2019 Kentucky Oaks – Running for the Lilies

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 the Fillies will be running for the Lilies in the 143rd Kentucky Oaks.  The 2019 Kentucky Oaks Race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky starts off the Kentucky Derby Weekend Events. This year’s Kentucky Oaks will be run at a mile and eighth and a field of 14 horses.   

2019 Kentucky Oaks

2019 Kentucky Oaks is Race 11 on Churchill Downs race card and Post time is at 6:12 pm EST.  This years’2019 Kentucky Oaks Purse has increased to $1.25 Million for the three-year-old Winner.  Last years’ 2018 Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl won a purse of $1 Million.

Bellafina is this year’s morning line favorite with 2/1  odds.  Bellafina has won her 3 out of 4 of her last races, but so has Lady Apple.   Lady Apple morning line odds are 20/1 which might be a nice long shot to put in an Exotic Wager.  Lady Apple speed has increased over her last 4 races, she’s one of the horses I’m keeping an eye on.  

Here is the 2019 Kentucky Oak Field and Morning Lines:



Interesting Fact on Bellafina she has won 6 out of the 8 career races and only came in second once.  So where did she place in her 8th career race?  She came in 4th place which so happened to be at Churchill Downs in the Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. 

Jaywalk won Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs.  Jaywalk is another filly I would consider in my wagers, her highest speed figure of 105 beats out Bellafina of 104. 

STAT Race Lens is a handicapping tool that I like to use and it’s FREE. When you place AT LEAST $10 on the track card that you purchased or $25 on any track if you purchased the STAT Race Lens Day Pass TVG.com will refund you the cost.  STAT Race Lens which is offered by TVG.com has an interesting Race Projection for the 2019 Kentucky Oaks Race. 


2019 Kentucky Oaks Race Projection




Kentucky Oaks Signature Drink “Oaks Lily”

The Official Drink of the Kentucky Oaks





  1. Jon

    The Kentucky Oaks is a hugely popular event even while it does not contain as many high profile horses as the Kentucky Derby it still has the festival feel that everybody enjoys. I have never been to the Oaks or Derby but I hear people say they love it. Have you ever been to the Oaks and if so did you enjoy it?

    1. Alex (Post author)

      Being a part of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby is on my bucket list of life.  I have enjoyed the sport of horse racing for many years, visited my local track Parx many times.  There are several other race tracks I look forward to checking out and Churchill Downs is one of them.  

      The first weekend in May is huge for Horse Racing Fans and I look forward to it every year. 

      All the best 



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