08/07/2014 1:32PM

No clear standout in Washington Oaks


AUBURN, Wash. – In most years, the $65,000 Washington Oaks, to be run Saturday at Emerald Downs, would lure all the leading 3-year-old fillies in the Northwest and maybe a couple from California for one final added-money event to determine division honors here. But heavy attrition has scrubbed this year’s Oaks of its luster, and none of the top four 3-year-old fillies to compete at Emerald this year will participate.