2019 kentucky oaks

Serengeti Empress Could Appear In Grade 1 Acorn On Belmont Undercard

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress has demonstrated flashes of brilliance in her brief career, winning five of eight starts, including the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks last time out at Churchill Downs. If all goes well following a scheduled workout on Friday morning at Churchill Downs, the Oaks winner is expected to target the Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn, a […]

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Wagering On Kentucky Oaks Day Card Hits Record $60.2 Million

Wagering on Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) reached record levels at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky.,  as Serengeti Empress captured the race before a crowd of 105,719 that braved early morning rain. Attendance decreased 7% compared to last year which had more favorable weather conditions. This follows a record-breaking Thursday […]

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Kentucky Oaks Notes: Liora In Blinkers For Friday Tune-Up

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone galloped a mile and three-eighths under Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone has had three local works since that victory and is scheduled for her final Oaks work this weekend.   CHOCOLATE KISSES – Debbie Oxley’s Honeybee […]

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Kentucky Oaks Notes: ‘Perfect’ Street Band Schools The Gate

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone galloped a mile under exercise rider Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. CHOCOLATE KISSES – Debbie Oxley’s Honeybee Stakes (GIII) winner Chocolate Kisses galloped about 1 ½ miles Thursday at Churchill Downs with exercise rider Kim Carroll aboard for trainer Mark Casse. Chocolate Kisses is scheduled to breeze Friday. LADY APPLE – Phoenix Thoroughbred III and KatieRich Stables’ Fantasy Stakes (GIII) winner Lady Apple galloped about […]

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Champion Jaywalk ‘Like A Bear’ In Final Breeze Before Kentucky Oaks

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion Jaywalk, third in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) here on April 6, tuned up for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by working 5 furlongs in :59.20 over a fast main track Thursday morning at Keeneland. The workout, originally targeted for Friday, was moved up a day […]

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Undefeated Newspaperofrecord Pointing To G3 Edgewood On Oaks Undercard

The undefeated Newspaperofrecord, who capped off her sensational 2-year-old campaign with an eye-opening win in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf on November 2 at Churchill Downs, is training forwardly at Palm Meadows. Trainer Chad Brown stated that the 3-year-old Irish-bred daughter of Lope de Vega will make her sophomore debut on Churchill Downs’ […]

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Motion Emotion Bidding For First Stakes Win, Last Chance Kentucky Oaks Points

Motion Emotion bids for her first career stakes victory in the $500,000 Fantasy (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Friday at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the Kentucky Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile Fantasy goes as the eighth race and headlines a 10-race program to open the annual Racing Festival of the South. Probable post time […]

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McLaughlin Has Two Kentucky Oaks Hopefuls Ready For Saturday’s Busher

A pair of talented contenders for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will look to earn points towards qualifying for the Kentucky Oaks in Saturday’s Busher Invitational. Offering 50-20-10-5 qualifying points for the “Lilies for the Fillies” on May 3 at Churchill Downs, the 40th running of the Busher is one of four stakes on a packed card that […]

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Eclipse Champion Jaywalk Heavy Favorite In G2 Davona Dale Saturday

Cash is King and D.J. Stable’s Jaywalk, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, will garner plenty of attention as she makes her highly anticipated sophomore debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) at Gulfstream Park.  The 32nd running of the one-mile Davona Dale for 3-year-old fillies is among nine graded-stakes worth $1.65 million in purses on […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Distance Will Be A Question For Sue’s Fortune In Frizette, Popular Covfefe Also In Contention

Sue’s Fortune will look to go three-for-three with a win in Grade 1 Frizette on Sunday at Belmont Park. One of four Grade 1 races as part of the October Festival of Racing the Frizette is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies on November 2 at Churchill […]

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