Churchill Downs Racetrack
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky, 40208


Date: May 06, 16
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: I
Type: T
Distance: 9 Furlongs
Age: 3 Year Old
Sex: Fillies
Turf: Dirt

The Kentucky Oaks is an American horse racing event that is raced at a distance of nine furlongs on the dirt track of Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. This grade I thoroughbred stake is open to fillies with age three. The Kentucky Oaks is generally held on the Friday just before the Kentucky Derby and it carries a purse of $500,000 and is honored with a garland of lilies. It is to be noted here that the Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby are the oldest continuously contested sporting events in history. Kentucky Oaks is the only horse racing event that has been running in the same ground since itâs inauguration. Until now, the race has been run on four different distances â it was raced on one and half miles between 1875 and 1890. After that, the distance changed to one and one fourth miles for a brief period until 1895. The distance also changed several times in between and finally in 1982, the distance was set at 1â miles, which is still maintained.

Kentucky Oaks Winners
Year Winner Age Trainer Jockey Owner Time
2015 Untapable Steven M. Asmussen Rosie Napravnik Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1:48.68
2014 Untapable Steven M. Asmussen Rosie Napravnik Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC 1:48.68
2013 Princess of Sylmar Todd Pletcher Mike E. Smith King of Prussia Stables 1:49.17
2012 Believe You Can J. Larry Jones Rosie Napravnik Brereton C. Jones 1:49.50
2011 Plum Pretty Bob Baffert Martin Garcia Peachtree Stable 1:49.50
2010 Blind Luck Jerry Hollendorfer Rafael Bejarano Hollendorfer/DeDomenico/Carver 1:50.70
2009 Rachel Alexandra Hal R. Wiggins Calvin Borel D. Morrison/M. Lauffer 1:48.87
2008 Proud Spell Brereton C. Jones Gabriel Saez Larry Jones 1:50.01
2007 Rags to Riches Derrick Smith and Michael Tabor Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher 1:49.99
2006 Lemons Forever Leon, Willis and Terry Horton and Dallas Stewart Mark Guidry Dallas Stewart 1:50.07
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