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Oaks contender has ties to Heartland

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Kentucky Oaks contender Birdatthewire has ties to the Heartland.  

Birdatthewire finished 5th in Friday's Kentucky Oaks.

The Dale Romans trained filly is owned by Forum Racing whose owners include Murray State University graduate Kirby Rhines.

Birdatthewire has seven top 3 finishes, including wins at Gulf stream and at Churchill Downs in November.

Irad Ortiz, Junior will be in the irons for the Oaks run. Birdatthewire is at 7-2 odds late on race day.

Lovely Maria finished first in the 141st running of the Kentucky Oaks, paying 14.60. Shook Up was second at 20.20 and Chatterbox was third paying 5.00.

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