Secret Oath captured the Lilies May 6 in the 148th running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade 1) at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, in a field of 14 under cloudy skies and good track conditions. Despite a threat of widespread scattered thunderstorms, 100,188 spectators gathered under the historic Twin Spires to watch Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas win his 5th Kentucky Oaks.
Secret Oath, owned and bred by Briland Farm and trained by Lukas, rallied wide around the final turn, storming home to win the Longines Kentucky Oaks by two lengths at odds of 4-1 and with a final time of 1.49.44. This win marks the first for jockey Luis Saez. Secret Oath is a daughter of Arrogate out of Absinthe Minded and now has lifetime earnings of $1.4 million.
“Today we celebrate Secret Oath and her connections,” said Churchill Downs president Mike Anderson after the race. “The 148th Kentucky Oaks will be remembered as a triumphant return to a full-capacity crowd.”