Serengeti Empress Wins the Kentucky Oaks

Front runner Serengeti Empress broke well, took an early lead and didn’t let go until she won the 2019 Kentucky Oaks. For Serengeti Empress, it was all about lucky 13. She started in post 13 and ran at odds of 13-1. Many had minimized her chances of running well after she suffered an episode of […]

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Abel Tasman wins the 2017 Kentucky Oaks

From last to first! Mike Smith piloted Abel Tasman through a sloppy track and a bad start to win the 2017 Kentucky Oaks. What are the chances that Smith will pull it off tomorrow in the Derby on Girvin? Since it was so muddy today, here’s a chance to look at the lovely fillies who […]

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Lovely Maria wins the 2015 Kentucky Oaks

In the prelude to the Kentucky Derby, today’s Kentucky Oaks was won decisively by Lovely Maria, who pulled away in the home stretch to win by three. The win was very special for jockey Kerwin Clark, who explained: “I’ve been riding for 40 years and I won my first Grade I last month at Keeneland […]

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It’s almost Derby time! Untapable wins the Oaks

Great racing at Churchill Downs today, warming up the racing crowds for tomorrow’s Kentucky Derby. The two big races for the day were the Kentucky Oaks and the Alysheba Stakes. Untapable, ridden by Rosie Napravnik, fulfilled expectations winning the $600,000 Kentucky Oaks handily. Untapable has been compared to Rachel Alexandra, who also raced in the […]

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Princess of Sylmar wins the Oaks in an Upset

Racing fans should know better than to bet against Mike Smith. The veteran jockey piloted 37-1 longshot Princess of Sylmar to an upset win at the Kentucky Oaks this afternoon. The Kentucky Oaks is the “sister” race to the Derby and features 3 year old fillies. So how does this impact the Derby? Certainly lots […]

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Rachel Alexandra runs a “paid workout” in the Kentucky Oaks

Jockey Calvin Borel had a pretty good weekend. Imagine riding the winning horse in both the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby? He is the first jockey to win the Derby weekend doubleheader since 1993 and I believe only the seventh jockey ever to achieve to win both races back to back. After watching him […]

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