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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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Bloodlines: Derby, Oaks Winners Create Proud Moments For Believing Breeders

Classic successes are an unqualified boon to stallion owners and managers, and this weekend’s winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby have shined the spotlight on their sires, Alternation (by Distorted Humor and sire of Serengeti Empress) and Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike; Country House). The latter is much more of a household name […]

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Positive Spirit ‘OK,’ ‘Sound’ After Clipping Heels In Kentucky Oaks

The Rodolphe Brisset-trained Positive Spirit has recovered from her spill at the beginning of Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (GI), and was in good order in her barn early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. The Michael J. Ryan and Gerry Dilger-owned half-sister to Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming and Spinaway (GI) winner Hot Dixie Chick clipped […]

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‘She Just Ran Them Into Submission’: Amoss Proud Of Serengeti Empress

Serengeti Empress proved in winning the 145th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Friday that when she’s on the lead, she’s tough to overtake. “She just ran them off their feet,” said a tired Tom Amoss, trainer of the winner of the 1 1/8-mile Grade I race for 3-year-old fillies. “She took it to them […]

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Wagering On Kentucky Oaks Day Card Hits Record $60.2 Million

Wagering on Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) reached record levels at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Ky.,  as Serengeti Empress captured the race before a crowd of 105,719 that braved early morning rain. Attendance decreased 7% compared to last year which had more favorable weather conditions. This follows a record-breaking Thursday […]

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Oaks-Derby Will Pays As Of Friday Evening; Maximum Security Favored In Early Derby Wagering

The Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby Double kicked off on Friday with the $28 win by Seregenti Empress for trainer Tom Amoss. Post-racing will-pays for the wager as of Friday evening are as follows: War of Will – $351 Tax – $675.70 By My Standards – $419.60 Gray Magician – $1,650.50 Improbable – $110.60 Vekoma – $324.80 […]

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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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She’s A Julie Launches Determined Bid To Capture La Troienne

Bradley Thoroughbreds, Whispering Oaks Farm, Team Hanley, Madaket Stables, and Tim and Anna Cambron’s She’s A Julie had her work cut out for her in the stretch of Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, but was able to run down the erratically-moving Secret Spice to win by about a half-length on the wire. Ridden by Ricardo […]

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