Early Kentucky Oaks Nominations Due Saturday


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Early nominations for the GI Longines Kentucky Oaks and GI Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic, held annually on GI Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs, are due Saturday.

Early nominations to the 1 1/8-mile Longines Kentucky Oaks Friday, Apr. 30, cost $200. A payment of $100 must be paid to become eligible for the May 1 Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic.

Owners and trainers can nominate 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, Apr. 10. The late nomination fee for the Oaks is $1,500 and Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic is $1,000.

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