Indiana Oaks

$500,000 Indiana Derby Tops 2020 Stakes Schedule At Indiana Grand

A total of 37 Thoroughbred Stakes with purses in excess of a record $4.65 million will be offered during the upcoming 2020 racing season at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The schedule is headed by the Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby set for Saturday, July 11. Indiana Derby Night will once again feature six total […]

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Doyle Hoping To Continue ‘Fantastic Ride’ With Street Band In Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Street Band and jockey Sophie Doyle came into Parx Racing’s $1 million Cotillion on Sept. 21 with victories in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks and Grade 3 Indiana Oaks. Both filly and rider earned their first Grade 1 victory as Street Band rallied from near-last and looping wide to take the 1 1/16-mile Cotillion […]

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Street Band Splits Rivals, Kicks Clear In Indiana Oaks

Making her first start since a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks, Street Band put in a dominant performance in Saturday evening’s G3 Indiana Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan rated off the pace, split rivals in the turn and kicked away down the lane to win by 3 1/2 lengths as the 3-1 second […]

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Street Band, Chocolate Kisses Top Overflow Field For Indiana Oaks

The Grade 3, $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has assembled the largest group of 3-year-old fillies in the 24-year history of the race. Indiana’s first graded stakes event will lead into the G3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday, July 13, as the eighth race with a post time of 9:15 p.m. ET. […]

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‘Once In A Lifetime’ Street Band Brings Sophie Doyle Back To Indiana Grand

After riding all Sunday afternoon at Chicago’s Arlington Park, jockey Sophie Doyle drove to Louisville for Fair Grounds Oaks winner Street Band’s final timed workout for Saturday’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. No way she was going to have someone else on the Larry Jones-trained and co-owned 3-year-old filly for a workout, […]

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Everfast, Joevia Top Nominees To Indiana Derby

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby has drawn 41 nominations for the 25th running of Indiana’s richest horse race Saturday, July 13 at Indiana Grand. Of the horses nominated, a total of 10 three-year-olds competed in at least one of the Triple Crown races in 2019 leading into summer’s biggest sporting event in central Indiana. […]

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Skeptic Proves Herself In Monmouth Oaks

Benefitting from a stalking trip and the graded stakes experience she gained in her last start, Skeptic took full advantage of both to score the biggest victory of her young career, winning the $100,00 Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks on Saturday at Monmouth Park by three-quarters of a length over the late-closing Sassy Sienna. Skeptic, the 4-1 third […]

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Talk Veuve To Me ‘Deserves A Shot’ In Alabama

Grade 3 Indiana Oaks winner Talk Veuve to Me put in her last work before Saturday’s Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at 1 ¼-miles, breezing four furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Monday morning. Trainer Rodolphe Brisset said her work, clocked in 47.95 seconds that was the second-fastest of 54, was impressive. Talk Veuve […]

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Talk Veuve To Me Proves Deserving Favorite In Indiana Oaks

Talk Veuve to Me was the toast of Indiana Grand, romping to a 4 3/4-length victory over Figarella’s Queen in Saturday night’s Grade 3, $200,000 Indiana Oaks. “She showed what I was expecting her to show,” said trainer Rodolphe Brisset, who began training only last year and earned his second graded stakes victory, following Quip […]

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