Unrivaled Belle Shocks Rachel in La Troienne

Unrivaled Belle Shocks Rachel in La Troienne
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Unrivaled Belle outfinishes Rachel Alexandra La Troienne.

For the second time in seven weeks, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra lost a stretch duel when Unrivaled Belle outfought her to post a 9-1 upset over the prohibitive favorite in the $400,000 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) on Kentucky Oaks day at Churchill Downs April 30.

Kent Desormeaux drove Unrivaled Belle to victory in the 1 1/16-mile event for trainer Bill Mott and owners Peter Vegso and Gary Seidler. The daughter of Unbridled's Song--Queenie Belle, by Bertrando, posted her fifth lifetime win in eight starts.

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