Madaket Stables of Sol Kumin has purchased a minority interest in Grade I winner Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute), it was announced Monday. The GI Santa Anita Oaks winner will race under the ownership of Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing LLC when she runs in the GII Mother Goose S. for trainer Steve Asmussen Saturday.
Never off the board in six career starts, Midnight Bisou captured the Jan. 7 GII Santa Ynez S. and Mar. 3 GIII Santa Ysabel S. en route to her win in the Apr. 7 Santa Anita Oaks for trainer Bill Spawr. She shipped east to finish third behind Monomoy Girl (Tapizar) in the GI Kentucky Oaks May 4. Plans call for the filly to remain on the East Coast with Asmussen and target a start in the GI Alabama S. at Saratoga in August.
“We are thrilled to partner up with Sol on this amazing filly,” said Bloom Racing’s Jeff Bloom, who picked out Midnight Bisou for $80,000 as an OBS April 2-year-old in training. “We have had great luck together in the past and look forward to enjoying this exciting ride with Sol and his team.”
Through Madaket and a number of his other stables, Kumin has won 36 stakes races–including 12 Grade Is–in the first half of 2018.