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Serengeti Empress Runs Away With Azeri

Joel Politi’s 2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress appears poised for a big 4-year-old season of Saturday’s easy win in the Grade 2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The daughter of Alternation grabbed the lead at the start and ran her competition off their feet as the 9-5 favorite, gearing down under the wire a […]

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Azeri Sets Up Rematch Between Lady Apple, Serengeti Empress, Street Band

The Houston Ladies Classic, Part 2, will be run Saturday at Oaklawn with the top five finishers from that Jan. 26 race all entered in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Azeri, the ninth of 11 races, is 4:50 p.m. (Central). The Azeri is […]

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Serengeti Empress Won’t Make Bayakoa, But Likely For March 14 Azeri Stakes

Serengeti Empress, among the country’s leading 3-year-old fillies of 2019, is expected to make at least one start this year at Oaklawn, trainer Tom Amoss said Thursday morning. “You’ll definitely see Serengeti,” Amoss said. “At one point, I’m not sure.” Amoss said Serengeti Empress won’t make the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and […]

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Lady Apple Prevails In Thrilling Four-Way Finish In Houston Ladies Classic

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Farms’ Lady Apple came out on top of a thrilling four-way finish in the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic on Sunday, the 8-1 chance hitting the wire about a neck in front of 3-5 favorite Serengeti Empress and 2-1 second choice Street Band. Ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. for trainer Steve […]

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Serengeti Empress Preparing For G3 Houston Ladies Classic

Off just a pair of local half mile works, Joel Politi’s 2019 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner Serengeti Empress, an Eclipse Award Finalist in the three-year-old filly division, is on target to make her seasonal debut in the Grade 3 Houston Ladies Classic (G3) on January 26. “She’s a horse who gets herself ready quickly,” trainer […]

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Serengeti Empress Coming To Hand Quickly For Amoss; Oaks Winner Targeting Houston Ladies Classic

2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress has only worked twice since finishing third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff on Nov. 2, but the 4-year-old daughter of Alternation is already showing signs that she’s ready to run. Trainer Tom Amoss told drf.com that the filly will target the Jan. 26 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston for […]

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Amoss Shifting Focus From Claiming Game To Young Horses

By purses earned ($5.3 million), Tom Amoss enjoyed the third best season of his 33-year career in 2019, but according to the New Orleans native, numbers do not tell the entire story. “The comments have always been, ‘he’s a very good trainer, but who has he developed into a major horse’,” Amoss said. “Winning the […]

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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 drf.com. 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: 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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