Skip To Content

Thurby, Oaks, and Derby Week!

Welcome to Louisville, Kentucky during Derby Week! Louisville is always a bustling city, but on this week, it really comes to life. If it’s your first Derby week, or if you’re in from out of town, you might have some questions.

What is Thurby
On Thursday, locals gather at the track to watch the races. It used to be that Oaks was predominately for locals, but as the popularity grew, more celebrities and tourists came into Louisville for both Oaks and Derby. Since that time, Locals arrive on Thursday to enjoy the track, and heavy betters attend in hopes of catching a glimpse at some Oaks and Derby contenders. For tickets, click here.

Kentucky Oaks 136 winner's garland of stargazer lilies

What is Oaks?
Oaks occurs on Friday, and is celebrated by being a race of only fillies– that is, three year old female thoroughbreds. Oaks winners are given a blanket of stargazer lilies. This race has also been associated with breast cancer awareness and celebration of breast cancer survivors. For tickets, click  here. If you plan on attending Oaks, be sure to wear PINK!


So what is Derby?
The most exciting two minutes in sports! Derby Day boasts races throughout the day, but the race itself is a quick race that qualifies the winner to begin his quest for the Triple Crown. The race participants are three year old male Thoroughbreds. For ticket options, click here.

Interested in living in Louisville? Search for homes at!

Trackback from your site.

Jessica Marquardt

Jessica works as the Human Resources & Marketing Assistant for The Price Group. Jessica grew up in Louisville and is passionate about local businesses in the city. Jessica has a strong work-ethic and believes strongly in setting goals with intent and focus. She graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Psychology, and has worked for an array of companies, both international and local, for profit and non-profit. Jessica also brings two years worth of real estate experience with her to The Price Group. When she’s not creating content for The Price Group, Jessica spends her time in the circus community, training, teaching, and working with underserved communities and demographics. She also enjoys gardening, reading from her vast collection of books, and spending time with friends and family.

Leave a Reply