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Kentucky Oaks Thoroughbred Horse Race Purse Raised To $1 Million Dollars.

Posted by on Jan 18th, 2011 and filed under Barn Buzz. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

This just in: In an event that should yield some of most exciting horse racing results ever, The Kentucky Oaks Thoroughbred horse race will carry a $1 million guaranteed purse in 2011, compared to a $500,000 purse last year.

The purse was doubled for the 137th running of the Grade I Kentucky Oaks race, often called the most prestigious race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The race runs 1 1/8 miles on the dirt track at Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky. This is the first Kentucky Oaks purse increase since 1996.



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