In the Money

Horse racing insight that's loose on the lead

Baffert: Fiftyshadesofhay is “Oaks material”

February 25th, 2013

Trainer Bob Baffert summed it up after his 3-year-old filly Fiftyshadesofhay worked at Santa Anita Sunday morning.

“She’s Kentucky Oaks material,” he said.

The daughter of Pulpit, who won the Grade 3 Santa Ysabel impressively in her last start, worked in company with Brannaman and went five furlongs in :59.40. Brannaman covered the same distance in 1:00 flat. oaks logo

The cleverly named Fiftyshadesofhay is owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, the connections who unveiled promising debut-winning filly Midnight Lucky on Feb. 16.

Fiftyshadesofhay is 2 of 6, with her losses including a try on turf in which she finished eighth. She was beaten by 12 lengths by Blonde Fog on Oct. 28, another Baffert-trained filly part-owned by Pegram.

Baffert said Fiftyshadesofhay is on track for Saturday’s Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita, a Kentucky Oaks points race worth 50 points to the winner.

She’s likely to meet up with Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies champ Beholder, who has reportedly recovered from a throat ulcer that was discovered after her runner-up performance to Renee’s Titan in the Santa Ynez Stakes. Renee’s Titan is also likely for Saturday’s race.







  • football history says on: December 19, 2016 at 5:21 am


    Hello, I enjoy reading through your post. I wanted to
    write a little comment to support you.

  • PhyllisSab says on: April 24, 2017 at 2:57 pm


    wh0cd899172 buy cialis

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *