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Lemons Forever

Lemons Forever was the winner of the 132nd Kentucky Oaks horse race on May 5, 2006. Her win was the largest upset in the history of the Oaks. [1]

The Kentucky Oaks had a full field of fourteen fillies, with Lemons Forever posting the worst odds, at 47-1. She trailed throughout the race, only to rally late and win by 1½ lengths.

A $2 bet on Lemons Forever paid $96.20, and a $2 trifecta paid $12,186.60. [2]

She did not make a run for the Triple Tiara of Thoroughbred Racing, the filly equivalent of the Triple Crown, as she did not compete in the second leg of the competition, the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, on May 19.

Lemons Forever was sired by Lemon Drop Kid. Her dam was the Argentinian Thoroughbred mare Critikola. After winning the Oaks Lemons Forever raced 10 more times, only winning once in an optional claimer. But 8 of those 10 races were either Grade 1 or Grade 2. Her best finish was 4th. She was retired in 2007 and was sold for 2.5 million at the Keenland Sale to diamond miner Charles Fipke as a broodmare.

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