A leading contender for Horse of the Year and the favourite for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff in which she was second, Midnight Bisou will not go through the ring at the Fasig- Tipton November Sale, her connections announced on Saturday morning before the race. Taking to Twitter early on the morning of the 4yo Midnight Lute filly’s appearance on the world stage, one of her owners, Jeff Bloom, announced the decision to remove Midnight Bisou from Fasig-Tipton’s marquee breeding stock sale on 5 November in Lexington. “Bloom Racing Stable has decided to withdraw Midnight Bisou from the November Sale and will continue to race our incredible filly next year,” Bloom wrote. “We appreciate the professionalism and hard work of Fasig-Tipton and consignor ELITE.
Now on to today’s Breeders’ Cup!” Undefeated in 2019 before the Distaff, Midnight Bisou had won seven straight races, three of them Grade One events. She was third in last year’s edition of the Distaff, which was held at Churchill Downs. She runs for Bloom Racing Stable, Allen Racing, and Madaket Stables. “It’s been an ongoing conversation for quite some time and I felt that the right thing to do was make the announcement prior to actually running in the Breeders’ Cup regardless of the outcome,” explained Bloom. “That didn’t matter to us. The partnership stays exactly the same. Nothing changes. We’re excited about the prospect of campaigning our filly in 2020.
She’s only four years old and she’ll have plenty of time to be a broodmare following another year of racing. “She’s obviously done so many wonderful things for us. But in terms of what she does for the fans and for racing, it was one of those things where it wasn’t a decision that was made lightly. She’s an incredible filly, an incredible athlete, she loves her job and as long as she keeps doing what she’s doing, we’re going to keep allowing her to do that and be thankful that she provides us with such an amazing experience.”