kentucky oaks

Geroux ‘Excited’ About First Fourth Of July As A U.S. Citizen

When Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Florent Geroux rides at Ellis Park on Wednesday’s special Independence Day program, he’ll be celebrating his country’s birthday along with everyone else. This is the first July 4 for the French-born Geroux as a United States citizen, having taken the Oath of Allegiance at the naturalization ceremony May 23 in Louisville. […]

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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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CCA Oaks Likely Next For Kentucky Oaks, Acorn Winner Monomoy Girl

Leading 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl is in good order following her two-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn at Belmont Park, trainer Brad Cox said Sunday. Saturday’s win was the third straight Grade 1 for the chestnut Tapizar filly, also including a 5 ½-length romp in the Ashland on April 7 at Keeneland and […]

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Monomoy Girl Takes Third G1 In A Row With Acorn Victory

Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl has now tallied three top-level victories in a row for up-and-coming trainer Brad Cox, including the trainer’s first Grade 1 in the Ashland at Keeneland. On Saturday, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar secured a two-length win as the 1-2 favorite in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes on the Belmont Stakes […]

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Abel Tasman Rebounds To Dominate Ogden Phipps

She may have disappointed in her first start of 2018, but Abel Tasman found her rhythm to score a dominating 7 1/2-length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park. The 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road, winner of last year’s Kentucky Oaks, was sent off at even money to give Mike Smith […]

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Oaks Winner Takes On Juvenile Filly Champ In Acorn Stakes

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl will try to maintain her perfect 3-year-old season in the one mile, Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn presented by Nassau County IDA, as part of a field of seven in Race 4 on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park. The multiple Grade 1 winner will make her Belmont debut […]

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‘The Real Deal’: Oaks Winner Monomoy Girl Breezes For Acorn

 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner Monomoy Girl was originally scheduled to breeze Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) at Churchill Downs but when overnight rain left the track “muddy,” the multiple Grade I winning filly was permitted to work five furlongs in :59.40 over a “fast” surface at 12:15 p.m. prior to the first race. With regular rider Florent Geroux aboard, the […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘Hasn’t Missed A Beat’ Ahead Of Acorn

Monomoy Girl gave Louisville native Brad Cox his first Grade 1 victory in taking Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes, then topped that by winning the $1 million Kentucky Oaks before a hometown crowd. Now the goal is to make Monomoy Girl the 3-year-old filly champion, the next step being Belmont Park’s Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn at a mile […]

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Kentucky Oaks-Winning Jockey Florent Geroux Becomes U.S. Citizen

Jockey Florent Geroux, a native of Argentan, France, became naturalized as a United States citizen Wednesday afternoon. “It’s a great honor,” Geroux said. “It’s truly home here. I’m very happy that I passed the test and was able to officially become an American.” “The timing was quite interesting for the test,” agent Doug Bredar said. “(Geroux) was scheduled to ride Gun […]

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Santa Anita Oaks Winner Midnight Bisou Transferred To Asmussen

Bloom Racing’s Midnight Bisou, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks and most recently third in the Kentucky Oaks, has been turned over from trainer Bill Spawr to Steve Asmussen, reports the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman. Privman said the impetus for the move was the ownership’s desire to race in big East Coast […]

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