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Gamine Is The Early Kentucky Oaks Favorite


The post positions are set for the 146th running of the Kentucky Oaks.

Ten fillies are in the field for Friday’s race, which will be run without spectators at Churchill Downs.

The early Oaks favorite, at 1-1 odds, is Gamine, with jockey John Velazquez aboard.  She’ll run from the fifth post position. Gamine is trained by Hall of Famer and three-time Oaks winner Bob Baffert.

The second choice, at 8-5 is Swiss Skydiver, who will break from the far inside, at post position one.

The third early betting choice is Speech, with 5-1 odds.  Speech will run from post position four.

Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:45pm ET Friday.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, only participants and essential personnel will be allowed at the track for all of this week’s races, including the Kentucky Derby.

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.