Cathryn Sophia Wins 2016 Kentucky Oaks Before Record Crowd

Land Over Sea and Lewis Bay rounded out the top three in front of 124,589 spectators.
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Cash Is King LLC’s Cathryn Sophia took control at the head of the stretch and went on to post a 2 ¾-length victory over Land Over Sea to win the 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks for 3-year-old fillies before a record Oaks Day crowd of 124,589.

Friday’s attendance broke the mark established in 2015 of 123,763.

Trained by John Servis and ridden by Javier Castellano, Cathryn Sophia covered the mile and an eighth on a fast main track in 1:50.53. It was the first victory in the Oaks for Servis and Castellano.

“Javier rode her great,” Servis said. “I’m so happy. I saw (Castellano) had horse (coming into the stretch) and when he inched up three wide on the outside, I knew he had horse. Oh my God, to have the Derby and Oaks on my resume, and to have only run one each time, it’s fantastic

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