After another successful year of racing in 2019, BSW clients struck for three Eclipse Awards last night.
BSW public auction purchase British Idiom, who went three for three last year with two Grade 1 successes, including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies took the Eclipse Award for Champion Two Year Old Filly in a landslide vote, having handily defeated Bast, who checked in, in second place in the voting. British Idiom was purchased by Liz Crow at Fasig-Tipton October in 2018 on behalf of owners The Elkstone Group, Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables. British Idiom is training forwardly towards her three year old debut, which is tentatively scheduled to take place on February 15h in the G2 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds.
This marks the second year in a row that these owners have won an Eclipse Award with a public auction purchase after the Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup Distaff winning Monomoy Girl took the award for Champion Three Year Old Filly last year.
Midnight Bisou, a BSW private acquisition on behalf of Madaket, joining original owners Bloom Racing and Allen Racing, was an easy winner of the Eclipse Award for Champion Older Mare after taking down seven stakes victories in 2019, including Grade 1 wins in the Apple Blossom, Ogden Phipps and Personal Ensign. The dark bay mare is currently training towards her 2020 debut, which is scheduled to take place in the $20 Million Saudi Cup on February 29th in Riyadh.
Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Uni was crowned Champion Female Turf horse after finishing out her campaign with overwhelming victories in both he G1 First Lady at Keeneland in addition to the Breeders’ Cup fixture against her male counterparts. Uni was was purchased privately in the spring of 2017 by BSW Bloodstock in conjunction with Mandore Agency on behalf of Head of Plains Partners, Michael Dubb and Robert LaPenta. Uni is currently getting some much deserved downtime before returning to training where she will be looking to defend her Breeders’ Cup Mile crown.