2023 Oaks Tickets
The Kentucky Oaks will be raced on the first Friday in May 2023. The Oaks is raced at the famous horse racing track, Churchill Downs, just as it has been since 1875. The Oaks races help to kick off the excitement of Derby Weekend in Louisville, as the Oaks races are staged the day before the famous Kentucky Derby. There is a ton of pent up demand from fans who want to attend these famous horse races, and many of those fans want to attend the Oaks races just as much as the Derby. In-fact many of the Louisville locals prefer to attend the Oaks versus the Derby.
The Kentucky Oaks
The Kentucky Oaks is raced every year on the Friday prior to the Kentucky Derby. The Oaks race is just as special as the Derby and one that many Louisville locals attend. There are often over 100,000 fans in attendance on Oaks Friday, as the race trails only the Derby and Preakness in attendance for a horse race. The Oaks is also a popular race with many fans who are coming in to the see the Derby, as the Oaks provide a festive way to kickoff the horse racing weekend.
The Oaks is a Grade I stakes race, so the quality of the action on the track is top-notch. The atmosphere in the stands at the Oaks is often just as fun as the Derby, with fans wearing special hats and festive attire just as they do for the Derby. The Kentucky Oaks was first raced way back in 1875 and awards the winning thoroughbred a blanket of lilies (as opposed to roses on Derby day).
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.
Horse Racing at Churchill Downs
Great tickets are available here for the Oaks, but customers can also shop our wide selection of seats for the Kentucky Derby and Thurby races at the famous race track in Louisville. Purchase tickets for just one day of racing, or buy multiple days at the track.