2011 Del Mar Oaks (G1)

8/20/2011, Del Mar
Post Time:
5:35 PM PT
1 1/8 m (Turf)
3 F

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Del Mar Oaks (G1)...

Eastern invader Summer Soiree, the 2-1 favorite under regular rider Gabriel Saez in his Del Mar debut, held on desperately in the final strides to win the featured Grade I $250,000 Del Mar Oaks for three-year-old fillies Saturday.Read More
  • Ann Maree · Great race, exciting, and I was glad that Nereid and Star Billing both finished on the board. I was hoping that Nereid might win for Eric Kronfeld! He has decided to throw aside his huge superstition and attend races of at least a couple of his horses, including when Eblouissante is raced for the first time! It's why I love this sport so much! Behind every horse, there is a great story. We get our hearts broken more often than not -- so few actually win! So, we are happy when they finish near the front anyway! It was a great day today for the Fillies, I thought! Sunday, can't wait for Winter Memories! Hope she is the freak we think she is! The Lake George was just incredible, and she looks nearly that good in all her wins! · 972 days ago ·
The Grade I, $250,000 American Oaks on July 16 at Hollywood Park concluded in a dead heat between Cambina and Nereid. It was the  first dead heat in a Grade 1 race at Hollywood Park in  21 years. Saturday, in the Grade I, $250,000 Del Mar Oaks,  the co-winners and three others from th...Read More
Saturday’s Pick 6 from Del Mar includes the Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks for 3-year-old fillies traveling a mile and an eighth on the turf. Morning line favorite Summer Soiree exits a romping score in the G3 Boiling Springs and might get brave if able to sneak away early for Graham Motion. Partly cloudy ski...Read More
Kentucky Derby-winning trainer H. Graham Motion made a one-day, in-and-out appearance at Del Mar to saddle Smart Bid to a fourth-place finish in the Eddie Read Stakes on Saturday, July 23. One month later the conditioner of Animal Kingdom will be back again to send out Summer Soiree in Saturday’s $2...Read More

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