Kentucky Oaks 2017: Who won? RECAP and FULL RESULTS

Kentucky Oaks 2017: Who won? RECAP and FULL RESULTS

Louisville Kentucky (EON) – Abel Tasman rallied from last and charged late to win the Kentucky Oaks by 1 1/4 lengths Friday and give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert the victory with his lone entrant in the weekend marquee races at Churchill Downs on the the day before the Kentucky Derby.

As Miss Sky Warrior charged past favorite Paradise Woods through the far turn, Abel Tasman and Daddys Lil Darling also began making their moves on the sloppy track in rainy Louisville, reports NJ.com.

Abel Tasman, with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith aboard, got clear in the stretch to win the $1 million marquee race for 3-year-old fillies and make up for her distant second to Paradise Woods in the Santa Anita Oaks.

Baffert, who doesn’t have a horse in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, and son Bode celebrated the victory by dabbing.

Kentucky Oaks
Kentucky Oaks

Abel Tasman ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:51.62 and paid $20.40, $9.20 and $6.40.

Daddys Lil Darling returned $11 and $6.60, and Lockdown paid $18.40.

What you need to know:

What: Kentucky Oaks 2017

When: Friday, May 5, 2017

Where: Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky.

Race: Grade 1 stakes for 3-year-old fillies

Distance: 1 1/8 miles

Weight: 121 pounds

Winner’s purse: $600,000 and silver trophy

The Oaks, the premier event for 3-year-old fillies, headlines the second-best attended day at the track.

Last year’s Oaks Day attracted a record 124,589, the third best total in the sport topped only by the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness.

There is a chance that the poor weather will be done by the time the Kentucky Derby goes to post just before 6 p.m. on Saturday, AccuWeather noted.

“While rain gear will be a good idea, [the race] does not look like a washout, and rainfall amounts should be not be all that heavy,” meteorologist Brian Thompson said. “By post time for the Derby at 6:34 p.m. [EDT], there’s a good chance it will be dry and the sun may even break through by then.”

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6 thoughts on “Kentucky Oaks 2017: Who won? RECAP and FULL RESULTS

  1. Anyone’s thoughts on his this might shape up for the outlook of the derby tomorrow? Am riding hard n Gunnevera however only with a quite fast pace which I don’t see, unlike Oaks!

  2. Abel Tasman…Mike Smith…you just got to believe…when you know ..you know…Congratulations Bob Baffert #1 team…China Horse Club….Awesome Race…Ride …Win…

  3. Congratulations to Abel Tasman, Bob Baffert and all the connections for riding out a furious opening pace to close in and claim the Lillies for the Fillies.

  4. 2017 Kentucky Oaks from the Finish Line Suite. So glad I stayed home and study last night to be able to get that Oaks Tri. Too much speed closers just like in the Derby Bring on the Derby

  5. If track stays like this for tomm, cross out all front runners and put down the closers!! Damn derby winners just changed drastically. Loook for mcmraken, gunnevara, hence, maybe classic empire

  6. Kentucky Oaks Day 1 of the Kentucky Derby Weekend…. this is the official kick off to my Birthday! (The weather is not so great, but that’s not stopping the fun!)

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