Malathaat (Curlin) denies Search Results (rail) to win the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs on 4.30.21. John Velazquez up, Todd Pletcher trainer, Shadwell Stables owner.
Early nominations to the premiere race for 3-year-old fillies, the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), are due Saturday.
The 148th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks is set for Friday, May 6. Owners and trainers may nominate their fillies by calling assistant racing secretary and stakes coordinator Dan Bork at (502) 638-3806.
Early nominations to the Kentucky Oaks cost $200 at the time of nomination. Fillies that are not nominated during the early phase may nominate from Feb. 20-April 16 with a $1,500 payment. A supplementary nomination of $25,000 may be made at the time of entry.
In recent years, nominations to the $1 million Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (GI) ran concurrently with the Oaks. This year, nominations to the Turf Classic will close April 16.
Last year, 105 fillies were nominated during the early phase to the Oaks with five late nominations.