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Mark Stoops’ horse finishes No. 7 in the Kentucky Oaks

Mark Stoops has been a very strong football coach for Kentucky over the past few years, but his horse didn’t fare quite as well during Friday evening’s Kentucky Oaks race. Street Band, who Stoops is a part owner of, finished the race in seventh place.

At the time the race began, Street Band’s odds were set at 25-1. Coach Stoops knew she was a long shot for the victory, but he’s used to defying the odds.

The winner of the race was Serengeti Empress, at 18-1 odds.

There was a bit of a scary moment as the race began, as Positive Spirit stumbled out of the gates. Both the horse and the jockey crashed onto the dirt track, but post-race reports indicate neither was seriously injured.

Here a look at the full race:

Article written by Maggie Davis

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3 Comments for Mark Stoops’ horse finishes No. 7 in the Kentucky Oaks



  1. cats646
    9:41 pm May 3, 2019 Permalink

    Same place josh Allen got drafted. Coincidence? I think not.



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    10:47 pm May 3, 2019 Permalink

    Be nice if Kentucky could finish at least 7th next year. I wonder if him getting part ownership of a horse is a sign he’s staying.



  3. ScottGreene22
    6:20 am May 4, 2019 Permalink

    Hey 7th is better then last