The fillies never get the press the boys do, but on Friday they get the spotlight in the Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. On Monday morning the post positions were drawn for the 147th Longines Kentucky Oaks and a full field of fourteen 3-year-old fillies made the entry box for this $1.25 million Grade 1 event over 1 1/8 miles on the main track.
Drawing the posts for the Kentucky Oaks
Malathaat is the morning line favorite at 5-2, undefeated in 4 starts so far including the Tempted and Demoiselle Stakes (G2) at Aqueduct and the Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. Regular rider John Velazquez retains the mount from post 10 for trainer Todd Pletcher. In to challenger her include 3-1 co-second choice Search Results, also undefeated in 3 starts lifetime and winner of the Gazelle Stakes (G3), with Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard for trainer Chad Brown from post 12, and 3-1 co-second choice Travel Column, winner of the Fair Ground Oaks (G2). Florent Geroux will be in the irons from post 6 for trainer Brad Cox.
Entries for the entire Kentucky Oaks card can be found on Equibase. Free past performances are available from BRISnet here (look for Malathaat). Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:51pm (race 11) and you can watch it and the 5 undercard stakes on NBC Sports Network Friday afternoon from noon-6:30pm EDT.
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.
Update: Ava's Grace has been scratched from the Kentucky Oaks field is and is being sent to Hagyard Equine Medical Institute for a full evaluation, according to her trainer Robertino Diodoro.
2021 Belmont Stakes Entries - A field of only 8 was entered for the 153rd running of the Belmont Stakes on June 5. Essential Quality is the morning line favorite at 2-1 breaking from post 2. Second choice at 3-1 is Preakness winner Rombauer who will break from post 3. Get all the horses, post positions, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Rombauer upsets in the Preakness (G1) - Saturday at Pimlico, Rombauer rallied in the stretch to win the 2021 Preakness Stakes (G1) by 3 1/2 lengths over Midnight Bourbon and favorite Medina Spirit, giving trainer Mike McCarthy his first Triple Crown race win.
Preakness Undercard Stakes Results - There were 9 other stakes on Preakness day headlined by the Dinner Party Stakes (G2) won by Somelikeithotbrown, the Chick Lang Stakes (G3) won by Mighty Mischief, the Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) won by Special Reserve, and the Gallorette (G3) won by Mean Mary.
Black-Eyed Susan Day Results - Army Wife drew off to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) by 2 3/4 lengths at Pimlico on Friday while favorite Beautiful Gift finished 7th. There were 5 other stakes on the card including the Pimlico Special (G3) won by Last Judgment, the Allaire Dupont Distaff (G3) won by Spice is Nice, and the Miss Preakness Stakes (G3) won by Red Ghost.
2021 Preakness Entries - A field of only 10 was entered for the 146th Preakness Stakes, with Medina Spirit as the 9-5 favorite drawing post 3 and stablemate Concert Tour in post 10 set as the second choice at 5-2. Get the horses, morning line odds, and free past performances here.
Medina Spirit best in the 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) - Saturday at Churchill Downs, Medina Spirit went to the front early and held on by a half length to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) over Mandaloun and Hot Rod Charlie. Favorite Essential Quality was bumped at the start but got up for fourth. This makes trainer Bob Baffert the all-time top Derby trainer with 7 wins total. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Derby Follow-up - Trainer Bob Baffert had a press conference at his barn on Sunday morning and brought out Derby winner Medina Spirit to pose for the media. Check out the comments and photos.
Kentucky Derby Undercard Stakes Results - There were 6 other stakes on the card with the Derby, including the Old Forester Turf Classic (G1) won by both Colonel Liam and Domestic Spending in a dead heat, the Derby City Distaff (G1) won by Gamine, the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile (G2) won by Blowout, the Churchill Downs Stakes (G1) won by Flagstaff, the American Turf (G2) won by Du Jour, and the Pat Day Mile (G3) won by Jackie's Warrior. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Malathaat wins the 2021 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Favorite Malathaat broke poorly but got the lead in the stretch and held on to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by neck at Churchill Downs on Friday. Search Results was second and Will's Secret was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Kentucky Oaks Undercard Stakes Results - There were 5 other stakes on the card today with the Oaks, including the La Troienne (G1) won by Shedaresthedevil , the Alysheba (G2) won by Maxfield, the Eight Belles (G2) won by Obligatory, the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G3) won by Fast Boat, and the Edgewood Stakes (G3) won by Gift List. Get the results, charts, and photos here.
Belmont Winners - all past winners with breeding, connections, time, odds, etc.
Belmont Stakes Videos - Lots of video clips of past Belmonts including most of the Triple Crown winners. Look for the video camera icon to the far right of the winner's name to see if they have a video.