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Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta battle proposed

Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta battle proposed

SANTA ROSA, Calif., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Jess Jackson, co-owner of 2009 Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra, has proposed a three-race battle with champion mare Zenyatta.
Apple Blossom purse depends on 2009 champs

Apple Blossom purse depends on 2009 champs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Oaklawn President Charles J. Cella has increased the purse for the Apple Blossom horse race to $5 million if fillies Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta enter.
Female horses named Eclipse finalists

Female horses named Eclipse finalists

LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Female fillies Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta are finalists for horse racing's 2009 Eclipse Awards announced Wednesday by the sport's governing bodies.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Magnate ponies up $2M for match race

HOUSTON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A Houston-area furniture magnate has pledged a $2 million purse to entice two of horse racing's best a match race at the Sam Houston Race Park.
Preakness winner to skip Belmont

Preakness winner to skip Belmont

ELMONT, N.Y., May 29 (UPI) -- Jess Jackson, co-owner of Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra, said Friday the filly will not run in the Belmont Stakes June 6.

Star horses both train at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 20 (UPI) -- Filly Rachel Alexandra went through her first workout Wednesday since winning the Preakness Stakes and her trainer remained undecided about her next race.

Smith won't ride Mine That Bird in Belmont

BALTIMORE, May 18 (UPI) -- Mike Smith, who rode Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to second in the Preakness, will not ride him in the June 6 Belmont Stakes.
UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 16 (UPI) -- Three-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra won Saturday's $1.1 million Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Change of horses highlights Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 15 (UPI) -- The second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown will be held Saturday, a race that has produced a unique plot twist.
Derby, Oaks winners face off in Preakness

Derby, Oaks winners face off in Preakness

BALTIMORE, May 13 (UPI) -- Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird and Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra headline a field of 13 entered for Saturday's Preakness Stakes.

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup

Wrap-up of Thoroughbred stakes action.
ROBERT KIECKHEFER, UPI Racing Writer
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Rachel Alexandra
Jockey Calvin Borel riding Rachel Alexandra (yellow) and the rest of the pack come into turn one during the 134th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on May 16, 2009. Rachel Alexandra won the Preakness. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Golden Rod Stakes (2008) Martha Washington Stakes (2009) Fair Grounds Oaks (2009) Fantasy Stakes (2009) Kentucky Oaks (2009) Mother Goose Stakes (2009) Haskell Invitational Handicap (2009) Woodward Stakes (2009) Fleur de Lis Handicap (2010)

American Champion Three-Year-Old Filly (2009)

Rachel Alexandra (foaled January 29, 2006 in Kentucky) is a retired American Thoroughbred filly racehorse and the 2009 Horse of the Year. She is renowned as the May 16, 2009 Preakness Stakes winner, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the first filly to win the race in 85 years (since Nellie Morse, 1924). She was the impressive winner of races in six states (KY, LA, AR, MD, NY, NJ), on 8 different tracks, against fillies and Grade 1 colts and older horses, achieving a long string of consecutive wins including numerous Grade 1 stakes. Often considered alongside Ruffian as the greatest 3-year old filly in thoroughbred racing history, Rachel Alexandra neared or broke multiple stakes records, track records, and winning margin records throughout her career. On September 28, 2010, owner Jess Jackson announced Rachel Alexandra would be retired. She was bred to 2007/2008 Horse of the Year, Curlin and is in foal with a colt anticipated for 2012.

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