Kentucky Oaks 2014; Still no decision for Fiftyshadesofgold
Kentucky Oaks 2014; Still no decision for Fiftyshadesofgold: Fiftyshadesofgold sits comfortably in the 10th place position on the 2014 Kentucky Oaks leader board and is said to be in top shape for the $1 million 1 1/8 mile Longines Kentucky Oaks on May 2, 2014. Despite recent workouts with exercise rider Sarah Escudero, trainer Brett Calhoun has yet to decide if the Kentucky Oaks or the GIII $175,000 Eight Belles, which takes place on Kentucky Oaks day at Churchill Downs.
Fiftyshadesofgold was foaled on March 2nd, 2011 by sire My Golden Song and Dam Hadif Cat and is is trained by W. Bret Calhoun. Bret Calhoun began his training career in 1993 at the Louisiana Downs. He has won two Breeders’ Cup races at Churchill Downs and has also trained King of Speed, Mr. Nightlinger, Jody Slew, and Gran Lioness.
Fiftyshadesofgold is owned by the Estate of Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. and was also bred by Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. who is a member of the Texas Horse Racing Hall of Fame. Clarence Scharbauer, Jr. won the 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award of the Texas Thoroughbred Association.
Fiftyshadesofgold has placed in multiple graded stakes and is a multiple stakes winner. This year, Fiftyshadesofgold has had 2 starts with impressive results including 1 first and 1 second and 0 thirds. Fiftyshadesofgold has earned $125,000 this year with $62,500 earnings per start. Over the course of FFiftyshadesofgold’s career there have been 5 starts including 3 firsts, 1 second, and 1 third with total career earnings of $222,790 and $44,558 earnings per start. Fifty Shades ofGold is ranked #112 of 29, 076 horses.
Recently, on the trail to the 2014 Kentucky Oaks, Fiftyshadesofgold competed in the Fair Ground Oaks (see recap). The grade 2 Fair Ground Oaks, which took place on March 29th of this year at Fair Grounds, was 1 1/16 miles and Fiftyshadesofgold came in second place behind Oaks contender Untapable.
A decision should be made today by Brett Calhoun if Fiftyshadesofgold will compete in the 2014 Kentucky Oaks.
The $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks is the most lucrative race in the nation for three-year-old fillies and is the most anticipated race the day before the Kentucky Derby. Set at a distance of 1 1/16 miles, the Longines Kentucky Oaks hosts a field of fourteen esteemed competitors. The 140th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks will be the 11th race of the day on Friday May 2, 2014 with a 5:51 PM EDT post time. Coverage of the 2014 Kentucky Oaks will begin at 4:00 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network. Stay tuned for other viewing options as they become available.
Kentucky Oaks 2014 Post Positions & Odds
*Updated when released on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Aurelia’s Belle Jockey Channing Hill
Empress of Midway
Fashion Plate Jockey Gary Stevens
Got Lucky Jockey John Velazquez
Kiss Moon Jockey Victor Espinoza
My Miss Sophia Jockey Javier Castellano
Ria Antonia Jockey Mike Smith
Rosalind Jockey Joel Rosario
Sugar Shock Jockey Calvin Borel
Thank You Marylou
Untapable Jockey Rosie Napravnik