Tags ‘Kentucky Oaks’

Take Two: Jockey Club, TOBA’s Transparency Program Gets Failing Grade

Whatever happened to transparency and the publication of veterinary records for Kentucky Derby starters and other graded stakes runners? The Jockey Club and Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for fu... Read More...

Oaks, Derby Victors Show How To Win With Class

There is something to be said for winning with class. That characteristic was shown in spades on Friday when Lovely Maria gave former Kentucky Gov. Brereton Jones his third victory in the Kentucky... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website... Read More...

Princess of Sylmar Surprises in Kentucky Oaks

Michael Compton | 2 years ago
King of Prussia Stable’s Princess of Sylmar, the second-longest shot on the board at 38-1, won the 139th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) on Friday. The filly won the Oaks by a half-length before the second-largest Oaks Day crowd in history, 113,820. Friday’s attendance was surpassed only by the 116,046 that [...](Read more...) Read More...

The Bomb-Sniffing Handicapper: Oaks Day

I’ll admit, I have a pretty good gig. I only work a few days a year. I’m called into duty on the big racing days to make sure we don’t ignore the longshots who might otherwise slip... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] Read More...

Willa B Awesome Runs to Name in Santa Anita Oaks

Willa B Awesome turned the tables on Reneesgotzip and Eden’s Moon in Saturday’s $300,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1), winning the prestigious race with a well-timed ride from Martin Pedroza. With Pedroza perfectly timing his chestnut filly’s closing bi... Read More...

Eden’s Moon Powers to Las Virgenes Win

Bridlewood Farm-bred 3-year-old filly notches Grade 1 victory; connections eye Kentucky Oaks. Florida-bred Eden’s Moon made the transition from  maiden ranks to Grade 1 winner look easy on Saturday as she powered to a 3 ¼-length victory in the Las ... Read More...

Eden’s Moon powers to Las Virgenes score

Michael Compton | 3 years ago
Eden’s Moon made the transition from maiden ranks to Grade 1 winner look easy on Saturday as the daughter of Malibu Moon powered to a 3 ¼-length victory in the Las Virgenes Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita. Read More...

Yara upsets Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park

Michael Compton | 4 years ago
By MICHAEL COMPTON Florida-bred Yara pushed by a stubborn Grace Hall late to emerge victorious in the $250,000 Davona Dale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. The 3-year-old daughter of Bridlewood Farm stallion Put It Back lit up the tote board, scoring by a neck at odds of 64-1 under Jesus Castanon. She paid […] Read More...