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.

2018 Kentucky Oaks/Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide


1Monomoy Girl (Tapizar)Brad Cox 1st, Ashland Stakes (G1)
2Midnight Bisou (Midnight Lute) William Spawr 1st, Santa Anita Oaks (G1)
3Coach Rocks (Oxbow) Dale Romans 1st, Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2)
4Rayya (Tiz Wonderful) Doug Watson 2nd, UAE Derby (G1)
5Eskimo Kisses (To Honor and Serve) Kenny McPeek 2nd, Ashland Stakes (G1)
6Chocolate Martini (Broken Vow)Tom Amoss 1st, Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)
7Wonder Gadot (Medaglia d'Oro)Mark Casse 2nd, Fantasy Stakes (G3)
8Take Charge Paula (Take Charge Indy)Kiaran McLaughlin 2nd, Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2)
9My Miss Lilly (Tapit)Mark Hennig 1st, Gazelle Stakes (G2)
10Blamed (Blame) Joel Marr1st, Sunland Stakes (G3)
11Sassy Sienna (Midshipman) Brad Cox 1st, Fantasy Stakes (G3)
12Patrona Margarita (Special Rate)Bret Calhoun 3rd, Ashland Stakes (G1)
13Classy Act (Into Mischief) Bret Calhoun 4th, Fair Ground Oaks (G2)
14Red Ruby (Tiznow) Kellyn Gorder 4th, Honeybee Stakes (G3)


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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 25, 2018BusandaAqueduct1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1Midnight Disguise
Feb 3, 2018Forward GalGulfstream Park7 Furlongs10-4-2-1Take Charge Paula
Feb 4, 2018Las VirgenesSanta Anita Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Dream Tree
Feb 10, 2018SuncoastTampa Bay Downs1 Mile 40 Yards10-4-2-1C.S. Incharge
Feb 10, 2018Martha WashingtonOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Red Ruby

2018 Kentucky Oaks Championship Series (15 races)

Feb 17, 2018Rachel AlexandraFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Monomoy Girl
Mar 1, 2018UAE OaksMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles50-20-10-5Rayya
Mar 3, 2018BusherAqueduct1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Midnight Disguise
Mar 3, 2018Davona DaleGulfstream Park1 Mile50-20-10-5Fly So High
Mar 3, 2018Santa YsabelSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Midnight Bisou
Mar 10, 2018HoneybeeOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Cosmic Burst
Mar 17, 2018Bourbonette OaksTurfway Park1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2Go Noni Go
Mar 24, 2018Fair Grounds OaksFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Chocolate Martini
Mar 25, 2018Sunland Park OaksSunland Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Blamed
Mar 31, 2018Gulfstream Park OaksGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Coach Rocks
Apr 7, 2018AshlandKeeneland1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Monomoy Girl
Apr 7, 2018Santa Anita OaksSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Midnight Bisou
Apr 7, 2018GazelleAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10My Miss Lilly
Apr 8, 2018BeaumontKeeneland7 Furlongs10-4-2-1Gas Station Sushi
Apr 13, 2018FantasyOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Sassy Sienna


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

1Midnight Bisou 160William Spawr Allen Racing LLC and Bloom Racing Stable LLC (Jeffrey Bloom)
2Monomoy Girl154Brad H. CoxMonomoy Stables LLC (Sol Kumin) & Michael Dubb
3Sassy Sienna115Brad H. CoxMedallion Racing and Jerry McClanahan
4My Miss Lilly 112Mark Hennig Courtlandt Farms (Donald & Donna Adam)
5Chocolate Martini 100Tom Amoss Double Doors Racing LLC
6Coach Rocks 100Dale Romans Roddy J. Valente, RAP Racing (Rick Pitino) & West Point Thoroughbreds (Terry Finley)
7Rayya 90Doug Watson Sheikh Rashid Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi
8Wonder Gadot 84Mark Casse Gary Barber
9Eskimo Kisses 80Kenny McPeek Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek), Gainesway Stable & Harold Lerner
10Take Charge Paula 70Kiaran McLaughlin Peter Deutsch
11Blamed 50Joel Marr Cleber J. Massey
12Patrona Margarita35W. Bret CalhounCraig D. Upham
13Classy Act 30Bret Calhoun Carl R. Moore Management LLC
14Red Ruby 15Kellyn Gorder Sandra Sexton and Brandi Nicholson
15Heavenhasmynikki 11Anthony QuartaroloLoooch Racing Stables Inc. (Ron Paolucci)
16C. S. Incharge 10 Dale Romans Wiliam Pacella, Frank J. Jones Jr., and Frank Shoop


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 our2018 Kentucky Oaks / Kentucky Derby Wagering Guide by clicking the button below. Last year’s Kentucky Oaks/Derby picks paid out over $30,000.00! These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

2018 Kentucky Oaks/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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