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Tickets for Oaks Day at Keeneland are available online beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET on February 2, 2015.

Friday, May 1 - Oaks Day at Keeneland

Whether you prefer a picnic-style experience in the Keeneland paddock or a cocktail party in the Clubhouse, Keeneland is the place to view the Kentucky Oaks. Come early and watch live coverage from Churchill Downs while enjoying live music in the Keeneland paddock. Admission is free and gates open at 9:00 a.m.


Martinis on the LawnMartinis on the Lawn

Experience Lexington’s favorite Oaks Day tradition with Martinis on the Lawn in the Keeneland Clubhouse and Clubhouse Lawn. This cocktail party is the perfect way to celebrate Filly Friday with friends from 3:30-7:30 p.m. $45 tickets includes a light buffet, signature Grey Goose cocktail, cash bar, live music and much more.
Sponsored by:
   LEX18 Grey GooseFayette Mall


Oaks Day General Information

  • General admission and parking are free.
  • Gates open at 9:00 a.m.
  • First post at Churchill Downs is 10:30 a.m. EDT Oaks and Derby Days
  • Approximate post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:49 p.m.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Tents, canopies, grills and glass are not permitted in the paddock, walking ring or terrace.
  • Patrons are not permitted to bring alcohol.
  • Coolers are allowed, but are subject to inspection.


Private Events

Corporate boxes and meeting space are still available for the Kentucky Oaks. For rates and availability, contact Kate McLean at kmclean@keeneland.com or 859.288.4367.


Preferred Seating

Equestrian Room Dining
Advance dining reservations also available in the trackside Equestrian Dining Room for $10 per person (includes souvenir program) – must claim table by 3:00 p.m. (Sold by tables of 2, 4, 6 or 8 – limit 8.)

Wagering on The Kentucky Oaks

Beat the crowd with our advanced wagering options and place your Oaks bets early at Keeneland, The Kentucky Horse Park or the Thoroughbred Center on Paris Pike. All locations open at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Advance Wagering Options (Thursday, April 30):

  • Keeneland Drive-Thru Wagering opens at 8 a.m.
  • Keeneland Grandstand Mutuels open at 12:15 p.m.

Oaks Day Wagering Options (Friday, May 1):

  • Keeneland Grandstand Mutuels: 10 a.m.
  • Keeneland Drive-Thru Wagering: Twelve drive-thru windows will be available on Kentucky Oaks Day from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Kentucky Horse Park Drive Thru Wagering: Three drive-thru windows will be available on Kentucky Oaks Day from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Note: No drive-thru wagering offered at the Red Mile.



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