Kentucky Oaks 2012
Published: May 4, 2012
Kentucky Oaks 2012, For horse racing fans, the 2012 Kentucky Derby weekend isnâ€™t just about the Derby race itself. Thereâ€™s plenty of action throughout the week leading up to the event as well â€” from special events here and there to the running of the Kentucky Oaks on the Friday before the Derby. This yearâ€™s running of the Oaks is the 138th, and itâ€™s clear that the entire weekend is filled with rich tradition and history.
For those new to the Kentucky Oaks race, itâ€™s always held on the Friday before the Derby at Churchill Downs for three year old Thoroughbred fillies. The race length is 1 and 1/8 miles long, and the winner receives a $600,000 total purse. Last year, Bob Baffertâ€™s horse, Plum Pretty, took the race. Baffert has won three previous Derbies, so this weekend is generally good to him.
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