fair grounds oaks

Bloodlines Presented By Mill Ridge Farm: Bonny South, Chris Evert, And The Sick Mare That Linked Them

The first step in the path that led to Bonny South (by Munnings), the winner of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 21, came in 1972, when fashion magnate Carl Rosen purchased an athletic chestnut filly by the good, though not widely remembered, stallion Swoon’s Son at the Keeneland July sale. He paid […]

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Bonny South Blows By Rivals In Fair Grounds Oaks

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Bonny South made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, circling the field and pulling away to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings was sent to post at odds of 6-1 off a pair of wins in allowance company from three starts. Ridden by […]

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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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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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Medallion, MyRacehorse Acquire Interest In Fair Grounds Oaks Winner Street Band

Medallion Racing and MyRacehorse have acquired an interest in leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate Street Band. The daughter of Istan is the recent winner of the G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, and currently ranks third on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard. She is trained by Larry Jones, who campaigns the Kentucky homebred filly with his wife, Cindy […]

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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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