Saturday, May 16, 2009

Rachel Alexandra First Filly to Win Preakness in 85 Years!!!



FILE - In this April 30, 2009 file photo, Rachel Alexandra is ridden by exercise rider Rudy Gallegos Jr. during her workout for the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.


BALTIMORE — Rachel Alexandra not only ran with the boys, she beat every one of them.

Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes since 1924, holding off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown on Saturday by a length.

Calvin Borel, who rode Mine That Bird in the Derby, switched to Rachel Alexandra and guided her to a sixth straight victory.

The only filly in the 13-horse race, Rachel Alexandra went off as the 9-5 favorite and became the first horse to win from the No. 13 post at Pimlico. She moved to the front and took a big lead before Mine That Bird tested her in the stretch.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520409,00.html



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2 comments:

Lisa Graas said...

Could this be an omen???

Sarah Palin 2012!

History Chasers said...

Sure do hope so!!!