The Associated Press AN "ABEL" FINISH: Mike Smith celebrates after riding Abel Tasman to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday in Louisville, Ky.

The Associated Press AN "ABEL" FINISH: Mike Smith celebrates after riding Abel Tasman to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Oaks horse race at Churchill Downs Friday in Louisville, Ky.

Baffert filly wins Oaks by surprise

By Bob Wisener
This article was published May 6, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Even in times of reduced circumstances for the white-haired trainer, Hall of Famer Bob Baffert reached the winner's circle at Churchill Downs.

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