The 2012 Kentucky Derby is a week-long celebration of horse racing, and on Friday there is the running of the 2012 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. The Oaks is highlighted by a $1 million, Grade 1 race for three-year old fillies on the 1 1/8 mile man track, and the post time for that 11th race is set for 4:45 p.m. CT on the NBC Sports Network. There also also some great races on the undercard, including stakes races like the G2-La Troienne, G2-Eight Belles, The Edgewood, G2-Alysheba and G2-American Turf.
Here is the 2012 Kentucky Oaks schedule via Matt Gardner of SB Nation's horse racing blog, And Down The Stretch They Come:
|Race Schedule and Conditions|
|4-May||3||11:30||HRTV||OC $75k/N1X||3yo, f||7.0||Dirt|
|4-May||5||12:43||HRTV||OC $80k/N3X||3up, f&m||8.0||Turf|
|4-May||6||1:26||HRTV||G2-La Troienne||3up, f&m||8.5||Dirt|
|4-May||7||2:08||HRTV||G2-Eight Belles||3yo, f||7.0||Dirt|
|4-May||11||5:45||NBCSN||G1-Kentucky Oaks||3yo, f||9.0||Dirt|
If you are still pining for the big event, be sure to check out SI.com's 2012 Kentucky Derby preview, which has information about each horse, jockey, the post positions, and the current odds.
For more on Derby Week at the 2012 Kentucky Derby and the schedule of coverage heading into the main event, keep it locked to this StoryStream and And Down The Stretch They Come.