Barbados Oaks

Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:11 pm

Here's a fun exercise in futility!

Does anybody have information on the Barbados Oaks? I've got the other Barbados Triple Crown races, except all the winners of the Barbados Fillies' Guineas (and pedigrees are hard to come by, but I did find a Barbados Stud Book online, so I might find a few here & there from recent years). But I know the Barbados Oaks exists. Or existed. It can't all be in my head. I found a filly that finished second in the Barbados Oaks, for crying out loud, but can't find who beat her!

The race, at one point at least, was called the Sir Michael Stoute Barbados Oaks.

I also found a Philippines Stud Book and a Cyprus Stud Book and I'm getting cross-eyed looking through them. :)

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:17 pm

::does Snoopy Happy Dance::

I think I found them! ;)

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:29 pm

<sigh>

False lead. Still got nada.

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:54 pm

Durrr...

I had them already. In my Excel spreadsheet, no less, and in bloodlines.net.

<whimpers>

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:06 pm

<sigh>

I have JAMAICA and TRINIDAD classic histories complete (I think).

I am still searching for BARBADOS Fillies Guineas and BARBADOS Oaks winners. I could also use some Aleve, but meanwhile I'm going to look through some old stuff I have printed out and maybe I have something. Otherwise I'm going to have to resume pleading with anybody involved with the Barbados Jockey Club for information. Considering the lack of luck I've had with Belgium and other Jockey Clubs, I'm not holding my breath for replies.

Ugh.

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby neighhey » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:00 am

So, apparently the Barbados Oaks is not restricted to 3YO fillies? I found the following article that talks about Border Secret winning it 2 years in a row.

http://sportsjamaica.com/read_article.php?id=11135
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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 12:29 am

At this point, nothing will surprise me! LOL!

I'm always disappointed when classic races (like the Irish & French St. Leger) are opened up to older horses. Not that the Triple Crowns in Ireland or France are really sought by anybody any more (unless I'm wrong...?), but it just seems... sad. I dunno. I'm a purist. Why even call it an Oaks any more, if it's not for 3-year old fillies?

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby neighhey » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:21 am

So, you've probably already found this...

I found an article about the Fillies Guineas, stating that the inaugural running was in 2004. The last mention of the Oaks is from 2009. I'm wondering if the Oaks was phased out, in favor of the Fillies Guineas?

What years are you missing the Fillies Guineas winners?

Also, have you messaged the Barbados Turf Club on Facebook? Their page seems fairly up to date. I also found a page for Racing Scene, which has racing info from Barbados.

I'm glad I took a look at this, because I found a son of Grand Reward while looking through results. (Of course, I also found that someone in Barbados likes Harry Potter, as there's a Sirius Black and a Voldemort racing there!) :D
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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:14 pm

For the Fillies' Guineas, I'm missing:

2005, 2007, 2009, 2015

It'd almost be a relief, at this point, that the Barbados Oaks was phased out. I'm gotch-eyed from trying to find even a smidgen of info about it.

I've posted at the Barbados Turf Club Facebook page. We'll see if there's ever a result.

(If you wants tons of posts at Facebook about my home town's local cemetery and it's recent deplorable condition, you'll never be at a loss of information!)

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Re: Barbados Oaks

Postby Miesque1973 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:58 pm

Maddening...

The Barbados Fillies' Guineas winner in 2013 is listed in various sources as Vanity Affair. The Barbados Stud Book online says her name is Vanity Fair. I think I'll call her 'Headache', but at least I found her pedigree.

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