On Friday, May 3, 2019, Serengeti Empress did her thing going gate-to-wire to win the 145th Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. Whether you’re looking for 2019 Kentucky Oaks contenders, entries, odds, 2019 results and payouts, news, Kentucky Oaks prep race schedule, past performances, points standings and leaderboard, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.


Race Recap/Replay

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress burst to the lead and took the field on a merry chase around the track, then dug in to repel Liora late to win Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Tom Amoss and ridden by jockey Jose Ortiz, Serengeti Empress crossed the wire with a 1 3/4-length advantage in a final time of 1:50.17 for the 1 1/8-mile event over the fast main track.

Serengeti Empress’ win was her fourth in a stakes race and improved her overall record to 8-5-0-0 with $1,037,120 earned. The 3-year-old daughter of Alternation bounced back tremendously after she bled in her last start, the Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) on March 23, due to Amoss’ careful attentiveness as she resumed training.

Get results and payouts to the 2019 Kentucky Oaks below. Also, click the link to download our 35-page Inside Track to the Kentucky Derby wagering guide. These wagering guides are included at least once a month as part of our premium picks packages.

13Serengeti EmpressJose OrtizTom Amoss28.0014.809.60
9LioraChanning HillWayne Catalano32.6017.00
3Lady AppleRicardo Santana, Jr.Steve Asmussen7.00
$2.00 Exacta13-9$878.40$3,567,064
$0.50 Trifecta13-9-3$3,510.90$3,415,213
$1.00 Superfecta13-9-3-10$67,087.40$1,379,508
$1.00 Daily Double6-13$26.40$490,732
$0.50 Pick 33-6-13 (3 Correct)$351.70$428,892
$0.50 Pick 41-3-1/2/6-13 (4 Correct)$2,141.35$1,435,653
$0.50 Pick 51/3/7/9-1-3-1/2/6-13 (5 Correct)$3,456.60$1,367,396
$1.00 Super High Five13-9-3-10-4$53,795$41,620
$0.20 Pick 6 Jackpot5-1/3/7/9-1-3-1/2/6-13 (6 Correct)$9,722.54$552,675$46,971


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The Kentucky Oaks 145 field is based on a tiered point system in select races throughout the country. See below for the entire schedule of Kentucky Oaks prep races.

2017-18 Kentucky Oaks Prep Season (15 races)

Sep 15,2018PocahontasChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Serengeti Empress
Sep 29, 2018ChandelierSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Bellafina
Oct 5, 2018AlcibiadesKeeneland1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Restless Rider
Oct 7, 2018FrizetteBelmont Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Jaywalk
Nov 2, 2018BC Juvenile FilliesChurchill Downs 1 1/16 Miles20-8-4-2Jaywalk
Nov 24, 2018Golden RodChurchill Downs1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Liora
Dec 1, 2018DemoiselleAqueduct1 1/8 Miles10-4-2-1Positive Spirit
Dec 8, 2018StarletLos Alamitos Race Course1 1/16 Miles10-4-2-1Chasing Yesterday
Jan 6, 2019Santa YnezSanta Anita Park7 Furlongs10-4-2-1Bellafina
Jan 19, 2019SilverbulletdayFair Grounds1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1Needs Supervision
Feb 2, 2019Forward GalGulfstream Park7 Furlongs10-4-2-1Feedback
Feb 2, 2019Martha WashingtonOaklawn Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Power Gal
Feb 3, 2019BusandaAqueduct1 Mile 70 Yards10-4-2-1Always Shopping
Feb 9, 2019Las VirgenesSanta Anita Park1 Mile10-4-2-1Bellafina
Feb 9, 2019SuncoastTampa Bay Downs1 Mile 40 Yards10-4-2-1Point of Honor

2018 Kentucky Oaks Championship Series (15 races)

Feb 16, 2019Rachel AlexandraFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Serengeti Empress
Feb 21, 2019UAE OaksMeydan Racecourse1 3/16 Miles50-20-10-5Divine Image
Mar 2, 2019Davona DaleGulfstream Park1 Mile50-20-10-5Jeltrin
Mar 9, 2019BusherAqueduct1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Espresso Shot
Mar 9, 2019HoneybeeOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Chocolate Kisses
Mar 9, 2019Bourbonette OaksTurfway Park1 Mile (S)20-8-4-2Naughty Joker
Mar 23, 2019Fair Grounds OaksFair Grounds1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Street Band
Mar 24, 2019Sunland Park OaksSunland Park1 1/16 Miles50-20-10-5Chasing Yesterday
Mar 30, 2019Gulfstream Park OaksGulfstream Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Champagne Anyone
Apr 6, 2019AshlandKeeneland1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Out for a Spin
Apr 6, 2019Santa Anita OaksSanta Anita Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Bellafina
Apr 6, 2019GazelleAqueduct1 1/8 Miles100-40-20-10Always Shopping
Apr 7, 2019BeaumontKeeneland7 Furlongs10-4-2-1Fancy Dress Party
Apr 12, 2019FantasyOaklawn Park1 1/16 Miles100-40-20-10Lady Apple


Leaderboard for qualifying points to the 2019 Kentucky Oaks. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated qualifying Kentucky Oaks prep races listed above. The Kentucky Oaks field is reserved for the top 14 point earners.

Road to the Kentucky Oaks

1Bellafina 132Simon Callaghan Kaleem Shah, INC.
2Champagne Anyone 113Ian Wilkes Six Column Stables, LLC and Bloch, Randall L.
3Street Band 100Larry Jones J. Larry Jones, Cindy Jones & Ray Francis
4Lady Apple 100Steve Asmussen Phoenix Thoroughbred III & KatieRich Stables
5Out for a Spin 100Dallas StewartCommonwealth Stable
6Liora 71Wayne Catalano Coffeepot Stables
7Restless Rider 62Kenny McPeek Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm, LLC
8Serengeti Empress 60Tom Amoss Joel Politi
9Motion Emotion 60Tom Van Berg Mark DeDomenico LLC
10Jaywalk 65John Servis Cash is King LLC and Green Leonard C
11Chocolate Kisses 51Mark Casse Debby M. Oxley
12Jeltrin 51Alexis DelgadoADR Racing Stable LLC
(Not Nominated)Divine Image 50Charlie ApplebyGodolphin, LLC
13Positive Spirit 50Rodolphe BrissetMichael J. Ryan
14Flor de la Mar40Bob Baffert Godolphin LLC
15Cookie Dough 40Stanley GoldArindel
16Dunbar Road 40Chad Brown Peter M. Brant
17Eres Tu 24Steve AsmussenEdward A. Seltzer & Beverly S. Anderson
18Brill22Jerry Hollendorfer OXO Equine LLC
19Sweet Diane22Mike Stidham Stallionaire Enterprises LLC
20Oxy Lady 21Jack SistersonCalumet Farm (Brad Kelley)
(Not Nominated)Swift Rose 20Saeed Bin Suroor Godolphin, LLC
21Point of Honor20George WeaverEclipse Thoroughbred Partners (Aron Wellman) & Stetson Racing LLC
(Not Nominated)K P Sickem 20Weston MartinKarl Pergola
22Naughty Joker 20Wesley WardKenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey
23Bizwhacks 20Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing LLC
24Orra Moor 10Todd Pletcher StarLadies Racing
25Off Topic 20Todd Pletcher Paul P. Pompa Jr.