Plum Pretty Consigned to Keeneland November
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 9/18/2012 11:21:00 AM
Last Updated: 9/20/2012 8:21:50 PM

Plum Pretty
Photo: Coady Photography/Oaklawn Park

John Fort's Plum Pretty, winner of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), will be offered at the upcoming Keeneland November breeding stock sale as a racing/broodmare prospect, the Lexington oval announced Sept. 18. She will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency. 

"We are very fortunate to include Plum Pretty in our November sale," said Walt Robertson, Keeneland's vice president of sales, in a release. "She's an impeccably-bred classic winner, and we are delighted to include her in our catalog." 

The 4-year-old filly is by champion sire Medaglia d'Oro   and out of Liszy, by A.P. Indy. A multiple graded stakes winner conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, she won the Kentucky Oaks in a thrilling stretch duel for Fort's Peachtree Stable, besting a stellar field of 13 other fillies. Her other victories include the Apple Blossom Stakes (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park, Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) at Parx Racing in a stakes record 1:41.19, and the Sunland Park Oaks, which she won by 25 lengths.

"From a conformational standpoint, Plum Pretty exemplifies everything you look for in a classic racehorse: size, strength, balance and great depth of shoulder to go along with her remarkable presence," Fort said. "She has won at the highest level and still has a lot of race left in her. This is just a wonderful filly."

Plum Pretty has accumulated more than $1.6 million in lifetime earnings, with five wins, finishing on the board in 10 of 12 starts.

"She was such a pleasure to have in the barn, winning the Kentucky Oaks and the Apple Blossom which are grade one races. She was a brilliant racehorse and has a tremendous presence about her, a real 'wow' factor," Baffert remarked. 
 
"Plum Pretty comes from one of the best families in the stud book," said Duncan Taylor, president of Taylor Made Sales Agency. "She has the potential to become a breed-shaping mare and we appreciate the opportunity to sell her this November."
 
Keeneland's 2012 November breeding stock sale begins Tuesday, Nov. 6. 
 


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