Kentucky Oaks

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  • Latson to Serve as AAEP On Call Vet

    Equine surgeon Keith Latson will represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners' On Call program and assist NBC Sports with horse health information during the May 1-2 live racing telecasts from Churchill Downs.

  • Molly Morgan finished second in last year's La Troienne Stakes.

    Molly Morgan Back for 2015 La Troienne Stakes

    After finishing second in last year's La Troienne Stakes (gr. I), Molly Morgan will again try for the first grade I victory of her career in this year's edition of the 1 1/16-mile race for fillies and mares.

  • Churchill Downs Inc. Looking Forward to Derby

    After a record-breaking first quarter for Churchill Downs Inc., company officials expect more good news as one executive predicts record revenues from Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) week.

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    Baffert May Not Enter Filly in Kentucky Oaks

    After watching the fillies he's considering for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) complete workouts April 27 at Churchill Downs, trainer Bob Baffert said he was leaning toward not entering either Luminance or Maybellene.

  • Lovely Maria worked 5 furlongs in :59 3/5 under jockey Kerwin Clark on April 26.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-sZZXT5g">Order This Photo</a>

    Jones Fillies Drill for Kentucky Oaks

    Trainer Larry Jones sent out his two fillies for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) the morning of April 26 at Churchill Downs. Lovely Maria went five furlongs in :59 3/5 and I'm a Chatterbox got the same trip in 1:01.

  • Laurie Wolf

    StarLadies On Oaks Trail With Eskenformoney

    StarLadies Racing, headed by Laurie Wolf and Barbara Lucarelli, have Eskenformoney for the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) from their first band of runners. The Eskendereya filly was a $225,000 yearling buy in 2013.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik to Be Honored at Alibi Breakfast

    Rosie Napravnik, who started her riding career in Maryland before becoming a leading jockey, will receive the Special Award of Merit for her positive impact on racing at the Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course May 14.

  • Sarah Sis worked five furlongs in 1:02 3/5 on April 24.

    Sarah Sis: Sibling With a Shot in the Oaks

    Joe Ragsdale has been an owner for less than three years and the Oklahoman finds himself heading to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) winner Sarah Sis, trained by Ingrid Mason.

  • Angela Renee

    Oaks Runners Kick off Pletcher's Breeze Day

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contenders Angela Renee and Eskenformoney got in their final works April 24; trainer Todd Pletcher moved the works of multiple Kentucky Derby (gr. I) hopefuls up a day due to pending rain.

  • Stuart Grant (right) with Condo Commando.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-XdX5nTm">Order This Photo</a>

    Patience the Key for Condo Commando

    The connections of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Condo Commando passed on a trip to last year's Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park and have a fresh, strong contender at Churchill Downs.

  • I'm a Chatterbox works at Keeneland April 19.

    I'm a Chatterbox Works Toward Kentucky Oaks

    Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) winner I'm a Chatterbox continued her preparations for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a five-furlong workout in 1:01 1/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of April 19.

  • Brereton Jones (left, green tie) after Lovely Maria's win in the Ashland Stakes.

    Former KY Governor Seeking Third Oaks Win

    Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones was at Keeneland the morning of April 17, and part of his mission was to check on Central Bank Ashland (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria and Fantasy (gr. III) winner Include Betty.

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    Birdatthewire Puts Another Jones in the Oaks

    Lynn and Kathy Jones have been in the horse business for 35 years. The Central Kentucky couple will enjoy their trip to Churchill Downs this year as the breeders of Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Birdatthewire.

  • Angela Renee (inside) worked a half-mile in :47 3/5 at Keeneland April 16.

    Oaks Hopeful Angela Renee Drills at Kee

    Siena Farms' Angela Renee (by Bernardini) worked a half-mile in company in :47 3/5 April 16 at Keeneland. The grade I winner may make her next start in the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Miss Ella comes home strong to win the Beaumont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-SrnWNbJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Miss Ella Steps Up to Beaumont Victory

    Jack Swain III's homebred Miss Ella went from debut winner last month to graded stakes winner April 12 with a victory in the $250,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • KY Oaks: Feels Like a Final Four

    The "Road to Louisville" and the May 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) has a "Final Four" feel to it. Who are the top seeds? Evan Hammonds explores a group of talented 3-year-old fillies.

  • Condo Commando leads the way home in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-rv5mGNV">Order This Photo</a>

    'Condo' in Full Command in Gazelle

    Condo Commando, the 3-5 favorite, was an easy winner of the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) April 4 at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old filly covered the nine furlongs in 1:52.17.

  • Lovely Maria and Kerwin Clark take the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland.
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    Lovely Maria Claims First Stakes in Ashland

    Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria chose the right date to put in the best race of her career, tracking the early pace and surging in the stretch to win the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) April 4 at Keeneland.

  • Stellar Wind dominates the Santa Anita Oaks.

    Stellar Wind Rolls in Santa Anita Oaks

    Stellar Wind, the 6-5 favorite for the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I), delivered with a commanding 5 1/4-length win over Luminance April 4 at Santa Anita Park. The daughter of Curlin traveled the 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.26.

  • Peace and War at Keeneland March 31.

    Peace and War Returns for Ashland

    After missing the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a slight ligament tear at the base of her fetlock, the Olly Stevens trainee is back with an eye on the April 4 Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).

  • Bolo winning the Eddie Logan Stakes.

    From Turf to Dirt, Bolo Targets SA Derby

    Knowing she can always take Bolo back to the turf, trainer Carla Gaines tried him on the main track with success. Gaines also has Curlin's Fox making the move from turf to dirt in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I).

  • I'm a Chatterbox flies home to take the Fair Grounds Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jVg9nJ9">Order This Photo</a>

    I'm a Chatterbox Notches Easy FG Oaks Victory

    I'm a Chatterbox, a homebred racing for Fletcher and Carolyn Gray, won the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) by 2 1/2 lengths as the 3-5 favorite March 28, sweeping the three stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Fair Grounds.

  • Ekati's Phaeton is the likely favorite for the Gulfstream Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zxf99ZF">Order This Photo</a>

    Streaking Phaeton Heads Gulfstream Oaks

    Ekati's Phaeton, a surprise winner of the one-mile Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), attempts to stretch out an additional sixteenth of a mile March 28 in the $250,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II).

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    I'm a Chatterbox the Talk of the FG Oaks

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray's homebred I'm a Chatterbox (by Munnings), goes for her third straight stakes win March 28 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • From left: Pin Oak general manager Clifford Barry, trainer Malcolm Pierce, Kentucky Sen. Damon Thayer, jockey Jose Lezcano, and Pin Oak's Nancy Stephens

    March Madness: Streaking Pin Oak Stable

    Pin Oak Stable rides a hot streak with two graded stakes winners this month, a $950,000 sale 2-year-old by sire Broken Vow, and general manager Clifford Barry-bred Florida Derby (gr. I) hopeful Itsaknockout.