The 2011 Kentucky Oaks gets underway just before 6 p.m. EDT, or 3 p.m. here on the West Coast, live from Churchill Downs. The Oaks is the warm-up for the Kentucky Derby, with three-year-old fillies set to take the track in the run for the lilies. The post is a bit less crowded, with 13 horses pulled for the post position draw earlier in the week.
Joyful Victory, coming out of the No. 1 spot, is the morning line favorite in the Kentucky Oaks, holding 5/2 odds. She will start on the rail, though it's less of a factor than the Derby, with only 12 other horses to navigate through. Kathmanblu holds 4/1 odds and will start from the No. 4 post position. Zazu also holds 4/1 odds and will start from the No. 6 position.
You can find more information on the race in our Kentucky Oaks StoryStream. The race will be broadcast live on Versus just before 3 p.m. PDT.
Below are the post positions and odds for the 2011 Kentucky Oaks, along with the jockeys and odds. More information can be found in SB Nation's Kentucky Oaks StoryStream.
|1||Joyful Victory||Smith, Mike||5/2|
|2||Lilacs and Lace||Castellano, Javier||12/1|
|3||Summer Soiree||Saez, Gabriel||5/1|
|5||Suave Voir Faire||Mena, Miguel||50/1|
|7||Her Smile||Gomez, Garret||20/1|
|8||Bouquet Booth||Albarado, Robby||20/1|
|9||Daisy Devine||Graham, James||20/1|
|10||Street Storm||Bridgmohan, Shaun||50/1|
|11||Holy Heavens||Desormeaux, Kent||50/1|
|12||Plum Pretty||Garcia, Martin||5/1|
|13||St. Jonn's River||Napravnik, Rosie||30/1|
The Kentucky Derby gets underway on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Stay with our 2011 Kentucky Derby StoryStream for previews, odds and analysis up to and throughout the derby. For more on the race, head over to SB Nation's Kentucky Derby StoryStream or check out And Down The Stretch They Come.