Untapable was the clear favorite heading into the 140th running of the Kentucky Oaks, and the filly didn’t disappoint. Starting from the 13th position, she emerged from the middle of the field for a runaway win in 1:48:68 — the second fastest time in Oaks history.
Here’s what you need to know about the champion:
1. She Wins $600,000 and a Large Garland
The winner of the Oaks wins $600,000 of the $1,000,000 purse, as well as a large garland of pink lilies that the horse wears.
2. She Was Even Money to Win/h2>
Untapable began race day as a 4/5 favorite, meaning she was better than even money to win it. Her odds dropped as low as 6/5 before boucning back to even money at the beginning of the race. My Miss Sophia was next at 5/1, followed by Rosalind, Ria Antonia and Sugar Shock at 9/1.
3. She Came Within Four One Hundredths of a Second of the Oaks Record
Untapable came tantalizingly close to tying or breaking the Kentucky Oaks record time of 1:48.64 by Bird Town in 2003.
Her time was significantly better than the 2013 and 2012 winners. In 2013, Princess of Sylmar won with a time of 1:49.17, and in 2012 Believe You Can won with 1:49.50.
4. Before Friday, She Had Won 4 of 6 Career Races & Earned $548,125
According to Equibase, before the Oaks Untapable has 6 career starts, 2 of which have happened in 2014. Of her 6 starts, she’s come in first place 4 times, and third place once.
With all of these victories Untapable has earned $548,125 in earnings, equalling about $91,000 per race.
5. She’s Owned By Winchell Thoroughbreds & Trained By Steven Asmussen
Untapable is owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, whose horses combined have won the company $1,100,603 in prize money since the start of 2014, and $11,184,062 since 2000. In addition to Untapable, the group also has two horses running Saturday at Churchill Downs: Speedinthruthecity in the Humana Distaff Stakes and Tapiture in the Kentucky Derby. Both horses are ridden by jockey Ricardo Santana Jr.