Kentucky Derby Week | Oaks Day

Happy Oaks Day!

Many of you are probably ask what the heck is Oaks Day!  It is always the first friday in May the day before derby, and a day off from school and work (if you want) in Louisville, KY and S. Indiana.  It is also the day most of the locals go to the track!

The day at the downs on Oaks is a pink out! It is the day the Fillies (girls horses) run for the Lillies!  It is also a day to celebrate breast cancer survivors.  There is a survivors walk around the track saluting them and everyone including the men are encouraged to wear pink to the track on the first Friday in May.

Here are a couple images of the Pink out, and Survivors walk!  Please go to the Kentucky Oaks page to see the Pink out in detail!

and Click here for more information on the Survivors Walk













and as I was saying earlier the Fillies run for the Lillies so like they do on Derby with the Blanket of roses, they create a blanket of Lillies for today’s race! The local Kroger store had makes this one as well! As I talked about in my earlier post on the Kentucky Derby.

Lastly if you are heading out to the track today here are your horses for the Oaks Race!  Remember it is all luck when it comes to choosing your horse! So I recommend to go with the best looking silks and name!

you can always keep tabs on the Kentucky Oaks website for the latest scratches and placements for the day!  Good luck in your betting, and remember wear pink and drink a Mint Juliep!

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