What channel is the 2017 Kentucky Oaks on?
The Kentucky Oaks began in May of 1985, back when the Churchill Downs was not known as the Churchill Downs, but as the Louisville Jockeys Club. This race and the Kentucky Derby share the same founder in Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., however, the Kentucky Oaks only allows fillies (female horses less that four years old) to race. Whereas the Kentucky Derby allows any thoroughbred to compete.
Like the Kentucky Derby all fillies that participate in the Kentucky Oaks must qualify through a similar points system. Additionally while the Kentucky Derby is known as the “Run for the Roses”, the Oaks, on the other hand, is known as the “Race for the Lilies”. The winner receives a massive garland of lilies instead of a garland of roses.
Fans are encouraged to wear pink at home and in the stands to support breast cancer awareness. The day is filled with events benefiting breast and ovarian cancer awareness including Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade and the Longines Fashion Contest.
The top-10 ranked fillies competing in this years’ Kentucky Oaks are as follows:
- Ms. Sky Warrior
- Ever So Clever
- Sailor’s Valentine
- Paradise Woods
- Abel Tasman
- Daddy’s Little Darling
Date: Saturday, May 5th
Start Time: 12:00pm ET
TV Channel: NBCSN (NBC Sports Network). For channel listings check with your television, satellite, or cable provider.
Live Stream: Go to http://www.NBCSports.com/LiveExtra
With select cable and satellite television providers you’ll be able to login and stream the race live through your browser.
Mobile Devices: You can stream the 2017 Kentucky Oaks with select cable or satellite television subscriptions via the NBC Sports Live Extra app which is available to download on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire.