5 graduates of Keeneland sales enter in Kentucky Oaks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Five graduates of Keeneland sales were entered Tuesday in Friday’s 143rd running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

The Kentucky Oaks is a 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-old fillies. Approximate post time is 6:12 p.m. ET.

Since 1994, Keeneland sales have produced 10 Kentucky Oaks winners. They include Racing Hall of Famer Ashado and Belmont winner Rags to Riches.

Sailor’s Valentine, who won Keeneland’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 8, is among the five.  With a victory Friday, Sailor’s Valentine would become the 34th filly to compete in the Central Bank Ashland and win the Oaks.

The Keeneland sales graduates entered in this year’s Kentucky Oaks are: Abel Tasman, Mopotism, Sailor’s Valentine, Vexatious, and Summer Luck, in an also-eligible slot.


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