The 2011 Kentucky Oaks

Relive Plum Pretty's victory in the 2011 Kentucky Oaks.

Welcome to the quest for the lilies, the 137th Kentucky Oaks.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Super Saver watches over the Oaks Preparations.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Now, that's what I call riding in style.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Others prefer more traditional Oaks fashions.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Chad Harmon

Much of the pre-race focus was on favorite Joyful Victory.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

But, Plum Pretty turned a few heads as well.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And, St. John's River was enjoying Churchill Downs.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Heading to the post

Photo: Chad Harmon

Plum Pretty and St. John's River broke side-by-side, in 12 and 13.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Plum Pretty left St. John's River behind after the break, as the latter filly headed for the back and the rail.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Summer Soiree set the early pace, with Plum Pretty (#12) assuming a stalking position.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Plum Pretty surged to the lead on the turn,

Photo: Crawford Ifland

and opened up a lead.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Dave Harmon

But, company was coming in the form of St. John's River.

Photo: Dave Harmon

St. John's River was gaining.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Come on, girl, just a little more.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Plum Pretty and Martin Garcia could not be caught.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Skip Dickstein

We did it.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

It's Official!

Photo: Dave Harmon

Yes!

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Thank you for your support.

Photo: Crawford Ifland

Congratulations for a job well done from Bob Baffert to Martin Garcia.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Dave Harmon

Now, that's a fashion statement!

Photo: Dave Harmon

Hold that trophy up for everyone to see.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

But, never let it go.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Owners Elizabeth and John Fort of Peachtree Stable cherish the victory.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

And, a hug for Bob too.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

This year's Oaks was Plum Pretty.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

2011 Kentucky Oaks Winner Plum Pretty (Medaglia d'Oro - Liszy by A.P. Indy)

Photo: Crawford Ifland

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