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  • Paradise Woods works under jockey Flavien Prat

    Paradise Woods Has Penultimate Oaks Move

    "Beautiful" is how Mandella described the April 21 work of Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Paradise Woods, who went four furlongs in :47 3/5 Friday at Santa Anita Park in her penultimate exercise for the May 5 test.

  • State of Honor at Churchill Downs April 21

    State of Honor, Salty Breeze for Casse at Churchill

    State of Honor and Salty both put in five-furlong moves for trainer Mark Casse April 21 at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 5. 

  • Salty wins the Gulfstream Park Oaks by 4 1/4 lengths

    State of Honor, Salty Get First Works at Churchill

    Less than 24 hours after champion Classic Empire crossed the wire first in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Mark Casse was overseeing approximately 20 of his runners put in their first works at Churchill Downs April 16. 

  • Ever So Clever comes home strong to take the Fantasy

    Ever So Clever Rallies to First Stakes Win in Fantasy

    Behind a sustained late run through the far turn that saw her split horses entering the stretch, Clearview Stable’s Ever So Clever surged past rivals to register an upset victory April 14 in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn Park.

  • Sailor's Valentine wins the Ashland by a half-length

    Sailor's Valentine Exits Ashland in Good Order

    Trainer Eddie Kenneally said morning of April 9 that the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) winner Sailor's Valentine, who won by a half-length at odds of 22-1, will be aimed at the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs May 5.

  • Corey Lanerie celebrates after taking the Ashland aboard Sailor's Valentine

    Sailor's Valentine Delivers Ashland Upset

    Semaphore Racing and Homewrecker Racing's Sailor's Valentine broke through in a big way April 8, upsetting seven other 3-year-old fillies to win the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.

  • Trainer Kelly Breen has Miss Sky Warrior set to stretch back out for breeder Arlene London

    Miss Sky Warrior Heads Gazelle

    Miss Sky Warrior and Yorkiepoo Princess meet in the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (G2) April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack, a race that will determine the likelihood of their progression to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Valadorna

    Valadorna Injured, Will Miss Kentucky Oaks

    Stonestreet Stables' Valadorna, runner up in the 2016 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), will miss the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) and be sidelined the next few months after emerging from an April 1 workout with an injury.

  • Salty wins the 2017 Gulfstream Park Oaks

    Salty Impressive in Gulfstream Park Oaks

    From maiden winner to Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) prospect, the talented bay picked up her first graded stakes score in her stakes debut, and earned 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. That's where Casse confirmed she's headed next.

  • Farrell looks out from her stall at Fair Grounds March 18

    Farrell Fires Five-Furlong Bullet

    Coffee Pot Stables' homebred Farrell turned in an impressive move in her preparations for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), drilling a bullet five furlongs in 1:00 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots March 18.

  • Farrell counts the Golden Rod Stakes and Rachel Alexandra Stakes (both G2) among her wins

    Farrell, Valadorna Get Back to Work

    Potential Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contenders Farrell and Valadorna breezed March 10 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Farrell drilled a half-mile in :49 3/5, while Valadorna went in :49 1/5.

  • Chanel's Legacy before her Martha Washington Stakes victory

    Honeybee an Add-On for Legacy?

    Allen Poindexter's homebred Chanel's Legacy has dominated in Oaklawn's Dixie Belle and Martha Washington stakes. The 3-year-old filly takes the next logical step March 11 in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs, Ark.

  • Unique Bella and Mike Smith take the Santa Ysabel

    Unique Bella Game in Santa Ysabel Win

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella finally got a challenge March 4 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3), but shrugged it off in the final furlong to reestablish her standing as the current favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).

  • Miss Sky Warrior wins the 2017 Davona Dale

    Miss Sky Warrior Reigns in Davona Dale

    Arlene London's homebred Miss Sky Warrior dispelled any notion of rust on her form when she came with a three-wide move on the final turn to score a victory in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park in her seasonal bow March 4.

  • Unique Bella is slated to start in the Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) March 4.

    Unique Bella Goes Easy in Five-Furlong Work

    Multiple graded stakes winner and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender Unique Bella was sent out for a five-furlong move early Feb. 23 at Santa Anita Park. She breezed in 1:00 1/5 for her expected start in the March 4 Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3).

  • Ruthless winner Yorkiepoo Princess

    Busher a Ruthless Redux

    The top four finishers of the Jan. 14 Ruthless Stakes, led by winner Yorkiepoo Princess, are entered for Aqueduct's Busher Stakes Feb. 25. The $150,000 race offers 50 points to the winner in the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) standings.

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Las Virgenes Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Untouchable in Las Virgenes

    The 3-year-old Tapit filly owned by Don Alberto Stable and trained by Jerry Hollendorfer appeared as if she was just out for a breezy spin in her two-turn debut under jockey Mike Smith.

  • Unique Bella trains at Santa Anita Park

    Champagne Room, Unique Bella Square Off in Las Virgenes

    Champagne Room, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2016, will be in a unique position Feb. 5 at Santa Anita Park, where she'll make her 3-year-old debut in the Las Virgenes Stakes. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner likely won't be favored.

  • Farrell with Channing Hill aboard pulls away at the wire to capture the 25th running of the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds.

    Farrell Opens Season With Silverbulletday Victory

    Coffeepot Stables' homebred Farrell picked up a stakes win and 10 more Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1) qualifying points with a 2 3/4 length win in the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Ground Race Course & Slots.

  • Farrell wins the Nov. 26 Golden Rod at Churchill

    Farrell, Untapped Consider Silverbulletday

    Coffeepot Stables' star sophomore filly Farrell continues to work well for three-time Breeders' Cup-winning conditioner Wayne Catalano and is considered possible for the $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Unique Bella wins the 2017 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Romps in Santa Ynez

    Although the Tapit filly opened up as the 1-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (G2), when the gates opened she was not the favorite, but she performed like she was odds-on.

  • Valadorna (left) finishes second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I)

    Valadorna Headed to Fair Grounds

    14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) runner-up Valadorna will winter in New Orleans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, according to conditioner Mark Casse.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Classic Empire is the 6-1 second choice in the first Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool

    KY Derby Future Wager Pool 1 Closes

    The pari-mutuel field of "all other 3-year-olds" closed as the 6-5 favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Classic Empire was the 6-1 second choice.

  • Churchill Downs (Coady Photography)

    Oaks, Derby Ticket Prices Increased

    Churchill Downs announced Nov. 17 it will increase walk-up general admission and advanced purchase pricing for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Cathryn Sophia, the morning after her Kentucky Oaks victory.

    Cathryn Sophia, Go Maggie Go Tangle in Acorn

    Cash is King's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia will make her first appearance since that career-high victory when she takes on Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) winner Go Maggie Go in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont.