Longines Kentucky Oaks Tickets
Place your bets and get your Kentucky Oaks tickets for a great day of racing at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Oaks is an annual Garde I thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old fillies. It takes place on the day before the Kentucky Derby as part of the Derby weekend festivities. The race is set at a distance of 1⅛ miles with the fillies carrying 121 pounds. A purse of over $1 million sees the winner of the race collecting $750,000 and a garland of lilies known as “Lillies for the Fillies.”
The Kentucky Oaks was founded in 1875 alongside the Kentucky Derby with both events being the oldest annual sporting events in the United States. In terms of attendance, the Kentucky Oaks is one of the most popular horse races in the world, drawing over 100,000 each year. The only horse racing events in America that outdraw the Kentucky Oaks are the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. The Oaks also make up a portion of the unofficial National Filly Triple Crown along with the Black-Eyed Susan Day and the Acord Stakes. Complete your Derby weekend at the twin spires by purchasing Kentucky Oaks tickets at TicketSmarter!
Kentucky Oaks Ticket Prices
As part of the Kentucky Derby and one of the highest attended horse races in America, tickets for the Kentucky Oaks are in high demand. The high demand for tickets and the seating location are the two main factors that will affect Kentucky Oaks ticket prices. Tickets for the race may become cheaper as race day nears, but that is not guaranteed and you risk missing out on great seats if you wait too long.
How much are Kentucky Oaks tickets?
Kentucky Oaks ticket prices generally start in a range between $50 and $60. Tickets at that price will get you into the infield general admission area, which is the cheapest and easiest option. The average price of tickets is around $160. Each section in the reserved seating area has its own unique price point with certain areas in higher demand than others.
Kentucky Oaks Date & Schedule
The Kentucky Oaks is an annual event that serves as a precursor to the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Oaks date is scheduled on the first Friday of May, the day before the Kentucky Derby. This creates an excellent opportunity for horse racing fans to see two of the biggest events in the sport. The Kentucky Oaks schedule will include a full day of racing, with several races taking place before the Kentucky Oaks race is run. Fans should also be aware that a Pink Out is part of the many Kentucky Oaks traditions, with a Kentucky Oaks Fashion Contest taking place on the Pink Carpet on race day.
When do Kentucky Oaks tickets go on sale?
Tickets for the Kentucky Oaks go on sale during the fall before next year’s race. The tickets will go on sale alongside Kentucky Derby tickets. Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase two day passes for both events at TicketSmarter.
Kentucky Oaks Seating Chart
The Kentucky Oaks has run at the historic Churchill Downs race track since 1875. Over 100,000 fans will enter the facilities to view the race. The Kentucky Oaks seating chart gives fans the option to buy a reserved seat in the grandstand or watch the race from the infield. There are many popular spectating areas inside the grandstands. The 100-level is parallel to the front stretch and runs through Turn 1. The 200-level is above the 100-level and provides a spectacular view of the track, but the stand ends before the finish line. The 300-level will put you even higher and run along the front stretch and into the entry of Turn 1.
For a top-tier experience, fans should look at the 400-, 500- and 600- levels that have special amenities and additional room areas. Some of the amenities included in these sections are balcony seats, special dining and hospitality options. TicketSmarte’s virtual ticket office uses an interactive seating map that will help you find the perfect Kentucky Oaks seats.
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