2015 kentucky oaks

Romans’ Derby And Oaks Trainees Enjoying ‘Good Vibrations’

With scrutiny of medications in racehorses at an all-time high, it’s no wonder that some trainers are turning to alternative therapies to keep their charges in tip-top shape. One such proponent of thinking outside the box is trainer Dale Romans, who conditions Kentucky Derby-bound Keen Ice and Kentucky Oaks contender Birdatthewire. While Romans has no […]

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Purina Presents The Oaks/Derby Live Blog: Oaks Day

It’s an absolutely picture perfect day in Louisville, Ky., for Kentucky Oaks day. The Paulick Report team is on the grounds at Churchill to bring you photos and scenes from the racetrack, observations on the races, track conditions, Derby advance wagering, and other commentary from the day. Follow the live blog below! 8:00 pm: One final note […]

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Longshot Sarah Sis Gives Trainer Mason Her First Classic Runner

Sarah Sis will be the first Kentucky Oaks starter for trainer Ingrid Mason, who is in her sixth consecutive year of training on her own. Mason started out as an exercise rider, a gig that took her to Dubai for Sheikh Mohammed before returning stateside to ride as a jockey in California for five years. Mason […]

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Kentucky Oaks News & Notes: Tuesday, April 28

On Tuesday morning, 15 fillies were entered for Friday’s 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI). Churchill Downs linemaker Mike Battaglia made Stellar Wind the 7-2 morning-line favorite for the 1 1/8-mile test for the 3-year-old fillies. ANGELA RENEE/ESKENFORMONEY –  Trainer Todd Pletcher’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) duo of Siena Farm’s Angela […]

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Kentucky Oaks News & Notes, April 27: Maybellene, Luminance Likely Out

Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that Maybellene, owned by his wife Jill, and Kaleem Shah’s Luminance likely would not be entered Tuesday for Friday’s $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI). The likely defections would open a spot in the starting gate for Charles Fipke’s Forever Unbridled and George and Lori Hall’s Money’soncharlotte, who is currently […]

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Kentucky Oaks News & Notes: April 26

ANGELA RENEE/ESKENFORMONEY –  It was a walk day for trainer Todd Pletcher’s Kentucky Oaks duo of Siena Farm’s Angela Renee and Star Ladies Racing’s Eskenformoney. The 3-year-old fillies had put in their final major work moves for Friday’s Grade I race this past Friday and then gone for light jogs early Saturday morning. Pletcher has […]

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Kentucky Oaks News & Notes: April 24

It was beat-the-rain day at Churchill Downs Friday with six Kentucky Derby and six Kentucky Oaks hopefuls putting in works over a fast main track. Working toward the Oaks with half-mile breezes for Pletcher were Angela Renee and Eskenformoney. Working five furlongs were Forever Unbridled for trainer Dallas Stewart, Sarah Sis for Ingrid Mason, Oceanwave […]

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Donegal Racing Has ‘Triple Play’ For First Weekend In May

The admission of Keen Ice (Dale Romans) into the 2015 Kentucky Derby today marks a rare triple play by Donegal Racing. The Iowa-based partnership has horses in the Derby, the Kentucky Oaks (Puca, trained by Bill Mott) and the Woodford Reserve (Finnegan’s Wake, trained by Peter Miller) all in the same year. Jerry Crawford, president […]

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Marylou Whitney Will Be ‘First Lady Of The Oaks’

Marylou Whitney, whose accomplishments and generosity in the worlds of Thoroughbred racing and philanthropy have garnered national acclaim and admiration for decades, will be honored by Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) with the designation of “First Lady of the Oaks” during the celebration of the 141st running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), […]

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Churchill To Provide Live Stream Of Derby/Oaks Workouts Starting Saturday

Churchill Downs Racetrack, in conjunction with TwinSpires.com, will provide live online streaming of Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks workouts when the exclusive 8:30-8:45 a.m. (all times Eastern) training window begins Saturday in earnest. The live stream presented by TwinSpires.com will be available at http://www.kentuckyderby.com/workouts/live.  Training hours at Churchill Downs will be 5:45-10 a.m. daily through […]

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