Indiana Oaks

Weekend Lineup: Indiana Derby, Delaware ‘Cap

The G2 Delaware Handicap and G3 Indiana Derby are the highlights of this Saturday’s graded stakes action in the United States. Dual Grade 1 winner Elate will make her 4-year-old debut in the $750,000 Delaware ‘Cap, taking on a well-matched field of eight other fillies and mares over 1 1/4 miles. The biggest threats are […]

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‘Always A Longshot’: $1,500 Filly Takes On Indiana Oaks With Help From Above

Molecules will be the longest shot in Saturday night’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand, but a victory by the locally-based 3-year-old filly would be in keeping with her remarkable story. Edward “Bow” Boerjan already was fighting cancer when he purchased Molecules for $1,500 at Keeneland’s 2016 January sale. He had the daughter of Einstein […]

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Overture In Front Gate-To-Wire For Indiana Oaks Upset

On his 34th birthday, jockey Julien Leparoux took what he was given. And that was a wire-to-wire victory as WinStar Farm’s Overture held off favored Mopotism for a length victory in the $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. Overture, in her first stakes race, was in the clear through a tepid first quarter-mile […]

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird Takes Flight In Delaware Handicap

The highlight of this Saturday’s racing action is the superstar filly Songbird, back in action in the G1 Delaware Handicap. A field of five other fillies and mares have lined up to challenge the champion daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, the most talented of which is G1 Ashland winner Weep No More. Earlier on the Delaware […]

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Indiana Grand Reports Record Handle On Saturday’s Oaks-Derby Card

Officials at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino have plenty to cheer about after the facility set both attendance and pari-mutuel records on its Indiana Derby card July 16. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, total handle came in at $3,156,859, the highest in the track’s history. The G2 Indiana Derby produced the highest handle in track […]

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Family Tree Rebounds Off Short Rest To Easy Indiana Oaks Win

Gary and Mary West’s sophomore filly Family Tree won the G3 Iowa Oaks just over two weeks ago, but that didn’t stop her from storming home the three-length victor in Saturday’s G2 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. The daughter of Smart Strike covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:44.46 for trainer […]

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Weekend Lineup: Del Mar Opening

Opening weekend at Del Mar is one of the highlights of the racing year in California, and the San Diego oval has scheduled a pair of graded stakes races to kick off its summer meeting this year. First up on the graded stakes schedule across the country is Delaware Park’s prestigious G1 Delaware Handicap, for […]

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High Dollar Woman Scores Front-Running Upset In Indiana Oaks

High Dollar Woman led from start to finish to post a 15-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Trained by Steve Hobby for owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong, High Dollar Woman now has three wins in seven starts. The Indiana Oaks was her first stakes victory. Jockey […]

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Tiz Windy Rolls to Indiana Oaks Victory for Nafzger, Late Tafel

Tiz Windy rallied past Unbridled Forever and Penwith in the final furlong of Saturday night’s Grade 2 Indiana Oaks, winning the $200,000 event at Indiana Grand racetrack in Shelbyville, Ind., for trainer Carl Nafzger and Ida Mae “Gus”  Tafel, widow of the late James Tafel, who bred and owned the daughter of Tiznow until his […]

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