Posts Tagged ‘Rachel Alexandra’

Rachel Alexandra not to run in Belmont Stakes

Friday, May 29th, 2009

News Story:

The owners of the well known filly, Rachel Alexandra, Preakness winner, have decided not to enter her at the Belmont Stakes.  They cite her runs, and wins, in 4 graded stakes races since March 14th.  They are giving her a “well deserved vacation.”  This will allow Borel, who rode Rachel Alexandra to her win at the Preakness, and also Mine that Bird to his win at the Kentucky Derby, will return to ride Mine that Bird in the Belmont Stakes for his attempt at a personal triple crown win.

Commentary:

It’s very refreshing to see owners of a fantastic horse put the needs and well being of the horse before the possibility of a large finacial gain from a potential win at another race.

Rachel Alexandra wins the Preakness Stakes

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

News story:

The filly Rachel Alexandra became the first horse of her gender to win the Preakness Stakes since Nellie Morse in 1924.

Commentary:

Such an exciting story this year at Preakness….the surprise winner of the Kentucky Derby vs. the talented filly Rachel Alexandra who was not entered in the Derby, but won Kentucky Oaks by a shocking margin just the day before the Derby.