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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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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero, Rider For Personal Ensign, Dies At 61

After a decades-long battle with health issues, Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero, known for riding Go for Wand and the unbeaten Personal Ensign among others, has passed away at the age of 61 in his native Louisiana. He was surrounded by family members while under hospice care in Lafayette, La. “He is the toughest […]

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Code Of Honor Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll; Midnight Bisou Jumps Into Second Position

The slew of top performances on the blockbuster August 24 card at Saratoga Race Course produced some shifts among the top 10 in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll with the most notable change being the addition of Grade 1 Travers Stakes winner Code of Honor. Owned and bred by William S. Farish and trained by […]

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Bloom ‘Lost For Words’ To Describe Division-Leading Midnight Bisou

Lest there were any doubts about the ferocity of Midnight Bisou’s on-track demeanor, the daughter of Midnight Lute was at her bullish best Saturday in nipping fellow Grade 1 winner Elate at the wire to add the hardware for the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infinity to her mantel. The morning after earning […]

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‘I Liked What I Saw With The Blinkers’: Tacitus Aims For Jockey Club Gold Cup

On Sunday morning at his Saratoga barn adjacent to the Oklahoma training track, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott reflected on a tough Saturday at the races that saw Tacitus run second in the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers and Elate complete the exacta in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. “We didn’t […]

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Midnight Bisou Runs Down Elate In Personal Ensign

Two of this year’s top distaffers started in Saturday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga, and the pair met at the head of the lane for an all-out battle to the wire. Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou laid her heart on the line to nose out 4-5 favorite Elate in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Blockbuster Travers Card

A wide-open field of 12 is set to go to post in the 150th running of the Travers Stakes, the headliner on Saturday’s Saratoga Race Course card featuring seven stakes races, including six Grade 1’s. Saturday’s Travers Stakes will be televised live on FOX from 5-6 p.m. ET. Undercard coverage will also be televised on […]

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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero In Hospice Care

Jockey Randy Romero, elected to racing’s Hall of Fame in 2010, said last weekend he is hospice care but is at home in Lafayette, La., where a brother is staying with him and helping with his care. “I’m very sick but I haven’t given up,” he said by phone. Romero, 62, said doctors told him […]

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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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Teresa Z Dominates Turnback The Alarm Handicap At Aqueduct

St. Elias Stable’s Teresa Z stalked the early speed and made a strong move out of the final turn before gearing down for a six-length win in the 24th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Out of the gate, Bishop’s Pond did the heavy lifting, leading […]

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