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Midnight Bisou ‘Just Cruised’ Through Santa Anita Workout

Monster Midnight Bisou, undefeated in seven races this year, each a graded stakes, three of them Grade I’s, hopes to enhance her Horse of the Year credentials with a victory in the Grade I, $2 million Longines Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. With regular rider Mike Smith aboard for trainer Steve Asmussen, the […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Midnight Bisou Keeps On Winning

It’s getting to the point of the year when the serious Horse of the Year contenders start staking their claims in earnest, and top filly Midnight Bisou has done nothing to knock her case so far. The 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is an impressive seven-for-seven in graded stakes competition this year through the end […]

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Wicked Whisper Makes Some Noise In Frizette

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Wicked Whisper remained undefeated with a convincing score in the 72nd running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette on Sunday to close out the two-day Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for juvenile fillies offered an all-fees paid berth to the Grade 1, $2 million […]

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Engage Holds Off Whitmore To Earn Breeders’ Cup Berth In Phoenix

Woodford Racing’s Engage had to fight hard to win Friday’s Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, fending off multi-millionaire Whitmore by about three parts of a length on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Steve Asmussen, found clear sailing down the center of the stretch and was […]

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Remington Park Sets New Record Handle On Oklahoma Derby Card

The Oklahoma Derby Day program on Sunday, Sept. 29 generated a record pari-mutuel handle day for Remington Park. The 13-race program featured eight stakes events including the Grade 3 Oklahoma Derby and Grade 3 Remington Park Oaks. Total handle for Remington Park racing on Sept. 29 was $3,086,572 and included money wagered on-track, from export […]

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Midnight Bisou Closes The Gap On Bricks And Mortar In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

After further stamping her superiority over divisional foes this past weekend, leading distaffer Midnight Bisou was able to make up ground on leader Bricks and Mortar in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. While Bricks and Mortar remains out front with 27 first-place votes and 387 points, the son of Giant’s Causeway has Midnight Bisou […]

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Asmussen Finishes With A Record Seven Wins On Oklahoma Derby Day Card

Trainer Steve Asmussen set a new record Sunday at Remington Park that might stand for a while. He won seven times on the Oklahoma Derby Day card with Mt. Brave being the last one of the group, taking the $50,000 Flashy Lady Stakes, the 10th race on the card.  It was also the seventh win of the day for jockey Ricardo Santana, […]

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Lady Apple’s Remington Oaks Win Part Of Asmussen’s Record-Setting Night

Multiple graded stakes winner Lady Apple racked up another high-end score on Sunday afternoon when she prevailed in the Grade 3, $195,200 Remington Park Oaks. Lady Apple swept to the lead in the short field of four by the time the field left the turn, engaging Gold Standard and Classic Fit at the top of […]

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Richard’s Boy Achieves Millionaire Status At Remington Park

Richard’s Boy became a millionaire by winning the eighth race at Remington Park on Saturday night. It was jockey Stewart Elliott’s fourth win of the evening. This 7-year-old gelded son of Idiot Proof, out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Marissa’s Joy, was a near winner in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del […]

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Midnight Bisou Extends Her Win Streak In Beldame

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou has won all seven of her starts in 2019, including a relatively easy score in Saturday’s Grade 2 Beldame Stakes at Belmont Park. In her final prep before the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute was challenged by Wow Cat but pulled […]

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