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Road to the Kentucky Oaks Point Standings following Saturday's Cicada at Aqueduct

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The updated Road to the Kentucky Oaks Point Standings following Saturday's Cicada at Aqueduct. Elghayoor, ridden by Eddie Castro, ran down favored Highestmaintenance to win by a half-length and collect 50 points. The runner-up banked 20. Third-place finisher I'm Mom's Favorite earned 10 points but does not appear on the leaderboard because she was not an early Kentucky Oaks nominee. Railtown Girl was fourth and earned 5 points. 

The series continues next weekend with Saturday's Fathead Bourbonette Oaks from Turfway Park and Sunday's Sunland Park Oaks in New Mexico.

HOW TO GET INTO THE KENTUCKY OAKS STARTING GATE – The "Road to the Kentucky Oaks" is a 35-race series that awards points to the Top 4 finishers in each race. The Top 14 point earners nominated to the Kentucky Oaks will earn a spot in the starting gate for the 139th running of the Grade I, $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 3. The 1 1/8-mile Oaks is the nation's premier race for 3-year-old fillies.

Rank

Horse

Points

Owner(s)

Trainer

Non-Restricted

Stakes Earnings

1.

Beholder*

64

Spendthrift Farm (B. Wayne Hughes)

Richard Mandella

$1,320,000

2.

Rose to Gold

64

Kathleen Amaya & Raffaele Centrofanti

Sal Santoro

$477,889

3.

Unlimited Budget*

60

Repole Stable (Mike Repole)

Todd Pletcher

$270,000

4.

Live Lively

50

Lee Lewis

Mark Hennig

$150,000

5.

Elghayoor

50

Shadwell Stable (Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum)

Kiaran McLaughlin

$105,000

6.

Dreaming of Julia*

32

Stonestreet Stables LLC (Barbara Banke)

Todd Pletcher

$539,000

7.

Fiftyshadesofhay

30

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman

Bob Baffert

$110,250

8.

Promise Me More

20

Holt Racing (Debra & James Holt), Robert Orth & Wes Hawley

Wes Hawley

$83,500

9.

Flashy Gray*

20

West Point Thoroughbreds (Terry Finley et al) & Tom Keithley

Bill Mott

$30,000

10.

Highestmaintenance

20

Repole Stable (Mike Repole)

Todd Pletcher

$20,000

11.

Scarlet Strike

18

John Carver or Jerry Hollendorfer or Green Smith

Jerry Hollendorfer

$180,100

12.

Executiveprivilege

15

Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman

Bob Baffert

$910,000

13.

Touch Magic

14

Coteau Grove Farms, LLC (Keith & Ginger Myers)

Patrick Devereux Jr.

$183,000

14.

Seaneen Girl

14

Naveed Chowhan

Bernie Flint

$143,621

15.

Spring in the Air

10

John C. Oxley

Mark Casse

$361,722

16.

Spring Venture*

10

Gary Barber & Stoneway Farm LLC (Jim Stone)

Mark Casse

$282,909

17.

Pure Fun

10

Magdalena Racing (Sue McPeek et al)

Ken McPeek

$260,500

18.

Renee's Titan

10

Zillah Reddam

Doug O'Neill

$148,250

19.

Princess of Sylmar*

10

King of Prussia Stable (Ed Stanco)

Todd Pletcher

$120,000

20.

Sister Ginger

10

Millennium Farms (Ro Parra) & Littlebrother Farm (Lee Ackerley)

Steve Asmussen

$71,000

21.

Private Ensign

10

Siena Farms LLC (Anthony Manganaro)

Dale Romans

$25,000

22.

Blue Violet

10

Susan Knoll

Larry Jones

$20,000

23.

Heir Kitty

9

David Bernsen & Paul Makin

Peter Miller

$83,772

24.

My Happy Face

8

Michael Dubb

Rudy Rodriguez

$210,000

25.

Every Way

7

Haynes Stables (John Adger), Steven J. Perlick, Alan Herman & Richard Dunn

Mike Stidham

$34,977

26.

Broken Spell

6

Calumet Farm (Brad Kelley)

D. Wayne Lukas

$113,326

27.

Lady Banks

5

George & Stephanie Autry

James Lawrence II

$57,500

28.

Railtown Girl

5

Cam Allard

Kiaran McLaughlin

$27,500

29.

Liberty Girl

5

Casner Racing LP (Bill Casner)

Eoin Harty

$9,750

30.

Emollient

4

Juddmonte Farms (Prince Khalid Abdullah of Saudi Arabia)

Bill Mott

$50,000

31.

Sittin At the Bar

2

P. Dale Ladner

Brett Brinkman

$81,500

32.

Magical Moon

2

Columbine Stable (Andrea Singer Pollack)

Al Stall Jr.

$43,000

33.

Toasting

2

West Point Thoroughbreds (Terry Finley et al)

Tom Albertrani

$40,000

34.

Liberated

2

G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

Vicki Oliver

$16,085

35.

Smitten

2

Fox Hill Farms, Inc. (Rick Porter II)

Larry Jones

$13,250

36.

Fusaichiswonderful

1

Aquino Stable (Eric Aquino)

Todd Pletcher

$156,680

37.

Irish Lute

1

Donarra Thoroughbreds, LLC (Kevin Donahue et al)

Dallas Stewart

$15,000

38.

Flash Forward

1

Brooklyn Boyz Stables (Anthony Bonomo Sr.) & MeB Racing Stables LLC (Mary Ellen Bonomo)

Dominick Schettino

$13,500

* Triple Crown Nominated

KENTUCKY OAKS PREP SEASON POINTS EARNED THIS WEEK:

Race

1st (Points)

2nd (Points)

3rd (Points)

4th (Points)

Cicada

Elghayoor (50)

Highestmaintenance (20)

I'm Mom's Favorite* (10)

Railtown Girl (5)

NOT KENTUCKY OAKS NOMINATED – Shuruq (54 points); Lovely Pass-IRE (30), Kauai Katie (21); Gal About Town (18); Music Chart (12); Certify (10); Redressthebalance-IRE (10); American Sugar (10); I'm Mom's Favorite (10); My Special J's (5); Cloudy Vow (5); Cor Cor (4); Blonde Fog (4); Roz-GB (4); Marks Mine (4); Asiya (4); Miss Empire (2); Switch to the Lead (2); Amazonas-IRE (2); Giant Cats Eye (2); Ruby Lips (2); Cloudy in Sandiego (2); Pow Wow Wow (2); Power Lady (2); Dawn's Charm (2); Sweet Tess (2); American Sugar (1); Tara From the Cape (1); Madame Cactus (1); Nancy O-IRE (1); Coconut Shrimp (1); Seasoned Warrior (1); Shenandoah Lady (1); Mar Mar-IRE (1); Masarah-IRE (1); Majestic Minister-IRE (1); Cupids Messenger (1); and Macha (1).

TIEBREAKERS – If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker is earnings in non-restricted stakes races.

ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY POINTS VS. MALES – If a filly wants to run in the Kentucky Derby she can, but she'll have to earn her way into the field by accumulating points against open company just like the rest of the colts and geldings and be nominated to the Triple Crown. Additionally, any points earned by a filly in the "Road to the Kentucky Derby" series against open company will be credited to her point total in the "Road to the Kentucky Oaks" series.

DEAD-HEATS – In the event of a dead-heat (tie) in a "Road to the Kentucky Oaks" race, those horses will divide equally the points they would have received jointly had one beaten the other.

SPLIT DIVISIONS – In the event a "Road to the Kentucky Oaks" race is split into divisions and each division awards its originally published purse money, points will be awarded as scheduled for each division. If the originally published purse is halved for each division, points will be halved as well.

SCHEDULE CHANGES – No changes to the 2013 schedule are planned at this time. Churchill Downs officials will review which races will be included in the "Road to the Kentucky Oaks" series annually. Plans call for the schedule of races to be announced each July.

NOMINATIONS – Fillies born in 2010 were made eligible to run in this year's Kentucky Oaks with a $200 early payment due on Feb. 23, 2013. A late period for nominations at $1,500 each will close Wednesday, April 10, 2013. A supplemental nomination of $30,000 may be made at the time of entry. In addition to the Oaks nomination fee, owners must pay $5,000 to enter the Oaks by 10 a.m. ET on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, and an additional $5,000 to start.

POST POSITION DRAW – The Kentucky Oaks post position draw – a traditional "pill pull" in which horses' entry blanks are pulled simultaneously with a numbered pill to determine what stall a horse will break from the starting gate – will be held in the Churchill Downs' Racing Office on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. ET. Up to 18 horses may enter the race and four horses can be listed as "also eligible" and would be ranked in order accordingly; they could draw into the field should any horse(s) be scratched before scratch time on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9 a.m. ET.

PRIZE MONEY – The Kentucky Oaks winner will receive a silver trophy plus an estimated $564,200 payday. A total of $182,000 will be awarded to the runner-up, $91,000 to third, $45,500 to fourth; $27,300 to fifth; and $10,000 each to sixth through last.

ABOUT OAKS DAY – In recent decades, the day prior to the Kentucky Derby, known as Oaks Day, has grown to become the third largest attended horse race in America. The 2012 crowd was 112,552, which marked the 12th time in the last 13 years that attendance has topped 100,000. Its focus on fashion and celebrities rivals Derby Day and features a "Ladies First" theme, complete with a "Pink Out" to raise vital funds and awareness for charities. A total of 28 Oaks winners were crowned champions, including Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra (2009); legends Susan's Girl (1972), Cicada (1962) and Davona Dale (1979); and fellow Hall of Fame inductees Bold 'n Determined (1980), Dark Mirage (1968), Princess Doreen (1924), Princess Rooney (1983), Real Delight (1952) and Silverbulletday (2009).

KENTUCKY OAKS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

First Leg of Series (Points: 50-20-10-5)

Day

Date

DO

WO

Gr.

Purse

Race

Distance

Track

Sat.

Feb. 23

69

10

II

$250,000

Davona Dale

1 1/16 M

Gulfstream Park

Sat.

Feb. 23

69

10

III

$200,000

Rachel Alexandra

1 1/16 M

Fair Grounds

Thu.

Feb. 28

64

9

III

$250,000

UAE Oaks

1 3/16 M (S)

Meydan

Sat.

Mar. 2

62

9

I

$250,000

Las Virgenes

1 M

Santa Anita

Sat.

Mar. 9

55

8

III

$150,000

Honeybee

1 1/16 M

Oaklawn Park

Sat.

Mar. 16

48

7

 

$150,000

Cicada

6 F

Aqueduct

Sat.

Mar. 23

41

6

III

$100,000

Fathead Bourbonette Oaks

1 M (S)

Turfway Park

Sun.

Mar. 24

40

6

 

$200,000

Sunland Park Oaks

1 1/16 M

Sunland Park

Second Leg of Series (Points: 100-40-20-10)

Day

Date

DO

WO

Gr.

Purse

Race

Distance

Track

Sat.

Mar. 30

34

5

II

$500,000

Fair Grounds Oaks

1 1/16 M

Fair Grounds

Sat.

Mar. 30

34

5

II

$300,000

Gulfstream Park Oaks

1 1/8 M

Gulfstream Park

Sat.

Apr. 6

27

4

I

$500,000

Central Bank Ashland

1 1/16 M (S)

Keeneland

Sat.

Apr. 6

27

4

I

$300,000

Santa Anita Oaks

1 1/16 M

Santa Anita

Sat.

Apr. 6

27

4

II

$250,000

Gazelle

1 1/8 M

Aqueduct

Wed.

Apr. 10

23

3

III

$400,000

Fantasy

1 1/16 M

Oaklawn

Wild Card (Points: 20-8-4-2)

Day

Date

DO

WO

Gr.

Purse

Race

Distance

Track

Sun.

Apr. 14

19

3

II

$150,000

Beaumont

Abt. 7 F (S)

Keeneland

DO = Days until May 3, 2013 Kentucky Oaks; WO = Weeks until May 3, 2013 Kentucky Oaks; Gr. = Grade; M = Miles; Y = Yards; F = Furlongs; (T) = Turf; (S) = Synthetic * Not Kentucky Oaks Nominated