Kentucky Oaks

News, stories, video, results, previews for the Kentucky Oaks

  • Stars of the Oaks: Rags to Riches

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2007 Kentucky Oaks winner Rags to Riches. Coolmore Stud Sales Director David O'Loughlin describes Rags to Riches Galileo foal while watching Rags at her new home in Ireland.

  • Stars of the Oaks: Ashado

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2004 Kentucky Oaks winner Ashado and her 2014 colt by Bernardini at the Gainsborough Division of Darley.

  • Tapiture winning the Southwest Stakes with Winchell's silks.

    Winchell Stays the Course With Asmussen

    Breeder/owner Ron Winchell, whose Winchell Thoroughbreds races Kentucky Derby contender Tapiture and likely Kentucky Oaks favorite Untapable, is sticking with trainer Steve Asmussen--for now.

  • Fashion Plate

    Zetcher Hopes for Lilies With Fashion Plate

    In the early morning hours at Santa Anita Park when most Thoroughbred owners are still in their beds, Arnold Zetcher can often be found observing the progress of his horses in training at the Southern California oval.

  • Jim Miller

    Aurelia's Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

    It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.

  • Afternoon With the Regal Rosalind

    Last Tuesday afternoon (April 15), I had the privilege of going to Keeneland and visiting Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Rosalind at trainer Kenny McPeek's barn.

  • Stars of the Oaks: Plum Pretty

    The Blood-Horse catches up with 2011 Kentucky Oaks winner Plum Pretty. Learn about what Plum Pretty and her connections have been up to since her Kentucky Oaks win. Also, learn more about pasture friend Havre de Grace!

  • Euphrosyne

    Euphrosyne, Kiss Moon in Oaks Workouts

    Euphrosyne and Kiss Moon -- fillies aiming at the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) -- went to the track at Churchill Downs April 21 and breezed in preparation for the May 2 filly counterpart to the Kentucky Derby.

  • Untapable, shown winning the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Untapable Breezes at Churchill Downs

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Untapable, likely favorite for the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 under the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs the morning of April 20.

  • Rosalind worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington Polytrack on April 19.

    Rosalind Works Toward Kentucky Oaks

    Landaluce Educe Stables' Rosalind, dead-heat winner with Room Service of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked five furlongs in :58 4/5 over the Lexington oval's Polytrack April 19.

  • Sugar Shock won the 2014 Fantasy Stakes.

    Anderson Seeks Sweet Victory With Sugar Shock

    Iowa-based trainer Doug Anderson isn't a well-known name in the Thoroughbred horse racing game. But when his filly Sugar Shock contests the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), things may change for the small-time conditioner.

  • Awesome Baby

    Oaks Hopeful Awesome Baby Works

    Grade II winner Awesome Baby handily completed five furlongs in 1:01.40 April 14 at Santa Anita Park as the daughter of Awesome Again continues preparations for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Ready to Act wins the Beaumont Stakes.

    Ready to Act Overcomes Start to Win Beaumont

    In her first start on a synthetic surface, Ready to Act recorded her second straight stakes victory for Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence when she rallied from last to capture the April 13 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II).

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Downs to Increase Takeout Rates

    In what it says is an effort to maintain daily purses and its stakes schedule, Churchill Downs plans to increase its takeout rate on win, place, and show bets as well as exotic wagers in 2014.

  • Ashland Winners Have Stories To Tell

    The stories behind Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winners Rosalind and Room Service, the first horses in Keeneland history to dead heat in a grade I race, are worthy of sharing as both fillies go forward toward.

  • Rosalind (right) and Room Service finished together in the Ashland at Keeneland.
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    Rosalind, Room Service Dead-Heat in Ashland

    In one of the most thrilling editions of the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), Rosalind and Room Service hit the wire together for a dead-heat atop the race for 3-year-old fillies April 5 at Keeneland.

  • My Miss Sophia runs away from the competition in the Gazelle Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3162559050&k=Mwx88c4">Order This Photo</a>

    My Miss Sophia Romps in Gazelle

    Mathis Stable's My Miss Sophia rolled to a decisive victory April 5 in the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct Racetrack, stamping her ticket to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Stopchargingmaria won last year's Tempted by 10 3/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2881577045&k=sQTkzLg">Order This Photo</a>

    'Maria' Charges Into Oaklawn for Fantasy

    The $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 5 at Oaklawn Park will provide Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria an excellent opportunity to rebound off a dull effort in the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II).

  • Fashion Plate won the Las Virgenes Stakes on Feb 1.

    Will They Catch Fashion Plate in SA Oaks?

    In the $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) April 5, they'll all be trying to catch Fashion Plate, the fleet-footed filly who could use the 1 1/16-mile race as a springboard to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Untapable rolls home to take the Fair Grounds Oaks.

    Untapable Unstoppable in Fair Grounds Oaks

    Untapable will head to the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) as the likely favorite after another decisive victory in the $384,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • In Tune outfights House Rules to win the Gulfstream Oaks.
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    In Tune in Rhythm in Gulfstream Oaks Win

    In Tune proved up to the challenge of stepping into stakes company as she outlasted House Rules in the stretch to win the $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks (gr. II) March 29 at Gulfstream Park.

  • In Tune is undefeated in 2 starts.

    In Tune Takes Giant Step in Gulfstream Oaks

    In Tune, yet to be headed in her two prior starts for trainer Todd Pletcher, faces her toughest challenge yet when she clashes with seven other promising 3-year-old fillies in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (gr. II) March 29.

  • Untapable takes on 4 in the Fair Grounds Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=3144375142&k=rhkbzfK">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable Headlines Fair Grounds Oaks

    Decisive Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III) winner Untapable takes the next big step to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail when she faces four others in the May 29 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.

  • Aurelia's Belle flies home to win the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park.

    Aurelia's Belle Dances Away in Bourbonette

    Aurelia's Belle, returned to Polytrack after three tough graded stakes at Gulfstream Park, overcame favored Sloan Square at mid-stretch to post a 2 1/4-length win in the Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks March 22 at Turway

  • Sloane Square is undefeated in two starts.

    Bourbonette: Sloane Square in Stakes Debut

    After winning her first two starts by a combined 11 3/4 lengths, Michael Tabor's Sloane Square will try stakes company for the first time March 22 in the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park.

  • Pure Romance to Sponsor Bourbonette Oaks

    Pure Romance has signed on as title sponsor of the Bourbonette Oaks at Turfway Park, the Northern Kentucky track's premier race for 3-year-old Thoroughbred fillies and an official qualifier for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).