Kentucky Oaks Louisville Tickets
Calling all horse racing fans! The Kentucky Oaks is the oldest horse racing event in the continent and is also one of the oldest sporting events to still take place in the US. This Grade 1 stakes race takes place every year at the same venue since 1875 and the winner gets the coveted Kentucky Oaks Trophy. It is also known as one of the highest attended horse racing events with over 100,000 people in attendance every year since 2003. This means Kentucky Oaks Louisville tickets are hard to get. Luckily, we have a whole bunch available. Get yours while they last.
Much revered as the oldest sporting event to still take place in the US, the Kentucky Oaks is a Grade 1 stakes horse race. The race first started out in 1875 and has since been taking place every year at the same venue in Kentucky. Three-year old fillies are specifically bred for the race and each horse races carrying 55kg on the left handed dirt track. A whole year is taken in the build up to the event as the ‘Road to the Kentucky Oaks’ features multiple races throughout the year where points are awarded to horses and jockeys. These all culminate at the Kentucky Oaks in Louisville where the winner is given the silver Kentucky Oaks Trophy.
The Kentucky Oaks is easily the most well attended horse racing event in the continent. While attendance in the 1980s and 1990s peaked at 60,000 people, the attendance records since 2003 have all shown over 100,000 people in attendance. Even though a large number of people attend because of its history as a horse racing event, the reason for the increase in attendance is the festive atmosphere of the Kentucky Oaks. In addition to the races, there are also large entertainment areas for attendees. These include musical performances, food stalls, carnival games and rides. This means the Kentucky Oaks festival is the best place for a family outing, whether you like horse racing or not.
Kentucky Oaks event is a big day for the town of Louisville who spend the day as a public holiday. While not officially announced, most businesses and schools remain closed on the day of the event. Despite the fact that most attendees are tourists, the locals still regard this event as a local event and all come out in full fervor to attend every year.
The stage is set for another exciting Kentucky Oaks this year. Will the two time winner female jockey Rosie Napravanik retain her crown? Or will someone else step up to claim the glory? Find out by getting your Kentucky Oaks Louisville tickets and be there to witness the historical event.