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Lovely Maria wins the 141st Kentucky Oaks

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The Kentucky Oaks field passes into the second turn Friday May 2, 2015. The Kentucky Oaks field passes into the second turn Friday May 2, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WDRB) -- Lovely Maria took charge in the stretch to pass Angela Renee and went on to win the 141st Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs.

Following up last month's Grade 1 Ashland victory at Keeneland, Lovely Maria broke from the No. 7 post position and was in the hunt throughout the $1 million showcase for 3-year-old fillies. She was even with Angela Renee in the stretch before making a last kick for her third victory in four starts, giving trainer Larry Jones and owner Brereton Jones their third Oaks victories.

Ridden by 56-year-old veteran Kerwin Clark, Lovely Maria ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.45 and paid $14.60, $7.80 and $5.40.

“I've been riding for 40 years and I won my first Grade I last month at Keeneland (in the Ashland) with this horse," Clark said. "Then we won this race today. I am very blessed. Blessed to have this horse; to have (trainer) Larry Jones in my life and believing in me, and to have Mr. (Brereton) Jones believe in me and stick with me.”

Shook Up returned $20.20 and $11.40. I'm a Chatterbox paid $5 to show.

“We had a great trip," Shook Up's jockey Robby Albarado said. "We were right where we wanted to be. I was content in my spot behind the first two (Condo Commando and Angela Renee). She's matured quite a bit. When we turned for home, I thought we had a chance to get there.”





7 Lovely Maria $14.50 $7.80 $5.40
2 Shook Up $20.20 $11.40
3 I'm A Chatterbox $5.00

Oaks 141 field

1 Forever Unbridled

2 Shook Up

3 Include Betty

4 Eskenformoney

5 Condo Commando

6 Angela Renee

7 Lovely Maria

8 I'm A Chatterbox

9 Money'soncharlotte

10 Oceanwave

11 Sarah Sis

12 Stellar Wind

13 Birdatthewire

14 Puca

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