds on Sunday morning. The 5-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute stopped the clock in 1:00 1/5, the second fastest of 50 workouts at the distance. “She looks as fast as […]

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Midcourt Posts Dominant Victory In San Pasqual

C R K Stable’s Midcourt was dominant in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual, inheriting the lead early and drawing away late to win by about four lengths as the 2-1 second choice. The gelded 5-year-old son of Midnight Lute, ridden by Victor Espinoza for trainer John Shirreffs, ran nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Smooth Like Strait Goes All The Way In Cecil B. Demille

Smooth Like Strait, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Geovanni Franco, sprinted to the lead out of the gate and never looked back in scoring a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Grade III $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for two-year-olds on closing day of Del Mar’s 2019 fall Bing Crosby season. Well-rated by Franco, Smooth Like […]

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Midcourt Makes It Four In A Row With Frontrunning Native Diver Victory

Hustled to the front shortly after the start and then beautifully rated by Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza, Midcourt scored his fourth consecutive victory with an impressive performance in the featured Grade III $100,000 Native Diver Stakes Saturday at Del Mar. Midcourt, owned by the C R K Stable of Lee and Susan Searing […]

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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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Midnight Bisou ‘Just Cruised’ Through Santa Anita Workout

Monster Midnight Bisou, undefeated in seven races this year, each a graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s, hopes to enhance her Horse of the Year credentials with a victory in the Grade I, $2 million Longines Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. With regular rider Mike Smith aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen, the […]

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