The Kentucky Oaks

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Today is the Day of the Fillies!

The Kentucky Oaks horse race is for female horses called “fillies” and runs each year the day before the Kentucky Derby.   https://crookedcreek.live/2020/05/02/this-should-have-been-derby-day/

A few things, besides gender, are different about the Oaks race. The fillies carry 121# of weight as compared to 126# for the Derby and the race is a little shorter. The winning filly is draped in a blanket of lillies, rather than roses, as pink-clad ladies in their fancy hats cheer!

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“A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.” Will Rogers

 

 

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