John C. Oxley

John Oxley

Dream Maker is the 12th Toyota Blue Grass (G2) starter for owner John C. Oxley and represents a number of Keeneland connections for him. Oxley also bred the colt, whose dam, To Dream About, is a daughter of his 2001 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner, Monarchos, and his champion Beautiful Pleasure.

Oxley, a longtime patron of Keeneland sales, is among the most successful owners in recent years at Keeneland. He has a total of 105 wins, including 12 stakes wins, here led by the 2016 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) with champion Classic Empire.

During the 2017 Spring Meet, Oxley won his eighth graded stakes at Keeneland when La Coronel captured the Appalachian (G3) Presented by Japan Racing Association. For that accomplishment, he earned a milestone Keeneland Tray, part of the track’s Milestone Trophy Program.

During the 2017 Fall Meet, La Coronel returned to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1). Flameaway won the Dixiana Bourbon (G3), which was rained off the turf course and run on dirt. Oxley’s wife, Debby, won the Darley Alcibiades (G1) with Heavenly Love.

The Oxleys’ horses have been trained by Mark Casse since 2012. John T. Ward Jr. trained Monarchos and Beautiful Pleasure.

John Oxley’s first starter in the Toyota Blue Grass was Jambalaya Jazz, who was fifth in 1995. His other starters are Hero’s Tribute (seventh in 2001), Booklet (second in 2002), Strong Contender (third in 2006), Prospective (sixth in 2012), Dynamic Sky (ninth in 2013), Uncaptured (10th in 2013), Coastline (10th in 2014), Danzig Moon (second in 2015), Flameaway (second in 2018) and Determinant (13th in 2018).

He also bred Toyota Blue Grass starter Medjool, a son of Monarchos who was eighth in 2008.