How To Bet on the Kentucky Oaks



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Everybody has heard of the Kentucky Derby, though the Kentucky Oaks isn't talked about nearly as much.

The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby every year, and boasts a very large prize pool of $1.25 million, with $750,000 going to the winning horse and his team.


The annual race taking place in the United States of America.  Horse pictured running the distance.  Bet on it!


The race is a Grade 1 stakes race that is open to all 3 year-old Thoroughbred Fillies. The race takes place at Churchill Downs (same place as the Kentucky Derby) and has been run since 1875.

The track is 1 1/8 miles in length and is a dirt, left-handed course.

The distance length has been changed multiple times over the years, with the first version of the race clocking in at 1 1/2 miles. Over the years, the course has been shortened considerably and now sits at a length of 1 1/8 miles.

The fastest ever time on the 1 1/8 mile track belongs to Bird Town, who managed the run the race in 1:48.64 in 2003.

The largest winning margin in the race is held by Rachel Alexandra, who won by a whopping 20 1/4 lengths in 2009. The longest shot to win the race was Lemons Forever (2006, 47/1), while the most wins by a jockey is four, and that record is held by both Eddie Arcaro and Manuel Ycaza.

The defending champion in this event is Monomoy Girl, which ran the race in 1.49.13 in 2018, which is one of the faster times on record.

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Bellafina is the clear favourite to win the race on May 3rd.

The horse, which is owned by Kaleem Shah and trained by Simon Callaghan, has been on an absolute tear heading into this race, as he has won six of his last 7 races. Bellafina has the pedigree of Quality Road and Akron Moon, so it is no surprise that the horse has done so well lately.

Let's take a look at the top ten odds to win this race on May 3rd, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: April 26th, 2019 5:08 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Bellafina, 2.87
Serengeti Empress, 12.00
Jaywalk, 13.00
Restless Rider, 13.00
Flor De La Mar, 13.00
Dunbar Road, 13.00
Champagne Anyone, 13.00
Jeltrin, 13.00
Liora, 17.00
Motion Emotion, 17.00