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Lovely Maria Wins Gr1 Kentucky Oaks
At Churchill Downs in the US, 3YO filly Lovely Maria (Majesticperfection-Thundercup, by Thunder Gulch) registered her second top-flight success when scoring by 2.75-lengths for trainer Larry Jones in the US$1 million Gr1 Kentucky Oaks (9 furlongs) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Shook Up (Tapit-Sugar Shake, by Awesome Again) & I'm A Chatterbox (Munnings-Chit Chatter, by Lost Soldier). Lovely Maria took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr1 Ashland Stakes) and 3 placings from 8 starts for US$973,000.