FAIR GROUNDS, New Orleans, LA
|1||Unlimited Budget||Margin: 3¾||TrueNicks: A||$120,000|
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||Promise Me More||Margin: 4||TrueNicks: A+||$40,000|
Sire: More Than Ready , Dark Bay or Brown, 1997. Raced 2 years. 17 starts, 7 wins, $1,026,229. Lifetime: 1016 yearlings sold, median $80,000.
Broodmare Sire: Broken Vow , Bay, 1997.
Keeneland Associaton September 2011 Yearling Sale, ($55,000).
|3||Blue Violet||Margin: 1½||TrueNicks: B+||$20,000|
2010 | Chestnut Filly | Curlin - Gasia, Silver Deputy
Sire: Curlin , Chestnut, 2004. Raced 2 years. 15 starts, 11 wins, $10,246,800. Lifetime: 104 yearlings sold, median $55,000.
Broodmare Sire: Silver Deputy, Bay, 1985.
|1||Unlimited Budget||Rosie Napravnik||Todd A. Pletcher|
|2||Promise Me More||Miguel Mena||Wesley E. Hawley|
|3||Blue Violet||Mark Guidry||J. Larry Jones|
|4||Every Way||Jose Lezcano||Michael Stidham|
|5||Dancinginthecircle||Terry J. Thompson||J. Larry Jones|
|6||Finding More||John Jacinto||Kellyn Gorder|
|7||Midnight Ballet||Gary L. Stevens||Thomas F. Proctor|
|8||Neith||Jon Kenton Court||D. Wayne Lukas|
|9||Alluring Lady||Richard E. Eramia||Ronny W. Werner|
|10||Daddy's Song||Shaun Bridgmohan||J. Keith Desormeaux|
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.4 days ago
Calumet Farm's Skyring, winless in 11 starts since a victory at Pimlico Race Course last May, found the winner's circle again at the Maryland track in the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).6 days ago
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas has three starters in the May 18 Preakness Stakes and five in races on the undercard, including Optimizer and Skyring as part of a 13-horse field for the Longines Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).Thursday, May 16, 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
Horse of the Year Wise Dan ran his winning streak to six races and surpassed $4 million in career earnings handily in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) over yielding ground May 4 at Churchill Downs.Saturday, May 04, 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
Wise Dan and Point of Entry face off May 4 at Churchill Downs in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), the race immediately preceding the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).Wednesday, May 01, 2013
The only stakes on the May 3 card to draw a maximum 14-horse field was not the Kentucky Oaks. It was another race for 3-year-old fillies, the Eight Belles Presented by Xerox (gr. III), with undefeated Calistoga favored.Wednesday, May 01, 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
Watsdachances makes her first start since finishing second in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) in the $100,000 Appalachian Presented by the Japan Racing Association April 18 at Keeneland.Sunday, April 14, 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
An unfortunate stumble at the start of the Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II) last month cost Fort Larned his seasonal debut, but the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner is back in the $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II).Wednesday, April 10, 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
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
Favored Amira's Prince recorded his fourth consecutive win since arriving in the United States, holding off a determined charge from Willcox Inn in the $400,000 Mervin H. Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. IIT) March 30.Saturday, March 30, 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
Optimizer has been a different horse since he moved to the grass, and streaks into the March 30 Mervin H. Muniz Jr. Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds with two graded stakes scores under his girth.Thursday, March 28, 2013