The Kentucky Oaks; America’s Most Lucrative Race for Fillies
The Kentucky Oaks is America’s premier and most lucrative race for Thoroughbred fillies three years old or older. This is a Grade 1 stakes race, staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The race currently is run over a distance of 1800 metres at Churchill Downs, and the horses carry a weight of 55 kilograms. The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Saturday of the Kentucky Derby each year.