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The Kentucky Oaks

Dateline: 05/02/00

The fillies have not gotten much press this year, especially since Surfside dropped out of the Kentucky Derby hunt, but they will get center stage on Friday in the 126th running of the Kentucky Oaks. 16 fillies were entered with the field capped at 14 with eligibility based on gross earnings. The two who did not get in the race are Farrfesheena and Dignify from Godolphin Racing.

There is no clear cut favorite with 4-1 being the lowest morning line odds. Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies winner Cash Run is a possible post time favorite despite failing on the sloppy track at Keeneland last out.

Past performances for the race are available for free online from the Daily Racing Form here. The races will also be televised on ESPN from 5:00-6:00 p.m. EDT with post time for the Oaks at 5:43 p.m. I will be there so check back Friday night for photos and results.

The race is 1 1/8 miles with a purse of $500,000 and all the fillies will carry 121 lbs. All 14 fillies will race as separate betting interests.

PPHorseJockeyTrainerM/L Odds
1Gold For My Gal Martinez Estevez 30-1
2Zoftig St. Julien Doyle 12-1
3Kumari Continent Flores Gonzalez 4-1
4Secret Status Day Howard 9-2
5Miss Seffens Court Wren 15-1
6Bejoyfulandrejoyce Chavez Bond 12-1
7Vivid Sunset Albarado Ward 15-1
8Rings A Chime Sellers Arterburn 12-1
9Circle of Life Migliore Pletcher 12-1
10Cash Run Bailey Lukas 6-1
11Classy Cara Puglisi O'Neill 6-1
12Velvet Morning Solis Frankel 12-1
13Spain Nakatani Bonde 10-1
14Eden Lodge Velazquez Pletcher 20-1

Cash Run
after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Also on the card with the Oaks are the Louisville Breeders' Cup at 1 1/16 miles which will include the last two winners of the Kentucky Oaks: Silverbulletday and Keeper Hill. Other stakes on Friday are the Aegon Turf Sprint Stakes (5F turf) and the Crown Royal Americal Turf Stakes (8.5f turf). Complete entries for the card are available here from Equibase.

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