While the world gets excited for the Kentucky Derby, fans can enjoy even more fantastic horse racing in the Kentucky Oaks.
The first weekend in May delivers some of the best horse racing action thanks to iconic venue of Churchill Downs.
In 2022, the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby will be preceded by the 148th running of the Kentucky Oaks.
Here’s all you need to know to catch the Oaks on Friday.
Kentucky Oaks field for 2022
- Secret Oath – Luis Saez
- Nostalgic – Jose Ortiz
- Hidden Connection – Reylu Gutierrez
- Nest – Irad Ortiz Jr.
- Goddess Fire – John Velazquez
- Yuugiri – Florent Geroux
- Echo Zulu – Joel Rosario
- Venti Valentine – Tyler Gaffalione
- Desert Dawn – Umberto Rispoli
- Kathleen O. – Javier Castellano
- Cocktail Moments – Corey Lanerie
- Candy Raid – Rafael Bejarano
- Shahama – Flavien Prat
- Turnerloose – Manny Franco
- Beguine – Ricardo Santana Jr.
Kentucky Oaks 2022 odds
- Secret Oath – 6-1
- Nostalgic – 15-1
- Hidden Connection – 20-1
- Nest – 5-2
- Goddess of Fire – 15-1
- Yuugiri – 30-1
- Echo Zulu – 4-1
- Venti Valentine – 20-1
- Desert Dawn – 20-1
- Kathleen O. – 7-2
- Cocktail Moments – 30-1
- Candy Raid – 30-1
- Shahama – 15-1
- Turnerloose – 20-1
- Beguine – 30-1
What’s the difference between Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby
The simplest difference between the Derby and the Oaks is the gender of the horses involved. Any three-year-old can compete in the Derby, though male horses are the norm. However, only three-year-old fillies can run the Oaks.
The races themselves are also different. The Derby is one and one-quarter miles. The Oaks is one and one-eighth miles, a furlong shorter than the other.
Given the popularity of the Derby, it also carries a bigger purse. The Oaks’ purse is $1.25 million. The Derby’s is $3 million.
What channel is the Kentucky Oaks on?
The Kentucky Oaks will post on Friday, May 6 at 5:51 p.m. ET on USA Network.
Watch Kentucky Oaks 2022 live stream
Watch the Oaks online by heading over to Fubo.TV and using their seven-day free trial.
Will Nest follow through as the favorite or will forecast rain give another horse a chance to break through?