Stay up to speed on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a weekly roundup of all the latest news and developments:
Changes on the Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the postponement or cancellation of almost every major race and race meet during the month of April, so the Road to the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard remains unchanged from last week. On the bright side, training has continued uninterrupted at many tracks, so when facilities open back up for live racing, the horses will be ready.
On the Kentucky Oaks Work Tab
Antoinette: Improving filly worked 4 furlongs in :49.40 on Saturday at Payson Park.
Alta’s Award: Splashed her way over a muddy track on Sunday at Oaklawn to breeze 5 furlongs in 1:01.60.
British Idiom: Aiming for a start in the May 1 Fantasy (G3), the reigning champion 2-year-old filly worked a half-mile in :48.20 on Saturday at Oaklawn.
Harvey’s Lil Goil: Clocked 4 furlongs in :49.40 over the slow track at Payson Park on Tuesday.
Kansas Kis: On a busy Saturday morning at Belmont Park, Kansas Kis breezed a half-mile in :49.96 over the training track.
Lazy Daisy: Shipped from Santa Anita to Oaklawn last week and promptly worked a half-mile in :48.80 on Saturday.
Lucrezia: Turned in an easy workout on Saturday at Fair Hill, going 3 furlongs in :38.00.
Maedean: Recorded a maintenance workout on Saturday at Gulfstream, going a half-mile in :49.03.
Sharing: Worked 4 furlongs in :49.60 on Saturday at Fair Hill.
Shedaresthedevil: Cruised a half-mile in :49.00 on Saturday at Oaklawn.
Swiss Skydiver: In her first workout since upsetting the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2), Swiss Skydiver clocked 4 furlongs in :48.45 on Saturday at Gulfstream.
Water White: Breezed 4 furlongs in :49.48 over the Belmont Park training track on Saturday.
Looking Ahead towards the Kentucky Oaks
It’s still possible racing could return to Santa Anita in the near future; a meeting to discuss the possibility is scheduled for Apr. 18. The resumption of racing would put the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) back on the table, but until then, the May 1 Fantasy (G3) at Oaklawn remains the only Road to the Kentucky Oaks prep race officially on the agenda.