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Post Positions Drawn For Friday's Kentucky Oaks

The post positions and early odds are set for Friday’s running of the 142nd Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs.

A field of 14 will run in the fillies-only race.

The morning line favorite, with 7-2 odds, is Rachel’s Valentina, with jockey John Velazquez aboard.  She’ll run from the 11th post position.

The co-second choices are Cathryn Sophia and Weep No More, at 9-2. Land Over Sea is the third choice, at 5-1. For a complete list of the 2016 Oaks' post positions, click here.

The Kentucky Oaks has a total purse of $1 million. Post time is 5:49 p.m. on Friday.

The post position draw for the Kentucky Derby will be held Wednesday.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.

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