Street Band

Street Band Retired, Headed to Fasig-November Sale

Street Band (Istan--Street Minstrel, by Street Cry {Ire}) has been retired from racing and will be catalogued to the 2020 Fasig-Tipton November Sale. Racing in partnership for Ray Francis, Cindy Jones, J. Larry Jones, Medallion Racing, and MyRacehorse.com, Street Band won five times in her career, led by a win in the 2019 GI Cotillion S. The 4-year-old, also the winner of the GII Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks and third-place finisher in the GI Alabama S., retires with earnings of more than $1.1 million. "Street Band was a special filly for our...

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Street Band Looking to 'Bounce Back' in Apple Blossom

Oaklawn Park, which continues to be Thoroughbred racing's headline act in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, hosts the Apple Blossom H. this Saturday, the first of the track's two Grade I events. While 2019 GI Kentucky Oaks victress Serengeti Empress (Alternation) figures a warm favorite off her course-and-distance romp in the GIII Azeri S. Mar. 14, trainer Larry Jones is hopeful that Street Band (Istan) return to same form that saw her beat Serengeti Empress into sixth in last year's GI Cotillion S. "She's doing well, everything seems to...

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Street Band Can Turn Tables in Azeri

The first four home from the Jan. 26 GIII Houston Ladies' Classic square off yet again in Saturday's GII Azeri S. at Oaklawn Park, and, having drawn widest of the sextet in Texas last time, Street Band (Istan) gets pole position here as she looks to make amends. Third in last year's GI Alabama S. over a 10-furlong trip that potentially stretched her stamina, the chestnut got a perfect set-up in the GI Cotillion S. and blew past 'TDN Rising Star' Guarana (Ghostzapper) to score by 2 1/4 lengths. Eighth...

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Making Their Mark: Sophie Doyle

In this new series we sit down with a selection of Europeans making a significant impression in the Thoroughbred industry on foreign shores. Today we hear from Sophie Doyle. Position: Professional Jockey. Original Hometown: Lambourn, Berkshire. I was born in Cambridge and moved at age six to Lambourn until I moved to the U.S. Current Hometown: I own a home in Lexington, Kentucky but I divide my time throughout the year between Kentucky, New Orleans and Chicago depending on the racing season. Thing you miss most about the UK (not...

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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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