Kentucky Oaks

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  • Routine, Quiet Oaks Morning on Backside

    It was a routine, quiet morning in the stable area of Churchill Downs May 6, with the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) entrants on the track early for their routine exercise.

  • Mokat galloping at Churchill Downs May 2

    Baltas Ready for First Oaks Start With Mokat

    The last time Baltas was at Churchill with a Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) horse was back in 1992, as an assistant to Richard Mandella, when Golden Treat ran fourth under his care. Mokat is his first Oaks entry on his own.

  • Rachel's Valentina - Churchill Downs, May 4, 2016

    Rachel's Valentina: Born to Win Oaks?

    Todd Pletcher doesn't hesitate to put Rachel's Valentina in the company of his trio of previous Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners as she's set to contend Friday's race. A full field of 14 will go postward after champion Songbird's defection due to fever.

  • Carina Mia works Monday at Churchill Downs.

    Carina Mia Breezes at Churchill Downs

    While Carina Mia will need a lot of help to make the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field, her connections are confident the grade II winner will run well in whatever race she ultimately enters.

  • Cathryn Sophia Gets Early Morning Workout

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Cathryn Sophia worked at Keeneland in the pre-dawn hours April 30 because trainer John Servis was trying to beat the rain that would be moving through Central Kentucky.

  • Gun Runner works at Churchill Downs April 25

    Asmussen Works His Derby, Oaks Hopefuls

    Trainer Steve Asmussen, to be inducted in racing's Hall of Fame in August, worked two colts and five fillies at Churchill Downs April 25 in preparation for the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (both gr. I).

  • Brody's Cause works at Churchill Downs, April 23, 2016

    Brody's Cause, Fellowship Head Busy CD Tab

    Churchill Downs had its first special training session for 2016 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) horses April 23, with Fellowship, Brody's Cause, and Tom's Ready among those to work.

  • Cathryn Sophia Swift in Work at Keeneland

    After a swift five-furlong breeze by Cathryn Sophia the morning of April 23 at Keeneland, trainer John Servis said he is leaning toward running the two-time grade II winner in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Dream Dance Eyes Shot at Kentucky Oaks

    Count Dream Dance among the 3-year-old fillies now being pointed for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in the wake of the April 17 announcement that unbeaten champion Songbird has been declared out after developing a low-grade fever.

  • Nyquist Update: Jogs at Keeneland

    Nyquist, the unbeaten favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), jogs twice around Keeneland's main track April 19. Reddam Racing's champion is slated to work on Friday.

  • Nickname Holds Class Edge in Beaumont

    LNJ Foxwoods' Nickname, winner of last year's Frizette Stakes (gr. I), holds a class advantage over her four rivals in Keeneland's Beaumont Stakes (gr. III). The race is for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs, 184 feet.

  • Outwork winning the Wood Memorial

    Wood Winner Outwork in Good Order, Derby Next

    Repole Stable's Outwork, winner of Saturday's Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 9, returned from his efforts in fine fettle and likely will be one of two representatives trainer Todd Pletcher's barn for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Songbird cruises in the slop in the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Songbird Easy Winner of Santa Anita Oaks

    Fox Hill Farms' Songbird grabbed the early lead and easily captured her seventh win in seven starts to take the grade I Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita Park April 9 and remain the dominant favorite for the Kentucky Oaks.

  • Terra Promessa wins the 2016 Honeybee Stakes.

    Terra Promessa Heads Fantasy Stakes

    Undefeated Taxable and four other entrants will vie with Stonestreet's runner on a win streak for a total of 170 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) points in the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 9 at Oaklawn.

  • Songbird.

    Final Test for Songbird in Santa Anita Oaks

    With six perfect starts to her credit, Fox Hill Farms' Songbird has one more hurdle to clear -- the April 9 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) -- before heading to Kentucky as the favorite for the May 6 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Go Maggie Go leads the way to victory in the Gulfstream Park Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2016/i-hHnBWcp">Order This Photo</a>

    Go Maggie Go Gallops in Oaks

    Mike Tarp's homebred Go Maggie Go (by Ghostzapper) making just her second career start, tops Paola Queen and odds-on favorite Off the Tracks in the 50th running of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II).

  • Gomo wins the 2015 Darley Alcibiades.

    Gomo Seeks Comeback in Gulfstream Park Oaks

    Trainer Doug O'Neill still has a chance to make the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with Gomo, but there is little margin for error for the 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo in the April 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II).

  • Land Over Sea rolls to victory in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Land Over Sea Cruises in Fair Grounds Oaks

    With unbeaten rival Songbird far away on the West Coast, Reddam Racing's Land Over Sea nailed down her first stakes win in convincing style March 26 in the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II).

  • Land Over Sea has finished behind Songbird in five straight races.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-hxDwbDv">Order This Photo</a>

    California Invaders in for Fair Grounds Oaks

    Seemingly doing all they can to get as far away from undefeated Songbird as possible, Southern California residents Land Over Sea and Street Fancy will head to New Orleans for the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 26.

  • Land Over Sea

    Land Over Sea Headed to Fair Grounds Oaks

    Reddam Racing's Land Over Sea, who has finished second to undefeated champion Songbird in her past two races, is scheduled to arrive in Louisiana March 21 for the $400,000 TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 26.

  • Terra Promessa dominates the Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn.

    Terra Promessa Stings Rivals in Honeybee

    Stepping into a stakes race for the first time proved little challenge for Stonestreet Stables homebred Terra Promessa, as the daughter of Curlin drew off to an easy win in the March 12 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Polar River

    Churchill Suspends Wagering on Polar River

    Wagering on Polar River has been suspended in the upcoming Kentucky Oaks Future Wager after a representative of trainer Doug Watson confirmed to Churchill Downs officials that the Dubai-based filly would not race in the Oaks.

  • Marquee Miss (left) defeated Nickname to win the Martha Washington Stakes on Feb. 6.

    Marquee Miss, Nickname Meet Again in Honeybee

    One start after Marquee Miss upset grade I winner Nickname to win the Martha Washington Stakes last month at Oaklawn Park, the two talented 3-year-old fillies are set for an Oaklawn rematch in the Honeybee Stakes (gr. III).

  • Polar River wins the 2016 UAE Oaks.

    Polar River to Pass on Kentucky Oaks

    The undefeated filly who will next take on boys in the UAE Derby (UAE-II) will likely not travel to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), but could come to America in June for a race like the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.