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Secret Oath wins Kentucky Oaks 148

Secret Oath has won the 2022 Kentucky Oaks race.The horse is owned by Briland Farm, trained by D. Wayne Lukas and Luis Saez is her jockey. Her odds were 6-1.This is Lukas’ fifth Kentucky Oaks win.Nest, the favorite, came in second and Desert Dawn took third.The purse for the race is $1.25 million.Here’s a list of all the horses that competed:Secret OathNostalgicHidden ConnectionNestGoddess of FireYuugiriEcho ZuluVenti ValentineDesert DawnKathleen O.Cocktail MomentsCandy RaidShahamaTurnerloose”Being in the one hole (post position), we didn’t have much choice on what to do,” said Lukas, who tied Woody Stephens for the most Oaks wins by a trainer. “I told (jockey) Luis (Saez) not to get too creative on the turn and make his move if he was going to get in position on the backside. When I saw him moving around the turn, I turned and hugged my wife and said, ‘here we go.’ It feels great.”Lukas, who last won the Oaks in 1990 with Seaside Attraction, also triumphed in 1989 (Open Mind), 1984 (Lucky Lucky Lucky) and 1982 (Blush With Pride). The milestone victory offset colt Ethereal Road’s defection from the Kentucky Derby earlier Friday.”After you win one and you think it a little while, the real satisfaction is when you can put these people that work with these horses and raise them and so forth in that position,” Lukas said.With Saez aboard, Secret Oath covered the 1 1/8th mile on a good track in 1:49.44 and paid $10.80, $5.60 and $4.60. She took $767,250 for the win.

Secret Oath has won the 2022 Kentucky Oaks race.

The horse is owned by Briland Farm, trained by D. Wayne Lukas and Luis Saez is her jockey. Her odds were 6-1.

This is Lukas’ fifth Kentucky Oaks win.

Nest, the favorite, came in second and Desert Dawn took third.

The purse for the race is $1.25 million.

Here’s a list of all the horses that competed:

  1. Secret Oath
  2. Nostalgic
  3. Hidden Connection
  4. Nest
  5. Goddess of Fire
  6. Yuugiri
  7. Echo Zulu
  8. Venti Valentine
  9. Desert Dawn
  10. Kathleen O.
  11. Cocktail Moments
  12. Candy Raid
  13. Shahama
  14. Turnerloose

“Being in the one hole (post position), we didn’t have much choice on what to do,” said Lukas, who tied Woody Stephens for the most Oaks wins by a trainer. “I told (jockey) Luis (Saez) not to get too creative on the turn and make his move if he was going to get in position on the backside. When I saw him moving around the turn, I turned and hugged my wife and said, ‘here we go.’ It feels great.”

Lukas, who last won the Oaks in 1990 with Seaside Attraction, also triumphed in 1989 (Open Mind), 1984 (Lucky Lucky Lucky) and 1982 (Blush With Pride). The milestone victory offset colt Ethereal Road’s defection from the Kentucky Derby earlier Friday.

“After you win one and you think it a little while, the real satisfaction is when you can put these people that work with these horses and raise them and so forth in that position,” Lukas said.

With Saez aboard, Secret Oath covered the 1 1/8th mile on a good track in 1:49.44 and paid $10.80, $5.60 and $4.60. She took $767,250 for the win.

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