Pletcher holds strong hand in Frizette

A field of seven juvenile fillies will line up in the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette on Belmont's Saturday card. Leading the group is an undefeated Todd Pletcher trainee in Dreaming of Julia.

Overflow field entered for Alcibiades

A capacity field of 14, plus two also-eligibles, were entered for the $400,000 Alcibiades, a 1 1/16-mile Polytrack test for two-year-old fillies on Friday's opening day at Keeneland.

In a wide-open betting race, the Alcibiades has attracted the top three from the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie -- Gold Edge, La Song and Dancinginthecircle.

Shenandoah Lady looks to deliver first graded win to trainer

Shenandoah Lady (Purim), set to tackle 1 1/16 miles in Saturday's Grade 3, C$200,000 Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine, will look to deliver trainer Steve Attard his first graded stakes score.

The dark bay juvenile miss ventures into the Mazarine off a sixth-place finish, albeit just three lengths behind the winner, in the Grade 2 Natalma, contested over a yielding E.P. Taylor Turf Course on September 15. Ahead by a half-length at the stretch call, Shenandoah Lady, at 80-1, was passed late in the one-mile feature.

Executiveprivilege romps in Chandelier

The undefeated filly continued to impress Saturday as Executiveprivilege pulled away from the field in the Grade 1, $250,000 Chandelier at Santa Anita. The Kentucky-bred daughter of First Samurai overcame a slight bobble at the start to add another victory to her resume.

Certify dominates Fillies' Mile

Godolphin's unbeaten Certify stormed clear in Friday's Group 1 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket, the first race on the new "Road to the Kentucky Oaks" scoring system.

Trained by Mahmood al Zarooni and confidently ridden by Mickael Barzalona, the daughter of Elusive Quality was nestled near the rear, angled to the inside for room, and unleashed a powerful late kick.

Certify drew off by 4 1/2 lengths, extending her record to a perfect four-for-four. In the process, she earned 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

Churchill Downs Releases Official Event Logos for 2013 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks

The official event logos for Kentucky Derby 139 and Kentucky Oaks 139 were released Tuesday (Sept. 18) by Churchill Downs, and officially licensed apparel and headwear featuring the new marks are now available for purchase online at www.KentuckyDerbyStore.com.

Believe You Can Outduels Broadway's Alibi to Win 138th Kentucky Oaks

Brereton Jones’ homebred Believe You Can wore down pace-setting Broadway’s Alibi inside the eighth pole and drew off to win the 138th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks by three-quarters of a length before a crowd of 112,552 on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

The attendance was the second largest in Oaks history, surpassed by only the 116,046 on hand for the 2010 running.

The Kentucky Oaks victory was the second for Brereton Jones and trainer Larry Jones, who teamed to win the 2008 Run for the Lilies with Proud Spell.

Kentucky Oaks 2012

Record All-Sources Wagering for 138th Kentucky Oaks

A history-making 138th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Friday, May 4, concluded with record total wagering, near-record attendance of 112,552 and an historic victory by jockey Rosie Napravnik, who rode Brereton C. Jones’s Believe You Can to victory to become the first woman to win America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies.

Kentucky Oaks 138 Race by Dan Dry

Kentucky Oaks Quotes: Jockeys & Trainers

JOHN VELAZQUEZ (Broadway’s Alibi, second) – “I think she handled the track OK but the first time over a track, she paddles a lot. She lost some momentum. The ground broke away from her. I don’t think the distance hurt her, I think the track didn’t help. She still ran a huge race.”

JAVIER CASTELLANO (Grace Hall, third) – “The track was playing for speed today. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out for me. They didn’t come back to me. I was third best today.”

Oaks Quotes: Rosie Napravnik

WINNER’S QUOTES

ROSIE NAPRAVNIK (Jockey) – "It's unbelievable. I'm just so happy and so grateful to be here. There's a lot of people that are a big part of me getting to this and winning this race and I just can't thank everybody enough.
    "I cried a little but I don't think I'm done crying yet.
    "Dream trip, absolutely.

Silver Max Scores Front-Running Victory in American Turf

Mark Bacon and Dana Wells’ Silver Max went to the front early and never was threatened in winning the 21st running of the $238,200 American Turf Presented by RAM (Grade II) by 2 ¾ lengths over Travel Advisory on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

    Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Dale Romans, Silver Max won his third consecutive race on turf, including a score in the Transylvania (GIII) last month at Keeneland.

Successful Dan Breaks Track Record in Alysheba

Morton Fink’s Successful Dan wore down Fort Larned in deep stretch to win the ninth running of the $337,800 Alysheba Presented by Besilu Stables (Grade II) by a length in track record time Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs.

    Successful Dan ran the 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track in 1:41.04 to break the track record of 1:41.27 established by Brass Hat on July 8, 2007 and shattered the stakes record of 1:42.32 established by Limehouse in 2005.

Ride the Oaks Winner 2012 - Beleieve You Can

Oaks 138 - The Race

Ladies Rule Kentucky Oaks 138!

Taste of Derby 2012 Recap

Believe You Can gives Napravnik historic win in Kentucky Oaks

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Jockey Rosie Napravnik became the first woman rider to win the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks on Friday when piloting Believe You Can to victory over a stubborn Broadway's Alibi at Churchill Downs.

Survivors Parade at Kentucky Oaks