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The $1.25 million Kentucky Oaks is the top American race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies each spring. With a winner’s share of $750,000, the 1 1/8-mile event at Churchill Downs will be targeted by top stables from across the country.

The Kentucky Oaks is held the day before the Kentucky Derby.

Contenders begin to emerge during the summer/fall of the two-year-old season, with the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies serving as a prime feeder race for juvenile runners, and fans begin to seriously scrutinize prospects once sophomore prep races kick off in January.

Like the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Oaks features a “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” schedule of races to determine eligibility, with the top 4 finishers earning points on a sliding scale.

Venues such as Aqueduct, Fair Grounds, Gulfstream Park, Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita offer a series of races for Oaks hopefuls, but contenders will emerge from other locales as well.

2022 Kentucky Oaks Morning Line Odds and Post Positions

The 2022 Kentucky Oaks Morning Line Odds will be published after the post position draw.

For your reference, you can find the official morning line odds for the 2021 edition Kentucky Oaks. Also listed are the total number of qualifying points earned by each filly on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks this season:

(1) Pauline's Pearl20-1Steve Asmussen / Ricardo Santana Jr.120
(2) Maracuja20-1Rob Atras / Kendrick Carmouche40
(3) Clairiere5-1Steve Asmussen / Tyler Gaffalione94
(4) Crazy Beautiful20-1Ken McPeek / Jose Ortiz 128
(5) Pass the Champagne20-1Javier Castellano / George Weaver40
(6) Travel Column3-1Florent Geroux  / Brad Cox132
(7) Ava's GraceSCRn/a40
(8) Moraz30-1Michael McCarthy / Flavien Prat42
(9) Coach50-1Brad Cox / Luis Saez26
(10) Malathaat5-2Todd Pletcher / John Velazquez 110
(11) Will's Secret30-1Dallas Stewart / Jon Court80
(12) Search Results3-1Chad Brown / Irad Ortiz Jr. 150
(13) Competitive Speed50-1Javier Gonzalez / Chris Landeros 30
(14) Millefeuille20-1Bill Mott / Joel Rosario 44