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
Much of the pre-race focus was on favorite Joyful Victory.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
But, Plum Pretty turned a few heads as well.
And, St. John's River was enjoying Churchill Downs.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Heading to the post
Plum Pretty and St. John's River broke side-by-side, in 12 and 13.
Plum Pretty left St. John's River behind after the break, as the latter filly headed for the back and the rail.
Summer Soiree set the early pace, with Plum Pretty (#12) assuming a stalking position.
Plum Pretty surged to the lead on the turn,
Photo: Crawford Ifland
and opened up a lead.
But, company was coming in the form of St. John's River.
St. John's River was gaining.
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
Come on, girl, just a little more.
Plum Pretty and Martin Garcia could not be caught.
We did it.
Thank you for your support.
Congratulations for a job well done from Bob Baffert to Martin Garcia.
Now, that's a fashion statement!
Hold that trophy up for everyone to see.
But, never let it go.
Owners Elizabeth and John Fort of Peachtree Stable cherish the victory.
And, a hug for Bob too.
This year's Oaks was Plum Pretty.
2011 Kentucky Oaks Winner Plum Pretty (Medaglia d'Oro - Liszy by A.P. Indy)
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