kentucky oaks

Street Band Splits Rivals, Kicks Clear In Indiana Oaks

Making her first start since a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky Oaks, Street Band put in a dominant performance in Saturday evening’s G3 Indiana Oaks. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan rated off the pace, split rivals in the turn and kicked away down the lane to win by 3 1/2 lengths as the 3-1 second […]

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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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Lady Apple Digs In For Iowa Oaks Win

Phoenix Thoroughbreds and KatieRich Farms’ Lady Apple battled the length of the stretch with co-favored Ulele in Friday’s Grade 3 Iowa Oaks, just getting the better of that rival in the final sixteenth to win by a neck. The 3-year-old Curlin filly had made her most recent start in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, finishing third, […]

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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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Champion Monomoy Girl Resumes Light Training At WinStar Farm

The 2019 race plans for champion Monomoy Girl were derailed earlier this year by an episode of colic, but the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar has now resumed light training at WinStar Farm. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow posted a video of Monomoy Girl jogging on the training track with a pony at WinStar, and noted that […]

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Guarana Speeds Away To Stay Undefeated In Acorn

She broke her maiden in her first start by 14 3/4 lengths at Keeneland in April, and Three Chimenys’ homebred Guarana delivered on that promise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper defeated Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress by six lengths as the 9-5 post-time favorite, completing a […]

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Oaks Heroine Serengeti Empress Back On Track For Grade 1 Acorn

A wide-ranging field of nine 3-year-old fillies, led by Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks heroine and millionaire Serengeti Empress, will be making their first-ever appearances at Belmont Park Saturday in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes, one of seven Grade 1 races on the undercard for the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented […]

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Kentucky Oaks Runner-Up Liora Out A Few Months Following Training Injury

Liora, the 3-year-old daughter of Candy Ride who finished second in the Kentucky Oaks May 3, underwent surgery Tuesday on her right hind leg, the Daily Racing Form’s Marty McGee reported. The injury to the filly’s leg occurred in a gallop this week at Churchill Downs. Dr. Larry Bramlage performed the surgery at Rood & […]

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Will Cookie Dough Rise To Occasion In Black-Eyed Susan?

Arindel’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Cookie Dough, unable to make planned starts in the Breeders’ Cup and Kentucky Oaks (G1), will finally get her chance on the big stage in Friday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The 95th running of the 1 1/8-mile Black-Eyed Susan for 3-year-old fillies is […]

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‘Special’ Kentucky Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress Targets Acorn

Joel Politi’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) hero Serengeti Empress could target the $700,000 Acorn (GI) on the undercard of the June 8 Belmont Stakes, according to trainer Tom Amoss. “She’ll just do some light training at Churchill Downs the rest of the month and we’ll look at (the Acorn) as a possible next target,” […]

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