Kentucky Oaks
5:57 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Friday is For the Fillies at Churchill Downs in Louisville

Friday is the day for the fillies at Churchill Downs.

More than 100,000 fans are expected at the track for the 139th running of the Kentucky Oaks, the biggest race of the year for three year old fillies.

Like at Saturday's Kentucky Derby, there will be plenty of security in place. Police have increased their presence at the gates with more electronic wand searches. Purses larger than 12 inches are prohibited as are coolers and camera with detachable lenses.

The traffic plan around Churchill Downs remains the same as in previous years. Central Avenue is closed and the taxi lot has been moved from Gate 17 to the area between 3rd and 4th Streets on Central.

And, if you're going to the Oaks, remember to wear pink. That's the official color of the race.