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Rachel Alexandra is Home!!!   Retired TBs -Past and Present

Started 3/21/10 by Derby132; 358935 views.
gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Dec-27

They showed this on tv , NBCSN I think, during this year’s Woodward. I cried right along with everyone else watching.:)

(grandkids over for the yearly overnight)

  • Edited December 27, 2019 11:32 pm  by  gerchgo
Derby132

From: Derby132

Dec-28

Oh now it makes sense to me why I missed it - I was at the Woodward, LOL.

 ....ALL the grandkids?!?

Derby132

From: Derby132

Dec-28

It's a great video!  Just loved it.  Asmussen's words are so true.

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Dec-28

Just the 3 oldest, not crazy enough to do more than that.:)

Derby132

From: Derby132

Dec-28

Ha!  I am sitting my 3 yo grand-niece Elli ALL day on Monday - wish me luck!

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Dec-28

You’ll do fine! One on one is easier than 3 older kids which are more mentally taxing!

Derby132

From: Derby132

Jan-27

Remembering that so very remarkable and ambitious campaign that showed us the greatness of Rachel Alexandra. 
 

Reflecting on Rachel Alexandra and a Horse of the Year triple

By Todd Sidor/Special to HRN
January 26, 2020 10:11am

 Wins the Martha Washington Stakes in 1:36 2/5s, a full second faster than what Derby hopeful Old Fashioned did in the Southwest Stakes (G3) on the same card.

 Still holds the record for margin of victory in the Kentucky Oaks at 20 ¼ lengths.

 Fifth filly to win the Preakness Stakes since Nelly Morse in 1924, and only filly to do so at the current distance of 1 3/16 miles. In the last 10 years, only War Of Will and California Chrome finished it faster. She also became the first horse to win from the 13 post. 

 Set the stakes record for the Mother Goose Stakes at 1:46.33 at Belmont Park in a race-best 19 1/4-length win. 

 Ran the second-fastest Haskell on record at 1:47.21, only bested by Bet Twice and Majestic Light who both ran it in 1:47 flat. 

 First female and only 3-year old filly to ever win the Woodward Stakes. 

 Only Triple Crown race-winning filly to defeat the winners of the other spring classics that season: Derby hero Mine That Bird in the Preakness, and Belmont winner Summer Bird in the Haskell

 

https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Sidor_Reflecting_on_Rachel_Alexandra_and_a_Horse_of_the_Year_trifecta_123?fbclid=IwAR2ERHDOpsWhdGp7ED0m3p1jFrxQZq_O4tot8q0IMZW-yqtI_9RhxTzFzKg

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

Jan-27

That’s her in a nut shell!!!! Long live Rachel Alexandra The Great!!!! Forever Rachel!!!!

lindawilbe

From: lindawilbe

Jan-28

Thank you for posting.

Major Rachel Alexandra fan!

Linda J.

Northeast Philly

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