AQUEDUCT, Ozone Park, NY
|1||Unlimited Budget||Margin: 1¼||TrueNicks: A||$150,000|
2010 | Bay Filly | Street Sense - Unlimited Pleasure, Valid Appeal
Sire: Street Sense , Dark Bay or Brown, 2004. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 6 wins, $4,383,200. Lifetime: 225 yearlings sold, median $82,912.
Broodmare Sire: Valid Appeal, Bay, 1972. In 2009: 2.19 AEI.
Ocala Breeders' Sales Company 2012 Selected Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, $475,000.
|2||Emollient||Margin: 4¾||TrueNicks: C||$50,000|
2010 | Bay Filly | Empire Maker - Soothing Touch, Touch Gold
Sire: Empire Maker, Dark Bay or Brown, 2000. Raced 2 years. 8 starts, 4 wins, $1,985,800. Lifetime: 212 yearlings sold, median $165,000. In 2009: 2.45 AEI.
Broodmare Sire: Touch Gold , Bay, 1994.
|3||Giant Cats Eye||Margin: head||TrueNicks: A||$25,000|
2010 | Dark Bay or Brown Filly | Giant's Causeway - Unreal Cat, Unreal Zeal
Sire: Giant's Causeway , Chestnut, 1997. Raced 2 years. 13 starts, 9 wins, $3,078,989. Lifetime: 771 yearlings sold, median $140,000.
Broodmare Sire: Unreal Zeal, Dark Bay or Brown, 1980.
Fasig-Tipton New York Saratoga 2011 Select Yearling Sale, $300,000.
Keeneland Association November 2010 Breeding Stock Sale, $125,000.
Others: Flash Forward, $12,500.
|1||Unlimited Budget||John R. Velazquez||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Emollient||Junior Alvarado||William I. Mott|
|3||Giant Cats Eye||Alan Garcia||Thomas Albertrani|
|4||Flash Forward||Jose L. Espinoza||Dominick A. Schettino|
After bypassing the Preakness, trainer Todd Pletcher has a deep group of possible contenders for the Belmont Stakes, including Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) third-place finisher Unlimited Budget.5 days ago
Jockey Joel Rosario's remarkable run continued May 17 when he cleverly brought Fiftyshadesofhay from off the pace to win the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course.Friday, May 17, 2013
Emollient, nine-length winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) in April, is the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.Sunday, May 12, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher, who saddled filly Rags to Riches to victory in the 2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), is considering a pair of fillies he trains for this year's 1 1/2-mile classic at Belmont Park.Monday, May 06, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher said May 4 the four Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) participants from his barn, including winner Princess of Sylmar, "came out of the race well."Saturday, May 04, 2013
Dreaming of Julia is the freshest on the minds of most leading up to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) due to her extraordinary 21 3/4-length victory in the March 30 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Dreaming of Julia, the remarkable 21 3/4-length winner of the March 30 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II), drew post 8 of 11 sophomore fillies and was installed the 3-1 favorite for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A few days out from the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it's interesting to ponder what might have been if the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) field was still based on earnings rather than points.Monday, April 29, 2013
Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches drills a half-mile in :47 2/5 in advance of the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I). The daughter of First Defence is unbeaten in three starts, all this year.Sunday, April 28, 2013
Faced with a scheduling dilemma of wanting to work most of his classic horses in one day, trainer Todd Pletcher sent his contenders for the Kentucky Oaks to the Churchill Downs track shortly after it opened for training.Saturday, April 27, 2013
Here are some of the explanations I received on this year's stellar field of contenders. Which one is your favorite?Thursday, April 25, 2013
Trainer Todd Pletcher's quartet of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders, Dreaming of Julia, Princess of Sylmar, Silsita, and Unlimited Budget, galloped at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24.Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Several contenders for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), including four trained by Todd Pletcher, went to the track at Churchill Downs the morning of April 20 as they continued to work toward the May 3 filly classic.Saturday, April 20, 2013
The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.Friday, April 19, 2013
Trainer Kenny McPeek shared thoughts on Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Pure Fun, who will take on the boys in the April 20 Coolmore Lexington Stakes.Thursday, April 18, 2013
Dreaming of Julia, 21 3/4-length winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II), led a trio of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders worked by trainer Todd Pletcher at Churchill Downs the morning of April 14.Sunday, April 14, 2013
Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II)winner Dreaming of Julia and undefeated Unlimited Budget arrived April 8 at 6:50 p.m. EDT at Churchill Downs, where they will continue their preparations for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Evan Hammonds recaps the Wood Memorial Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and Ashland Stakes.Sunday, April 07, 2013
Juddmonte Farms homebred Emollient established a clear lead early and then opened up on her dozen rivals in the stretch to register an easy victory in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) April 6 at Keeneland.Saturday, April 06, 2013
Ocala Stud may no longer own undefeated Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner Unlimited Budget, but the farm's association with the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-bound filly's family goes back nearly 60 years.Thursday, April 04, 2013
Unlimited Budget continues to show limitless potential as the undefeated Street Sense filly appears poised for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) after a clear victory in the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II).Saturday, March 30, 2013
Undefeated Unlimited Budget and Honeybee Stakes runner-up Flashy Gray head a quality field that includes grade I winner So Many Ways in the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 30 at Fair Grounds Race Course.Thursday, March 28, 2013
She couldn't catch Live Lively in her seasonal debut five weeks earlier, but Dreaming of Julia figures to be much tighter for their next engagement in the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 30 at Gulfstream Park.Wednesday, March 27, 2013
A total of 134 fillies, led by champion Beholder, have been nominated to Keeneland's $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), scheduled for Saturday, April 6.Monday, March 11, 2013
A total of 120 fillies have been entered for the 139th running of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), an increase of 27.7% compared with 2012 following the early nomination phase.Tuesday, March 05, 2013