Rachel’s Valentina is the morning line favorite for the 2016 Kentucky Oaks (Photo courtesy of NYRA/Susie Rasher)
2016 Kentucky Oaks Field Drawn
A full field of fourteen fillies, along with an also-eligible, has been drawn for the 2016 Kentucky Oaks. Rachel’s Valentina is the morning line favorite at 7-2, but there are several other fillies that are contenders.
The Kentucky Oaks will be run at 1 1/8 miles on the main dirt track at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 6. Post time is scheduled for 5:49 PM Eastern Time and the purse is worth $1,000,000. The also-eligible horse, Dothraki Queen, would need one of the fourteen horses currently in the race to defect in order to have a chance at running in the Oaks.
The full field is in the chart below with the program number, horse, jockey, trainer, and morning line provided.
|Program Number||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||ML Odds|
|1||Terra Promessa||Ricardo Santana, Jr||Steve Asmussen||10-1|
|2||Weep No More||Corey Lanerie||George Arnold II||9-2|
|3||Lewis Bay||Irad Ortiz, Jr||Chad Brown||8-1|
|4||Go Maggie Go||Luis Saez||Dale Romans||12-1|
|5||Dream Dance||Brian Hernandez Jr||Neil Howard||30-1|
|6||Mokat||Flavien Prat||Richard Baltas||20-1|
|7||Mo d’Amour||Joel Rosario||Todd Pletcher||30-1|
|8||Royal Obsession||Florent Geroux||Steve Asmussen||20-1|
|9||Paola Queen||Emisael Jaramillo||Gustavo Delgado||30-1|
|10||Venus Valentine||Shaun Bridgmohan||Tom Amoss||30-1|
|11||Rachel’s Valentina||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher||7-2|
|12||Cathryn Sophia||Javier Castellano||John Servis||9-2|
|13||Land Over Sea||Mario Gutierrez||Doug O’Neill||5-1|
|14||Taxable||Mike Smith||Steve Asmussen||20-1|
|15 (AE)||Dothraki Queen||Gary Stevens||Ken McPeek||30-1|
The Kentucky Oaks is the 11th race on Friday’s card at Churchill Downs. There are many excellent fields on tap for Oaks Day with 13 races in total. The overnight for the entire day can be found here with a first post of 10:30 AM Eastern Time.