Nest winning the Demoiselle last year. She is the 5-2 favorite for the Oaks.
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 148th Longines Kentucky Oaks and a full field of fourteen 3-year-old fillies (plus one also-eligible) 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
Nest is the 5-2 morning line favorite off a three race win streak including the Demoiselle (G2) at Aqueduct, Suncoast at Tampa Bay, and the Ashland (G1) at Keeneland. Regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr. gets the call for trainer Todd Pletcher from post 4. Kathleen O. is the 7-2 second choice, undefeated in 4 starts including the Davona Dale (G2) and Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) both at Gulfstream. Regulr rider Javier Castellano breaks from post 10 for trainer Shug McGaughey. The third choice is Echo Zulu at 4-1, undefeated in 5 starts including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). Regulr rider Joel Rosario will be in the irons again for trainer Steve Asmussen out of the 7 post.
Entries for the entire Kentucky Oaks card can be found on Equibase. Free past performances are available from BRISnet here (look for Nest). Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:51pm (race 11) and you can watch it and the 5 undercard stakes on USA Network Friday afternoon from 1:00-6:00pm 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.
Preakness Entries - A field of 9 was entered for the 146th Preakness on Monday with Kentucky Derby runner-up and 6-5 favorite Epicenter drawing post 8 and Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath in post 4 at odds of 9-2.
Analyzing the top Preakness Contenders - Our annual analysis of the contenders to see who best matches the profile of a Preakness winner. Only three Derby horses are making the trip to Baltimore along with the Oaks winner, but it is one of them that gets top pick.
2022 Alibi Breakfast - The traditional Alibi Breakfast was back after a 2 year hiatus on Thursday May 19, before the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes. Connections of five of the nine Preakness entrants were on hand to swap stories about their horse as well as watch the presentation of the annual awards.
2022 Preakness Thursday Photos - Thursday all of the Preakness horses and Black-Eyed Susan fillies were on the track in the damp and cool. Photos of all 9 of the Preakness horses and all 13 of the Black-Eyed Susan fillies, including Epicenter, Creative Minister, and Happy Jack.
2022 Preakness Wednesday Photos - Wednesday several of the Preakness horses and Black-Eyed Susan fillies were on the track to get a feel for the surface. Photos of all 9 of the Preakness horses and 9 of the Black-Eyed Susan fillies, including Armagnac, Creative Minister, and Simplification.
2022 Preakness Tuesday Photos - Tuesday afternoon, several of the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan horses arrived at Pimlico and joined others already there walking the shedrow. Photos of 7 of the 9 Preakness horses and the Black-Eyed Susan favorite, including Epicenter, Early Voting, and Secret Oath.
Preakness Entry Rules - the field is limited to 14 starters, here is how they determine the order of preference if more than that enter.
Fillies in the Preakness Stakes - a look at the 55 fillies who have run in the Preakness and how they did. So far there have been 6 wins, 5 seconds, and 8 thirds.
Preakness Infield - After the massive tightening of the rules which resulted in a huge drop in attendance in 2009, things have relaxed slightly and you can buy a special "all you can drink beer" Mug Club ticket now.
Rich Strike shocks in the 2022 Kentucky Derby (G1) - Saturday at Churchill Downs, long shot Rich Strike who drew in from the also-eligibles rallied from far back to win the Kentucky Derby (G1) by 3/4 length over favorite Epicenter with Zandon third. He is the second highest paying Derby winner ever. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
Secret Oath wins the 2022 Kentucky Oaks (G1) - Secret Oath drew away in the muddy stretch to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) by 2 lengths at Churchill Downs on Friday, giving trainer D. Wayne Lukas his 5th Oaks victory. Favorite Nest was second and long shot Desert Dawn was third. Get the results, chart, and photos here.
2022 Road to the Kentucky Derby - All the point earning races on the Triple Crown Trail leading up to the Kentucky Derby with results and winners updated as they are run.
2022 Triple Crown Late Nominations - UAE Derby runner-up Summer is Now headlines the list of seven late Triple Crown nominations made eligible by a $6000 fee by the March 28 deadline.
Early Triple Crown Nominations - 312 horses where nominated by the early deadline of January 29 for the 2022 Triple Crown. Trainer Todd Pletcher nominated the most with 42 followed by Brad Cox with 26. Check out all the horses and free past performances from Equibase.