RACHEL ALEXANDRA RUMORS

Dolphus Morrison, breeder of Rachel Alexandra, dies at 82

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Dolphus Morrison, the breeder of the great filly Rachel Alexandra, has died. He was 82. His wife, Ellen, said he died Wednesday at a nursing home and had been suffering from Alzheimer's. Morrison was involved in thoroughbred racing for more than three decades when he and longtime trainer Hal Wiggins struck gold with Rachel Alexandra in 2009. After Wiggins decided...
Via Associated Press
October 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Who won the Preakness Stakes the year you were born (and before)?

Who won the Preakness Stakes the year you were born (and before)?
May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Zenyatta, Rachel Alexandra named to Racing Hall of Fame

Steve Asmussen and Rachel Alexandra, the great mare he trained to Horse of the Year honors, as well as Horse of the Year Zenyatta and jockey Ramon Dominguez will be inducted this year into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.The four were selected in the contemporary category and will be inducted Friday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. ET at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga...
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April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Racing Hall of Fame: Rachel, Zenyatta, Dominguez, Asmussen

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Champion racehorses Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta, jockey Ramon Dominguez and trainer Steve Asmussen have been elected to the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Rachel Alexander's 13 wins in 19 starts earned $3.5 million and included an 8-0 record in 2009, when she defeated Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird in the Preakness. Zenyatta, Horse...
Via Associated Press
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873

Can you name every winner of the Preakness Stakes since 1873? Note: No races from 1891-1893. Note: In 1918, 26 horses were entered into two heats, and there were two winners for the only time in history.
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Jess's Dream in long-awaited debut at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Stonestreet Stable's Jess's Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, was a dramatic winner of his long-awaited career debut in Monday's sixth race at Saratoga Race Course. Sired by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, the 3-year-old Jess's Dream broke a step slow from post six under Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez and spotted...
Via Associated Press
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview of the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

The biggest race in the country, and perhaps the world, is upon us in the 2015 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. 20 of the country’s best three year olds, led by American Pharoah, will run further then they’ve ever been asked to run before for $2 million and the pinnacle of prestige in the sport. The race itself needs no introduction as I’ve found that people,...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Kentucky Derby…A Look Ahead

You can call this a modified version of my annual “Countdown to the Triple Crown” When I looked at the 2015 crop of three years olds, it certainly appears to be one of the strongest I’ve seen in quite some time. The 25 or so horses I have listed here all have shown a tremendous amount of potential as have others that I have not added (yet) and still others who either won...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: Preview of the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga

Can you believe its closing weekend at Saratoga Race Course already? and that the meet at beautiful Del Mar Racetrack will end mid week next week? Time really does fly when you’re having fun doesn’t it? That being said, our feature race this week will be the 2014 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course for three year olds and up going nine furlongs for $600,000. The classic race...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Horse Racing: The 2014 Haskell Invitational…..A Look Ahead

One of Horse Racing’s major summer events, the 2014 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in New Jersey, is beginning to take shape and it could include the enormously talented Untapable, a filly. While owner Ron Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen think about what they want to due with their fleet Tapit filly, either run her vs. the boys July 27 in the Grade 1 Haskell or in the...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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