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Paradise Woods Retired; Ollie’s Candy, Serengeti Empress To Race In 2020

Two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods has officially been retired from racing, according to The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags finished last of 11 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and trainer John Shirreffs indicated that she will be sent to Lane’s End Farm to begin a broodmare career. Paradise Woods retires with earnings of $1,123,890 […]

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Distaff Notes: Midnight Bisou ‘Knows It’s Game Time’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize galloped 1 3/8 miles under exercise rider Hiram Rosario Wednesday morning as she continued preparations for a second run in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Trainer Ignacio Correas IV was asked about his confidence level for the 6-year-old Argentina-bred mare going into this year’s Distaff as […]

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Distaff Notes: Home Track An ‘Advantage’ For Paradise Woods, Kentucky Contingent Arrives

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize galloped 1 1/2 miles at Santa Anita under exercise rider Hiram Rosario shortly before 8 o’clock as she continued her preparations for a second run in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Last year at Churchill Downs, Blue Prize finished fourth in the Distaff trailing champion Monomoy Girl by […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Drawing Conclusions?

In our latest edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick report from Santa Anita Park on a couple of unfortunate scratches from the World Championships, including one of the key Juvenile contenders. Also, a look at how the post position draw might affect the running of the Classic and the […]

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Dams Of Paradise Woods, Perfect Alibi Among Notable Supplements To Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland announced that several prominent broodmares, graded stakes-winning fillies and horses of racing age have been supplemented to its November Breeding Stock Sale, to be held Nov. 6-17. Among the supplements are Wild Forest, dam of two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods; No Use Denying, dam of Grade 1 winner Perfect Alibi; and graded stakes […]

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Paradise Woods Continues Cedillo’s Big Weekend In Zenyatta

HS Stable and Martin and Pam Wygod’s Paradise Woods gave jockey Abel Cedillo another big win on the weekend in Sunday’s Grade 2 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags, trained by John Shirreffs, ran 1 1/16 miles over the fast main tracks in 1:44.31, winning the race for the second […]

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Ollie’s Candy Faces Secret Spice, Paradise Woods In Zenyatta

With the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff looming large on the horizon, Ollie’s Candy, Secret Spice and Paradise Woods head a field of six fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, which will be contested at 1 1/16 miles. The Zenyatta, named for the legendary distaffer […]

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‘I’ll Never Forget’: Shirreffs Reflects On Zenyatta’s Remarkable Run

The Clement L. Hirsch Stakes isn’t the only race that, when it comes up on the calendar, gets trainer John Sherriffs thinking about Zenyatta. The Hirsch, a Grade I $300,000 event that will be run for the 49th time on Sunday at Del Mar, was one of four stakes won multiple times by the great […]

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Weekend Lineup Features Jim Dandy, Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Races

The last weekend of July graded stakes slate includes three “Win and You’re In” events for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 1 and 2 at Santa Anita Park, plus an important Grade 2 event for 3-year-olds. The schedule kicks off Saturday morning at 10:40 ET with one of the biggest European races of the […]

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