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Rigoletta defeats Tell A Kelly in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Rigoletta...

She was bred to Smart Strike this year
The year 2009 will best be remembered as it pertains to the Kentucky Oaks by Rachel Alexandra’s jaw-dropping 20 ¼ length victory, but one other very significant ritual was inaugurated for the 135th running of the Kentucky Oaks. The Survivors Parade: a heartwarming march down the homestretch and past...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · It's going to be a fantastic race, and what a great field entered in a race that honors one of the greatest 3-year-old fillies of all time. I think Kathmanblu is the class of the field though Inglorious is pretty intriguing. · 1156 days ago ·
  • WoodbineMile · I am picking my hometown Filly INGLORIOUS! · 1114 days ago ·
While there was little in the way of Kentucky Oaks caliber racing taking place last weekend this weekend features two fields of fillies that are more than capable of making the grade in the big dance. Inglorious is the big cheese running this Saturday but before we get to the races a few things have...Read More
  • KyOaksRunner · Also forgot to mention that R Betty Graybull is running in the 1 1/8 mile Ladies Handicap at Aqueduct on Saturday. · 1118 days ago ·
Rigoletta, the winner of the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes at Hollywood Park last fall, has been retired because of a tendon injury and will be bred this spring in Kentucky, trainer Dan Hendricks said.Rigoletta was diagnosed with the injury after finishing sixth in the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn P...Read More
The performance of the week was turned in by Joyful Victory in Oaklawn’s Honeybee. I have always been fond of her and she did not disappoint with a facile off the pace triumph on Saturday. She was making her first start for her new conditioner Larry Jones and winning pilot Mike Smith was pleased wit...Read More
Joyful Victory sat patiently in midpack under Mike Smith before eating up ground on the outside and swooping past her rivals to romp by almost nine lengths in Saturday's Honeybee (G3) at Oaklawn Park. Michael Baze was intent on the lead aboard Rigoletta and she set swift splits of :22.67 and :45.91....Read More
An interesting field of nine will go to post in Saturday's Honeybee (G3) at Oaklawn Park and Larry Jones might have the one to beat in Joyful Victory. The Fox Hill Farm filly made three starts for Tony Dutrow last year. She broke her maiden from post twelve in her career debut over a route of ground...Read More
  • dubby30 · Joyful Victory my Kentucky Oaks Fav. Just demolished that field @ Oaklawn. Watch out Larry Jones is back and WOW. · 1131 days ago ·
  • gardenesque1 · Joyful Victory sure was impressive. I agree that she is a major Ky Oaks threat. · 1131 days ago ·
Oaklawn Park will set the stage for the next step along the Kentucky Oaks trail this Saturday when it hosts the $125,000 Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes for 3-year-old fillies. A field of nine talented fillies has been entered in the 2011 renewal of the 1 1/16 mile race. Leading the field is Grade 1 winner ...Read More
Rigoletta was forced to miss the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies last fall with a minor physical setback following her win in the Grade 1 Oak Leaf, but she has resurfaced this year as a potential candidate for the Kentucky Oaks. Her first step toward that goal will come on Saturday, when she runs in ...Read More
I have a bit of catching up to do since my last 2011 Kentucky Derby Oaks was posted on Feb 16. The Rachel Alexandra Stakes was run on Feb 19 and featured two of my top ten players, Kathmanblu and Gran Lioness, and the former did not disappoint as the heavy favorite. Kathmanblu did not dominate at Fa...Read More
With luck, Cloneylass would have won her first stakes in the Sweet Life Stakes at Santa Anita last month.Ridden from off the pace by jockey Corey Nakatani, she was in trouble through the final sixteenth, hampered by a loose horse, and lost by a half-length to pacesetter Bloemer Girl. A chance for re...Read More
I have a bit of catching up to do since my last 2011 Kentucky Derby Oaks blog was posted on Jan 24. The Forward Gal Stakes was run on Jan 30 and featured two of my top ten players, R Heat Lightning and Dancinginherdreams, but both played second fiddle to surprise winner Pomeroys Pistol. Dancinginher...Read More
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In 2007 a beautiful chestnut filly by A. P. Indy broke from the gates in the third leg of the Triple Crown, stumbled badly and almost fell to her knees. Barely missing a beat she picked herself right up and went on to become the first filly in more than 100 years to win the Belmont Stakes. She defea...Read More
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  • mshutty · Great blog, Brian! Welcome to HorseRacingNation! Really like this list you have put together. Keep an eye on Zazu, She's gangly, clumsy sort right now but she's all power and when she matures a bit and puts it all together, this will be a good one. She's fun to watch race. · 1161 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Thank you very much! I love Zazu and think she is maturing at exactly the right time, I love how she seemed to improve with each of her last races in such easy progression. If she ever gets into the starting gate with Dancinginherdreams it could be a really nice race to watch, both closers and both appear white. · 1161 days ago ·
1. Dancinginherdreams (Tapit) John Ward - An unlikely #1 for many, but I saw her first two races … and I believe. 2. Awesome Feather (Awesome of Course) Chad Brown - Deserving champion in 2010 will probably need to continue to improve to repeat in 2011. 3. Turbulent Descent (Congrats) Mike Puype - T...Read More
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  • dubby30 · Does anyone have any news on Royal Delta the Bill Mott Trained filly who looked so promising late in 2010? · 1181 days ago ·
  • zatt · Haven't heard anything lately. She has not been on the worktab since the win. · 1181 days ago ·
“She got two months off, but she should be fresh and ready to go in February or March,” said her trainer, Dan Hendricks.
Uncle Mo turned in another dominating performance in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park on October 9th. He shook off his overmatched pace rival I’m Steppin It Up and burst clear under John Velazquez. The exciting son of Indian Charlie earned a solid 94 BSF and will try to stretch his speed around ...Read More
Rigoletta, the winner of the Grade 1 Oak Leaf Stakes at Hollywood Park on Oct. 3, will miss the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5 because of a splint injury, trainer Dan Hendricks said on Sunday. Rigoletta is expected to be sidelined until the winter-spring meeting at Santa...Read More
  • arazi · Too bad because it looked like Rigoletta was only getting better the farther she went. · 1276 days ago ·
The answers should be clearer after the Breeders’ Cup, but the evidence heading into November is that New York has the better 2-year-old males and California the better 2-year-old fillies. They were both stabled at Saratoga this summer and train these days at different New York tracks, but there is ...Read More

Rigoletta - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details03/12/11Rigoletta6thOP71 1/16 mDHoneybee-G3 3 FJoyful VictoryHoly HeavensDixie City1:44.83
View Details02/21/11Rigoletta5thSA66 1/2 fTLa Habra Stakes-G3 3 FCambinaQuiet OasisCathy's Crunches1:13.75
View DetailsView Video10/03/10Rigoletta1stBHP71 1/16 mSOak Leaf-G1 2 FRigolettaTell A KellyIndian Gracey1:44.03
View DetailsView Video09/04/10Rigoletta3rdDmr87 fSDel Mar Debutante-G1 2 FTell A KellyWickedly PerfectRigoletta1:23.05
View Details08/08/10Rigoletta1stDmr65 1/2 fDMSW 2 FRigolettaSky Flying EileenBlazing Along1:05.06