kentucky oaks

Serengeti Empress In Search Of Fair Grounds Double En Route To Kentucky Oaks

In their final local opportunity to garner points on Churchill Downs’ Road To The Kentucky Oaks, eight fillies are scheduled to line up for Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks Presented by Twinspires.com. The Fair Grounds Oaks awards the Top 4 finishers points based off of a 100-40-20-10 scale and has been known to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Zanatta Banking On Some New York ‘Espresso’

The Espresso Shot keeping Dan Zanatta awake late at night these days isn’t of the caffeinated variety. Rather, the 32-year-old owner is pondering the next steps for his talented sophomore filly bearing the same name: a New York-bred daughter of Mission Impazible. Last Saturday’s Busher Stakes win at Aqueduct earned the equine Espresso Shot a […]

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Chocolate Kisses Nets Oaks Berth With Honeybee Score

Debby Oxley’s Chocolate Kisses earned herself 50 points and a spot in the gate for the May 3 $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with her come from behind victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Honeybee Stakes before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. Chocolate Kisses was unhurried early as the even-money favorite Motion Emotion jumped […]

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New York-Bred Espresso Shot Scores Oaks Points In Busher Invitational

New York-bred Espresso Shot rallied from near the back of the pack to earn a three-quarter length score in Saturday’s $250,000 Busher Invitational to close out a lucrative Gotham Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Jorge Abreu for owners NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Maspeth Stables and Parkland Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old daughter of Mission […]

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Amoss ‘Very Confident’ In Rachel Alexandra Winner Serengeti Empress

At this stage, trainer Tom Amoss knows what to expect when watching dual Grade II winner Serengeti Empress train in the mornings so he was not the least bit surprised to see how much effort she put into her Wednesday morning breeze, which was her first work since an effortless win in the Grade II […]

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‘Most Spoiled Horse In The Barn’: Chasing Yesterday To Start Year In Santa Ysabel

The half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Chasing Yesterday is preparing to make her season debut in this Sunday’s G3 Santa Ysabel Stakes. The 3-year-old Tapit filly is already a Grade 1 winner, but will look to make an impact on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks in 2019. “She’s so sweet,” trainer Bob […]

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After Disappointing Davona Dale, Champion Jaywalk ‘Will Be Ready In May’

Cash is King and D.J. Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Jaywalk, the juvenile filly champion of 2018, exited her fourth-place finish in the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) in good order, trainer John Servis reported Sunday morning. The one-mile Davona Dale marked the sophomore debut of Jaywalk, favored at 1-5 in a field of seven 3-year-old […]

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Jeltrin Shocks Davona Dale Field At 51-1; Champion Jaywalk Fourth

ADR Racing Stable’s Jeltrin, the longest shot on the board at 51-1, shocked bettors in Saturday’s Grade 2 Davona Dale Stakes with a head victory over 13-1 Florida-bred sire stakes winner Cookie Dough. Meanwhile, the 1-5 favorite and defending champion Jaywalk finished off the board in fourth. Jeltrin, a 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar, covered one […]

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Road To Kentucky Oaks: Serengeti Empress Top Nominations For Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes

Joel Politi’s recent Rachel Alexandra (G2) winner Serengeti Empress, the leading point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), and D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s Jaywalk, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, lead the accomplished  3-year-old fillies nominated to the 82nd running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 6, opening Saturday of […]

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Nominations Open For Kentucky Oaks Cancer Survivors Parade

Churchill Downs, Derby Divas and Norton Cancer Institute have announced that the online nomination process to select 145 breast and ovarian cancer survivors to participate in the Survivors Parade presented by Kroger at the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks is open. The public can nominate survivors for the parade or donate to Norton Cancer Institute at […]

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