kentucky oaks

Experience Carries British Idiom To Victory In Juvenile Fillies

Up against a talented but untested maiden winner in 2-1 favorite Donna Veloce, G1 Alcibiades winner British Idiom used her experience to her advantage to capture Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Owned by Madaket Stable, Michael Dubb, the Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, British Idiom and Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano tracked […]

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Overnight At The Downs: Churchill Planning On-Track Hotel, Other Improvements

Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky., has announced a number of major capital investments offering a variety of new VIP guest experiences, including the construction of permanent stadium seating, a hotel and historical racing machine (“HRM”) facility in the first turn at the legendary racetrack as well as a renovation project of Millionaires Row. Hotel, […]

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Amoss Undecided On Breeders’ Cup Race For Serengeti Empress

If Serengeti Empress did not turn in a top performance when sixth out of 11 three-year-old fillies in Parx Racing’s $1 million Cotillion Stakes, keep in mind that she followed up a seventh-place drubbing in the Fair Grounds Oaks with triumph in the Kentucky Oaks. Now trainer Tom Amoss and owner Joel Politi are hoping […]

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Lazy Daisy Anything But In Pocahontas

Erik Johnson, Scott Kaplan and Tom Mansor’s Lazy Daisy (7-1) proved best by 1 1/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs, after trading blows on the front end throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest with 43-1 longshot His Glory. The 2-year-old Paynter filly, ridden by Abel Cedillo for trainer Doug O’Neill, stopped […]

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Churchill Downs Unveils Points Schedule For Road to 2020 Kentucky Derby, Oaks

The official “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” will begin Saturday, Sept. 14 at the home of America’s greatest race as Churchill Downs stages the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III) 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 of […]

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Believe You Can, El Fasto In Foal To Airdrie Stud’s Collected

Kentucky Oaks winner Believe You Can and her dam El Fasto are both in-foal to Grade 1 winner Collected, per an announcement by Airdrie Stud, which stands the stallion and owns both mares. The mares are part of Collected’s first book at stud, which he stood at the Midway, Ky., farm for an advertised fee […]

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Covfefe Out-Duels Serengeti Empress In Test Stakes

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe had to dig deep to hold off Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress in Saturday’s Grade 1 Test Stakes, battling that foe all the way to the wire to win by about a half-length. The 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Brad Cox, covered seven furlongs over Saratoga’s […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Extremely Aggressive’ In Training, Nearing First Timed Workout

Trainer Brad Cox said that Monomoy Girl, last year’s champion sophomore filly, remains at Churchill Downs and is approaching her first timed work of 2019. The five-time Grade 1 winner has been unraced since winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff last November, still working her way back from a mild case of colic that […]

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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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