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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Champion Abel Tasman, Vale Dori Retired To Breeding Shed

A pair of Bob Baffert-trained distaffers will be retired to the breeding shed after crossing the line last and second-last in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs, reports Vale Dori (Asiatic Boy), who finished 10th, will head to Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm and be bred to Triple Crown winner Justify in the stallion’s first […]

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Distaff Notes: Midnight Bisou ‘Very Confident,’ Wonder Gadot ‘Frisky’ But Behaved

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff runners got wet Thursday morning with 1 ¼-mile gallops at rainy Churchill Downs. Abel Tasman, last year’s 3-year-old filly champ, went out during the special Breeders’ Cup training window at 7:30 under exercise rider Dana Barnes. Vale Dori got […]

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Distaff Notes: Break Is ‘Key’ For Vale Dori, Monomoy Girl Continues To Be ‘Very Aggressive’

Abel Tasman/Vale Dori – Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff runners went to the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning for routine gallops. Abel Tasman, who won the 2017 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill with a last-to-first rally in the mud, covered one mile under Dana Barnes. Second in last […]

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Bellafina, Baffert Quartet Have Penultimate Breeders’ Cup Works At Santa Anita

With owner Kaleem Shah on hand, Chandelier Stakes winner and Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies favorite Bellafina worked five furlongs Friday morning in a minute flat for her ultimate goal at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “I’m really happy,” trainer Simon Callaghan said. “She’ll have one more breeze here before leaving for Kentucky.” Bellafina (1:00.00) & Kazan […]

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Ready And Abel? Baffert ‘Happy’ With Star Filly’s Latest Breeze

Abel Tasman disappointed in her Sept. 30 start in the G1 Zenyatta Stakes, finishing a dull fifth in her final prep for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. This Friday, however, the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road showed a renewed sense of vigor in a morning workout with stablemate Vale Dori, trainer Bob Baffert told The pair […]

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Vale Dori Hits The Wire First In Zenyatta; 1-9 Favorite Abel Tasman An Uninspired Fifth

Trainer Bob Baffert saddled a pair in Sunday’s Grade 1 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, but all the attention was on 1-9 favorite Abel Tasman, winner of back-to-back G1 races in New York this year. She broke poorly, however, and finished an uninspiring fifth. Instead, it was her stablemate Vale Dori who managed to get […]

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Weekend Lineup: Beholder Mile

The highlight of this weekend’s North American graded stakes action is the Grade 1 Beholder Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, featuring a contest between Eclipse Award winner Unique Bella and Grade 1 winners Paradise Woods and Vale Dori. The older fillies and mares will test their mettle over a mile on the main […]

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Beholder Mile Attracts Unique Bella, Vale Dori And Paradise Woods

With 13 group or graded stakes victories among them, Unique Bella, Vale Dori and Paradise Woods need little in the way of introduction as they headline Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  The Beholder Mile, formerly run as the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park from 1940 through 2013, has attracted a field […]

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