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Kentucky Oaks Day

Kentucky Oaks Day

Dawn on the Backside

Dawn at the Downs

Kentucky Oaks 137 Barn Notes for May 5 - Summer Soiree Ready for Debut for Motion

BOUQUET BOOTH/STREET STORM – Right Time Racing’s two-pronged Kentucky Oaks (GI) entry of Street Storm and Bouquet Booth went to the track early and late, respectively, on a bright, clear Thursday morning at Churchill Downs.

Street Storm, who will be ridden Friday by Shaun Bridgmohan, jogged before the renovation break alongside a pony with exercise rider Williams Cano up. Street Storm will break from post position 10 in the Oaks.

The Backside

Barn Notes: Wednesday May 4 - Zazu Says 'Hello'

BOUQUET BOOTH/STREET STORM – Right Time Racing’s Kentucky Oaks duo of Bouquet Booth and Street Storm galloped a mile and a half after the morning renovation break on a chilly Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs over a fast track.

Alex Castanon was aboard Bouquet Booth and Williams Cano was on Street Storm, longshot chances in the Oaks with morning line odds of 20-1 and 50-1, respectively.

Kentucky Oaks Preview

The $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) is the nation’s premiere race for three-year-old fillies. Six of the past 10 winners were crowned divisional champion at the end of the season, and Friday’s 137th renewal highlights a dynamite card at Churchill Downs that includes six stakes. Probable favorite R Heat Lightning dropped out of consideration earlier in the week due to a knee injury, but a strong field of 13 remains in the “Run for the Lilies.”

The Oaks will be televised live on VERSUS from 5-6 p.m. (EDT).

Overview

Star-Studded La Troienne, Alysheba Head Stakes Undercard on Kentucky Oaks Day

The return of 2010 Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner Blind Luck in a rematch with Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (GI) winner and 2010 Clark Handicap (GI) winner Giant Oak highlight a top class roster of runners entered Tuesday for five stakes races on the 12-race Kentucky Oaks Day racing card on Friday, May 6.

The five stakes, four of them graded, begin at 1:26 p.m. (all times Eastern) and lead up to the 137th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks. First post time Friday is 10:30 a.m. with the Oaks at 5:45 p.m.

Kentucky Oaks 137 Barn Notes for May 3 - Zazu Arrives from California For Oaks Run

BOUQUET BOOTH/STREET STORM – While Street Storm walked the shedrow at trainer Steve Margolis’ barn on a cool and wet Tuesday morning, her immediate racing future was being hashed out by Dann Glick, head of the partnership of Right Time Racing that owns the filly.

Joyful Victory Draws Rail, Is 5-2 Favorite

Fox Hills Farms’ Joyful Victory, runaway winner of Oaklawn Park’s Honeybee (Grade III) and Fantasy (GII) in her past two starts, tops a stellar cast of 13 3-year-old fillies entered to compete in Friday’s 137th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (GI) at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Oaks 137 Barn Notes for May 2

 BOUQUET BOOTH/STREET STORM – Right Time Racing’s Bouquet Booth galloped a mile and half under Alex Castanon over a sloppy track after the renovation break, as did stablemate Street Storm under Williams Cano.

Barn Notes,May 1 - Joyful Victory Dazzles

ARIENZA – Robert and Lawana Low’s Arienza is no longer under consideration for Friday’s $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) and will most likely run in Friday’s$100,000 Eight Belles (GIII) Presented by ACS, trainer Danny Peitz said Sunday morning , before adding, “unless (ToddPletcher’s filly (R Heat Lightning) and (LarryJones’ filly (Joyful Victo

Barn Notes for April 30 - Works by Four Fillies

ARIENZA – Robert and Lawana Low’s lightly raced Arienza walked the shedrow at Barn 37 Saturday morning, a day after working a bullet five furlongs in :59.40.

She came out of the work real good and ate up, which is good to see when she worked as fast as she did,” trainer Dan Peitz said.

Arienza Dazzles, But Still on Fence for Kentucky Oaks 137, Three More Oaks Fillies Work and Summer Soiree Gallops at Churchill

ARIENZA – Robert and Lawana Low’s Fantasy (GII) runner-up Arienza worked five furlongs in :59.40 over a track labeled as “fast” matching Kentucky Derby hopeful Archarcharch for the fastest time of 58 at the distance Friday morning at Churchill Downs.

With retired jockey Larry Melancon up, Arienza clicked off fractions of :11.80, :23.20 and :34.40.

Kentucky Oaks Report

The Kentucky Oaks (G1) is fast approaching, and this week will be the final Report before the race. I'll finish my analysis of the runners, starting with the bottom five of my Top 10 list and continuing with the rest of the prospective field, including recent defectors.

Analysis

Kentucky Oaks Barn Notes for April 28

ARIENZA – Robert and Lawana Low’s Fantasy (GII) runner-up Arienza galloped a mile and a half under exercise rider Eva Jansson before the morning renovation break when the track was labeled as “good.”

Trainer Dan Peitz plans to work Arienza five furlongs after the break Friday morning.

Churchill Downs Launches New Kentucky Derby Mobile App

Churchill Downs has launched a free Kentucky Derby 137 mobile application for smartphones and tablets that run the iPhone and Android operating systems.

The new Kentucky Derby mobile app will allow users to access many interactive features on their mobile devices such as:

Special Kentucky Oaks Only Tickets Put On Sale

Thanks to a special partnership among three groups associated with the “Ladies First” theme of Kentucky Oaks Day, a select number of one-day only tickets for Friday, May 6 in Section 125 were put on sale for $74 on Wednesday afternoon. The tickets are available exclusively online on a first-come, first-serve basis at www.churchilldowns.com/oaksonly.