Kentucky Oaks, Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic, nominations due Saturday

February 11, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Early nominations for the Grade I, $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks and $1 million Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic (GI), held annually on Kentucky Derby Weekend at Churchill Downs, are due Saturday.

Early nominations to the 1 1/8-mile Longines Kentucky Oaks on Friday, April 30 – the nation’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies – cost $200. A payment of $100 must be paid to become eligible for the 1 1/8-mile Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic, which annually attracts top older grass stars and is run immediately prior to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 1.  

Owners and trainers can nominate horses by calling the Churchill Downs Racing Office at (502) 636-3806. Stakes nomination forms are available online:

A late nomination period, for both the Longines Kentucky Oaks and Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic will run through Sunday, April 10. The late nomination fee to the Oaks is $1,500 and Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic is $1,000

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