Gr1 Kentucky Oaks: Plum Pretty

Plum Pretty (inside) outgamed St. John's River in the Kentucky Oaks (Alex Evers/EquiSport Photos)

Plum Pretty Wins US Gr1 Kentucky Oaks
Multiple Gr1-winning shuttler Medaglia D’Oro (El Prado-Cappucino Bay, by Bailjumper) added a US Gr1 triumph and 6th individual Gr1-winner, when daughter Plum Pretty (Medaglia D’Oro-Liszy, by A.P.Indy) scored by a neck in the US$1 million Gr1 Kentucky Oaks (9 furlongs) for 3YO fillies at Churchill Downs, a day before the Derby and in front of 110,122 fans (3rd-highest attendance in Kentucky Oaks history). Peachtree Stable’s Plum Pretty, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, defeated fast-finishing St John’s River (Include-Adventurous Di, by Private Account) and Zazu (Tapit-Rhumb Line, by Mr Greeley). At her previous start, Plum Pretty (a US$130,000 2YO at the 2010 Ocala Breeders March Sale) had annihilated her rivals by an extraordinary 25-lengths in the Listed Sunland Park Oaks (8.5 furlongs) in New Mexico; overall she now boasts 3 wins and 2 placings (February’s Gr1 Las Virgenes Stakes over 8 furlongs at Santa Anita and January’s Gr2 Santa Ynez Stakes over 7 furlongs at Santa Anita) from 5 starts for $761,200 earnings.

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