Kentucky Oaks

America’s most lucrative race for 3-year-old fillies, Kentucky Oaks 144 will be ran Saturday, May 4, 2018 at Churchill Downs, the day before the Kentucky Derby. Here at, the Kentucky Oaks coverage has already began. Whether you’re looking for 2018 Kentucky Oaks contenders, 2017 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Oaks prep race schedule, points standings and leaderboard, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.


1Dream Tree (Uncle Mo) Bob Baffert 1st, Starlet Stakes (G1)???
2Caledonia Road (Quality Road)Ralph Nicks 1st, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)???
3Road to Victory (Quality Road)Mark Casse 1st, Golden Rod Stakes (G2) ???
4Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) William Spawr 1st, Santa Ynez (G2) ???
5Monomoy Girl (Tapizar)Brad Cox 2nd, Golden Rod Stakes (G2)???
6Alluring Star (Exchange Rate)Bob Baffert 2nd, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)???
7Fly So High (Malibu Moon)Shug McGaughey 1st, Gulfstream Park Allowance (1/4/18)???
8Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro)Mark Casse 2nd, Silverbulletday Stakes ???
9Moonshine Memories (Malibu Moon)Simon Callaghan7th, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)???
10Stronger Than Ever (Congrats) Kenny McPeek 1st, Silverbulletday Stakes ???
11Miss Mo Mentum (Uncle Mo)Mark Casse 1st, Hut Hut Stakes ???
12Patrona Margarita (Special Rate) Bret Calhoun 1st, Pocahontas Stakes (G2)???
13Blonde Bomber (Fort Larned)Stanley Gold 4th, Silverbulletday Stakes ??
14Cosmic Burst (Violence) Donnie K Von Hemel 1st, Trapeze Stakes ???


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The Kentucky Oaks 144 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.

2017-18 Kentucky Oaks Prep Season (15 races)

Sep 16, 2017PocahontasChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Patrona Margarita
Sep 30, 2017ChandelierSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Moonshine Memories
Oct 6, 2017AlcibiadesKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Heavenly Love
Oct 8, 2017FrizetteBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Separationofpowers
Nov 4, 2017BC Juvenile FilliesDel Mar1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Caledonia Road
Nov 25, 2017Golden RodChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Road to Victory
Dec 2, 2017DemoiselleAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Wonder Gadot
Dec 9, 2017StarletLos Alamitos Race Course1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Dream Tree
Jan 7, 2018Santa YnezSanta Anita Park7 Furlongs10-4-2-1Midnight Bisou
Jan 13, 2018SilverbulletdayFair Grounds1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1Stronger Than Ever
Jan 21, 2018BusandaAqueduct1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1
Feb 3, 2018Forward GalGulfstream Park7 Furlongs10-4-2-1
Feb 4, 2018Las VirgenesSanta Anita Park1 Mile10-4-2-1
Feb 10, 2018SuncoastTampa Bay Downs1 Mile 40 Yards10-4-2-1
Feb 10, 2018Martha WashingtonOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1

2018 Kentucky Oaks Championship Series (15 races)

Feb 24, 2018BusherAqueduct1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Feb 24, 2018Rachel AlexandraFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 1, 2018UAE OaksMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 3, 2018Davona DaleGulfstream Park1 Mile50-20-10-5
Mar 3, 2018Santa YsabelSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 10, 2018HoneybeeOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 17, 2018Bourbonette OaksTurfway Park1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2
Mar 24, 2018Fair Grounds OaksFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Mar 25, 2018Sunland Park OaksSunland Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5
Mar 31, 2018Gulfstream Park OaksGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 7, 2018AshlandKeeneland1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 7, 2018Santa Anita OaksSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 7, 2018GazelleAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 13, 2018FantasyOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10
Apr 19, 2018BeaumontKeeneland7 Furlongs10-4-2-1


Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2018 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

1Caledonia Road24Ralph E. NicksZoom and Fish Stable Inc. and Spiring, Charlie
2Wonder Gadot 14Mark Casse Gary Barber
3Alluring Star12Bob Baffert Baoma Corporation
4Separationofpowers12Chad C. BrownKlaravich Stables, Inc.
5Moonshine Memories10 Simon CallaghanBridlewood Farm
6Heavenly Love10Mark E. CasseDebby M. Oxley
7Dream Tree 10Bob Baffert Phoenix Thoroughbred III
8Midnight Bisou 10 William Spawr Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom)
9Patrona Margarita10W. Bret CalhounCraig D. Upham
10Road to Victory10Mark E. CasseJohn C. Oxley & Gary Barber
11Stronger Than Ever 10Kenny McPeek Fern Cicle Stables
12Blonde Bomber 5Stanley Gold Mrs. S E Bruce
13Yesterday's News 5Simon CallaghanReddam Racing LLC
14Piedi Bianchi4Doug F. O'NeillNice Guys Stables, Bick, Jack and Oringer, Jay
15Princess Warrior4Kenneth G. McPeekTrommer, Evan, Trommer, Matthew and Trommer, Andrew
16Kelly's Humor4 Brad H. CoxThrash, Ike and Dawn
17Monomoy Girl4Brad H. CoxMonomoy Stables LLC (Sol Kumin) & Michael Dubb
18Steph Being Steph 4Brian J. KorinerBlinkers On Racing Stable, Bennett, Cahee, Georgetti, Harris, Lyons et al.
19Mauer Power 4John Servis Cash Is King LLC
20Maya Malibu2H. Graham MotionMy Meadowview Farm LLC
21Sunny Skies2Kenneth G. McPeekNormandy Farm
22Win the War 2Mark Casse Oxley, John C. and Barber, Gary
23Dancing2Mark E. CasseLive Oak Plantation
24Cash Out2Rusty Arnold IIG. Watts Humphrey Jr.
25Layla Noor 2Arnaud Delacour Lael Stables
26Missive 2Mike Stidham Pin Oak Stables LLC
27Daisy 1John Servis Fox Hill Farms, Inc.
28Dancing Belle1J. Keith DesormeauxBig Chief Racing, LLC and Rocker O Ranch, LLC
29Sassy Sienna1Brad H. CoxZayat Stables, LLC
30Purrfect Miss1Jeremiah C. EnglehartDiRienzo, Orlando and Southfield Farm
31Exuberance 1Ian Kruljac Seltzer Thoroughbreds
32Dessert Honeys1Eddie KenneallyHomewrecker Racing LLC (Ricki & Ron Rashinski)
33Primo Extremo1Jason DaCostaJohn E. Brown


Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, 9-1 shot Abel Tasman rallied from far back on a sloppy track to win the 143rd running of the Kentucky Oaks.

See full race recap HERE along with the payouts below. Also, be sure to download our 2016 Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide by clicking the button below. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide

13Abel TasmanMike SmithBob Baffert20.409.206.40
12Daddys Lil DarlingJulien LeparouxKenneth McPeek11.006.60
2LockdownJose OrtizBill Mott18.40
$1.00 Daily Double1-13$26.40$496,943
$0.00 Super High Five13-12-2-6-14$61,739
$2.00 Exacta13-12$203.00$2,806,430
$1.00 Pick 35-1-13 (3 Correct)$1,827.30$432,894
$1.00 Pick 41-5-1-13 (4 Correct)$12,415.70$1,369,718
$0.50 Pick 512-1-5-1-13 (5 Correct)$32,855.85$758,249
$2.00 Pick 61-12-1-5-1-13 (5 Correct)$2,606.60$294,089
$1.00 Superfecta13-12-2-6$85,555.10$988,960
$2.00 Trifecta13-12-2$5,727.60$2,549,759
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