Don't Tell Sophia Extends Streak, Denies Tiz Miz Sue in Bayakoa

February 16, 2013

Pippin Stakes winner Don’t Tell Sophia extended her win streak to three with another equally impressive performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Bayakoa Stakes before an on-track crowd of 21,291. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Feb. 13

February 13, 2013

Jockey Calvin Borel has resumed exercising horses and hopes to continue his quest for career victory #5,000 on Saturday. Borel, who fractured his wrist a few days before Oaklawn’s opening Jan. 11, is one win away from this historic milestone, something only 24 other riders have accomplished. Read More


February 09, 2013

Sister Ginger rebounded from a poor performance opening day to win Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes in front-running fashion. In the process, the 3-year-old Student Council filly, trained by Steve Asmussen, earned 10 points towards entry into the May 3 $1 million Kentucky Oaks based on Churchill Downs’ new criteria for making the race. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Feb. 8

February 08, 2013

Trainer Sal Santoro had never been to Oaklawn until a couple of weeks ago, but on the advice of fellow horsemen, who suggested the best route to Kentucky was through Hot Springs, he brought his star pupil, Rose to Gold, and a few other horses to town for the meet. Saturday, Rose to Gold takes the first step toward her ultimate goal of making the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (G1) when she starts as the 2-1 morning line favorite in Saturday’s $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes. The race offers a total of 17 points based on Churchill Downs’ new criteria for making the Oaks field. Read More

Oaklawn Barn Notes Feb. 7

February 07, 2013

Casner Racing’s Liberty Girl was one of the most impressive winners from opening day, Jan. 11, when she drew off to win a first level allowance race by 4 ½ lengths in her 3-year-old debut. On Saturday, the A.P. Warrior filly takes another step forward as one of nine fillies entered in the $75,000 Martha Washington Stakes. The one-mile race, part of Oaklawn’s series leading to the April 10 $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3), will offer a total of 17 points based on Churchill Downs’ new criteria for making the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) May 3. Read More

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