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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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Whoa Nellie Auditioning For Azeri In Monday’s Bayakoa

Whoa Nellie was 20-1 in the program for her stakes debut last month, but she’s the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares Monday at Oaklawn. That’s the power of a sparkling 4 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Pippin Jan. 25, Oaklawn’s first of three preps for the […]

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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 Takes On Street Band In Houston Ladies Classic

One week from today, Sam Houston Race Park will host the most prestigious day of its annual live Thoroughbred racing season. The draw for the six Houston Racing Festival stakes took place this morning for each of the features, including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Now in its eighth running, the Houston Ladies […]

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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 that the filly will target the Jan. 26 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston for […]

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Larry Jones Settling Into New Havre De Grace Barn At Oaklawn

The first horses in Oaklawn’s new Havre de Grace barn are, fittingly, for Larry Jones, who trained the 2011 Horse of the Year and a multiple stakes winner in Hot Springs. The Havre de Grace barn was one of six new barns built this year. “Good to be back,” Jones said Saturday morning. “Kind of […]

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Houston Ladies Classic, Apple Blossom Next For Cotillion Winner Street Band

Grade 1 Cotillion winner Street Band will be pointed to the G3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 26 for her next start, reports The 3-year-old daughter of Istan was most recently eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Street Band returned to Churchill Downs after the Breeders’ Cup, and will ship […]

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Distaff Notes: ‘Taking A Shot’ With Mo See Cal, Street Band ‘On Her Toes’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s ultra-consistent 6yo mare Blue Prize galloped 2 1/4 miles Thursday morning at Santa Anita under exercise rider Hiram Rosario for trainer Ignacio Correas IV. “She will have an easy gallop Friday,” Correas said of the mare who has been worse than third only twice in 18 starts since she came […]

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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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