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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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Sonneteer ‘Earning His Way’ Into Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap

Hours after Sonneteer’s breakthrough victory in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses Friday at Oaklawn, trainer Keith Desormeaux was already plotting his next move. That move is a return trip to Arkansas. The Southern California-based Sonneteer won for the second time in 18 lifetime starts, overhauling Futile on the outside in deep stretch to win […]

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Midnight Bisou Puts It All Together For Santa Ynez Victory

Two noses shy of being unbeaten, trainer Bill Spawr’s Midnight Bisou put it all together on Sunday at Santa Anita as she rolled to an emphatic 4 ½ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes. Piloted by “Big Money” Mike Smith for the first time, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Midnight Lute got seven furlongs in 1:23.40 while defeating […]

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Silent Bird Adds Blinkers To Score In Midnight Lute

Norman Stables’ Silent Bird got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday, holding off Tough Sunday by a head to win the Grade 3 Midnight Lute. A 5-year-old son of Summer Bird trained by Mark Glatt, Silent Bird donned blinkers for the first time in the Midnight Lute. Jockey Kent Desormeaux moved him up the […]

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Santa Anita: Rymska, Masochistic Scratched From American Oaks, Midnight Lute

Rymska, the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks, has been scratched from the race at Santa Anita Park. According to Bradley Weisbord, the 3-year-old Le Havre filly came up lame in her stall on Friday morning, necessitating her scratch. Plans call for Rymska to return to South Florida for further diagnostics, […]

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In First Start For Baffert, Masochistic To Face Calculator, Americanize In G3 Midnight Lute

Shrouded in controversy since his debut nearly four years ago, top sprinter Masochistic is set to make his first start since early May as he heads a field of nine 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita. Idle since distanced over a wet fast track going seven furlongs in the […]

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