Iowa Oaks

Lady Apple Digs In For Iowa Oaks Win

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Farms’ Lady Apple battled the length of the stretch with co-favored Ulele in Friday’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks, just getting the better of that rival in the final sixteenth to win by a neck. The 3-year-old Curlin filly had made her most recent start in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, finishing third, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Enable Returns, Stars & Stripes

On Saturday, two-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner and reigning Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf heroine Enable (GB) is slated to make her 2019 debut in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park. The inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont […]

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Defending Cornhusker Winner Remembering Rita Tops 2019 Nominees

The names of 218 Thoroughbreds, including a pair of defending champions, fill the nominations for the 2019 Iowa Festival of Racing, which will be run on Friday July 5 and Saturday July 6 at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Altoona, IA. Post time for both days of the 2019 Iowa Festival of Racing will […]

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She’s A Julie Geared Down In Iowa Oaks Romp

With jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. peaking behind for any competition down the stretch of Thursday night’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows, Whispering Oaks Farm’s She’s a Julie romped to the easiest of victories, winning off by 5 1/2 lengths for trainer Steve Asmussen, who 30 minutes earlier combined with Santana to win the […]

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UAE Oaks Winner Rayya Headlines Thursday’s Iowa Oaks

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi’s sophomore filly Rayya will be looking for her first North American victory on Thursday at Prairie Meadows, taking on a field of nine others in the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks. The daughter of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Bob Baffert, is the morning-line choice at 5-2 under jockey Joe Talamo. […]

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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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Family Tree Powers To Victory In G3 Iowa Oaks

Family Tree repelled the challenge of Ready to Confess and pulled away in the stretch to win the G3 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows by two lengths June 30. It was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Smart Strike, who improved her record to 3-2-2 in eight career starts. A field of 10 […]

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Pletcher’s Thrilled Tops Field Of 11 For Iowa Oaks

The Todd Pletcher trainee Thrilled has been installed as the morning-line 5-2 favorite for Thursday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks. With a post time of 10:21 PM Eastern time, the race will feature a field of 11 sophomore fillies over a distance of 1 1/16 miles on Prairie Meadows’ main track. Most recently, Thrilled ran […]

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Sarah Sis Wire To Wire In Iowa Oaks

Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis grabbed the lead right out of the gate and held on to that advantage the rest of the way to score a victory by a nose in the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows Saturday night. Ridden by Julio Felix, the 3-year-old filly set fractions of :23.85, :48.06, and […]

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Size Earns First Stakes Victory in Iowa Oaks

Lightly raced Size splashed home on the far outside under jockey Junior Alvarado to win going away in the Grade 3, $200,000 Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino on Saturday night. Quickest into stride from the gate, Size led the field through the first turn but rescinded her lead to a keen Dream […]

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