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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: 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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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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Asmussen, Mott Each Hold Strong Hand In Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou, undefeated in five starts this season, looks to keep her perfect record intact while seeking her first career victory at Saratoga Race Course in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. The 70th running of the 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies […]

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Wow Cat, She’s A Julie To Face Off In Shuvee

Peter Brant and Stud Vendaval’s Grade 1-winner Wow Cat headlines a talented eight-horse field for Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Shuvee at Saratoga Race Course. In addition to the Shuvee, Sunday’s 13-race Saratoga offering will include the entirety of Saturday’s card, which was cancelled in anticipation of excessive heat, along with a steeplechase allowance race that […]

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Coolmore Raises Lookin At Lucky’s Fee To $20,000 For 2019

On the heels of Accelerate’s victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Wow Cat’s runner-up effort in the Distaff, Coolmore’s Ashford Stud has raised the stud fee for champion Lookin At Lucky to $20,000 for the 2019 breeding season, BloodHorse reports. The 11-year-old Smart Strike horse previously stood for $17,500. He currently sits in ninth […]

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Distaff, Likely Eclipse Award Winner Monomoy Girl ‘Always Had A Mind Of Her Own’

On horse racing’s biggest global stage, Monomoy Girl became only the third Kentucky Oaks winner to also take the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the same year. She further entrenched her status as the country’s best 3-year-old filly in Saturday’s length victory over Wow Cat at Churchill Downs. “That’s what you’re looking for, […]

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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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