Rachel Alexandra Gets Her Own Vintage

Rachel Alexandra Gets Her Own Vintage
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Haskell winner Rachel Alexandra is getting her own wine.
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Associated Press

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – Vintage Rachel.

Racing fans will soon be able to do more than toast Rachel Alexandra in the winner's circle. The super filly is about to get her own line of wines.

Kendall-Jackson Winery announced Aug. 4 a limited edition of wines honoring their 3-year-old will be ready for the holiday season.

The winery says fewer than 300 cases of the wines will be produced and each bottle will have Rachel's image. Jess Jackson and wife Barbara Banke are co-owners of the winery. Jackson purchased Rachel Alexandra in May after the filly won the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) by 20 1/4 lengths.

Rachel Alexandra is clearly traveling in more refined circles these days. She is featured in the recent issue of Vogue, with the layout shot by fashion photographer Steven Klein. The magazine spread grew out of a trip to the Blackberry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Rachel Alexandra won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) against colts Aug. 2, beating Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird by six lengths for her eighth victory in a row. She also won against the boys in the BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in May.

 

 

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