Florida Oaks

Heavy Favorite Alms Delivers Fourth Straight Victory In Shantel Lanerie Memorial

Sent off as the overwhelming 1-5 favorite against five sophomore filly rivals in the $60,000 Shantel Lanerie Memorial, Godolphin LLC’s Alms did not disappoint her many backers, proving much the best in the one mile grass race over a course labeled as good. Off alertly, the daughter of City Zip sat comfortably behind early leaders […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner Sharing ‘Regaining Her Foundation,’ Points To Tampa’s Florida Oaks

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Sharing recorded her first timed breeze of 2020 on Monday. The 3-year-old filly worked four furlongs over the Palm Meadows turf course in 48.70 seconds, and co-owner Eclipse Thoroughbreds’ Aron Wellman told bloodhorse.com that Sharing could make her seasonal debut in the G3 Florida Oaks on March […]

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Leparoux Pleased With Concrete Rose’s Latest Work Toward Saratoga Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose was back to work on Saturday morning when posting her second breeze since a triumph in the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks Invitational. The Twirling Candy dark bay went a half-mile in 49.05 seconds over the turf course at Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track for trainer Rusty Arnold. The move […]

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Favored Concrete Rose Holds On For Florida Oaks Triumph

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose had the lead at the top of the stretch and was able to hold on through the wire to win the G3 Florida Oaks by a half-length on Saturday at Tampa Bay Downs. The sophomore daughter of Twirling Candy paid $8.40 as the tepid favorite. Ridden by Julien […]

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Royally-Bred Winter Sunset Targeting Summer’s Belmont Oaks

The Fair Grounds’ Shantel Lanerie Memorial Overnight Stakes winner Winter Sunset looked “fabulous” following her triumphant stakes debut according to trainer Wayne Catalano, who stated that the Grade I $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational on July 6 will be a main target for later this year. “I talked to (Owners) Mr. Bob (Cummings of Coffeepot Stables) […]

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Andina Del Sur Back To Turf, Points To Belmont Oaks

Trainer Tom Albertrani said his Grade III Florida Oaks winner, Andina Del Sur, will return to the turf after her fourth-place finish two weeks ago in the Grade I Central Bank Ashland Stakes on the dirt at Keeneland. The 3-year-old filly is back at the conditioner’s base at Belmont Park in New York, with tentative […]

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Andina Del Sur Closes Late To Capture Florida Oaks

Andina Del Sur, Don Alberto’s homebred filly by Giant’s Causeway, caught Goodthingstaketime in the final yards of Saturday’s Grade 3 Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs to score her first stakes victory in her fourth career start. Ridden for the first time by Julien Leparoux (after Joel Rosario had ridden her in three previous starts), […]

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Oaks Runner-Up Daddys Lil Darling Tabbed For Investec Oaks At Epsom

Following her second-place finish in Friday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks behind Abel Tasman, Daddys Lil Darling is being aimed at the June 2 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs. Trainer Kenny McPeek told racingpost.com that the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy, a half-sister to Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint winner Mongolian Saturday, would train on the grass […]

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Fifty Five Sets New Stakes Record In Florida Oaks

Empire Equines’ homebred Fifty Five got her first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G3 Florida Oaks, rolling from last to just nail her rivals at the wire in a well-timed ride by Jose Ortiz. The 3-year-old daughter of Get Stormy set a new stakes record on Tampa Bay’s firm turf, covering 1 1/16 miles in […]

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Gamble’s Ghost Rallies To Selene Score

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Luis Contreras, swooped to a smart score in Sunday’s $174,600 Grade III Selene Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll, the dark bay daughter of Ghostzapper-Gambling Girl arrived at the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta route for sophomore fillies from a deceptively good sixth-place run, defeated just two lengths, […]

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