Freedom Star, seeking her first win since taking the Iowa Distaff in June, is the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, the race that wraps up the final day of Breeders' Cup a
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A well-matched stakes undercard featuring a pair of grade III events and two other races worth $100,000 apiece supports the WinStar Kentucky Cup in its return to Turfway Park Sept. 24 after a one-year absence.
Devil May Care took over from stablemate Katy Now at the top of the lane and bounded home for an impressive victory in the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) June 26 at Belmont Park in her first start since the Kentucky Derby.
Devil May Care, the only filly to race in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, makes her first start since finishing 10th in that race when she goes to post as the probable favorite in the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) June 26 at Belmont.
It was a busy Father's Day morning for trainer Todd Pletcher at Belmont Park, highlighted by half-mile breezes from stable stars Quality Road and Super Saver June 20.
Starlight Partners' Ailalea, who ran fifth in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), captured the Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Off the board in last month's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Ailalea and Age of Humor both look to rebound in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) May 29 at Churchill Downs.
While Blind Luck may headline the 14-horse Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field this year there are plenty of other fillies that look like they are ready to tango with the daughter of Pollard's Vision.
- By Esther Marr
Ailalea, stablemate to Devil May Care, is looking to score her first major win in the Oaks. Does she has what it takes to face this field? Read Blog
Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) winner Crisp worked the fastest time of the morning for six furlongs as four fillies being pointed toward the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) worked over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on April 23.
Nancy Mazzoni's homebred She Be Wild, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2009, injured her left pastern bone April 18 while jogging at Keeneland and will miss the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
Ailalea, clearly best in Aqueduct's Tempted Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 7 in the final start of her juvenile campaign, is the lukewarm 3-1 morning line choice for the $300,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II) March 26.
Grade I winners She Be Wild and Blind Luck head an impressive roster of 143 3-year-old fillies nominated to compete in Churchill Downs' 136th running of the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).
|Trainer||Todd A. Pletcher|
|Jockey||John R. Velazquez|
|Breeder||Brylynn Farm, Inc.|
|Ailalea View Five-Cross Pedigree||Pulpit||A.P. Indy|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Starlight Partners||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent for BryLynn Farm||$340,000|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||($350,000)|
|Racing or broodmare prospect||Magic Millions, agent for Vin Cox||Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent||$310,000|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.