Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Image: AAP

Serengeti Empress has dispelled questions about her health and ability with a signature performance in the biggest race of her career.

The filly led all the way to win the $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks (1800m) by 1-3/4 lengths over Liora on Friday (Saturday AEST) at Churchill Downs.

The start featured a scary moment when Positive Spirit fell and threw jockey Manny Franco after clipping heels as the 14-horse field squeezed together from the barriers.

Both horse and rider were able to get up and walk off the track.

Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Serengeti Empress started from gate 13 and took the lead by the first turn and kept it up despite Liora’s late attempt to close the gap.

The winner rebounded from a seventh in the Fair Grounds Oaks during which she bled to win the 145th running of North America’s premier race for three-year-old fillies.

Serengeti Empress earned her second graded win in three starts this year and third overall in eight career races, and gave trainer Tom Amoss his first Kentucky Oaks victory.

“I have had all the sacrifices all trainers have,” Amoss said.

“I got to taste the sweet, sweet drink of the Kentucky Oaks and I want more. This is awesome.”

Sixth-placed Jaywalk was later disqualified for causing the incident at the start after stewards determined she took Positive Spirit’s path and forced her onto heels.

Positive Spirit’s spill and Serengeti Empress’ recovery for an easy victory comes soon after the industry enacted a raft of medication and safety rules changes following the deaths of 23 horses over three months at California’s Santa Anita Park.

After her bleeding attack, Serengeti Empress was eventually cleared medically to run in the Oaks after several work-outs, and ran in the Oaks on the medication Lasix.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Star 3YO suffers a career-threatening leg injury

Promising three-year-old Glenfiddich is out of the autumn carnival after suffering a career-threatening leg injury. Trainer Peter Moody confirmed the...

Corey Brown fighting for spinal surgery

Melbourne Cup winning jockey Corey Brown is waiting on a court hearing before he can hopefully be cleared to have...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 23/1/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.