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 Bodog.com'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):
|1||Joyful Victory||Smith, Mike||5/2|
|2||Lilacs and Lace||Castellano, Javier||19/1|
|3||Summer Soiree||Saez, Gabriel||12/1|
|5||Suave Voir Faire||Mena, Miguel||50/1|
|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.