With two-thirds of the Triple Crown season down, here’s a brief, and unconventional, look back at the first two races and a look ahead to the final leg, the Belmont Stakes on June 7.
Rachel Alexandra, 2009 Horse of the Year, and her 6-day-old colt were hospitalized yesterday for pain management following the birth.
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, who raced to a 20 1/4-length win in last year’s Kentucky Oaks, returns to Churchill Downs tomorrow as the 3-5 favorite in the $400,000 La Troienne Stakes.
Rachel Alexandra, the filly who won the 2009 Preakness Stakes and then Horse of the Year honors, was bred to two-time Horse of the Year Curlin this morning in Kentucky, the horses’ owner said.
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra won her first race as a four-year-old by 10 1/2 lengths in $214,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs.
Rachel Alexandra, the filly who won the 2009 Preakness Stakes and went on to capture Horse of the Year honors, will be retired from racing and bred to another former champion, Curlin, majority owner Jess Jackson said.
Mike Repole waited for the New York Mets to offer him a job as general manager after he graduated with a degree in sports management from St. John’s University in 1991.
U.S. horseracing is becoming a female-dominated world.
Zenyatta secured her 17th straight victory in thoroughbred racing at the Vanity Handicap.
Jockey Calvin Borel, who won a record three Kentucky Derby races in four years, will be inducted today into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame.