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Kentucky Oaks 2011 Results: Plum Pretty Beats Joyful Victory, St. John's River At Fillies' Race

The 137th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs concluded Friday evening with Plum Pretty taking the lilies and the winner's share of the $1 million purse in front of an announced crowd of 110,000. The finish of the fillies' race preceding the Kentucky Derby also included St. John's River and Zazu, who finished a narrow second and slightly more distant third respectively. 

Despite the outside draw, the streaking Joyful Victory came into the Ladies Day race as the slight favorite over Zazu and Kathmanblu, but finished fourth. Suave Voir Faire entered the starting area as the 50/1 longshot.

For your records, here are's odds from just a moment before the race began, along with post positions and jockeys for each contender, for your information (thanks to SB Nation Seattle for the format):

Post Horse Jockey Odds
1 Joyful Victory Smith, Mike 5/2
2 Lilacs and Lace Castellano, Javier 19/1
3 Summer Soiree Saez, Gabriel 12/1
4 Kathmanblu Leparoux, Julien 4/1
5 Suave Voir Faire Mena, Miguel 50/1
6 Zazu Rosario, Joel 3/1
7 Her Smile Gomez, Garret 15/1
8 Bouquet Booth Albarado, Robby 40/1
9 Daisy Devine Graham, James 14/1
10 Street Storm Bridgmohan, Shaun 45/1
11 Holy Heavens Desormeaux, Kent 25/1
12 Plum Pretty Garcia, Martin 9/1
13 St. Jonn's River Napravnik, Rosie 18/1

The 2011 Kentucky Derby post time is at 6:24 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, May 7th and SB Nation has everything you need to prepare for it - current Derby odds, contender profiles, field updates and more. You can find all of that and more at our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream. Also, our horse racing blog And Down The Stretch They Come has two must-read resources for Derby fans: A Beginner's Guide To Following Horse Racing and a glossary of horse racing terms.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.