The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses. It takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. The race currently covers 1⅛ miles (1811 m) at the same track as the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby each year. The winner gets a large garland of lilies, affectionately called the "Lillies for the Fillies." Silver Kentucky Oaks Trophy is presented to the winner. The Kentucky Oaks and the Kentucky Derby are the oldest continuously contested sporting events in history, and the only horse races to be held at their original site since its conception.