The Kentucky Oaks matches the world's finest 3 year-old Thoroughbred fillies. The Oaks is renewed each year on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby, but it is much more than a sister race to the famed "Run for the Roses". The roster of horses that have wonthe 1 1/8-mile race in its first 137 years includes some of the greatest fillies in racing history. It is not only a prestigious and important race, but a major event that now attracts massive crowds that are only second to the Kentucky Derby among American racing's major attractions.
Bennett's widespread popularity as a painter spurred Churchill Downs to commission him to create the images that celebrate the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby and its sister event the Kentucky Oaks.
2001 Giclee, Limited Edition 300
Paper Size 29" x 19"
Pencil Signed by Tony Bennett "Anthony Benedetto"