The Big Beast

Liam’s Map, The Big Beast Fillies Share Bullet at OBS Wednesday

A colt by Lemon Drop Kid and a filly by Majesticperfection turned in the fastest furlong works and fillies by The Big Beast and Liam's Map shared the fastest quarter-mile time during Wednesday's fourth under-tack preview for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. Randy Miles sent a son of Lemon Drop Kid (hip 701) out to work a furlong in :9 4/5 Wednesday in Ocala. The gray colt is a half-brother to stakes placed La Dame Blanche (Point of Entry). His unraced dam Adjudication...

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The Big Beast filly Smokes ’em at Gulfstream

10th-Gulfstream, $46,000, Alw (NW1$X)/Opt. Clm ($25,000), 4-5, 3yo/up, f/m, 6f, 1:11.37, ft. UP IN SMOKE (f, 3, The Big Beast--Therese, by Exchange Rate) came from off the pace in her debut to score against fellow Florida breds Feb. 8 before adding another to the win column as the 4-5 choice in an optional claimer at the Hallandale oval Mar. 5. Sent off the even-money choice to remain undefeated here, she was unhurried early as Midtown Rose (Gary D) carved out opening fractions of :22.48 and :45.54. Asked for more by...

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Value Sires 2020, Part VIII: Regional Sires

After our exhaustive survey of Bluegrass stallions, good manners demand at least a browse through the alternatives available elsewhere in North America. But this must be a very different exercise, and a pretty unsatisfactory one too. The Kentucky market is entirely coherent, with hundreds of stallions clustered within a few miles of each other at fees to suit all budgets. Regional stallions, in contrast, serve regional mares. If you're in Ohio, you're not going to van a mare down to Too Much Bling (Rubiano). If you're in Texas, equally, you...

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Dutrow/Lieblong Pair Out of BC

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s The Big Beast (Yes It’s True) and Embellish the Lace (Super Saver) are both injured and out of contention for the Breeders’ Cup, according to trainer Anthony Dutrow. "TDN Rising Star" The Big Beast has what Dutrow calls a minor injury and will be forced to miss an expected start in the GI Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Last term’s GI King’s Bishop S. hero will return to the races next year with the focus being the GI Alfred G. Vanderbilt S. and GI Forego S. at Saratoga,...

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