TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders

Secret Oath

Kathleen O.


Echo Zulu


Adare Manor

Hidden Connection

Venti Valentine


Desert Dawn

Oaks Archive

  • February 28, 2024

    The Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for February 29

    Things are starting to heat up. Saturday's Busher S. at Aqueduct and Saturday's GII Davona Dale S. at Gulfstream both have the potential to shake things up. The Davona Dale will feature the return of 2-year-old champion filly Just FYI (Justify) and what looks to be an up-and-coming star in Leslie's Rose (Into Mischief). The

  • February 7, 2024

    TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for Feb. 8

    Churchill Downs' ban of Bob Baffert and the decision by his owners to keep their horses with the trainer, even though that means they cannot run at Churchill, will affect not just the Derby. Though Baffert's group of 3-year-old fillies is not as deep or as impressive as his collection of 3-year-old colts, he does

  • April 13, 2022

    The TDN Kentucky Oaks Rankings for Apr. 14

    With the GI Ashland S., the GII Santa Anita Oaks and the GIII Gazelle S. topping last week's action, all the preps have been run and the field for the GI Kentucky Oaks is all but set. Who will be the favorite? Who is the filly to beat? In a year where the division is

  • April 6, 2022

    TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for Apr. 7

    The GI Longines Kentucky Oaks will be overshadowed by the GI Kentucky Derby, but maybe that shouldn't be the case. The Oaks is absolutely loaded, perhaps the deepest in many years. In any other year, Secret Oath (Arrogate), Echo Zulu (Gun Runner), Kathleen O. (Upstart) or Adare Manor (Uncle Mo) would be an obvious heavy

  • March 30, 2022

    TDN Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for Apr. 1

    The big story last week was the return of Eclipse Award winner Echo Zulu (Gun Runner) in the GII Fair Grounds Oaks, which she won by a nose over Hidden Connection (Connect) to stay unbeaten in five career starts. There will be plenty going on Saturday, with Secret Oath (Arrogate) stepping outside of her

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