Delaware Oaks Day

Saturday July 14, 2012: Delaware Park

Margano, in the walking ring before race six, is a three-year-old full brother to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.

Like his famous older sibling, Margano is owned by Gretchen and Roy Jackson (right).
Selection Sunday, also three, will face Margano and five others in race six, one and one-sixteenth miles on the turf.
Space Race, Joe Rocco Jr. up, is trained by Michael Matz.
Selection Sunday (right) has the lead and Space Race (second from right) is a close second until Love of Flying (#10), under Edgar Prado, passes both of them near the finish to win race six by a neck. Margano (far left) was fourth.
Cop a Tude heads to the paddock before race seven, the Oh Say overnight stake, six furlongs for three-year-old contenders. He is trained by Graham Motion.

Won the War enters the paddock for race seven . . .
. . . as does trainer Tony Dutrow, who has entered Ancient Rome in the contest.
Ancient Rome wins the Oh Say Stake by half a length.
Quiet Monk, a five-year-old gelding who bears a striking resemblance to his Derby- and Preakness-winning sire, Real Quiet, will compete in race eight, a $6250. claiming event for horses four and upward.
Horses head to the track for race eight, six furlongs on the dirt. #4 is Brassy Boy, ridden by Daniel Centeno.
Leonides, with Omar Ortiz, wins race eight. The seven-year-old gelding, who ran and finished well in stakes races when he was two and three, is owned and trained by Tim Ritchey, who claimed him earlier in the year for $7500.
Daniel Centeno's mount Brassy Boy finished fourth.
Starformer, a four-year-old daughter of Dynaformer, prepares to take on seven other fillies and mares in race nine, the grade III Robert O. Dick Memorial Stakes. She is trained by Bill Mott.

Namaskara, a four-year-old filly by Giant's Causeway, is one of two entrants for trainer Graham Motion in race nine.
Jonathan Sheppard, trainer of Lael Stables' mare Senada, and jockey Luis Garcia talk in the paddock before the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes, one and three eighths miles on the turf.

Starformer, under Edgar Prado, wins the Robert Dick Stakes by three furlongs.
Wicked Mizz is one of two fillies entered by Tony Dutrow in the day's biggest race, the $400,000 grade II Delaware Oaks.

Living up to her name, Wicked Mizz gives her handlers such a hard time when they attempt to saddle her that the outrider stationed in the walking ring dismounts and comes to help them. (Only his white pants and high boots are seen, on far side of the horse.)
Though not really dressed for the job, Tony Dutrow's wife, Kim, walks the outrider's horse while he helps get the filly dressed for hers.
Edgar Prado has the mount on Aubby K, a Street Sense filly trained by Ralph Nicks . . .
. . . and Kent Desormeaux is on Via Villaggio, a daughter of Bernardini trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.
Wicked Mizz (inside), with Jeremy Rose, and Amie's Dini, Jon Court up, lead the six-horse field at the start of the race.
Grace Hall, Tony Dutrow's other trainee and the favorite in this race, takes over in the stretch, leaving Amie's Dini and the rest behind.
Grace Hall and Javier Castellano win the Delaware Oaks by three and three-quarter lengths.
Wicked Mizz, ridden by Jeremy Rose, finishes last.
This was the fifth win in eights starts for the Kentucky-bred Empire Maker filly Grace Hall.
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