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2011 Honeybee (G3)

3/12/2011, Oaklawn Park
Post Time:
4:03 PM CT
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
3 F

What the Nation is saying about the 2011 Honeybee (G3)...

Just two weeks and four short days remain until the running of the 137th Kentucky Oaks on Friday May 6th at Churchill Downs. In stark contrast to the current disarray that the three-year-old male division finds itself in with heavy Derby favorites falling by the way side left and right, the three-ye...Read More
  • BrianZipse · I can't argue with your rankings, Brian, but I am leaning to a Kathmanblu, Zazu, and Wyomia box for my play ... I have a feeling that this year's Oaks will be won from well off the pace. · 1177 days ago ·
  • 12thCrown · Joyful looked dominant at OP, which has been the key prep as of late. But I will be pulling for Khatmanblu as well! · 1165 days ago ·
The Wood Memorial may have been the most shocking upset of the season but Lilacs and Lace did her best to steal the spotlight this weekend with a 48-1 upset in the Ashland Stakes (gr.1) at Keeneland on Saturday. In a field that included heavy favorite Kathmanblu as well as multiple graded stakes win...Read More
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  • KyOaksRunner · There was some guy at Aqueduct in the crowd on Wood day that had the trifecta (or exacta maybe) in the Ashland and was whooping up a storm...nice payday! :) · 1184 days ago ·
  • blooy · ha, ha that is awesome, he got a nice hit then. · 1182 days ago ·
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. · 1241 days ago ·
  • WoodbineMile · I am picking my hometown Filly INGLORIOUS! · 1199 days ago ·
This past weekend offered little in the way of Kentucky Oaks prep action as only two major stakes races were run for 3-year-old fillies but one of the two could be a prelude of better things to come. The Santa Paula Stakes and Cicada Stakes didn’t feature much in the way of proven quality fillies bu...Read More
  • zatt · Thanks for bringing attention to the ridiculous current rating of Inglorious (and Joyful Victory as well.) They both deserve to be up near the top as you have them. Mildly Offensive is impressive, but both were wet track sprints, so I am in the wait and see mode with her. · 1206 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · I was shocked she was so low and aside from the top 5 or so there are quite a few fillies underrated right now, like Pomeroy's Pistol at #48. I agree, Mildly Offensive was visually pretty striking with her move but I'm not convinced she will be able to get distance. She seemed extremely eager to get to the lead early. · 1206 days ago ·
It was Premier Pegasus and Uncle Mo who stole the show over the weekend with their powerful Kentucky Derby prep wins, but one other sophomore runner turned in a performance just as impressive on Saturday. From 2008-2010 trainer Larry Jones and wife Cindy Jones have dominated the Honeybee Stakes, win...Read More
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  • acarl · Great reading Brian. I would have the top 6 in exactly the same order. I am definitely looking forward to Kathmanblu and Inglorious II in the Louisiana Oaks. Joyful Victory was really impressive, particularly because the pace was pretty hot and she was sitting relatively close to it. Larry Jones is a great trainer. · 1212 days ago ·
  • KyOaksRunner · Thanks Andrew! So am I, they should both be much sharper than they were in the Rachel Alexandra. I'm especially curious to see what Inglorious does. · 1212 days ago ·
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. · 1215 days ago ·
  • gardenesque1 · Joyful Victory sure was impressive. I agree that she is a major Ky Oaks threat. · 1215 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
You don't need stopwatches or tip sheets to tell how confident trainer Larry Jones feels after his stable stars worked earlier this week at Oaklawn Park. The important tool he was using Wednesday morning were hair clippers on his trusted pony Pal."We just got him back from his winter break and he ne...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
Winslow Homer, winner of the Grade 3 Holy Bull at Gulfstream in 2010, had his first published work since last summer on Wednesday morning at Oaklawn. He breezed three furlongs in a bullet 36 seconds under jockey Jenna Joubert, while clockers caught him galloping out a half-mile in 48.60.Read More

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