Trainer Brad Cox's Monomoy Girl ran a dead game race from the far outside post to take yesterday's Kentucky Oaks. Under Florent Geroux Monomoy Girl was able to find a nice stalking spot after moving in considerably by the time they hit the far turn. She took the lead easily [...]
There is just something about workouts in the dark that intrigue me. I get that whole fresh track and morning person thing, but I will also never forget a true racetrack tip in Damon Runyon fashion I once received. To keep things short and protect the guilty: Many years ago [...]
Fly So High who took the Davona Dale in what I'd call workman like fashion injured a suspensory and will be out 60 days. The time off may turn out to be a blessing. While extremely talented with a lot of upside, Fly So High did not look like an [...]
At four wins from four starts you can't Balme Bob Baffert and the connections of Dream Tree from thinking Kentucky Oaks. Read more about Dream Tree here....
When Churchill Downs opens it's fall meet one of the most interesting things I find is the Stars of Tomorrow program and races. It gives you a glimpse of some of the horses who may wind up on the Kentucky Derby trail and in the Kentucky Oaks as well. While [...]
Bob Baffert and Mike Smith teamed up to win The Kentucky Oaks yesterday with Abel Tasman. Bob was running the fickly for just the second time after taking over her training from Simon Callahan. She finished strong down the stretch into the fast and contested pace set by Paradise Woods [...]
Richard Mandela is looking for his first win in The Kentucky Oaks with Paradise Woods but realizes his filly is inexperienced and this is a tough place to gain some. Wayne Catalano, aka Cat Man who is as dangerous a horseman as there is says he would take the 5-1 [...]
Churchill Downs is continuing to enhance and attempt to improve safety and security for The Kentucky Derby and Oaks with new precautions, rules and procedures addressing just about every scenario. Learn about The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks safety and security measures here.....
There aren't many important races Richard Mandela has tried to win and hasn't. The Kentucky Oaks is one of the few but that may change on May 5th when PaPa Mandela brings Paradise Woods to Churchill Downs. She is very dangerous and if she behaves amongst the big crowd at [...]