Keyword: Oaks

  • Galt House Named Official Derby Hotel

    The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky., has signed a three-year sponsorship agreement with Churchill Downs to be named the official host hotel of the track, the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), it was announced in an Oct. 30 release.

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    Rachel Alexandra a Breathtaking Oaks Winner

    Those who believe Rachel Alexandra could have won the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) have evidence to back up their belief after she won the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 1 at Churchill Downs in spectacular fashion.

  • Weather the Big Question for Oaks, Derby

    The song says the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home, but there is no sun shining Kentucky Oaks morning, and the weather is the big topic of conversation.

  • Eight Belles winning the April 6 Fantasy Stakes.

    Saez to Ride Eight Belles if in Derby

    Should Eight Belles run in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands instead of the previous day's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), jockey Gabe Saez will have the mount, trainer Larry Jones said April 24.

  • Backseat Rhythm finished 3rd in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies behind champion Indian Blessing.

    Minus Indian Blessing, 'Miss' Intrigues

    With Indian Blessing resting up for a summer-fall campaign in shorter races, a pair of 3-year-old fillies who have tackled the Eclipse Award winner - Backseat Rhythm and Highest Class - are looking for their chance to shine.

  • Martha Washington Stakes winner Sky Mom may get her chance to shine in the WinStar Sunland Park Oaks.

    Sky Mom, Grace Anatomy Top Sunland Oaks

    Steve Asmussen's 3-year-old colts have been in full view on the trail to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). The trainer's fillies have been less visible, but his 3-year-old Sky Mom may get her chance to shine in the $200,000 WinStar Sunland Park Oaks March 16.

  • Muggy Oaks Day, Rain Has Arrived

    As the gates opened at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks day, the key was not the field for the race but the weather forecast.

  • Mighty Beau Shows Muscle in Turf Sprint

    Mighty Beau, who just missed last time out in the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland, easily took the $113,500 Aegon Turf Sprint (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Friday.

  • Oaks Day Starts; Weather Gorgeous

    Everyone likes to talk about the Derby gods. Their impact on racing this weekend at Churchill Downs is unknown, but they certainly have blessed the Louisville, Ky. area with nice weather.

  • Churchill Launches Derby, Oaks Web Sites

    Churchill Downs Incorporated launched the official 2005 <a href="http://www.kentuckyderby.com"target=_blank">Kentucky Derby</a> (gr. I) and <a href="http://www.kentuckyoaks.com"target=_blank">Kentucky Oaks</a> (gr. I) Web sites Wednesday. According to a release from the company, the new and improved sites offer "the most comprehensive coverage of the Run for the Roses" and its sister race, the Kentucky Oaks. This year's Derby will be held May 7 and the Oaks May 6.

  • Ashado rolls to victory in the Kentucky Oaks.

    Ashado Wins Kentucky Oaks

    In a good betting race, the public was right in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), with favored Ashado winning the 130th running of the top race for 3-year-old fillies Friday at Churchill Downs.

  • Halfbridled, working at Churchill on Thursday.

    Halfbridled Scratched from Kentucky Oaks

    Halfbridled, the 2-year-old filly champion of 2003, was scratched from the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. 1) the morning of the race after having tied up. She was scratched from the April 3 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland for the same reason.

  • Class Above Sharp in Oaks Workout

    Padua Stables' Class Above, winner of the Bourbonette Stakes at Turfway Park on March 20, tuned up for her engagement in Friday's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) with a sharp half-mile in :47:40 Monday under Dana Barnes.

  • Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design holds Oaks Day Fundraiser

    On Friday morning, April 30, they're off to the Oaks Brunch at the Brown Hotel, a Fundraiser to benefit the Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design. More than 250 people have gathered for this 18th annual event to see and be seen, to buy, and to brunch.

  • Kentucky Oaks Web Site Launched

    Churchill Downs Inc. has launched the official 2004 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Web site, www.kentuckyoaks.com.

  • Kentucky Oaks Day Handle Up

    Wagering Friday on Kentucky Oaks Day was up both on and off track, Churchill Downs officials announced.

  • Storm Flag Flying Among 138 Oaks Nominees

    Champion Storm Flag Flying, and eight fillies each from the Godolphin operation and trainer Todd Pletcher, are among those nominated to the 129th Kentucky Oaks.

  • Take Charge Lady Gets Time Off

    Take Charge Lady was pointed toward the June 29 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), but instead, trainer Ken McPeek has decided to give the 3-year-old filly about a month off. McPeek said the filly hasn't been eating well, and some blood work indicated she's "a touch dehydrated," said the trainer.

  • Smile Tomorrow Posts Upset in Japan Oaks

    Yet another upset was scored in Japan's spring top level races as Smile Tomorrow bested a full-gate in the 63rd running of the Oaks (Jpn-I) on May 19 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Another Thunder Bolt in Australasian Oaks

    Thunder was more than an accompaniment as lightning struck twice in the same place when Tully Thunder won the Australasian Oaks (Aust-I) in Adelaide on May 4. Ridden flawlessly by Damien Oliver, the Thunder Gulch daughter won the 2,000 meters classic by three-quarters of a length from She's Archie.

  • Tempera, winning the Breeders&#39; Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    Tempera Misses Training with Fever; Bella Bellucci Breezes

    Godolphin's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Tempera missed training Saturday due to a fever, according to assistant trainer Tom Albertrani. Also Saturday, Ile De France was added to the likely field and Bella Bellucci worked seven furlongs.

  • The Works Returns to TVG

    TVG will again produce "The Works" from Churchill Downs, focusing on Kentucky Derby and Oaks-bound horses and their daily doings at the Louisville track.

  • Flute was almost denied entry into last year&#39;s Kentucky Oaks, which she won.

    Graded Earnings to be Used for Oaks Eligibility

    Churchill Downs has changed the conditions of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) to give preference to 3-year-old fillies with the highest lifetime earnings in graded stakes. Previously, when the race was oversubscribed, preference was given to fillies with the highest career earnings regardless of whether races were graded.

  • Churchill Issues Security Plan for Derby, Oaks

    All 100,000-plus fans at this year's Kentucky Derby will be screened with magnetic wands when they enter Churchill Downs under beefed-up security in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

  • Cash Run To Start in Indiana Oaks

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Cash Run will make her next start in the $200,000-added Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks Friday at Hoosier Park, becoming the first Breeders' Cup winner to race at the Anderson, Ind. track.

  • March Magic Heads Monmouth Oaks

    Ralph Evans' March Magic and the Michael Stidham trainee Impending Bear head a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered in Saturday's Monmouth Park Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. II).