Oratorio filly nominated for Kentucky Oaks
Clenor, a daughter of Avontuur’s world leading sire Oratorio, is one of 121 fillies nominated for one of North America’s most prestigious classics – the $1 000 000 Longines Kentucky Oaks.
The Kentucky Oaks, which will be run on May 2nd in 2014, is one of North America’s oldest classics.
First run in 1875, the Oaks has been won by numerous champions, including Rachel Alexander, Rags to Riches, Ashado, Silverbulletday, and the great broodmare Lalun.
Clenor won three on the trot as a 2yo, culminating in a pair of stakes victories in the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies Turf and Surfer Girl Stakes.
She is out of the unplaced Royal Academy mare, Chantarella.
Oratorio, a champion on the track and at stud, has been champion sire in Italy for the past two seasons.
The son of Danehill is responsible for seven Grade One winners on the flat including Horse Of The Year Military Attack and champion filly Banchee.
Clenor is not the sole promising 3yo filly representing Oratorio this season. He is also the sire of the top-class Cape Factor, winner of four of her five outings in Britain last season, including the Listed Bosra Sham Stakes.