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The 2020 Kentucky Oaks

The 2020 Kentucky Oaks Contenders List

The table below holds the official Kentucky Oaks contenders, odds and post positions.

  Horse Jockey Morning Line Odds
1 Swiss Skydiver Tyler Gaffalione 8-5
2 Tempers Rising Julien Leparoux 50-1
3 Donna Veloce Ricardo Santana Jr. 15-1
4 Speech Javier Castellano 5-1
5 Gamine John Velazquez 1-1
6 Bayerness Rafael Bejarano 50-1
7 Shesharesthedevil Florent Geroux 20-1
8 Hopeful Growth Manny Franco 30-1
9 Dream Marie Joe Talamo 50-1

Kentucky Oaks day race card and wagering menu:

Please find the race numbers, start times and wagering opportunities for Kentucky Oaks day.

Race Post Time Wagering
1 11:00AM WPS EX DD P3 P5
2 11:30AM WPS EX DD P3 P4
3 12:00PM WPS EX DD P3
4 12:30PM WPS EX DD P3 P5
5 1:10PM WPS EX DD P3 P4
6 1:45PM WPS EX DD P3
7 2:20PM WPS EX DD P3 S6
8 3:05PM WPS EX DD P3 P5 
9 3:40PM WPS EX DD P3 P4
10 4:15PM WPS EX DD P3 P4
11 4:50PM WPS EX DD P3
12 5:45PM WPS EX SH5 (O/D-DBL)(O/W/D-P3)(Longines-Kentucky Oaks)
13 6:20PM WPS EX

 

What is the Kentucky Oaks?

The $1 million Kentucky Oaks is a premiere race for Thoroughbred three-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs, the female counterpart to the Kentucky Derby. The 1 1/8-mile event is offered the Friday before the Kentucky Derby, which takes place on the first Saturday in May every year.

The 146th running of the Kentucky Oaks is Friday, September 4th. The Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks are the longest continuously held sporting events in America, originating in 1875.

Kentucky Oaks attendance reached 100,000 for the first time in 1999 (101,034) and 113,071 people filled the stands at the Louisville, Kentucky track despite cold and cloudy conditions in 2014. The Oaks is frequently the second-most attended event in Thoroughbred racing behind the Kentucky Derby.

Since 1999, Churchill Downs has partnered with various organizations and causes, such as non-profit organizations focusing upon prevention and treatment of breast and ovarian cancer. Kentucky Oaks Day is a “Pink Out,” with patrons encouraged to wear pink attire, and special pink cocktails are sold.

A fashion contest and Survivors’ Parade also benefit cancer survivors on Oaks Day.

Known as the Run for the Lillies, the Oaks features an impressive roster of past winners -- champions such as Rachel Alexandra, Untapable, Blind Luck, Proud Spell, Rags to Riches and Ashado have proved successful in the last decade – and a stakes-packed program filled with wagering opportunities await horse players on the undercard.

In 2014, Oaks handle totaled $14.02 million and $43.14 million was wagered on the entire program.

What did the Kentucky Oaks contender list look like early in the year?

In contrast, take a look at probable Oaks contenders from Feb. 17th.

  Horse  Points  Earnings 
1 Finite 70 $524,349
2 British Idiom 50 $1,400,000
3 Bast 34 $840,000
4 Donna Veloce 12 $400,000
5 Wicked Whisper 10 $280,000
6 Lazy Daisy 10 $158,280
7 Tonalist's Shape 10 $137,640
8 Lake Avenue 10 $137,500
9 Venetian Harbor 10 $120,000
10 Lucrezia 10 $94,000
11 Harvey's Lil Goil 10 $55,000
12 Swiss Skydiver 10 $31,500
13 Tempers Rising 7 $27,000
14 Perfect Alibi 6 $512,500
15 Motu 6 $68,200
16 Gingham 5 $58,000
17 Comical 5 $20,851
18 Frank's Rockette 4 $190,000
19 Maedean 4 $132,500

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