Kentucky Oaks 2017 live stream: Watch online, Kentucky Oaks 2017 live On Date: Friday, May 5Start Time: 6:12 p.m. ETLocation: Louisville, KYVenue: Churchill DownsTV Info: NBCSNLive Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra.
One day before the main even at Churchill Downs, fans can get a warmup with the prestigious 2017 Kentucky Oaks on Friday evening in Louisville. A Grade I race for three-year-old fillies that dates back to 1875, the Kentucky Oaks is annually one of the most anticipated horse races in the nation outside of the Triple Crown events. The winner of the 1 1/8 mile contest will receive $600,000 as part of a $1 million overall purse, along with the iconic Garland of Lillies.
The first of the day’s races begins at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time with the second coming at 10:58 a.m. ET, the third at 11:26 a.m. ET, the fourth at 11:59 a.m. ET and the fifth at 12:35 p.m. Eastern Time. That fifth race is the $300,000 Grade-1 La Troienne race, an early one to keep an eye on.
While the first few races of the Kentucky Oaks’ schedule aren’t televised or live streaming, a good portion of the day’s action will be. Television coverage begins at noon Eastern Time on the NBC Sports Network channel and continues until 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The coverage picks back up from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time.