The Kentucky Oaks has been known to be a prestige and lucrative event for three-year-old fillies with a purse of $600,000 to the winner, just 14 horses are allowed in the starting game, the race currently covers 1 1/8  miles (9 furlongs) and the horses carry 121 pounds (55kg).  The race is usually held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby. Also, here are the 2023 Kentucky Oaks Standing Points!

Qualifying for the Kentucky Oaks

If more than 14 horses enter the Kentucky Oaks, positions will be reserved for the top 14-point earners from the Road to the Kentucky Oaks qualifying series. If any of the top 14 does not enter the Oaks, their position is given to the next ranked horses on the list. Up to 18 horses may enter the race, with the bottom four point-earners listed as “also eligible”.

If any of the top 14 is scratched after entries are taken but before betting begins, the next ranked horse on the also eligible list will be eligible to run. If two or more horses have the same number of points, the tiebreaker to get into the race will be earnings in non-restricted stakes races, whether or not they are graded. In the event of a tie, those horses will divide equally the points they would have received jointly had one beaten the other. 

Kentucky Oaks Prep Season & Kentucky Oaks Championship Series

These prep races are divided into two categories -The Kentucky Oaks Prep Season and Kentucky Oaks Championship Series. The prep season runs through March 5th, presenting points on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the top four respective finishers. The only exception is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies which awards 20-8-4-2

The Championship Series starts in February and holds eight races on the Championship Series schedule offering 50-20-10-5 points, six other races, which are known as the final round of major prep races, award 100-40-20-10 and one exception is the Beaumont’s 10-4-2-1 point awards. The Road to the Kentucky Oaks series points are awarded on a descending scale to the top 4 finishers in designated prep races.

The Oaks Road typically starts with the Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs and it goes along through early April with more races in the most prestigious racecourses such as Santa Anita, Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, and Keeneland among others.

Fillies who earn points as part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby will be credited with them as part of the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. However, points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks are not credited toward qualifying for the Derby.

2023 Kentucky Oaks Standing Points

1Wet Paint70Brad H. CoxGodolphin
Godolphin, LLC
2Pretty Mischievous63Brendan P. WalshGodolphin
Godolphin, LLC
3Dorth Vader50Michael YatesJohn Ropes
John Ropes
4Mimi Kakushi50Ghadayer, S BinSheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed al Maktoum
5Shidabhuti 50Chad C. BrownGabriel Duignan & Gerry Dilger
Peter M. Brant
6Wonder Wheel 48Mark E. CasseThree Chimneys Farm, LLC & Clearsky Farms
D. J. Stable LLC
7Red Carpet Ready35George R. Arnold, IILynn B. Schiff
Ashbrook Farm and Upland Flats Racing
8And Tell Me Nolies 30Peter MillerLara Run LLC
Peter Redekop B. C., Ltd.
9Hoosier Philly 25Thomas M. AmossCandy Meadows LLC
Gold Standard Racing Stable, LLC
10The Alys Look 24Brad H. CoxG. Watts Humphrey Jr.
Thrash, Ike and Dawn
11Gambling Girl21Todd A. PletcherGallagher’s Stud
Repole Stable
12Dreaming of Snow20Gerald S. BennettKaryn Philipp
Team Equistaff, LLC. and Winning Stables, Inc.
13Botanical 20Brad H. CoxClearsky Farms & Godolphin
LNJ Foxwoods and Clearsky Farms
14Condensation20Chris A. HartmanWilliam Humphries & Altair Farms LLC
Pravin A. Patel
15Miracle20Todd A. PletcherTim Padgett
WinStar Farm LLC and Siena Farm LLC
16Occult 20Chad C. BrownPeter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC
Alpha Delta Stables
17Asset Purchase20Chad C. BrownSheltowee Farm & Dialed In Syndicate
Klaravich Stables, Inc.
18Guns n’ Graces 20Chad C. BrownCoffeepot Stable
CHP Racing
19Justique 19John A. ShirreffsJohn D. Gunther & Eurowest Bloodstock
C R K Stable
20Grand Love18Steven M. AsmussenThree Chimneys Farm, LLC
Three Chimneys Farm
21Chop Chop17Brad H. CoxCobra Farm & MRJ Thoroughbreds
Selective, LLC
22Pride of the Nile 17Leandro MoraStonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
West Coast Stables, LLC
23Julia Shining16Todd A. PletcherStonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
Stonestreet Stables LLC
24Blessed Touch 16Tim YakteenBrereton C. Jones
Amestoy, Jr., Pierre Jean, Amestoy, Leslie A. and Beasley, Roger K.
25Leave No Trace15Philip M. SerpeRed Cloak Farm, LLC
WellSpring Stables
26Capella15Brad H. CoxJuddmonte Farms Inc.
Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
27Vahva 13Cherie DevauxWoodford Thoroughbreds, LLC
Belladonna Racing, LLC, Hudson, Jr., Edward J., West Point Thoroughbreds, LBD Stable LLC, Nice Guys Stables, Manganaro Bloodstock, Runnels Racing, Hornstock, Steve and Twin Brook Stables
28Fun and Festy10Kenneth G. McPeekJ Stephen McDonald
Lucky Seven Stable
29Infinite Diamond10Patrick L. BianconeCharles Fipke
Diamond 100 Racing Club, LLC, Madaket Stables LLC and Silva, Frank
30Affirmative Lady 10H. Graham MotionAlastar Thoroughbred Co, LLC
AMO Racing USA
31Ziaerati 10Robert N. Falcone, Jr.Whitehorse Stable
John Grossi’s Racing Corp., Dubb, Michael, Elayne Stables Five and Adelphi Racing Club
32Uncontrollable9Michael W. McCarthyWill Wolford
Repole Stable
33Taxed 8Randy L. MorseJoseph R. Nally
Richard Bahde
34Undervalued Asset 8Chad C. BrownSpeightstown Syndicate & Cloyce C Clark, Jr.
Klaravich Stables, Inc.
35You’re My Girl7John P. Terranova, IIJames G. Doyle
Gatsas Stables, R. A. Hill Stable and Hidden Brook Farm
36Defining Purpose7Kenneth G. McPeekColette Marie Vanmatre
Magdalena Racing (Sherri McPeek) and Vanmatre, Colette Marie
37Atomically6Todd A. PletcherTracy Pinchin & Michael Bernard
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Bernard, Michael G. and Colburn, Harry
38Towhead 5Michael J. MakerD.J. Stable, LLC
Pura Vida Investments LLC, Hutson, Cindy M. and Setzer, Brett
39Take Charge Briana4D. Wayne LukasWillis Horton Racing LLC
Willis Horton Racing LLC
40Opus Forty Two4Arnaud DelacourRose Hill Farm & John Trumbulovic
Mark B. Grier
41Sweet Trouble 4Philip D’AmatoBarry Becker & Judith Becker
Old Bones Racing Stable LLC, Lombardi, Michael V., Platts, Joey and Sims, William J.
42Positano Sunset4Ian R. WilkesJohn Seiler, Randy Bloch, Trish Henson,Brad Stephens & Dave Hall
Six Column Stables, LLC, Bloch, Randall L., Seiler, John and Hall, David
43Olivia Twist 2Todd W. FincherBrushy Hill, LLC
G. Chris Coleman
44Boss Lady Bailey2John Alexander OrtizWhite Fox Farm
Hooties Racing LLC
45Royal Spa2Rodolphe BrissetBreffni Farm
Breffni Farm
46Charlie’s Wish2David FawkesThree Gin Guys Stable
Royalight Racing, LLC

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