The $1 million Kentucky Oaks is the top American race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies each spring. With a winner’s share of $600,000, 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.
2021 Kentucky Oaks Morning Line Odds and Post Positions
The final contenders are now officia! In the table below, find the official morning line odds for the 2021 Kentucky Oaks. Also listed are the total number of qualifying points earned by each filly on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks this season:
|(POST) HORSE||ML ODDS||TRAINER / JOCKEY||RTKO POINTS|
|(1) Pauline's Pearl||20-1||Steve Asmussen / Ricardo Santana Jr.||120|
|(2) Maracuja||20-1||Rob Atras / Kendrick Carmouche||40|
|(3) Clairiere||5-1||Steve Asmussen / Tyler Gaffalione||94|
|(4) Crazy Beautiful||20-1||Ken McPeek / Jose Ortiz||128|
|(5) Pass the Champagne||20-1||Javier Castellano / George Weaver||40|
|(6) Travel Column||3-1||Florent Geroux / Brad Cox||132|
|(7) Ava's Grace||SCR||n/a||40|
|(8) Moraz||30-1||Michael McCarthy / Flavien Prat||42|
|(9) Coach||50-1||Brad Cox / Luis Saez||26|
|(10) Malathaat||5-2||Todd Pletcher / John Velazquez||110|
|(11) Will's Secret||30-1||Dallas Stewart / Jon Court||80|
|(12) Search Results||3-1||Chad Brown / Irad Ortiz Jr.||150|
|(13) Competitive Speed||50-1||Javier Gonzalez / Chris Landeros||30|
|(14) Millefeuille||20-1||Bill Mott / Joel Rosario||44|