04/07/2016 10:50AM

Top-shelf talent in compact Ashland lineup


LEXINGTON, Ky. – As a Grade 1 race with a purse of $500,000, the Ashland Stakes is the richest and one of the most prestigious preps for the May 6 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. And when it is run Saturday at Keeneland as the sixth race on the Blue Grass Stakes card, it will have a select field worthy of its purse and Grade 1 status.