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Blue Prize takes Juddmonte Spinster for Second Year to earn return trip to Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) ran down odds-on favorite Elate in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the 64th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) for fillies and mares by a half-length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 10,303. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV and ridden by Joe Bravo, Blue Prize earned a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) to be run...

Trainer’s conservative approach is central
to Don’t Tell Sophia’s rags-to-riches story

Trainer Phil Sims paid only $1,000 for Don’t Tell Sophia, who pulled a surprise win in the Keeneland Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Oct. 5. and has 11 victories in 22 starts. (Photo from Keeneland)   By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Phil Sims often has told the story about purchasing a certain young Thoroughbred who evolved into a star. On Oct. 5, the racehorse trainer told it...

Trainer's conservative approach is central to Don't Tell Sophia's rags-to-riches story

Trainer Phil Sims paid only $1,000 for Don’t Tell Sophia, who pulled a surprise win in the Keeneland Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Oct. 5. and has 11 victories in 22 starts. (Photo from Keeneland)   By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   Phil Sims often has told the story about purchasing a certain young Thoroughbred who evolved into a star. On Oct. 5, the racehorse trainer told it...