2021 Kentucky Oaks Prep Races

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As the premiere event for three-year-old fillies in the spring, the Kentucky Oaks carries plenty of prestige and a lucrative payday (at least $600,000 to the winner) for connections. The 1 1/8-mile race can be oversubscribed as a result, with only 14 runners allowed in the starting gate. Churchill Downs instituted a new format in 2013 to determine eligibility with a Road to the Kentucky Oaks points system and schedule.

Called the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” series, points are awarded on a sliding scale to the top 4 finishers in designated prep races. The Oaks Road typically kicks off with the Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs and continues through early April with events at Santa Anita, Aqueduct, Keeneland, and Oaklawn Park.

These prep races are divided into two categories – the Kentucky Oaks Prep Season and Kentucky Oaks Championship Series. The Prep Season runs through February 10, awarding points on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the top four respective finishers. The only exception is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies which awards 20-8-4-2.

The Championship Series begins in February and holds seven races on the Championship Series schedule offering 50-20-10-5 points; six other races, which are known as the final round of major prep races, award 100-40-20-10; and two outliers are the Bourbonette Oaks at 20-8-4-2 and the Beaumont’s 10-4-2-1.

List of 2021 Kentucky Oaks Prep Races

PocahontasChurchill DownsSeptember 3, 202010-4-2-1
ChandelierSanta Anita ParkSeptember 26, 202010-4-2-1
AlcibiadesKeenelandOctober 2, 202010-4-2-1
FrizetteBelmont ParkOctober 10, 202010-4-2-1
BC Juvenile FilliesKeenelandNovember 6, 202020-8-4-2
Golden RodChurchill DownsNovember 28, 202010-4-2-1
DemoiselleAqueductDecember 5, 202010-4-2-1
StarletLos Alamitos Race CourseDecember 5, 202010-4-2-1
Santa YnezSanta Anita ParkJanuary 3, 202110-4-2-1
SilverbulletdayFair GroundsJanuary 16, 202110-4-2-1
BusandaAqueductJanuary 24, 202110-4-2-1
Forward GalGulfstream ParkJanuary 30, 202110-4-2-1
Martha WashingtonOaklawn ParkJanuary 30, 202110-4-2-1
SuncoastTampa Bay DownsFebruary 6, 202110-4-2-1
Las VirgenesSanta Anita ParkFebruary 6, 202110-4-2-1
Rachel AlexandraFair GroundsFebruary 13, 202150-20-10-5
UAE OaksMeydan RacecourseFebruary 18, 202150-20-10-5
Cincinnati TropyTurfway ParkFebruary 26, 202110-4-2-1
Davona DaleGulfstream ParkFebruary 27, 202150-20-10-5
Busher InvitationalAqueductMarch 6, 202150-20-10-5
HoneybeeOaklawn ParkMarch 6, 202150-20-10-5
Santa YsabelSanta Anita ParkMarch 7, 202150-20-10-5
Fairgrounds OaksFair GroundsMarch 20, 2021100-40-20-10
Bourbonette OaksTurfway ParkMarch 27, 202120-8-4-2
Gulfstream Park OaksGulfstream ParkMarch 27, 2021100-40-20-10
BeaumontKeenelandApril 2, 202110-4-2-1
Santa Anita OaksSanta Anita ParkApril 3, 2021100-40-20-10
GazelleAqueductApril 3, 2021100-40-20-10
AshlandKeenelandApril 3, 2021100-40-20-10
FantasyOaklawn ParkApril 3, 2021100-40-20-10

2021 Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard

#3Travel Column32$214,040
#4Crazy Beautiful28$244,645
#8Girl Daddy14$299,040
#9Simply Ravishing13$374,600
#10Moon Swag12$78,000
#12Will's Secret10$120,000
#13Curlin's Catch10$65,700
#14The Grass Is Blue10$65,278
#18Souper Sensational4$78,484
#19Lady Traveler4$40,400
#22Coffee Bar4$20,000
#25Il Malocchio2$10,000
#28Sun Path1$6,000