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Virginia Oaks

Grade III race
Virginia Oaks
Location Colonial Downs
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
Inaugurated 2004
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website www.colonialdowns.com
Race information
Distance 1⅛ miles (9 furlongs)
Track Grass, left-handed
Qualification Three-year-old fillies
Weight Assigned
Purse $200,000

The Virginia Oaks Stakes is an American Thoroughbred horse race held annually in mid July at Colonial Downs in New Kent County, Virginia open to three-year-old fillies.

First run in 2004, the Grade III event is contested on the Secretariat Turf Course.


Speed record:

  • 1:47.11 - Aunt Henny (2006)

Most wins by an owner:

  • No owner has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a jockey:

  • No jockey has won this race more than once.

Most wins by a trainer:

  • Hamilton A. Smith - 2004, 2009.







2009 Blind Date Kent Desormeaux Hamilton A. Smith William Backer 1:49.59
2008 I Lost My Choo Edgar Prado Phillip Serpe Flying Zee Stable 1:50.12
2007 Dreaming of Anna E. T. Baird Wayne Catalano Frank C. Calabrese 1:47.38
2006 Aunt Henny Rafael Bejarano Michael R. Matz Erdenheim Farm 1:47.11
2005 My Typhoon Jerry Bailey William I. Mott Live Oak Racing 1:49.63
2004 Art Fan Ryan Fogelsonger Hamilton A. Smith William M. Backer 1:50.41



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