2014 Kentucky Oaks (G1)

5/2/2014, Churchill Downs
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What the Nation is saying about the 2014 Kentucky Oaks (G1)...

Kentucky Derby hopeful Commanding Curve, ranked No. 23 on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Twinspires.com” Leaderboard, continued his preparations for a potential start in the “Run for the Roses” with a five-furlong work Friday morning at Churchill Downs in 1:00.40.Read More
Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) has released its list of security and hospitality policies and procedures for this year’s 140th celebrations of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on Saturday, May 3, and the Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 2.Read More
Both Grade 2 Gazelle winner My Miss Sophia and runner-up Got Lucky will be on a plane bound for Louisville, Ky. on Monday to prepare for their next engagement in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on May 2 at Churchill Downs, trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday morning.Read More
Rosalind and Room Service, who provided the first dead heat in a Grade 1 race in Keeneland history on Saturday in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland, emerged from the race in good order, according to trainers Ken McPeek and Wayne Catalano, respectively. The two fillies finished seven lengths in front...Read More
When my mother was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I was a teenager and too immature to understand the gravity of her condition. When her cancer returned five years later, it was a shock to the system. Read More
Back in Kentucky for the first time since a debut maiden win at Keeneland in October, Aurelia's Belle powered home in the $125,000 Pure Romance Bourbonette Oaks.Read More
Churchill Downs Racetrack today announced the opening of public nominations and voting for participants in the 2014 Survivors Parade Presented by Kroger, and a new partnership with Bright Pink®, a national organization that focuses on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer a...Read More
It is with a sense of hometown pride that racing fans around the New Orleans area boast that five of the last nine Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks winners have gone on to victory in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks less than six weeks later on the eve of theKentucky Derby.Read More
Anne i jumped into the pools in a big way. I made 2 nice win bets. The bigger one at Dame Dorothy (13-1) and then i could not resist the price on Tiger (15-1) . I figure that if Dorothy wins her next Stake start as i expect her to ,and impressively. I will be getting 13-1 for the actual race day favorite. Also took a nice exacta box.
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  • AnneShaw · So glad you got them. Didnt know if you could box them in the pools. Thats super and you know I want them to win as well. Did you get to see the Gotham in person (in a heated area). Really a good race. · 47 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Yes Anne i was there,i was down in the Paddock before the race. Matter of fact,after they made it official and were presenting the rwinners Trophy. My friend and i had a flashback and said,That was us last year. Our boy Tito did not pick up his feet,maybe he got tired chasing the winner. As i mentioned earlier.That was tough,we were watching the race together with the owners at Trackside. They were rightfully elated,only to have dejection set in. Surprisingly the weather was mild. But i will tell you,we were in the Equestris restaurant,sitting next to us were the father and son team from that show the horseplayers. I've known them from befeore. Anne i am still waiting for them to root home a winner today. Oh well,the one constant for the day.Re confirmed why i hate that track,and that the next day i will be there will be Wood Day or for Vyjacks return shortly. · 47 days ago ·
A 9 1/2-length romp by Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable (#23) in last week’s Rachel Alexandra (Grade III) at Fair Grounds made her a rising star on the road to the 140th running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI), and the authority of that victory left such a strong impression that the d...Read More
The names of 121 3-year-old fillies – including 17 from the sprawling stable of six-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher – are included on the roster of nominees to compete in the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies schedu...Read More
Onlyforyou is the first horse to be featured in Mary Cage's "Oaks Contender" series, which spotlights top Oaks prospects leading up to the 2014 Kentucky Oaks.Read More
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  • Floridaf · I like Onlyforyou, but she's been beating up on the same crowd. I'm waiting to see her tangle with the big girls before I get overly excited. · 50 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Florida, exactly the same comments that were being tossed around last year with Princess of Sylmar. I remember them,how good could she be if she is running at Aqueducts iner track. Until she lost to Close Hatches,all were questioning her undefeated status. She did not beat anyone they said. · 50 days ago ·
Who are the fillies most likely to make it into the Kentucky Oaks winner's circle on the first Friday in May? Read on ...Read More
Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable (#23) has turned a dazzling romp in last Saturday’s Grade III Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds into status as the co-favorite with the always popular Mutuel Field (#24), or “All Others”, for Churchill Downs Racetrack’s only 2014 pool of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wage...Read More
Untapable undressed a talented field of three-year-old fillies in route to a 9 ½ length runaway victory in today’s $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · Floridaf, Untapable must have had some kind of bad trip in the BC Juvenile fillies. I didn't see it live because Jessie had to buy shoes, no kidding, but may be best that we missed it. Then I gave her a race to get over that, so yesterday she was good again. · 54 days ago ·
  • AndyScoggin · BSF of 100 for Untapable · 54 days ago ·
Graded stakes winners Onlyforyou and Stopchargingmaria headline a field of 8 fillies in the G2 Davona Dale Stakes at Gulfstream Park.Read More
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  • Floridaf · Rubs, living in Georgia, I cannot bet. However, if I were to bet this race, I would NOT make four win bets. I would use the above four in exotics wagers. · 56 days ago ·
  • ekindy · Maria I feel is the most talented, but she's not all that consistent. Combine that with the draw and that makes for bad news, although I am still big on her for the spring races. For this race though, I'm going with Onlyforyou, though if the price is right I might exacta box the two. · 56 days ago ·
Owners and trainers of horses being pointed toward the 140th running of the $1 million-guaranteed Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) on Friday, May 2 at Churchill Downs Racetrack (“CDRT”) face an early nomination deadline of Saturday, Feb. 22 to make their horses eligible to compete in the 2014 renewa...Read More
I can see the headlines now … Celebrity chef Bobby Flay sizzles in the ‘Ville … Dame Dorothy grills Oaks competition. While the possibility of having the famous cuisinier celebrating a Kentucky Oaks win for the world to see might sound like a tasty proposition, the feat of Todd Pletcher training co...Read More
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  • travel_vic · wonder who the real dame Dorothy is? · 76 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · I don't even think Castellano had the pedal to the metal yesterday. I'm excited, speed favoring conditions or not. · 76 days ago ·
With Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks prep races continuing this weekend, we wanted to take a quick look back at last weekend’s impressive three-year-old winners at Gulfstream. Read More
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  • hannahWTC · i wouldn't call top billing over rated at all · 76 days ago ·
  • rafirox · Doug. I never comment on your articles, but I have a been a big fan of your's. You are probably my favorite writer on here, and that is a big compliment, when you are up against the likes of Floridaf and others. However, I flat out disagree with you here, on several aspects. First of all. You said people get carried away with deep closers and overhype those style of runners. Personally, I have found it the opposite. Many people seem to overhype the babies that win by 5+ lengths consistently (Shanghai Bobby, Verrazano, etc). Many people jump on these bandwagons. I've always thought those people who like those horses are just taking the easy way out (instead of picking an underdog, like I did with Palace Malice). But, that's another conversation for another day. I look at it from the perspective that my horse I follow must show the ability to be able to be formidable as the races' distances increase. Top Billing's peak form is not at 8.5f. It's going to be at 10f or higher. I also disagree with you that Top Billing is being overhyped. As I have mentioned on numerous occasions, in my eyes, Top Billing is the best in the country, and I've been saying that (or at least that he is talented) since before his maiden, but of course my talk started after his second race. This crop is deep and I am a fan of many of the horses. However, from my perspective, no horse can run like this guy can. When asked, Top Billing goes into a whole 'nother gear. He changes gears in the matter of 1-2 strides, and that impresses me and is a huge bonus. He defeated Surfing U S A (another colt w/ Stakes potential) by 2 3/4 lengths without the use of the whip; coming from way off the pace of a speed bias surface. And, again, I disagree. Gulfstream IS speed favoring, especially on big days like the Holy Bull. · 76 days ago ·
There are so many good looking young fillies out there that Zipse had to go 30 deep in his new Kentucky Oaks Rankings.Read More

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