Parx Racing stewards determined jockey Mike Smith’s claim of foul against likely champion Monomoy Girl a valid one and disqualified the filly — who entered Saturday unbeaten in 2018 — from a victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes.

That gave the win to Midnight Bisou, who rallied on the outside, appeared to be cut off in the stretch and was then pushed out into the center of the track.

Jockey Florent Geroux, who rode Monomoy Girl, said the moves were not intentional. “She wandered around when she made the lead,” he said. “Right call?” I don’t know. I am not the steward. It is disappointing. This was a million dollar race, a Grade 1. I thought our filly was the best today.”

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Other News Stories

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/midnight-bisou-put-up-over-monomoy-girl-in-cotillion/

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/midnight-bisou-moved-up-after-monomoy-girls-disqualification-in-cotillion/

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Monomoy_Girl_DQd_Midnight_Bisou_declared_Cotillion_Stakes_winner_123

https://www.theracingbiz.com/2018/09/22/midnight-bisou-wins-g1-cotillion-via-dq/

https://racingdudes.com/midnight-bisou-wins-controversial-g1-cotillion/

https://www.timesunion.com/saratoga/article/Midnight-Bisou-wins-Cotillion-via-DQ-13250451.php

http://www.brisnet.com/content/2018/09/midnight-bisou-elevated-first-monomoy-girl-cotillion/

https://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/thepressboxlts/Horseshoes_down_Monomoy_Girls_DQ_lacks_consistency_123

https://www.upi.com/UPI-Horse-Racing-Roundup-Midnight-Bisou-wins-Cotillion/7121537763413/

 

Pre-Race Coverage

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Monomoy_Girl_in_a_good_spot_for_Cotillion_Stakes

http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/other_sports/monomoy-girl-brad-cox-cotillion-parx-casino-bensalem-20180920.html

https://racingdudes.com/cotillion-stakes-preview-fab-filly-monomoy-girl-returns/

https://www.theracingbiz.com/2018/09/18/monomoy-girl-heads-g1-cotillion/

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/cotillion-bound-monomoy-girl-strong-in-five-furlong-work-at-churchill/

https://www.horseracingnation.com/blogs/zatt/Monomoy_Girl_on_the_verge_of_a_special_season_123

 

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