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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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‘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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Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress Will Stick To One Turn For Now

Trainer Tom Amoss posted on Twitter Sunday that his Kentucky Oaks-winning filly Serengeti Empress will make her next start in another one-turn race, following her hard-fought second in the one-mile G1 Acorn. The 3-year-old daughter of Alternation is being pointed to the G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 3. Serengeti Empress, owned by Joel […]

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Lucky 13: Serengeti Empress Rebounds For Frontrunning Kentucky Oaks Score

Hung out wide in post 13 and relatively dismissed at odds of 13-1, Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress rebounded from an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage she suffered in the Fair Grounds Oaks to capture Friday’s crown jewel for sophomore fillies in North America, the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Sired by Alternation, the Tom Amoss trainee […]

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Kentucky Oaks: Champagne Anyone ‘Excelling,’ Street Band ‘Feeling Good’

Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade II) winner Champagne Anyone along with Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) victor Street Band highlighted a chilly Monday morning training session at Churchill Downs as they began to ramp up their preparations for the $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on May 3. Champagne Anyone, with regular rider Chris Landeros in the […]

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Sophie Doyle Upsets Fair Grounds Oaks En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

After landing the biggest stakes win of her career, Sophie Doyle was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 18 – 24, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Street Band ‘Stepped Up,’ Gives Jones A Shot At Third Kentucky Oaks Victory

All was well on Sunday morning for Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks upset winner Street Band, who gave trainer Larry Jones his fourth victory in the final local qualifier for the Grade I $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks. “We’re thrilled with how she stepped up yesterday,” said Larry Jones’ assistant trainer Corey York. “I know […]

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Amoss Reports Serengeti Empress ‘Bled’ Saturday, Kentucky Oaks Status Uncertain

Trainer Tom Amoss reported on Twitter that his star sophomore filly, Serengeti Empress, suffered an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage during Saturday’s running of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks. She took up her customary position in the front of the field at the start of the contest, but faded in the stretch run to […]

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Sophie Doyle Guides Street Band To Upset Fair Grounds Oaks; Serengeti Empress Vanned Off

Cindy and Larry Jones and Ray Francis’ Street Band was 10-1 on the morning line, but jockey Sophie Doyle rode her like the winner in the stretch and was rewarded with a 3 3/4-length triumph in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks. A 3-year-old daughter of Istan, Street Band covered the 1 1/16 miles over […]

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