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Winstar Oaks

The WinStar Oaks is an American Thoroughbred horse race open to three year old fillies and mares willing to race one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt. The Oaks, an ungraded stakes event, is held at the beginning of Spring at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino (founded in 1959) in New Mexico.

Sponsored by WinStar Stud in Kentucky where Distorted Humor and Tiznow stand, the WinStar Oaks offers a purse of $200,000. Begun as a one and one sixteenth mile race, then taken down to a mile, it is now back to one and one sixteenth.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey and Mike E. Smith, as well as jockeys Patrick Valenzuela and Cash Asmussen, all began their careers at Sunland Park.

Past winners

  • 2006 - Sweet Forty (1:43.73) (Victor Espinoza)
  • 2005 - Cee's Irish
  • 2004 - Speedy Falcon (1:36.57)
  • 2003 – Island Fashion (1:44.20) (Ignacio Puglisi)
  • 2002 -
  • 2001 -

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