Longines Kentucky Oaks

The 145th running of the Kentucky Oaks took place on May 3 at Churchill Downs in front of a crowd of more than 105,000. The prize of$1,250,000 went to Serengeti Empress led by jockey Jose Ortiz, trainer Tom Amoss and owner Joel Politi.

Photos by Tony Bennett, Amber Chalfin, Kathryn Harrington and Andrea Hutchinson

  • Anna Malone, Jenae Waddell and Ashley Rose.

  • Pam Chandler and Michael Bryan.

  • Jockey Jose Ortiz and family celebrate the victory of Serengeti Empress with trainer Tom Amoss.

  • Nikki Schiebel and Jane Steigerwald.

  • Dr. Mindy Brooks-Eades and D'Angelo Brooks.

  • Paige Cobb and Ryan Yother.

  • Tony Slaughter and Solita Soliman.

  • George and Daquari Seamon.

  • Chase and Lauren Blume.

  • Scott Pethybridge and Mercedes Mafara.

  • Randi and Shaun Takkinen.

  • Gary Stevens, Hannah Sandwuck and Ali Alshowaikh.

  • Sarah Johnson, Laura Brobus and Christi Ayers.

  • Jinna Mills and Melanie Berger.

  • Richard Oliver and Suzy Hinson.

  • Dabae Garcia Hill, Kim Jefferson and Michele Garnett.

  • Jim Nalley and Jill Hans.

  • Jennifer Vories, Amanda Rainey, Garey Faulkner, Whitney Rainey and Amy Terrill.

  • Ryan Rogers, Maggie Hoy and Sally Hoy.

  • Tiffany Carnal and Paul Turner.

  • Tiffany Carnal and Paul Turner.

  • Tiffany Carnal and Paul Turner.

  • Kimberly Webb, Chris Shirley, Alicia Snellen and Lauren Webb.

  • Joel Dragoo and Amber Floyd.

  • Mckenzie Humphreys, Jessi Gross and Jena Hornback.

  • Kevin Metker, Stephen Yates, Tom O'Grady and Tim Ely.

  • Christina Martin, Valerie Netherton and Sara Bachman.

  • Cindy Sanger and Charlie Adams.

  • Christina Martin, Valerie Netherton and Sara Bachman.

  • Anthony Baxter and Thomas Reed.

  • Nikki Squire, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Asha Elias and Carol Iacovelli.

  • Nikki Squire, Suzy Buckley Woodward, Asha Elias and Carol Iacovelli.

  • Carrie Cooke Ketterman and Jeff Ketterman.

  • Montrae Williams and Marita Willis.

  • Lory Fullington and Sue Brooks.

  • Jim Laco and Dan Sullivan.

  • Marrisa and Wayne Nightengale.

  • Marilyn Beaton and Nancy Kelly.

  • Benjamin, Belita and Stephanie Brown.

  • Dylan and Stacey le Blue.

  • Doug and Ann Grissam.

  • Josh and Katalin Haines.

  • Dan Lovinger and Jenny Storms.

  • Pam and Josh Daniel.

  • Susan Partignelli, Greg and Lisa Hughes and Dan Mason.

  • Jim and Donna Wimsatt.

  • The White Jockey of the Turf Club.

  • Bryan Woomer and The White Jockey.

  • Winnie Costello, Annie Costello, Mary Costello, Winnie Goreman and Mary McNally.

  • Jon Foote and Pascal Bandelier.

  • Jon Foote and Pascal Bandelier.

  • Dave and Darcy Megraw.

  • Laurie Massa and Rhonda O'Rourke.

  • Laurie Massa and Rhonda O'Rourke.

  • Bethany Baker, Kathryn Hill and Christine Loiacono.

  • Bethany Baker, Kathryn Hill and Christine Loiacono.

  • Tony Gentile with Jim and Donna Wimsatt.

  • John Meyer and Mac McElroy.

  • Carrie and Marsha Chapman.

  • Pam Chandler and Michael Bryan.

  • Ellis Tarver.

  • Keith and Lin Jackson.

  • Denise Ice and April Rogers.

  • Allie Klika shows off her ring to family and friends after her now-fiance Caleb Shoup proposed to her in the Winner’s Circle on Oaks.

  • Michelle and Joe Conforto with Janie and David Westcott.

  • Sarah Beth Kreidler and Haley Weeler.

  • Rodney and Jennifer Helgeson.

  • Dajuan Parker, Jason Wyatt and Brian Cochran.

  • Jeremy and Tierney Nailing.

  • Emily Tourinho and Ashley Hite.

  • Ryan and Dani Wilson.

  • Doug and Amy Eberle with Teresa and Dave Nelson.

  • Millie Cent, Evelyn Keene, Matt Hatter and James Hook.

  • Michelle Elisburg with Elana and Abigail Burger.

  • Tori, Morgan and Reese Rosencrams.

  • Carrie Cooke Ketterman and Jeff Ketterman.

  • Kelly and Kirk Sewell.

  • Pam Rice and CEO of Maryhurst Judy Lambeth.

  • Nikki Coffman, Kathy Neighbours, Alicia McAfee and Robert Marlin.

  • Sharon Finley, , Shana Stokley, , Rhonda Herriford, Jessica McCubbins, Mary Murphy and

  • Erin and Greg Erb.

  • Rozy Kessinger and Stephanie Miller.

  • Deitra Smith and Caleh Miller.

  • Carolyn Malzone, Neysa Osborne and Karen Milatz.

  • John and Kamala Plaisted with Kelly and John Olerud.

  • Marabella and Jared White.

  • Cory and Tori Zipp.

  • Nick Costello and Emage Enustun.

  • Jeanne and Ron Conder.

  • Cheryl Walker and Peggy Campbell.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Wendy and Amanda Rainey with Amy Terrill and Jennifer Vories.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Allie Klika and Caleb Shoup.

  • Taylor Hunt and Candace Bowling.

  • Nikki and Juan Wilson.

  • Lois Schroeder, Kelsey O’Sullivan, Rick Montemurl and Kathy Kizeik.

  • Charlotte Colyer, Debbie Conder and Debbie Conliffe.

  • Melissa Hutchison, Nicole Estes, Lisa Gits, Lauren Estes, Jessica Berlin and Carly Dolan.

  • Rozy Kessinger, Stephanie Miller and Joe Kessinger.

  • Alexis and Laci Krebs, Jenna and Emily Harlow.

  • Anthony and Dawn Boston.

  • Laura McDonald and Mandy Bennett.

  • Lori Auguste, Chelsea Flynn, Kim Thylin, Nick Hanson and Nikki Cady.

  • Mark and Donna Logan.

  • Chika Nwankpa and Rachel Boesing.

  • Stephen Claybourn and Eddie Jacobs.

  • Brad annd Shannon Barnett, Ashley Seifret, Lyn Martin, Cheri and Cary Shields.

  • Kentucky Oaks 2019.

  • Matt and Kaitlin Macenka, Chelsea Weiss and Mik Patel.

  • Dawn Garvison, Tracy Rhodes, Rashna Carmicle and Shelly Breier.

  • Turf Club at Kentucky Oaks 2019.

  • A hat among many at Kentucky Oaks 2019

  • David Levitch, Darrell Hicks and Jax Levitch.

  • Suzy Buckley Woodward, Asha Elias, Carol Iacovelli, Alicia Peristenis and Doris Richards.

  • Suzy Buckley Woodward, Asha Elias, Carol Iacovelli, Alicia Peristenis, Doris Richards, Alex Iacovelli, Angela Karides and Farah Abdlnour.

  • Dale Barnstable, Kimberly Magness and Larry Birkhead.

  • Pam Benger and Teresa Tritt.

  • Eric and April Ryan, Pam Benger, Caryn and Sam Covelli, Bruce Zoldan, Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson.

  • Baker Mayfield and Emily Wilkinson.

  • Megan and Cody Gardner getting betting instructions from Kevin Quick.

  • David Alan Grier.

  • Dan and Shannon Kessler.

  • Von Miller and Brandon McManus.

  • Mark Lamkin.

  • The agony of defeat. Rob Squire reacts to his horse not finishing first during the Kentucky Oaks 2019 as Amar Rajadhyaksha looks on.

  • Amar Rajadhyaksha and Rob Squire.

  • Elizabeth Sheen, Aaron Eanes and Brinkley Mebane.

  • Sharon Swisher and Montrae Williams.

  • Cassie Wear, David Kitchen, Kim Niesse and Michelle Alexander.

  • Jacqlyn Burnett, Lisa and Samantha Garber.

  • Megan and Cody Gardner.

  • Jimmy and Tami King.

  • Scott Langford, Rich Jasek, Karen Gilday and Sean Brevak.

  • Rich Jasek, Scott and Dr. Ashley Lanford, Karen Gilday and Sean Brevak.

  • Eric Wood and Glenn Hogan.

  • Alan and Laura Muncy.

  • John Milliken, Shashi Kumar, Sarah Beth Kreidler, Ed Elliott and Steven Brady.

  • Shane and Fiona Bennett from Australia.

  • Jacqlyn Burnett and Harry Garber.

  • Robin and Jonathan Sprigler.

  • Robin and Jonathan Sprigler and Jeremy and Jamie Green.

  • Lee Ann and John Thompson.

  • Madelynne Meyers and Hughes Koury.

  • John and Paula Jones.

  • Chad Miller, Julian Edelman, Deion Branch and Joseph Greenwell.

  • Timothy and Rhonda Roberts.

  • Scott and Amy Heidler, Janet Lively, Darrin McCauley and Michelle Spellman.

  • Ben Benson and Cori Olson.

  • David and Bari Fishel, Benjamin and Jennifer Fink and Vince and Dana Rose.

  • Mike and Lisa McKinley, Wendy Dingle and Stephanie West.