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KENTUCKY OAKS INFORMATION:
Venue: Churchill Downs
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Track Info: 1 1/8 mile
Notable Winners: Summerly, Lite Light, Flute
See Also: Triple Crown Horse Racing Tickets
The Kentucky Oaks is a horse race that takes place the day before the Kentucky Derby. The Oaks is raced every year on the first Friday in May, with the Derby the following day. It is raced at the famed Churchill Downs race track in Louisville, Kentucky.
Many residents of Louisville, and the surrounding area, refer to the Kentucky Oaks as their Derby day. They attend the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, but then host Kentucky Derby parties at their own homes on Saturday. This allows them to enjoy the great horse racing live, but then avoid the crowds on Saturday when so many visitors arrive for the Kentucky Derby.
The Kentucky Oaks is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbreds. The Oaks horses race over 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs. The Oaks dates back to the earliest days of Churchill Downs, and the first running was held May 19, 1875.
The Kentucky Oaks was once viewed as the lead-in race to the Derby. But now that perception has changed as the Oaks has become nearly as popular as the Derby. Attendance at the Kentucky Oaks is usually second only to the Derby, surpassing attendance at the Preakness Stakes, the Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders Cup. So buy your Kentucky Oaks tickets today and experience this great American horse race live!
Each year TicketCity has a local presence at the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby in order to assist our clients with ticket pickup and additional purchases. As the weekends' events draw near, our sales associates are available for personal assistance as needed. Therefore, clients have the option to purchase online or over the phone and pick up locally at the event.
View our Churchill Downs Tickets page to find information on the race track.