2020 Coaching Club American Oaks Stakes Race – Three-year-old fillies take center stage in the 2020 edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks Stakes Race on Saturday, July 18, at the Saratoga Race Course in New York City. The Grade 1, USD350,000 race will be run for nine furlongs (1.125 miles or 1.810 kilometers) with seven horses emerging as possible starters. Four of the entries finished first in their previous starts and two other horses came in third. The race will be aired live on FS1 and MSG+ at 1:00 PM ET. As for FS Regionals, they will also cover it live at 3:00 PM ET. Online horserace betting sites will be in for a treat this weekend with the Coaching Club American Oaks.
2020 Coaching Club American Oaks Stakes
When: Saturday, July 18, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
The Coaching Club American Oaks Stakes kicked off in 1917 in honor of the Coaching Club of America. Initially sought to emulate the Epsom Oaks (now Epsom Derby) in England, the race has become prestigious and it is now known as the second leg of the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing. It was originally run at the Belmont Park and had a five-race stint at the Aqueduct Racetrack.
The race had previous distances of 10 (1 3/8 miles), 11 (1 1/4 miles) and 12 furlongs (1 1/2 miles). In 2010, the race returned to the original length of nine furlongs. Last year, Guarana sprinted away and won the race ahead of Point of Honor. Off Topic, Champagne Anyone and Boxwood rounded off the Top 5.
Betting on Horse Racing at the 2020 Coaching Club American Oaks
Seven horses will start this race. These include: 2020 Hollywood Wildcat winner Tonalist’s Shape; 2020 Wonder Again third placer Antoinette; maiden special weight winners Crystal Ball and Altaf and Churchill Downs Allowance Race topnotcher Velvet Crush. Among the seven, Tonalist’s Shape has been the most experienced, taking part in seven races and won six. The Saffie Joseph Jr-trained filly began her career with five straight victories.
The horse faced a stumbling block in her sixth race at the Grade II Gulfstream Park Oaks as she finished seventh. Tonalist’s Shape bounced back strongly in the Hollywood Wildcat as she defeated five other horses in the 1 1/16-mile race. Of the probable entries in this race, Antoinette emerges as a threat to Tonalist’s Shape’s progress. Other fillies who could pull off a surprise are Altaf, Blame Debbie, Tempers Rising, Crystal Ball and Velvet Crush.
2020 Coaching Club American Oaks Stakes Probable Entries
- Tonalist’s Shape *
- Blame Debbie
- Tempers Rising
- Crystal Ball
- Velvet Crush
Horseracing bookies pick Tonalist’s Shape to win the 2020 edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks. In this race, Antoinette will keep her competitor busy in the race. Bettors must likewise still be alert of five other entries. They can pull off a surprise in this event.