The Kentucky Oaks average ticket prices over the past 5 years for the prestigious Friday event has stayed relatively consistent, staying within the $100 range. The lowest decrease that has occurred was in 2014 with a 17% drop from the previous 2013 year, moving from a $163 average ticket price to $136. The 2017 Kentucky Oaks average ticket price for the race is currently at $312, which is an all-time high within the previous years and the largest increase of 75%.
(Data updated 11/11/2016)
How to Buy Kentucky Oaks Tickets
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2017 Kentucky Oaks Preview
The 2017 Kentucky Oaks will take the track at Churchill Downs on Friday, May 5th, 2017. The world’s top 3-year-old fillies will race for the chance to wear the iconic garland of lilies, or lilies for the fillies as it is affectionately known. The Kentucky Oaks always takes place a day before the Kentucky Derby, and 2017 will mark the 143rd running of the Kentucky Oaks. The Kentucky Oaks has long been an unforgettable event, and is a more relaxed way to enjoy all that Churchill Downs as to offer.
Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs Address: 700 Central Ave. Louisville, Kentucky, 40208
Chruchill Downs is located in south Louisville west of Churchill park at interstate 65. Churchill Downs usually seats 50,000 however; crowds during the oaks can exceed 100,000 as additional seating areas are opened to accommodate the event. New to the event in 2014 is a new high-definition screen which will sit on the backstretch the outside of the track and face the grandstand and infield. Officials claim it will be the largest high-definition video screen ever constructed.
Infield General Admission
The area provides a fun large-party atmosphere and is an inexpensive way to attend the event but not the best views of the race. The Infield Club provide access to a VIP lounge area that features cocktail service, half-price menu items, large screen TV’s and monitors at each table along with private betting window and executive bathrooms.
Comprised of sections 120-128 (1st Floor Grandstand), 212, 218-228 (Grandstand Mezzanine/Plaza Balcony), and 322-328 (3rd Floor Grandstand) and are divided into three levels. The Grandstand Terrance level is closest to the track. The better seats in these sections are closer to the finish line and are the lower number sections (120, 218, 322).
The Clubhouse Levels
Comprised of sections 110-117 (1st Floor Clubhouse), 2nd Floor Clubhouse and 312-321 (3rd Floor Clubhouse). The Clubhouse level tickets are a great place to sit close to the finish line. The 1st Floor Clubhouse tickets get you closest to the track and the action but the 3rd Floor Clubhouse Level tickets provide the best view of the action, is covered and provided box seats. The sections closest to the finish line are 116,117, 218, 316, 317 and 318. The best seats for the Oaks here are in section 316, without a doubt.
There is a large selection of suites at Churchill downs, TicketCity offers tickets and can help ensure you have ultimate Kentucky Oaks experience. We offer tickets for the Jockey Club Suites, 5th Floor Finish Line Suites, Interior Premium Boxes and the Matt Winn Room (reserved tables). Suites can fit about 24 people and come with full catering, private wagering and balconies that provide a perfect view of the action.
Millionaires Row & Skye Terrace
Millionaires Row (4th Floor & 6th Floor) provide a luxurious and celebrity-filled Kentucky Oaks experience. A table here provides a great vantage point to watch the races via personal monitors or from the 4 tiered balcony. The Skye Terrance is adjacent to Millionaires row and offers the same amenities but a more traditional experience.
Every year TicketCity has a local presence at the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby 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.
The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The race is hosted annually in Louisville, Kentucky at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack. The Kentucky Oaks is closely associated with the Kentucky Derby, which is held the weekend following the Oaks every year. The winner of the Kentucky Oaks receives $500,000 and a garland of lilies.
The first-ever Kentucky Oaks race was run on May 19, 1875. At that time, Churchill Downs was still referred to as the Louisville Jockey Club. The race was founded by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. along with the Kentucky Derby. The two races are the oldest continuously run races and the only horse races to be held at their original site since conception. The Kentucky Oaks trails only the Kentucky Derby as the most popular Thoroughbred horse race in the United States.
The Oaks has been run at four different distances. From 1875-1890, the race was run at a distance of 1 and ½ miles. Briefly thereafter, it was run at a distance at 1 and ¼ miles. From 1896-1919, the race was run at 1 and 1/16 miles, then was changed back to 1 and ½ miles until 1941. In 1942, the race was changed again to 1 and 1/ miles, and in 1982, the race was changed a final time to its current distance of 1 and ½ miles.
Kentucky Oaks News - 12/6/2016
The Kentucky Oaks is approaching and experts have already predicted possible winners of the Friday race. At the top are horses Valadorna, Champagne Room and Farrell as good contenders to take the title in 2017. As the Kentucky Oaks approaches the average ticket prices has seen a drop in the price from $312 to $204. Prices might vary and could be on the rise as May 5th approaches.
Kentucky Oaks News - 11/11/2016
The 2017 Kentucky Oaks tickets are in high demand as the event approaches. The current average ticket price for the Kentucky Derby is at $312 for the Friday race in Churchill Downs. The highest ticket price for the single day Kentucky Oaks event stands at $625, while the cheapest falls to $104. Attendees can also purchase 2 day passes to attend the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby, the average ticket price is selling for $763 currently.