Emily’s Oasis Latest Winner For American Pharoah
For the second time in as many days, leading freshman sire American Pharoah added another winner to his total when Emily’s Oasis (2f American Pharoah x Margate Gardens, by Speightstown) ran away with the victory in the opening race at Churchill Downs.
Running midpack in the one-mile affair, Emily’s Oasis slowly closed the margin on the leaders throughout the backstretch and put herself within striking distance in the far turn. When the field turned for home, it was clear she had more than enough left in the tank as she flew down the stretch to win by 4½ lengths.
Trained by Ian Wilkes and owned by Lothenbach Stables, it was the fourth start for the filly who had placed twice before her victory and now has $82,162 in earnings.
The filly was sold to Lothenbach Stables for $325,000 from the consignment of her co-breeder Runnymede Farm at last year’s Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale. Runnymede bred the filly in partnership with Peter Callahan from the Speightstown mare Margate Gardens, a full sister to multiple graded stakes winner Bridgetown and stakes winners Carnacks Choice and Clement Rock.
Emily’s Oasis is the 20th winner for her Triple Crown winning sire American Pharoah, who is the leading freshman sire with four stakes victors and nine stakes horses overall.