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Big Blue Kitten Wins Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic
At Belmont in the US, 7YO ridgling Big Blue Kitten (Kitten's Joy-Spent Gold, by Unaccounted For) scored by 0.75-length for trainer Chad Brown in the US$600,000 Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (12 furlongs) for 3YOs+, over 7YO entire Slumber (Cacique-Sound Asleep, by Woodman) & 6YO gelding Twilight Eclipse (Purim-My Twilight Dancer, by Twilight Agenda). The Ken and Sarah Ramsey-owned Big Blue Kitten took his record to 14 wins (including the Gr1 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes & Gr1 United Nations Stakes, twice) and 12 placings (including the Gr1 Arlington Million, Gr1 Manhattan Stakes, Gr1 Canadian International, Gr1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic & Gr1 Gulfstream Park Handicap) from 29 starts for US$2,636,830 earnings.