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Strong Trade Continues Into Day Three Of Keeneland January Sale

Competition for quality broodmares and yearlings remained spirited during Wednesday’s penultimate session of the four-day Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. Keeneland sold 238 horses for $4,074,300, for an average of $17,119 and a median of $8,000. During the third session of the 2018 auction, 236 horses grossed $3,442,700, for an average of $14,588 […]

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Classy John Gets The Job Done In Louisiana Futurity

There may have been an anxious moment or two, but in the end the heavy favorites of both divisions of the Louisiana Futurity got the job done on Saturday at the Fair Grounds. In the colts and geldings division, Valene Farms’ Classy John held off the late advances of Jimi’s a Star to win by […]

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Runaway Lute Leads Holiday Fall Highweight At Aqueduct

A wide-open field of nine horses will battle it out for Thanksgiving spoils in the 105th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight going six furlongs on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The traditional centerpiece of a 9-race Thanksgiving holiday card with a special 11:50 a.m. first post-time, the Fall Highweight will be featured along […]

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Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms Sets 2019 Roster And Fees, Led By Curlin At $175,000

Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms announced their 2019 stud fees. New to the roster is Eclipse champion and multiple Grade 1 winner Good Magic by Curlin, as well as the undefeated Grade 1 winner Army Mule, one of the leading sprinters in the country who posted a 114 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest up to a […]

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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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Heavyweight Midnight Bisou Has Asmussen ‘Excited’ For Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou put in the final touches Monday morning as the prospective favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at the Spa, breezing four furlongs in 51.62 seconds for a final blowout in preparation for the race. “She breezed an easy half-mile for the Alabama and the filly has consistently done extremely […]

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B. B. Dude First Winner For Spendthrift’s Shakin It Up

Spendthrift Farm’s Grade 1 winner Shakin It Up sired his first winner on June 1 when B. B. Dude captured a $51,000 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs in his career debut. In the colors of owner Jerry Durant, B. B. Dude broke alertly and raced in third position early, just off the dueling leaders. […]

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Midnight Lute Filly Tops Equine Sales Company’s Louisiana 2-Year-Olds Auction

An accredited Louisiana-bred daughter of Midnight Lute sold for $77,000 on Monday to top the Equine Sales Company 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale in Opelousas, La. Named Nite Jean, the sale-topper went to prominent Southwest owner Carl Moore from the consignment of Pike Racing, agent. The May foal worked an eighth […]

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‘Confident’ Midnight Bisou Right On Target Ahead Of Kentucky Oaks

Potential favorite for the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, Midnight Bisou breezed at Santa Anita Park at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute covered five furlongs in 1:01.60 under jockey Martin Pedroza. “She’s getting better,” trainer Bill Spawr said. “She’s scary. Her bodyweight is right. She’s confident in […]

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Midnight Bisou Takes Santa Anita Oaks With Electrifying Run

Bloom Racing Stable and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou continued her dominance of the West Coast 3-year-old filly division on Saturday, rallying from far back to win the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks by 3 1/2 lengths under Mike Smith, who also won the G1 Santa Anita Derby aboard Justify. Trained by Bill Spawr, Midnight Bisou, […]

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