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2013 Kentucky Oaks- The Ladies line up for the Run for the Lilies

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Jim McVicker

April 18th, 2013

As of Wednesday April 17, 2013, these are the 14 probables for the 2013 Kentucky Oaks: and it is shaping up to be a stellar field.

Beholder, Rose to Gold, Unlimited Budget, Dreaming of Julia, Close Hatches, Flashy Gray, Princess of Sylmar, Fiftyshadesofhay, Midnight Lucky, Silsita, Manuka Honey, Seaneen Girl, Promise Me More, and Pure Fun.

Dreaming of Julia won the Gulfstream Oaks on March 30, by a staggering 21 lengths. The Pletcher trainee’s record is 6-4-1-1.

Beholder, the Eclipse Award winning filly trained by Richard Mandella, captured the April 6th Santa Anita Oaks adding to her Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies victory for a record of 8-5-2-0.

The Bill Mott trained, Emollient, went gate to wire to win the Ashland stakes by a commanding 9 length victory, but has been sterred to the $500,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico on May 17.

Another Todd Pletcher entry, Unlimited Budget, won the Fair Grounds Oaks by 1 ¾, defeating asspiring Oaks entries Flashy Gray and Seaneen Girl.

Another Baffert trainee, Midnight Lucky, romped by 8 lengths to win the Sunland Park Oaks. This filly’s sire, two-time Breeders’ Cup winner, Midnight Lute, is catching fire with Mylute running in the Kentucky Derby as well as his Sunland Derby winning son Govenor Charlie also schedule to run in the 2013 classic at Churchill Downs.

Rose to Gold claimed victory in the Fantasy Stakes defeating Manuka Honey by 4 lengths. Pure Fun faces male rivals in Saturday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

Don't miss this display of talent Friday May 3rd at Churchill Downs.

And don't miss the Survivor's Parade before the running of the Oaks.

The Survivors Parade presented by Kroger will take place on Kentucky Oaks Day to show the racing fans’ support for cancer survivors. The parade will be made up of 139 cancer survivors who have already been chosen through an online nomination and selection process.

Participants will walk in a stunning parade of pink around the Churchill Downs main track prior to the Oaks race.
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