Kentucky Oaks

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  • Euphrosyne (left) was awarded the Honeybee Stakes via disqualification.

    Euphrosyne Elevated to Honeybee Victory

    Euphrosyne was awarded the win in the $150,000 Honeybee Stakes (gr. III) March 8 after first-place finisher Sugar Shock was disqualified for interference in the Oaklawn Park stretch.

  • Testa Rossi comes home strong to win the Florida Oaks at Tampa Bay Downs.

    Testa Rossi Cruises in Florida Oaks Stretch

    In her first start since finishing second in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT), Testa Rossi overpowered 11 other 3-year-old fillies in the stretch to post a 3 1/2-length victory in the Florida Oaks.

  • Sweet Reason was a winner in her first race of 2014.
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    Sweet Reason Comes Back a Winner

    Treadway Racing Stable's Sweet Reason, winner of the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course last summer, made a successful return to the races March 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack in the featured eighth race.

  • Taris won the 2014 Wide Country Stakes.

    Shippers Head Wide-Open Honeybee

    The major prep for the grade II Fantasy Stakes April 5 drew mostly up-and-coming locally based fillies, but it is the two shippers -- Please Explainand Taris -- who may be the most intriguing.

  • Testa Rossi won the 2013 Miss Grillo Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2815276631&k=pLWqGG5">Order This Photo</a>

    Chad Brown Fillies Vie for Florida Oaks

    Stablemates Testa Rossi and Kitten Kaboodle, both graded stakes winners in 2013 from the barn of trainer Chad Brown, will make their first appearances as sophomores in the March 8 Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay.

  • Untapable is nominated to the Central Bank Ashland Stakes.

    Ashland Draws 133 Nominees

    133 fillies, highlighted by graded stakes winners Untapable, Onlyforyou, and Awesome Baby, currently the top point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), have been nominated to the Central Bank Ashland (gr. I).

  • Untapable (left) makes her move in the Rachel Alexandra.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088418865&k=jv59xxq">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable Cruises in Rachel Alexandra

    Add another to the list of impressive Tapit homebreds campaigned by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve Asmussen this season; Untapable won the Feb. 22 Rachel Alexandra (gr. III) by 9 1/2 lengths.

  • Onlyforyou delivers victory in the Davona Dale.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3088305212&k=dGRz7CL">Order This Photo</a>

    Onlyforyou Remains Unbeaten in Davona Dale

    Onlyforyou remained unbeaten with a front-running tally in the $200,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 22 at Gulfstream Park as Javier Castellano and Todd Pletcher teamed for their fourth win on the program.

  • Ron Paolucci, foreground, and trainer Jeremiah Englehart at Fair Grounds watching Ria Antonia work and at the barn.

    Ria Antonia's Connections Seek Respect

    What makes a man take a longshot gamble, and how often can he expect to be on the winning end? In a restaurant on Bourbon Street, Ron Paolucci contemplated this question. "That's how you hit the home runs," he said.

  • Onlyforyou won the Forward Gal on January 25 at Gulfstream.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3041588881&k=FDBJ3gQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher Fillies Highlight Davona Dale Field

    Two talented fillies from trainer Todd Pletcher's barn, undefeated grade II winner Onlyforyou and dual graded stakes victress Stopchargingmaria, will go head-to-head in the Feb. 22 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream.

  • Ria Antonia (left) and She's a Tiger finished together in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    2-Year-Old Filly Division a Photo Finish

    The two leading candidates in the 2-year-old filly category -- Ria Antonia and She's a Tiger -- could only be separated by a photo finish themselves in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the order of finish was reversed.

  • Fierce Boots cannot be caught in the Busanda Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3005634457&k=5kZ8qb5">Order This Photo</a>

    Fierce Boots Stamps Busanda Stakes Upset

    Fierce Boots took the lead coming out of the gate and was never headed as she rolled to a two-length upset of favored Flipcup in the $100,000 Busanda Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Jan. 4 at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Madly Truly won the Mazarine Stakes Oct. 5 on the Woodbine Polytrack.

    Madly Truly Back on Dirt in Golden Rod

    Grade III winner Madly Truly will return to Churchill Downs and dirt racing for the first time since her maiden special weight debut four races ago when she starts in the $150,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30.

  • Grade II winner Miss Behaviour has 3 wins and 1 second in 4 starts.

    Miss Behaviour to Stir Up Delta Princess

    Grade II winner Miss Behaviour will try to add to her resume, and her owner's pocketbook, when she starts in the lucrative Delta Downs Princess Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Nov. 23.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Wagering Up at Churchill Downs Spring Meet

    Despite a decrease in wagering on this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), daily wagering at the recently concluded 38-day spring meet at Churchill Downs rose 5.4% from the same number of days a year ago.

  • Close Hatches rolls to victory in the Mother Goose.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2590702069&k=tDFLwXG">Order This Photo</a>

    Close Hatches Gets Golden Egg in Mother Goose

    Close Hatches became Juddmonte Farms' newest grade I winner when she captured the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 22 at Belmont Park, leaving heavily favored Dreaming of Julia behind on the turn and cruising home.

  • Rose to Gold

    Rose to Gold Recovering From Surgery

    Kathleen Amaya and Raffaele Centofanti's three-time graded stakes-winning filly Rose to Gold is recovering from surgery for bone chips and will not resume racing until this September at the earliest.

  • Emollient
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    Black-Eyed Susan: A Soft Spot for Emollient?

    Emollient, nine-length winner of the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) in April, is the 9-5 favorite in a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Princess of Sylmar broke her maiden at Penn National by 19 lengths.

    Oaks Win Timely PR for PA Racing, Breeding

    The Pennsylvania horse racing and breeding industry, currently concerned about a steady decline in the revenue it gets from slot machines, got some surprise public relations May 3 courtesy of the grade I Kentucky Oaks.

  • Derby Day: Calm Before the Storm

    The backstretch at Churchill Downs was quiet the morning of May 4 as most of the talk centered on the previous day's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and whether the weather would have an impact on the Kentucky Derby.