Longines Kentucky Oaks 141

The first running of the 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.

Pink Out!

If you are planning to attend the Longines Kentucky Oaks, you should know in advance that you can wear any color as long as it’s PINK!

Longines Kentucky Oaks Pink Out!

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Survivors' Parade

The Survivors Parade presented by Kroger will again take place on Longines Kentucky Oaks Day to show our fans’ support for cancer survivors.

Kentucky Oaks Pink Out!

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Longines Oaks Fashion Contest

Oaks fashions will be front and center at the Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest. 

Longines Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest

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