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2023 Kentucky Oaks

2023 Kentucky Oaks

On Friday, May 5, 2023, Pretty Mischievous won the 149th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.

Whether you’re looking for 2023 Kentucky Oaks contenders, entries, odds, 2023 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Oaks prep race schedule, past performances, 2022 points standings and leaderboard, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

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The Kentucky Oaks 149 field is based on a tiered point system in select races throughout the country. See below for the entire schedule of Kentucky Oaks prep races.

2022 / 2023 Kentucky Oaks Prep Season (17 races)

Sept. 17, 2022PocahontasChurchill Downs1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Fun and Fiesty
Oct. 2, 2022FrizetteAqueduct1 M10-4-3-2-1Chocolate Gelato
Oct. 7, 2022AlcibiadesKeeneland1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Wonder Wheel
Oct. 8, 2022ChandelierSanta Anita1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1And Tell Me Nolies
Nov. 4, 2022Breeders’ Cup Juv. FilliesKeeneland1 1/16 M30-12-9-6-3Wonder Wheel
Nov. 26, 2022Golden RodChurchill Downs1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Hoosier Philly
Dec. 3, 2022DemoiselleAqueduct1 1/8 M10-4-3-2-1Julia Shining
Dec. 10, 2022StarletLos Alamitos1 1/16 M10-4-3-2-1Faiza
Dec. 26, 2022UntapableFair Grounds1 M 70 Y10-4-3-2-1Pretty Mischievous
Jan. 8, 2023Santa YnezSanta Anita7 F10-4-3-2-1Ice Dancing
Jan. 14, 2023BusandaAqueduct1 1/8 M20-8-6-4-2Occult
Jan. 21, 2023SilverbulletdayFair Grounds1 M 70 Y20-8-6-4-2The Alys Look
Jan. 28, 2023Martha WashingtonOaklawn Park1 1/16 M20-8-6-4-2Wet Paint
Jan. 28, 2023Las VirgenesSanta Anita1 M20-8-6-4-2Faiza
Feb. 4, 2023Forward GalGulfstream Park7 F20-8-6-4-2Red Carpet Ready
Feb. 11, 2023SuncoastTampa Bay Downs1 M 40 Y20-8-6-4-2Dreaming of Snow
Mar. 4, 2023Cincinnati TrophyTurfway Park1 M (AW)20-8-6-4-2Botanical

2023 Kentucky Oaks Championship Series (15 races)

Feb. 17, 2023UAE OaksMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 M50-20-15-10-5Mimi Kakushi
Feb. 18, 2023Rachel AlexandraFair Grounds1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Pretty Mischievous
Feb. 25, 2023HoneybeeOaklawn Park1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Wet Paint
Mar. 4, 2023Davona DaleGulfstream Park1 M50-20-15-10-5Dorth Vader
Mar. 4, 2023Busher InvitationalAqueduct1 M50-20-15-10-5Shidabhuti
Mar. 5, 2023Santa YsabelSanta Anita1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Faiza
Mar. 25, 2023Fair Grounds OaksFair Grounds1 1/16 M100-40-30-20-10Southlawn
Mar. 25, 2023Bourbonette OaksTurfway Park1 1/16 M (AW)50-20-15-10-5Botanical
*Mar. 26, 2023Sunland Park OaksSunland Park1 1/16 M50-20-15-10-5Flying Connection
Apr. 1, 2023Gulfstream Park OaksGulfstream Park1 1/16 M100-40-30-20-10Affirmative Lady
Apr. 1, 2023FantasyOaklawn Park1 1/16 M100-40-30-20-10Wet Paint
*Apr. 7, 2023AshlandKeeneland1 1/16 M100-40-30-20-10Defining Purpose
Apr. 8, 2023Santa Anita OaksSanta Anita1 1/16 M100-40-30-20-10Faiza
*Apr. 8, 2023GazelleAqueduct1 1/8 M100-40-30-20-10Promiseher America
*Apr. 16, 2023BeaumontKeeneland7 F10-4-3-2-1

* = Race dates and distances to be announced by host track; date based on recent historical placement. … Schedule subject to change. … (AW) = Synthetic.


Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2022 Kentucky Oaks. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated qualifying Kentucky Oaks prep races listed above. The Kentucky Oaks field is reserved for the top 14 point earners.

Road to the Kentucky Oaks

1Wet Paint170Brad CoxGodolphin LLC
2Affirmative Lady110Graham MotionAMO Racing USA
3Defining Purpose 107Kenneth G. McPeekMagdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and Vanmatre, Colette Marie
4Pretty Mischievous 103Brendan WalshGodolphin, LLC
5Southlawn100Norm CasseRobert E. Materson
6Promiseher America100Ray Handal Hoffman Thoroughbreds & Tom F. McCrocklin
7Shidabhuti80Chad BrownPeter M. Brant
8And Tell Me Nolies 70Peter MillerPeter Redekop B. C., Ltd.
9Botanical 70Brad CoxLNJ Foxwoods (Jaime Roth) & Clearsky Farms (Bernard Cleary)
10Dorth Vader70Michael YatesJohn Ropes
11Gambling Girl61Todd PletcherRepole Stable (Mike Repole)
12The Alys Look54Brad CoxIke and Dawn Thrash
13Flying Connection 50Todd Fichner Brad King, Randy Andrews, G. Chris Coleman, Jim Cone, Suzanne Kirby & Lee Lewis
14Mimi Kakushi50Salem bin GhadayerSheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
15Wonder Wheel48Mark CasseD. J. Stable LLC
16Taxed48Randy MorseRichard Bahde
17Julie Shining46Todd PletcherStonestreet Stables LLC (Barbara Banke)
18Hoosier Philly 45Tom AmossGold Standard Racing Stable, LLC
19Punchbowl40Brad CoxGary & Mary West
20Condensation40Chris HartmanPravin A. Patel
21Guns n’ Graces40Chad BrownCHP Racing
22Red Carpet Ready35Rusty Arnold IIAshbrook Farm & Upland Flats Racing
23Capella35Brad CoxJuddmonte
24Olivia Twist32Todd FincherG. Chris Coleman
25Miracle 30Todd Pletcher WinStar Farm LLC & Siena Farm LLC
26Occult30Chad BrownAlpha Delta Stables LLC
27Grand Love 28Steve AsmussenThree Chimneys Farm
28Flashy Gem20Brad CoxSpendthrift Farm LLC
29Asset Purchase20Chad BrownKlaravich Stables Inc.
30Clearly Unhinged 20Michael McCarthy Rock Brother Racing LLC
31Pride of the Nile17Doug O'Neill West Coast Stables LLC
32Effortlesslyelgant10Norm CasseJoann & Alex Lieblong
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