Serengeti Empress wins Kentucky Oaks 145

Serengeti Empress wins Kentucky Oaks 145
A crowd of more than 100,000 people came to Churchill Downs to watch the Kentucky Oaks.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 145th running of the Kentucky Oaks happened on a dry evening after a morning full of rain.

The track at Churchill Downs dried out in time for the big race and track officials said a crowd of 105,719 was in attendance.

Fourteen horses ran for the Garland of Lilies.

Serengeti Empress won with a time of 1:50.17. Liora placed and Lady Apple showed.

Payouts are as follows:

Serengeti Empress - Odds: 13-1

  • Win: $28
  • Place: $14.80
  • Show: $9.60

Liora - Odds: 38-1

  • Place: $32.60
  • Show: $17

Lady Apple - Odds: 10-1

  • Show: $7

$2 Exacta - 13-9

  • $878.40

$1 Trifecta - 13-9-3

  • $7,021.80

$1 Superfecta - 13-9-3-10

  • $67,087.40

The heavy favorite going into the race was Bellafina with 2-1 odds. Bellafina finished fifth at seven lengths behind the winner.

Positive Spirit tumbled out of the gate, but looked OK and was corralled. The horseā€™s jockey fell off but appeared to get up uninjured. Officials said Positive Spirit appeared to clip ankles with another horse in the race.

WAVE 3 News must air the Kentucky Oaks on a delay because of NBC Sports coverage. The Kentucky Derby will air live and not on a delay on WAVE 3 News.

#13 Serengeti Empress is the winner of the 145th running of the Kentucky Oaks! šŸ‡ The results are confirmed, see the payouts here >> http://bit.ly/2VALxzB

Posted by WAVE 3 News on Friday, May 3, 2019

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