2010 Kentucky Oaks

Blind Luck wins the 2009 Kentucky Oaks in a close finish.

It was a beautiful day at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Tidal Pool (blue cap) jumped out to an early lead.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Blind Luck was the favorite going into the race but was in the back of the pack going down the backstretch. Coming around the final turn she began to make up ground.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

Blind Luck was on the far outside coming around the turn.

Photo: Mark Mahan

Photo: Courtney Bearse

Heading down the final stretch, Evening Jewel was the last horse for Blind Luck to catch.

Photo: Dave Harmon

It became a race to the finish between Blind Luck and Evening Jewel.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Chad Harmon

Blind Luck continued to get closer and closer to the lead.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Skip Dickstein

It would come down to a photo finish at the wire.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Rick Samuels

Blind Luck would pull ahead just in the nick of time to become the winner of the 2010 Kentucky Oaks.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Blind Luck comes into the race as the favorite and leaves as the winner.

Photo: Chad Harmon

After the race, Blind Luck and jockey Rafael Bejarano celebrate the victory.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

A record crowd got to see Bejarano and Blind Luck pull out the victory.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The connections were presented with the winning trophy.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Comments