- By Vic Zast
Some three-year-old fillies rekindle the concept of competition. Read Blog
Some three-year-old fillies rekindle the concept of competition. Read Blog
Blind Luck cemented her status as the top 3-year-old filly in the nation, as she passed odds-on choice Devil May Care at the eighth-pole and wore down Havre de Grace in the late stages to win the Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of twinspires.com preview the Arlington Million (gr. I). Also, picks for the Alabama. Watch Video
Breeders' Cup chat looks at dirt at Santa Anita, Jerry Hollendorfer and Blind Luck, and weekend racing. Read Blog
Oaklawn Park has announced a 32-stakes program totaling $4.6 million for the 56-day meet that begins Jan. 14, 2011.
In a battle between the top two 3-year-old fillies in the nation, California invader Blind Luck will take on New York-based Devil May Care in the $500,000 TVG Betfair Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 21 at Saratoga.
Acting Happy put in her final work the morning of Aug. 16 at Saratoga in preparation for the Aug. 21 Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I). Guided by jockey Jose Lezcano, she covered five furlongs in 1:02.64.
Breezing in company over the main track at Saratoga early the morning of Aug. 15, Devil May Care had her final serious work for the matchup with West coast-based Blind Luck in the Aug. 21 Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I).
The two best 3-year-old fillies in the country, Blind Luck and Devil May Care, appear to be headed for a showdown in the Betfair TVG Alabama Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 21.
For the third time this season Blind Luck ran down a rival in the final jump to win by the narrowest of margins, this time nosing out Havre de Grace in the $263,200 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) July 10 on the slop.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Blind Luck looks to stay unbeaten on dirt and score her fourth graded stakes victory of the season when she ships in for the $250,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) on July 10.
It should be no surprise that the three winners of this year's Triple Crown races would top the final National Thoroughbred Racing Association's 3-Year-Old poll, with Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky on top.
Blind Luck doesn't lose often, but trainer John Sadler seems to have her number. For the second time, a filly he saddled upset the four-time grade I winner when Switch captured the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 6.
A thrilling winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) when last seen April 30 at Churchill Downs, Blind Luck will be heavily favored against four opponents in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II) June 6 at Hollywood Park.
Evening Jewel, a grade I winner on Polytrack who finished a nose shy to Blind Luck in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) one month ago, makes her turf debut in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 31.
Esther Marr looks at some of her favorite moments/experiences of this Derby season, including video clips from the red carpet. Read Blog
Pollard's Vision, sire of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Blind Luck, will shuttle to La Mission near Buenos Aires, Argentina, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
From the gate break to the celebration, relive Blind Luck's exciting victory. View Slideshow
Ron Mitchell recaps Kentucky Oaks Day 2010, including Blind Luck's exciting finish. Watch Video
Blind Luck, the 6-5 favorite in a full field of 14 fillies for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), rallies from far back to catch Evening Jewel in the last jump.
While Blind Luck may headline the 14-horse Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field this year there are plenty of other fillies that look like they are ready to tango with the daughter of Pollard's Vision.
Probable Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) favorite Blind Luck drew post 5 during the official post position draw at Churchill Downs April 27.
In post position order, here are the fillies contesting the 2010 Ky Oaks. View Slideshow
Blind Luck, a leading contender for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) April 30 at Churchill Downs, worked a sharp five furlongs on Santa Anita's main track in :59.80 with jockey Rafael Bejarano aboard April 17.
Westrock Stables' Tidal Pool, trained by D. Wayne Lukas, would be the last one in the maximum 14-horse field allowed for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) if the race for 3-year-old fillies were held today.
Blind Luck cemented her status as the one to beat in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with an authoritative come-from-behind victory in the $300,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Oaklawn Park April 2.
With trainer Ken McPeek opting to send Beautician to Keeneland, only four fillies have been entered for the $300,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II) April 2 at Oaklawn Park.
Victory in the March 20 Florida Derby (gr. I) propelled Robert LaPenta's Ice Box into sixth position on the graded earnings list of leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Newbie owner Michael Talla discusses Crisp's journey leading up to the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), and how she's improving with every race.
Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Eskendereya was the individual favorite, but the "All Others" bet remained the overall future wagering choice after Day 2 of Pool 2 in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.
Taking advantage of a slow pace, Crisp upset prohibitive favorite Blind Luck in the $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) at rainy Santa Anita Park March 6.
The mutuel field, or "all others", was the strong fans' choice over favored individual horses Lookin At Lucky and Eskendereya after the first day of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2.
Blind Luck will be an overpowering favorite against seven rivals when she pursues her fourth grade I win in the $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) March 6.
Blind Luck and Amen Hallelujah are favored individuals, but the mutuel field is expected to be favored when the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager pool wraps up March 7.
Grade I winners She Be Wild and Blind Luck head an impressive roster of 143 3-year-old fillies nominated to compete in Churchill Downs' 136th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Rule, Caracortado, and Sidney's Candy dominate weekend stakes in Florida and California.
Last at the top of the stretch, Blind Luck charged down the middle of the track to capture the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes (gr. I) by a nose over an unlucky Evening Jewel at Santa Anita Feb. 13.
Three important stakes that were canceled because of weather-related problems at Santa Anita Feb. 6 will return as promised a week later with the fields mostly intact.
Despite heavy rain that forced cancellation of Santa Anita's stakes-heavy card Feb. 6, horsemen are making whatever adjustments are necessary and are moving forward.
Blind Luck can add a third grade I victory to her sterling record when she faces five rivals in the $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita Feb. 6.
Vale of York and Lookin At Lucky, the one-two finishers in the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), share the high weight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2009 Experimental Free Handicap.
Eclipse Award finalist Blind Luck was one of 307 recorded workouts on Santa Anita's Pro-Ride surface Jan. 24.
Blind Luck's grade I Hollywood Starlet win helps Pollard's Vision jump to the Leading Freshman Sires top-three, and makes him one of three Carson City sons on the Juvenile Sires top-six list.
With a breathtaking move in the lane, Blind Luck demolished a strong field in the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) on closing day of the Hollywood Park fall meet Dec. 20.
She Be Wild, a daughter of freshman sire Offlee Wild, squeezed along the rail to take the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) over Beautician and favorite Blind Luck.
A wide-open field of a dozen 2-year-old fillies was drawn for the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), with Blind Luck installed as the lukewarm 3-1 morning-line favorite.
The favorite from the Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita, where the Breeders' Cup World Championships will be run, is in the field for the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) on Nov. 6. So, too, is the favorite from the Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) at Keeneland, which is also run on a synthetic surface. It should be noted they were favored, but both lost.
Blind Luck, an $11,000 yearling, blasted down the stretch to win the $300,000 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4. The victory ensured a start in the $1 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
A condylar fracture of a cannon bone knocked Darley Debutante (gr. I) winner Mi Sueno out of the $300,000 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. I) this week and 13 juvenile fillies are hoping to take advantage at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meet Oct. 4.
It was no dream trip for Mi Sueno, but the even-money favorite's talent won out in the $300,000 Darley Debutante (gr. I) at Del Mar Sept. 5.