The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies staged annually in Louisville, KY at Churchill Downs. The race runs 1 1⁄8 miles and the horses carry 121 pounds.
The Kentucky Oaks is annually held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby each year. The winner of the Kentucky Oaks receives a $600,000 purse and a large garland of lilies. The garland of lilies is called the “Lilies for the Fillies”. A silver Kentucky Oaks Trophy is presented to the winner as well.