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Second place finisher St. John's River
Second place finisher St. John's River in the post parade for the 2011 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs
© Cindy Pierson Dulay
Jockey Rosie Napravnik said, "She must not have been square because it was just an awkward step first out (hit the side of the starting gate stall). Not having that good break, I decided to angle over and see what we could do from there. We got such a perfect trip down on the rail. Down the lane I'm thinking my first Grade 1, I'm thinking a million dollars, I'm thinking Kentucky Oaks, I'm thinking Girl Power in the Oaks. It was such a disappointing loss, but you can't take anything away from the filly. She ran so well."