2020 kentucky oaks

British Idiom, Finite, Venetian Harbor Among Leading Early Contenders For 2020 Kentucky Oaks

Champion 2-year-old filly British Idiom, winner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I), tops the roster of 116 early nominations to the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), North America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies that will be staged at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 1. Owned in partnership by Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, Madaket Stables and Bethlehem Stables, British Idiom finished second in […]

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Promising Maiden Winners Persisto, Harvey’s Little Goil Begin Oaks Trail In Busanda

A field of seven sophomore fillies will begin chasing their Kentucky Oaks dreams in Sunday’s $100,000 Busanda at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 1 1/8-mile event, which awards 10-4-2-1 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks, will see trainer Kelly Breen send out January 10 maiden winner Persisto in pursuit of a stakes victory in […]

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Two-For-Two Taraz Seeks Kentucky Oaks Points In Martha Washington

Unbeaten Taraz got her first feel of the Oaklawn racing surface Wednesday morning, galloping approximately 1 ½ miles shortly before the first renovation break for trainer Brad Cox and owner Juddmonte Farm, which also bred the massive daughter of Into Mischief. Taraz was vanned Tuesday from her winter base at Fair Grounds to run in […]

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‘She’s Special’: Cox Says Top Filly Taraz Could Step Onto Kentucky Derby Trail

Should she win the Martha Washington Stakes (February 1) at Oaklawn impressively, trainer Brad Cox has indicated that Juddmonte Farm’s homebred three-year-old filly Taraz could tackle the boys in her subsequent start and thus join the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) presented by Woodford Reserve. “Look, she’s special,” Cox explained. “Everything has to line up, everything […]

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After 12 1/2-Length Maiden Score, Portrait Takes Aim At G2 Pocahontas

LNJ Foxwoods’ 12 ½-length Ellis Park maiden winner Portrait tops a field of nine 2-year-old fillies entered in Saturday’s 51st running of the Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race opens the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” points system that will determine the field of 14 for America’s premier race for […]

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Churchill Downs Unveils Points Schedule For Road to 2020 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

The official “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” will begin Saturday, Sept. 14 at the home of America’s greatest race as Churchill Downs stages the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III) for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on opening weekend of its 11-day September Meet. The “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” a series of […]

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