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Rachel Alexandra wins Preakness Stakes

It’s been 85 years since “a filly” won the Preakness Stakes, and in it’s history, now, only 5 fillys have won the second leg of the Triple Crown.  Rachel Alexandra became the 5th today.  What a beautiful girl she is!  Congratulations to this filly and her proud owner and jockey!
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BALTIMORE — Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness since 1924, holding off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.

The only filly in the race, Rachel Alexandra went off as the 9-5 favourite. She moved to the front from the No. 13 post and took a big lead before Mine That Bird tested the filly in the stretch.

Musket Man finished third.

Rachel Alexandra, with jockey Calvin Borel on board, won in 1:55.08.

She paid $5.60, $4.60 and $3.60.

http://www.nationalpost.com/news/world/story.html?id=1604312

May 16, 2009 Posted by | Commentaries, In the News | , , | 2 Comments