Kentucky Oaks Day: Horse Racing Schedule & Post Times At Churchill Downs Friday

Written By Mo Nuwwarah | Last Updated
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While the horse racing world remains mostly focused on Kentucky Derby odds, it isn’t the only show in town. Friday’s Kentucky Oaks will offer the best fillies in the country a chance to compete in a $1.5 million Grade 1 stakes race. See below for the full Oaks Day racing schedule before placing Kentucky Oaks bets.

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Kentucky Oaks Full Schedule

Gates open at 9 a.m. ET Friday, with the Kentucky Oaks racing schedule kicking off at 10:30 a.m. Here are all of the times.

  • Race No. 1: 10:30 a.m.
  • Race No. 2: 11 a.m.
  • Race No. 3: 11:30 a.m.
  • Race No. 4: 12:05 p.m.
  • Race No. 5: 12:43 p.m.
  • Race No. 6: 1:26 p.m.
  • Race No. 7: 2:09 p.m.
  • Race No. 8: 3:03 p.m.
  • Race No. 9: 4:04 p.m.
  • Race No. 10: 4:51 p.m.
  • Race No. 11: 5:51 p.m. (Kentucky Oaks)
  • Race No. 12: 6:27 p.m.
  • Race No. 13: 7:02 p.m.

Race No. 11 is the big one. That’s the Kentucky Oaks, featuring the top fillies in the country. The $1.5 million race opened with a 16-horse field, although Tapit Jenallie was an early scratch. Here’s a look at how the remaining field shakes out:

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Kentucky Oaks Odds

Churchill Downs track announcer Travis Stone said at a charity function this week that the 2024 Kentucky Oaks is the best Oaks in more than a decade, perhaps in the past 15 years. The field is strong, with all of the favorites longer than 3-1 on the morning line odds.

1Tapit Jenallie30-1Eddie Milligan Jr.Manny Esquivel
2Gin Gin30-1Brad CoxFlorent Geroux
3Where’s My Ring15-1Val BrinkerhoffJose Lezcano
4Regulatory Risk20-1Chad BrownJose Ortiz
5Thorpedo Anna5-1Kenny McPeekBrian Hernandez Jr.
6Lemon Muffin30-1D. Wayne LukasKeith Asmussen
7Fiona’s Magic30-1Michael YatesLuis Saez
8Tarifa7-2Brad CoxFlavien Prat
9Everland30-1Eric FosterAbel Cedillo
10Into Champagne30-1Ian Wilkes Julien Leparoux
11Ways and Means5-1Chad BrownTyler Gaffalione
12Power Squeeze12-1Jorge DelgadoDaniel Centeno
13Just FYI9-2Bill MottJr. Alvarado
14Leslie’s Rose4-1Todd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr
15Our Pretty Woman15-1Steve AsmussenJoel Rosario

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