The wonder-filly, RACHEL ALEXANDRA, who showed off her power and might at the Grade I Kentucky Oaks last Friday, has reportedly been sold for $7 million to Jess Jackson, who plans to breed her to CURLIN.
If RACHEL ALEXANDRA competes in the Preakness Stakes, she will make history. It's interesting to note that 2007 Preakness winner CURLIN lost to Kentucky Oaks winner RAGS TO RICHES in the 2007 Belmont.
In other words, the fillies can do it!
If RACHEL ALEXANDRA's new owners enter her in the race, Calvin Borel (who rode both the Derby victor MINE THAT BIRD and the Oaks winner this past weekend at Churchill Downs) will have to decide which horse he will ride in the Preakness. Borel has been quoted as saying that the filly is the better of the two horses, so we will have to stay tuned for more on this story.
(Photo of Calvin Borel aboard Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra courtesy of Photos by Z)
CURLIN (foaled March 25, 2004 in Kentucky) earned more than any other horse in North America ($10.5 million+). His major racing wins include the Grade I Preakness Stakes and Grade I Breeders' Cup Classic.