While many horses compete throughout the calendar year, it's the annual stop at Churchill Downs® that typically is the first time the sport catches the eye of the general public.
While the Kentucky Derby® is the arguably the most famous in the thoroughbred racing circuit, the race that takes place the day before the Saturday special also carries a heavy significance. The Kentucky Oaks® is a race doused in history, but very few in the general public know what it is, or at least know the difference between it and the Derby.
Well, you've come to the right place.
While you may not notice the differences while spectating on the two races, they are unique, while also being linked together.
Let's get right into it.