By Neil Monnery

How to Bet on the Kentucky Oaks Online

By Neil Monnery
How to bet on the Kentucky Oaks Online
How to bet on the Kentucky Oaks Online

The Kentucky Oaks is this Friday and whilst it may not have the cachet of the Derby, it is expected to be a far more interesting race as two of the best fillies of the past decade meet head-on to decide which is the best three-year-old female horse around. A win for either Gamine or Swiss Skydiver may well propel them very much into the Preakness Stakes and a competitive race could even see them both take on the final leg of the 2020 Triple Crown. Our racecard is at the bottom of the article along with our overview of all the horses but this piece is all about providing sign-up information for those looking to bet on the race.

For those who do not have an online betting account but are interested in placing a bet on the race then don’t worry, we have you covered. In this piece we’ll have all the information about what companies you can sign-up with and what state restrictions are in place. Also you’ll find links to all our review pages and get the best sign-up offers they have available. Make sure you pick the one that best suits you.

For more information on all these companies, feel free to read our BetAmerica Review, TVG Review and TwinSpires Review.


In alphabetical order we’ll start with BetAmerica. They are currently accepting customers from the states listed below. If you are located within any of those states then you’ll be able to enjoy any of their sign-up offers for the Oaks (and the Derby) over the next couple of days.

All their current sign-up offers are listed below. They have a Bet $25, Get $25 Win or Lose offer, which is a good one for anyone dipping their toe into the betting market for the first time. This offer means you place your first bet of $25 and whatever happens, they’ll refund that money into your account to use again so you essentially get two free shots at your first bet.

They also have a special Kentucky Oaks Bet Back offer in place specially for this race. If your horse loses but does come in second or third then you get your stake back. Not a bad offer at all.

Lastly they have a special $100 Welcome Bonus offer for those looking to play Churchill Downs seriously over the next few days. If you choose this offer then ensure you use the code BET100 when you sign-up and then you can earn up to $100 in a welcome bonus added to your account.

All the states listed below are currently accepting BetAmerica customers and if you want to sign-up for any of the offers listed then please click on their respective banner links below.

  • Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming

Bet $25,get $25

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Next up we have TVG who are big in the Horse Racing world and also have their own TV channel dedicated to the sport.

We have two offers for you if you are looking to join them this weekend and we’ll start with the high-roller offer which is certainly for those looking to get into betting on Horse Racing. They have a sign-up offer where you can get a Risk Free $300 Bet. Yes, Risk Free. You can open your account, bet $300 on a single horse and if you lose then they’ll refund your account.

It is a simple as 1, 2, 3 

  1. Register using promo code DERBY300
  2. Make a Deposit
  3. Place a Single Horse Win Bet and If It loses then TVG will refund you up to $300.

Another offer they have is cash back if your horse finishes second or third in selected racing at Churchill Downs on Friday and Saturday.

They will refund your first win bet when you finish 2nd or 3rd on all races at Churchill Downs on Friday, and Races 3-7 and the Derby (Race 14) on Saturday. Just opt in then bet to win on any eligible race. If your first single horse win wager on a race finishes 2nd or 3rd we’ll refund you up to $10 per race!

These offers are below along with a list of states currently accepting TVG customers.

  • Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey (under 4NJBets), New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota,  Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming.


Sign up bonus up to $250

New Customers Only,21+


Last but very much not least we have TwinSpires who are the home of Churchill Downs and they have a whopping six sign-up offers available this weekend.

They have two traditional sign-up offers which range from earning a $100 bonus when you’ve successfully completed $500 in wagers within 30 days of creating your account up to potentially $200 in bonuses once you’ve completed $800 is wagering within 30 days of opening your account. So if you’ve got the taste for placing bets on the Horses then these offers may well be right up your alley.

TwinSpires also have a special offer on the Derby, where you can get your stake back up to $20 if your chosen horse finishes second or third in the big race itself.

With regards to the Oaks, they have two unique sign-up offers. You can get Kentucky Oaks Exacta Insurance where you get your stake back up to $10 if your chosen horses both finish in the top three but not in the 1-2 order. Also you can sign-up and place a wager of $20 or more on the Oaks Derby Double & get 50% of your bet back if your pick loses the Kentucky Oaks. If you choose this, they credit your account on Saturday morning

All the states currently accepting TwinSpires customers are listed below along with all of the offers.  


  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Thursday's Exacta Insurance at Woodbine

Opt-in required. If your two selected horses finish in the first 3 home but not in the winning order,we will refund your losing exacta wager up to $10 per race.

Here is our overview of the Kentucky Oaks Contenders:

  1. Swiss Skydiver (8-5) - Wonderful filly who played with the boys at the Blue Grass and nearly came out on top. Won the Grade I Alabama with a 109 Beyer Speed Rating. She has also tasted victory in three other Oaks Prep races in the Santa Anita Oaks, Fantasy Stakes and Gulfstream Park Oaks. Clear Win Contender.
  2. Tempers Rising (50-1) -  Has yet to taste victory in five attempts. Best performance was as runner-up to Bonny South in the Fair Grounds Oaks in March. Not expected to be anywhere near the pointy end of the race.
  3. Donna Veloce (15-1) - The daughter of Uncle Mo hasn’t set foot on the track against other horses since March. Such a long lay-off will make it tough to compete with the likes of Gamine and Swiss Skydiver but her last two races before this six month period were a win in the Grade III Santa Ysabel and a second-place in the Grade I Starlet Stakes. Bit of interest here.
  4. Speech (5-1) - If anyone is going to muscle in on amine and Swiss Skydiver then it is likely to be Speech. Won the Grade I Ashland at Keeneland and chased home Swiss Skydiver in the Santa Anita Oaks. Will have backers but those looking for a win only have two real choices unless they are getting really funky.
  5. Gamine (1-1) - Bob Baffert may have struck out with his two big Derby contenders in Charlatan and Nadal due to injury but he trains the best looking filly in a decade. Lightly raced but when she’s hit the track, she has blown away her opponents. Won the Grade I Acorn with a 109 Beyer Speed Rating and by 18 and three-quarters lengths. Betting favorite and rightfully so.
  6. Bayerness (50-1) - A real long-shot as the Morning Line odds indicate. Finished third twice in Graded Stakes races against middling opposition. Don’t waste your time on her.
  7. Shedaresthedevil (20-1) - Coming off three wins in her last four, two of them at Graded Stakes level. The one she didn’t come away with victory in had by far the best field and it included none other than Swiss Skydiver. Has some value in exotic markets looking to hit the board.
  8. Hopeful Growth (30-1) - Beat a decent field in the Monmouth Oaks last time out but her fifth place finish at the Delaware Oaks causes more than a bit of concern. Not the worst filly in the field and will likely run better than her 30-1 odds suggest.
  9. Dream Marie (50-1) - We all like to dream but this horse hitting the board seems like a dream too far for me. Every time she gets in a field with any sort of class, she seems to fade away. A second place at the Delaware Oaks was nice but outside of that it has been immensely disappointing.

Kentucky Oaks Racecard

PP 5


  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: J. Velazquez /
  • Trainer: B. Baffert /
Morning Line Odds
PP 1

Swiss Skydiver

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: T. Gaffalione /
  • Trainer: K. McPeek /
Morning Line Odds
PP 4


  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: J. Castellano /
  • Trainer: M. McCarthy /
Morning Line Odds
PP 3

Donna Veloce

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: F. Prat /
  • Trainer: S. Callaghan /
Morning Line Odds
PP 7


  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: F. Geroux /
  • Trainer: B. Cox /
Morning Line Odds
PP 8

Hopeful Growth

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: M. Franco /
  • Trainer: A. Margotta Jr. /
Morning Line Odds
PP 2

Tempers Rising

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: J. Leparoux /
  • Trainer: D. Stewart /
Morning Line Odds
PP 6


  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: R. Bejarano /
  • Trainer: C. DeVaux /
Morning Line Odds
PP 9

Dream Marie

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: J. Talamo /
  • Trainer: M. Williams /
Morning Line Odds

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