kentucky oaks

Monomoy Girl Puts Undefeated Season On The Line In Cotillion

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx promises to be the most anticipated showdown on the card as a field of eight 3-year-old fillies will contest 1 1/16 miles on the main track led by multiple Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl, who will attempt to remain perfect through six starts this year while […]

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Cotillion-Bound Monomoy Girl ‘Strong’ In Five-Furlong Work At Churchill

Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ ultra-classy Monomoy Girl, winner of the May 4 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and top contender for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), worked a sharp five furlongs in 1:00.20 Sunday morning at Churchill Downs for trainer Brad Cox. With regular jockey Florent Geroux aboard, Monomoy […]

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Churchill Downs Announces Schedule For 2019 Road To Kentucky Derby, Oaks

The official “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” will begin Saturday at the home of America’s greatest race as Churchill Downs stages the 37th running of the Grade III, $150,000 Iroquois  for 2-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on opening weekend of its 11-day September Meet. The “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” a series […]

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Eskimo Kisses Ran ‘Her ‘A’ Game’ In Alabama, Looks To Spinster Next

Eskimo Kisses was one cool and relaxed racehorse Sunday morning at Saratoga, the day after earning her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama with a thrilling last-to-first journey. “She came back good with no problems,” said trainer Kenny McPeek. “She needed to run her ‘A’ game and she ran more than […]

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Heavyweight Midnight Bisou Has Asmussen ‘Excited’ For Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou put in the final touches Monday morning as the prospective favorite in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama at the Spa, breezing four furlongs in 51.62 seconds for a final blowout in preparation for the race. “She breezed an easy half-mile for the Alabama and the filly has consistently done extremely […]

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‘Why Not Go For It?’: Wonder Gadot To Skip Bid For Canadian Triple Crown, Point To Travers

Instead of continuing on the trail to try and win the Canadian Triple Crown in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot looks likely to take on males in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Auig. 25.. The filly defeated males in both the Queen’s Plate and the Prince of Wales […]

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Wonder Gadot Powers Through The Slop For Prince Of Wales Victory

Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot added the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown to her growing resume on Tuesday, powering to a 5 3/4-length victory in the $400,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie racetrack. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Mark Casse, led throughout to complete 1 […]

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Monomoy Girl Denies Midnight Bisou In CCA Oaks

Sent postward as the 1-2 favorite, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl defeated Midnight Bisou by nearly three lengths in Sunday’s Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga. Owned by Monomoy Stable, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar covered nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:50.46. Florent Geroux […]

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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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