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Proud Spell works out on Wednesday morning with trainer Larry Jones aboard. She is one of the favorites for the 2008 Kentucky Oaks.
2008 Kentucky Oaks Entries

Date: 04/29/2008


The fillies never get the press the boys do, but on Friday they get the spotlight in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. On Tuesday the post positions were drawn for the 134th Kentucky Oaks and a field of 12 3-year-old fillies made the entry box for this $500,000 Grade 1 event over 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

As expected, trainer Larry Jones entered both Eight Belles and Proud Spell, however Eight Belles will also be entered in the Kentucky Derby and will scratch from the Oaks and go to the Derby unless she draws a bad post. They are the top favorites at 5-2 and 7-2 respectively.

The 4-1 third choice is the Bobby Frankel trained Country Star, winner of the Darley Alcibiades and Hollywood Starlet last year and fifth in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland in her only 2008 start.

For more info, news, and notes on the Oaks, check the special Oaks website from Churchill Downs. Free past performances will be available from DRF. You can watch most of the Oaks card on ESPN2 on Friday afternoon. The Oaks itself will be on ESPN2 from 5:00-6:00pm EDT with a post time of 5:45pm.

Here are the entries for the Kentucky Oaks. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo from Churchill Downs. All starters carry 121 lbs.

112-1Golden Doc ABarry AbramsKent Desormeaux
220-1Absolutely CindyKeith KinmonJulien Leparoux
320-1Awesome ChicRafael RamosRobby Albarado
430-1Elusive LadyJohn KimmelEibar Coa
550-1RasierraCody AutreyJamie Theriot
64-1Country StarBobby FrankelRafael Bejarano
78-1Little BellKiaran McLaughlinRajiv Maragh
87-2Proud SpellLarry JonesGabriel Saez
920-1A to the CroftKenny McPeekCalvin Borel
106-1BsharpsonataTim SalzmanEric Camacho
116-1Pure ClanBob HolthusEdgar Prado
125-2Eight BellesLarry JonesRamon Dominguez

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