The Kentucky Oaks 141
9:00 AM8:00 PM
The first running of the Longines Kentucky Oaks was on May 19, 1875 when Churchill Downs was known as the Louisville Jockey Club. The race was founded by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. along with the Kentucky Derby. The Oaks and the Derby are the oldest continuously contested sporting events in history, and the only horse races to be held at their original site since its conception. The Longines Kentucky Oaks was modeled after the British Epsom Oaks.
The Longines Kentucky Oaks is considered by some to be among the most popular horse races in American horse-racing society due to its high attendance. It attracts about 100,000 people in attendance a year. Men and Women traditionally wear the color pink at the Oaks in support of a Breast Cancer fundraiser held city-wide and at the track.
Highlights of the day include:
Pink Out: The official color of the Kentucky Oaks is PINK in honor of the Oaks official flower, the stargazer lily. In support of Kentucky Oaks Day, THINK PINK when it comes to your attire for Kentucky Oaks 141!
Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest: Ladies of all ages can participate in the Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest and strut their stuff on the pink carpet for a chance to win a Longines watch!
Survivors Parade presented by Kroger: The Survivors Parade presented by Kroger will again take place on Kentucky Oaks Day to show our fansâ€™ support for cancer survivors. The parade will be made up of 141 cancer survivors who have been chosen through an online nomination and selection process. Participants will walk in a stunning parade of pink around the Churchill Downs main track prior to the Oaks race.
Eight Belles Stakes
La Troienne Stakes
Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Kentucky Derby 141
1:00 AM1:00 AM
The 141st Running of the Kentucky Derby at Legendary Churchill Downs. It is the world's most famous horse race and one of the foremost culture events in the United States.