Local News
10:23 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Field for 139th Kentucky Oaks Down to 10

More than 110,000 fans are expected at Churchill Downs Friday for the 139th running of the Kentucky Oaks.

Oaks Day has long been considered “Louisville’s Day at the Races,” and in recent years has also become platform to heighten awareness of breast cancer and raise money for research.

As for the Oaks itself, the field is down to 10 filles after Flashy Gray was scratched, reportedly because of a bruised heel. The morning line favorite is Dreaming of Julia.

Last year, jockey Rosie Napravnik made history by becoming the first female jockey to win the Oaks. She’s back in the race again this year aboard Seaneen Girl.

Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is about 5:45pm.