Every year, the Longines Kentucky Oaks race is held on the Friday prior to the Kentucky Derby. This pink-filled day is known as Kentucky Oaks Day, and generally hosts around 13 total horse races. On average, over 100,000 guests attend the Oaks Day races and are all encouraged to dress in pink, drink the signature Kentucky Oaks Lily with grey goose and pink lemonade and support the fight against breast and ovarian cancer.
Over the years, Oaks Day efforts have raised national attention to the fight against these cancers as well as over $800,000 for charity. Keep reading to find out about several events held on Kentucky Oaks day that support this amazing cause.