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Blue Prize Runs Last to First to Defend Spinster Title

Blue Prize Runs Last to First to Defend Spinster Title

LEXINGTON, KY – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize successfully defended her title with a late blitze to overtake the heavily-favored Elate in Sunday’s $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. The Spinster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with Blue Prize receiving an automatic berth in the Longines Distaff at… Read More

Blue Prize Goes Last to First in Summer Colony

Blue Prize Goes Last to First in Summer Colony

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize found her way back to the winner’s circle with a last-to-first effort to take Sunday’s $100,000 Summer Colony Stakes at Saratoga. Breaking from the far outside post 7 as the 3/5 favorite under Jose Ortiz, Blue Prize took back initially while Alberobello set the… Read More

Blue Prize Trips Up, Tops G1 Spinster

Blue Prize Trips Up, Tops G1 Spinster

LEXINGTON, KY – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize ran erratically in the stretch but managed to hold on late for her third straight score in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes at Keeneland. The Spinster is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event, with Blue Prize receiving her second automatic berth in the Longines… Read More

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Blue Prize Noses Out Victory in G3 Locust Grove

Blue Prize Noses Out Victory in G3 Locust Grove

LOUISVILLE, KY – By the slimmest of margins, Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize defeated Champagne Problems following a very game duel between the two females in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Locust Grove Stakes at Churchill Downs. Breaking from post 3 under Julien Leparoux as the 4/5 favorite, Blue Prize applied consistent pressure to early leader Streamline through… Read More

Real Story Tells It Like It Is In The G3 American Derby

Real Story Tells It Like It Is In The G3 American Derby

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL –  Real Story was the real deal in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 American Derby Stakes at Arlington Park. This was the first stakes win for the three-year-old son of Fast Bullet and his second consecutive victory. From the start, it was clear that Real Story wanted the… Read More

Blue Prize Fierce Late in G2 Fleur de Lis

Blue Prize Fierce Late in G2 Fleur de Lis

LOUISVILLE, KY – Merriebelle Stable’s Argentinian-bred mare Blue Prize made a bold move in the far turn and chased down a loose-on-the-lead Farrell in mid-stretch to take Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. The Fleur de Lis was race 7 on the Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser program. The Fleur… Read More

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Dona Bruja Fires Fresh In G3 Endeavour

Dona Bruja Fires Fresh In G3 Endeavour

TAMPA, FL – Dom Felipe’s Dona Bruja fired fresh off of her four-month vacation, breezing away to an easy victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $175,000 Lambholm South Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs. Speeding away sharply from post 2 under Jose Ortiz, Dona Bruja immediately took a commanding lead while posting fractions of… Read More

Blue Prize Breaks Through In G2 Falls City

Blue Prize Breaks Through In G2 Falls City

LOUISVILLE, KY – Merriebelle Stable LLC’s Blue Prize finally broke on Thursday, blasting off late to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs. Off well from post 4 under James Graham, Blue Prize tracked Money’soncharlotte‘s early pace from the rail through splits of :23.82 and :47.46 before taking command… Read More

Dona Bruja Impressive in G3 Modesty Handicap

Dona Bruja Impressive in G3 Modesty Handicap

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL – Dom Felipe LLC’s Dona Bruja turned in an effort that stamped her as one to watch in the filly and mare turf division, taking Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Modesty Handicap at Arlington International Racecourse. The Modesty was the second of four Grade 3 stakes offered on the… Read More

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