After sorting through over 11,000 votes, Colonial Downs and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) at James River officials announced that Patti was the winner of the first ever “Miss TRF” equine beauty competition Saturday evening at Colonial Downs.

Nine mares entered the competition, and thru on line votes accumulated over a week’s time, the top three vote getters advanced to Colonial Downs as a finalist in Saturday’s “Ladies Night” event.

The top three included Patti, and eleven-year-old chestnut, Twitchy, a six-year old-bay, and Roman, an eleven-year-old dark bay. The trio is based at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) at James River.

Upon arriving in the winner’s circle, Patti was presented with a well-deserved garland of roses, and a year’s supply of carrots courtesy of Whole Foods Market. She was then serenaded in poem based on a song, “There She Is, Miss TRF.”

Should Patti not be able to fulfill her numerous duties as “Miss TRF”, Twitchy, the first runner-up, will take her place. Roman was second runner-up.

Over 11,200 on line votes were cast in this first time venture.