Bet on Kentucky Derby
The fillies never get the press the boys do, but on Friday they get the spotlight in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. On Tuesday the post positions were drawn for the 138th Kentucky Oaks and a field of 14 3-year-old fillies plus one also-eligible made the entry box for this $1,000,000 Grade 1 event over 1 1/8 miles on the main track.
The 5-2 favorite is Grace Hall who is owned by Michael Dubb,Bethlehelm Stables and Elkstone Group and trained by Anthony Dutrow with Javier Castellano getting the ride. She took the Florida path to the Oaks, finishing second in the Davona Dale and winning the Gulfstream Oaks. The co-second choices at 4-1 are On Fire Baby and Broadway’s Alibi. On Fire Baby won the Honeybee at Oaklawn last out, while Broadway’s Alibi won the Comely at Aqueduct.
For more info, news, and notes on the Oaks, check the special Oaks website from Churchill Downs. Free past performances should be available soon. Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:45pm and you can watch it on NBC Sports Network Friday afternoon from 5-6pm EDT.
Here are the entries for the 2012 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.
Position Horse Jockey M/L Odds
1 On Fire Baby Joe Johnson 4-1
2 Grace Hall Javier Castellano 5-2
3 Summer Applause Garret Gomez 15-1
4 Eden’s Moon Martin Garcia 12-1
5 Hard Not to Like Robby Albarado 20-1
6 Broadway’s Alibi John Velazquez 4-1
7 Sacristy Mike Smith 50-1
8 Jemima’s Pearl Joe Talamo 10-1
9 Believe You Can Rosie Napravnik 10-1
10 And Why Not Julien Leparoux 15-1
11 Karlovy Vary James Graham 20-1
12 Colonial Empress Corey Nakatani 50-1
13 Amie’s Dini Jon Court 10-1
14 Yara Jesus Castanon 30-1
15AE Oaks Lily ? 50-1
Originally Posted on Horse-Races.net