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2012 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

Date/Track:
Post Time:
4:58 PM CT
Distance:
1 1/16 m (Dirt)
Age/Sex:
3 F
Time:
1:43.94

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)...

With yesterday’s disappointing news that the most talented three-year-old filly in the nation, Princess Arabella, has been prematurely retired due to a soft tissue injury, in addition to the season-long absence of the undefeated juvenile filly champion, My Miss Aurelia, it would appear that this yea...Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Where's the " Don't Like" for the comment "this horse has no chance in the Oaks"? After I click "comment", it will disappear into the "show all" basement. lol. · 726 days ago ·
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  • BrianZipse · I have huge respect for On Fire Baby, yukichan, but if the pace scenario is what I'm expecting, I like Summer Applause a bit more. · 726 days ago ·
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See all the highlights from the Florida & Louisiana Derbys in this week's slideshow!Read More
Brereton Jones’s Believe You Can, with regular rider Rosie Napravnik aboard, looked like she would, then looked like she wouldn’t, but finally did win Saturday’s 45th running of the $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, the 3-year-old filly counterpart to Sunday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby. Read More
With Inny Minnie running in Saturday’s $500,000 Fair Grounds Oaks and Cigar Street one of 13 contenders for Sunday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby, it looks like Ballis and Lewis have learned a thing or two since buying their first thoroughbred in 2008. And the inside help they obtained came from none ...Read More
An even dozen equine invaders from California and Florida scheduled to be part of the 11-stakes gala programs offered Saturday and Sunday at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots have all arrived safely in New Orleans in anticipation of the upcoming Louisiana Derby Weekend in the Crescent City.Read More
Eden's Moon is just one of many young fillies trying to prep for the Kentucky Oaks with a big win this weekend...Read More
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  • Floridaf · You made very good points about Yara and Zo Impressive in regards to some of their previous races. Personally, I think Disposablepleasure is much better than her 4th place Davona Dale finish would suggest; just look back to her gritty win in the Demoiselle. I believe the match-up between Eden's Moon and Reneesgotzip will be the best of the weekend in the 3-yo filly division. Maybe we can get another BL/HDG rivalry going. Great analysis, Brian! · 747 days ago ·
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  • BrianAppleton · Thanks Ashley! I agree with regard to Disposablepleasure. The Davona Dale was her first race of the year and I think she will benefit off that effort, but I don't think she'll get to the top two. All of these fillies are coming into the races looking really good. · 747 days ago ·
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Can a horse who just broke his maiden three weeks ago possibly win the one million dollar Louisiana Derby on Sunday?Read More
Summer Applause, heroine of Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes in her last start, has been installed as a solid 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks. Read More
Glencrest Farm’s Disposablepleasure, a Todd Pletcher trainee who won Aqueduct’s Grade II Demoiselle last November and was fourth in Gulfstream’s Grade II Davona Dale in her last start Feb. 25, is now expected to invade New Orleans for the Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks, as is Gainesway Thoroughbreds’ Sm...Read More
Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots will partner with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to present a full afternoon of fun while raising funds for breast cancer research on Fair Grounds Oaks Day, March 31. The racing action will include four stakes restricted to fillies and mares, highlighted by the meet’s...Read More

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