APB: ‘Rising Star’ Siblings Guarana and Magic Dance on the Comeback Trail

A pair of talented half-sisters owned and bred by Three Chimneys Farm are nearing a return to action. 'TDN Rising Star' Guarana (Ghostzapper), victress of last term's GI Acorn S. and GI Coaching Club American Oaks, joined trainer Chad Brown's Palm Meadows string to begin the New Year and is close to her first breeze back. She's been sidelined since suffering her first career defeat when second as the even-money favorite in the GI Cotillion S. at Parx Sept. 21. "She came back jammed up after her race in Pennsylvania,...

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Serengeti Empress Looks for 2020 Liftoff in Houston

Last January, following a promising sophomore season that fell short of a divisional title, Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) made her 4-year-old debut with a win in the GIII Houston Ladies Classic S., using it as a springboard to a championship campaign. Sunday at Sam Houston, Joel Politi's Eclipse finalist Serengeti Empress (Alternation) will attempt to replicate her predecessor's feat against five rivals as she opens her auspicious 4-year-old account. Catching the racing world's attention with back-to-back stakes wins by a combined 33 lengths in the summer of 2018, the $70,000...

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Bone Bruise for Magic Dance

Magic Dance (More Than Ready), the TDN Rising Star who stumbled at the start of the GII Adirondack S. at Saratoga Sunday, sustained a bone bruise in her left front leg in the incident and will be off for an undetermined amount of time, according to her trainer, Steve Asmussen. "It was a result of the stumble that she had in the Adirondack which broke the skin in the back of her left front ankle," said Asmussen from Saratoga Friday morning. "It was quite a significant stumble. She actually burned...

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