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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 He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]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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Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms Announces 2020 Roster And Fees

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 2020 stallion roster, led once again by Horse of the Year and elite commercial sire Curlin. Curlin, a 15-year-old son of Smart Strike, will stand for $175,000, unchanged from the 2019 breeding season. He is the most prolific sire of seven-figure […]

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‘Horse Of The Year Candidate’ Midnight Bisou Ready For Distaff

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou came out of her 3 ¼-length win in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Beldame in good order, co-owner Jeff Bloom said Sunday morning. Bloom said her victory at 1 1/8 miles on Belmont Park’s fast main track will set her up for the Grade 1, $2 […]

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Midnight Bisou Extends Her Win Streak In Beldame

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou has won all seven of her starts in 2019, including a relatively easy score in Saturday’s Grade 2 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park. In her final prep before the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was challenged by Wow Cat but pulled […]

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‘A Level That Very Few Have Achieved’: Midnight Bisou Ready For Beldame

Horses like Midnight Bisou come along once in a lifetime and owner Jeff Bloom said he is relishing every moment of it. The talented daughter of Midnight Lute has won all six of her starts this year, three of which are Grade 1. She worked a half-mile in 49.81 seconds over the Oklahoma training track […]

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Bricks And Mortar, Midnight Bisou One-Two In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

While the next generation of talent was on display this past weekend during 2-year-old graded stakes at Woodbine and Churchill Downs, racing’s current standouts continue to hold sway in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Taking up his customary position out front is leading Horse of the Year candidate Bricks and Mortar, who has held […]

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