The 138th running of Churchill Downs’ $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier races for 3-year-old fillies, attracted a trio of late nominees for its 138th running at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 4.
The late nominees to the Oaks, a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies, lift the overall nomination total to 97 horses. All late nominations to the Oaks were accompanied by a $1,500 fee. Last year’s late nomination process attracted also attracted three fillies that included St. John’s River, a close runner-up to Peachtree Stable’s victorious Plum Pretty.
The late nominations to the 2012 Kentucky Oaks include:
Supplemental entries to the Kentucky Oaks will be accepted at the time of entry, but those entries require payment of a fee of $30,000 and original and late nominees to the race are preferred over supplemental entrants. The Kentucky Oaks field is limited to 14 starters, with preference given to entrants that have accumulated the highest earnings in graded stakes races.