Fair Grounds Oaks

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Fair Grounds Oaks
Grade II race
Location Fair Grounds Race Course,
New Orleans, Louisiana United States
Inaugurated 1966
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Black-Eyed Susan Day
Race information
Distance 1 116 miles (8.5 furlongs)
Surface Dirt
Track Left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight 122 lb (55.3 kg)
Purse $400,000

The Fair Grounds Oaks is a race for Grade II Thoroughbred horses run at the end of March at Fair Grounds Race Course each year. The Oaks is open to fillies, age three, willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt, and currently offers a purse of $400,000. The race is considered a prep race to the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, including the Kentucky Oaks, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and Mother Goose Stakes.

Race history[edit]

The race was inaugurated in 1966. It was first graded in 1982 as was run as a grade three race from 1982-2000. In the year 2000 the race was upgraded to a grade two race. The race was not held in 1979 and in 2006 the race was cancelled due to massive damage inflicted upon Fair Grounds Race Course by Hurricane Katrina. The race was run as the Coca-Cola Fair Ground Oaks in 1989 and 1990. In 1977 the race was run twice, in both March and December.

The race has produced numerous Kentucky Oaks winners, including Tiffany Lass, Blushing K.D., Silverbulletday, Ashado, Summerly, Proud Spell, Rachel Alexandra and Believe You Can.

Records[edit]

Speed record:

  • 1 116 miles - 1:42.20 - Blushing K. D. (1997)

Most wins by a jockey:

Winners of the Fair Grounds Oaks since 1993[edit]

Year
Winner
Age
Jockey
Trainer
Owner
Distance
(Miles)
Time
Grade
2016 Land Over Sea 3 John R. Velazquez Doug F. O'Neill Reddam Racing 1-1/16 1:44.74 II
2015 I'm a Chatterbox 3 Florent Geroux J. Larry Jones Carolyn & Fletcher Gray 1-1/16 1:44.40 II
2014 Untapable 3 Rosie Napravnik Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1-1/16 1:43.09 II
2013 Unlimited Budget 3 Javier Castellano Todd A. Pletcher Repole Stable 1-1/16 1:43.22 II
2012 Believe You Can 3 Rosie Napravnik J. Larry Jones Brereton C. Jones 1-1/16 1:43.94 II
2011 Daisy Divine 3 James Graham Andrew McKeever James M. Miller 1-1/16 1:44.25 II
2010 Quiet Temper 3 Robby Albarado Dale Romans Mark Stanley 1-1/16 1:44.55 II
2009 Rachel Alexandra 3 Calvin Borel Hal R. Wiggins D. Morrison/M. Lauffer 1-1/16 1:43.55 II
2008 Proud Spell 3 Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Brereton C. Jones 1-1/16 1:44.01 II
2007 Mistical Plan 3 Corey Nakatani Doug F. O'Neill J. Paul Reddam 1-1/16 1:44.02 II
2006 No Race - No Race No Race No Race no race 0:00.00 II
2005 Summerly 3 Jerry D. Bailey Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 1-1/16 1:43.79 II
2004 Ashado 3 Cornelio Velasquez Todd A. Pletcher Jonabell Farm 1-1/16 1:43.07 II
2003 Lady Tak 3 Donnie Meche Steve Asmussen Heiligbrodt Racing 1-1/16 1:44.36 II
2002 Take Charge Lady 3 Anthony D'Amico Kenneth McPeek Select Stable 1-1/16 1:43.30 II
2001 Real Cozzy 3 Eddie Martin, Jr. Daniel Peitz Lawana & Robert Low 1-1/16 1:44.58 II
2000 Shawnee Country 3 Donnie Meche D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1-1/16 1:44.81 III
1999 Silverbulletday 3 Gary Stevens Bob Baffert Mike Pegram 1-1/16 1:44.99 III
1998 Lu Ravi 3 Willie Martinez Carl Bowman Yoshio Fujita 1-1/16 1:43.70 III
1997 Blushing K. D. 3 Donnie Meche Sam David, Jr. James & Sue Burns 1-1/16 1:42.20 III
1996 Bright Time 3 Luis Felipe Diaz Ben Perkins, Jr. New Farm 1-1/16 1:45.98 III
1995 Brushing Gloom 3 Jerilyn Brown Richard W. Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 1-1/16 1:45.12 III
1994 Two Altazano 3 Kirk LeBlanc William Stice Harold Goodman 1-1/16 1:42.50 III
1993 Silky Feather 3 Elvis J. Perrodin Tony Richey Stanton P. Powell 1-1/16 1:44.60 III
1992 Prospectors Delite 3 Pat Day Neil J. Howard William S. Farish III 1-1/16 1:44.20 III
1991 Rare Pick 3 Patrick A. Johnson Terry L. Mason W. H. Turner 1-1/16 1:46.50 III

Previous Winners[edit]

  • 1990 - Pampered Star
  • 1989 - Mistaurian
  • 1988 - Quite A Gem
  • 1987 - Up The Apalachee
  • 1986 - Tiffany Lass
  • 1985 - Marshuas Echelon
  • 1984 - My Darling One
  • 1983 - Bright Crocus
  • 1982 - Before Dawn
  • 1981 - Truly Bound
  • 1980 - Honest And True
  • 1979 - Race Not Run
  • 1976 - Bronze Point
  • 1975 - Lucky Leslie
  • 1974 - Bold Rosie
  • 1973 - Knitted Gloves
  • 1972 - My Charmer
  • 1971 - Rosemont Bow
  • 1970 - Kay Emy Delta
  • 1969 - Royal Fillet
  • 1968 - Trapeze
  • 1967 - Furl Sail
  • 1966 - Help On Way

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