Question: What Is Oaks Day At The Kentucky Derby?

Held on the eve of the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Oaks is a thrilling stakes race covering 1 1/8 miles and features three-year-old thoroughbred fillies.

Taking place on the first Friday of May, it also celebrates Churchill Downs partnership with Bright Pink and Horses & Hope.

What is Oaks Day?

Oaks Day – May 03, 2019. Get Tickets Previous Day Next Day. The Longines Kentucky Oaks is America’s premier and most lucrative race for 3-year old fillies – female horses – held each year on the day before the Kentucky Derby.

What is the difference between Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby?

The two races are also run at different lengths. The Kentucky Oaks® is 1 1/8 miles long, while the Derby is a furlong longer at 1 1/4 miles.

Why is it called Oaks Day?

The Oaks race day originated in England in 1779 and is the female equivalent of the Derby restricted to three year old fillies. It was named after the Surrey residence of the Earl of Derby. Over the years there have been many changes in name and distance.

Who’s running in the Oaks?

Longines Kentucky Oaks

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