Kentucky Oaks

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  • 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="!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="!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).

  • Sweet Reason won her seasonal debut on March 7.<br><a target="blank" href="!i=3111034584&k=VfJMPw6">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet Reason, Got Lucky Class of Gazelle

    Grade I winner Sweet Reason and grade II-placed Got Lucky are the class of the $300,000 Gazelle Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct April 5, an event for sophomore fillies on the road 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="!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).

  • 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="!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).

  • Ria Antonia
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    Paolucci Moves Ria Antonia to Baffert

    Trainer Jeremiah Englehart and owner Ron Paolucci have parted ways over Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Ria Antonia. The filly will be sent to Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Untapable (left) makes her move in the Rachel Alexandra.<br><a target="blank" href="!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="!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="!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="!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.