- Malathaat is favored to win the Kentucky Oaks at +275 odds.
- Claireiere has the third shortest odds in the Kentucky Oaks with +700 odds.
- The purse for the Kentucky Oaks is $1.25 million with $750,000 going to the winner.
LOUISVILLE, K.Y. – Horse racing fans are in for a big weekend as in addition to the 14t7th running of the Kentucky Derby the Kentucky Oaks will take place.
The Kentucky Oaks is the sister race to the Derby and has been running annually since 1875. The race features the best three-year-old fillies in horse racing competing for a $750,000 grand prize.
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The field for the 2021 Kentucky Oaks 14 thoroughbreds to wager on and is sprinkled with bloodlines of former Triple Crown race champions. Horse racing bettors know that the Oaks provides a great value for betting.
Bovada has listed the complete betting odds for the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.
- Kentucky Oaks – Churchill Downs – Race 11
- 1. Pauline’s Pearl +2000
- 2. Maracuja +2500
- 3. Clairiere +700
- 4. Crazy Beautiful +900
- 5. Pass The Champagne +1100
- 6. Travel Column +330
- 8. Moraz +4000
- 9. Coach +4000
- 10. Malathaat +275
- 11. Will’s Secret +2800
- 12. Search Results +600
- 13. Competitive Speed +5500
- 14. Millefeuille +2000
Those looking for a dark horse to bet with in this field are in luck as it is deep with possible options. The horse with the longest odds to ever win the Kentucky Oaks was Lemons Forever in 2006 who had +4700 odds. Here are three horses that could end up in victory circle at the Kentucky Oaks on Friday.
Clairiere has been one of the hottest horses coming into the Oaks. The thoroughbred has finished in the top two in its last four races including a win at Churchill Downs last October. If this horse is within striking range towards the end of the race, lookout as the closing speed on this horse is a difference-maker. At +700 odds Clairiere is the perfect value for bettors looking for a dark horse with shorter than +1000 odds.
Pauline’s Pearl (+2000)
Pauline’s Pearl is another dark horse that could bring some big winners to horse racing bettors. Sitting at +2000 Pauline’s Pearl is starting in the #1 position at the Oaks. Pauline’s Pearl qualified for the Oaks by beating another horse in Coach (+4000) at the Fantasy Stakes. This thoroughbred has improved with each race this season with trainer Steve Asmussen who has trained two horses that have won the Kentucky Oaks in his career with Summerly in 2005 and Untapable in 2014. Asmussen knows what it takes to win this race and Pauline’s Pearl is the type of horse that could take the field by storm don’t be afraid to take a flyer on +2000 odds.
The 2021 Kentucky Oaks is slated to begin at 5:51 p.m. EST and will be broadcasted by NBC Sports.
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