Kentucky Oaks 2022 Odds

The Kentucky Oaks takes place the Friday before the Kentucky Derby and for 2022 is scheduled to take place on Friday, June 6. This is America's premier race for 3-year-old fillies.

Todd Pletcher trained 2021 winner Malathaat who was ridden by John Velazquez. The daughter of Curlin went into the race undefeated and proved her quality by beating out Search Results and Will's Secret. She paid out $7 for the win.

Our 2022 coverage will pick up later in 2021 and early 2022 when we start seeing which three-year-olds are looking good to take on the Kentucky Oaks challenge.

You can check out our profiles for every horse in the 2021 race along with all our coverage for the under card races further down the page.

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Kentucky Oaks 2021 Racecard

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PP 10

Malathaat

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: John Velazquez /
  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher /
Morning Line Odds

The M/L favorite. Will not be our in-house handicappers play but our editor has her on his ticket. Undefeated and still improving.

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PP 12

Search Results

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Irad Ortiz /
  • Trainer: Chad Brown /
Morning Line Odds

Good looking filly but the quality of competition up at Aqueduct was severely lacking. Likely to be an underlay.

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PP 6

Travel Column

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Florent Geroux /
  • Trainer: Brad Cox /
Morning Line Odds

Our in-house handicapper believes she's the very likely winner of this race. I'm not surprised. Brad Cox could have the Oaks-Derby double.

3
PP 3

Clairiere

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione /
  • Trainer: Steve Asmussen /
Morning Line Odds

Long shot win contender but isn't to be ruled out completely. Exotics very much in play. No match for Travel Column in the FG Oaks but still not one to dismiss.

4
PP 4

Crazy Beautiful

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Jose Ortiz /
  • Trainer: Kenny McPeek /

The Gulfstream Preps weren't too much cop this year so be wary. Will have plenty of support and likely to be shorter than she should come post time.

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PP 5

Pass the Champagne

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Javier Castellano /
  • Trainer: George Weaver /

Getting better with every run. Second to Malathaat at the GI Ashland. Another step forward possible. A winner? Probably not but one to watch closely.

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PP 1

Pauline's Pearl

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr. /
  • Trainer: Steve Asmussen /

Decent Beyer Number has her in consideration. GII Fantasy win was against poor quality field. Potential paper tiger.

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PP 14

Millefeuille

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Joel Rosario /
  • Trainer: Bill Mott /

I just keep thinking of the Great British Baking Show whenever I write about her. Tough three-year-old campaign at Gulfstream and expect no Hollywood handshake in the Winner's Circle.

2
PP 2

Maracuja

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Kendrick Carmouche /
  • Trainer: Rob Atras /

Was still in the Maiden ranks a couple of months ago. Fine runner-up at the GII Gazelle. Still tough to expect much from her here.

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PP 11

Will's Secret

  • Age: 3 /
  • Jockey: Jon Court /
  • Trainer: Dallas Stewart /

She’s only playable in the deepest of exotics according to our in-house handicapper. Exposed in the GI Ashland when stepping up class.

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Kentucky Oaks Horse Profiles

Kentucky Oaks Profile: Malathaat
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Search Results
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Travel Column
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Crazy Beautiful
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Pauline's Pearl
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Clairiere
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Will's Secret
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Millefeuille
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Moraz
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Ava's Grace
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Pass the Champagne
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Maracuja
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Competititive Speed
Kentucky Oaks Profile: Coach
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Race Details

When:   April 30, 2021

Where:  Churchill Downs (Louisville, KY)

Purse:  $1,250,000

Race Distance: 1 1/8 mile

Graded Stakes: Grade I

History:  The Kentucky Oaks traditionally takes place the Friday before the Kentucky Derby and is open to fillies. Like the Derby, horses qualify for the race via a series of prep races which give out a variety of points. The top 14 fillies are then offered the chance to start the race. The Oaks is often called colloquially the ‘Lillies for the Fillies’ and the winner is presented with a Silver Kentucky Oaks Trophy.

The first race took place in 1875 and was initially called the Louisville Jockey Club. Meriweather Lewis Clark Jr. founded the race just like he did with the Kentucky Derby. He modeled the race after the Epsom Oaks, which is a race in Great Britain and has been run since 1779.

When it comes to race distances, the Kentucky Oaks has been run at four different lengths with the longest being one and a half miles and the shortest being one mile and a sixteenth. The current race distance is one mile and an eighth, which it has been constantly since 1982.

The biggest priced winner for the race was Lemons Forever who came home as a 47/1 shot in 2006 and Rachel Alexander holds the record for the biggest winning distance, having romped home by 20 and a quarter lengths in 2009. Serengeti Empress won the race in 2019 for Tom Amoss.

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