137th Kentucky Oaks draws third largest crowd

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by Renee Murphy/Doug Profitt

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 6, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 9:28 AM

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Oaks Day did not go off without a hitch at Churchill Downs on Friday, but fantastic weather and  great temperatures brought out the third largest crowd in Kentucky Oaks history, which of course is as old as the Derby, 137 years old.

Just before race seven Churchill Downs did lose power. Some could not place bets at the wagering windows because of the power going down.

It was also pink-out day at Churchill for Breast Cancer survivors. Churchill Downs even gave a dollar to the Susan G. Koman Foundation for every person in attendance. The track also donated a $1 to Horses and Hope for each lily drink sold.

On this years Oaks, 110,122 people headed to the track for Louisville's day at the track. Last year set the record at just over 116,000 race fans. 

WHAS11's Renee Murphy has more about the day. Click on the video player above to watch it.


  

 

  
 

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