Rachel Alexandra

Celebrating the career of 2009 Horse Of the Year Rachel Alexandra.

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Rachel Alexandra, 2006 bay filly (Medaglia d'Oro - Lotta Kim by Roar).

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Rachel Alexandra won 3 races at 2, including the Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/reed Palmer Photography

The Golden Rod also marked the first time that Rachel Alexandra was ridden by Calvin Borel.

Photo: Churchill Downs/reed Palmer Photography

She began 2009 with a 8-length victory in the Martha Washington Stakes at Oaklawn Park.

Photo: Coady Photography

Working at Oaklawn in March of 2009.

Photo: Coady Photography

Splashing through the mud to capture the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II)

Photo: Skip Dickstein

A well-deserved pat after victory in the Fair Grounds Oaks.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Powering home in the Fantasy (gr. II) at Oaklawn.

Photo: Coady Photography

Looking for competition in the Fantasy.

Photo: Coady Photography

On to Kentucky, prepping for the Kentucky Oaks.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

In the pink on Kentucky Oaks Day 2009.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Rachel Alexandra put on a show in the Kentucky Oaks.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Winning by better than 20 lengths.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Rachel Alexandra ruled the Twin Spires on Oaks Day.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The crowd went wild, as Rachel Alexandra poured it on in the Oaks.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Keeping her eye on the wire.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Trainer Hal Wiggins congratulates Calvin Borel after the Kentucky Oaks.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

In her first start for new owners Stonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick, Rachel took on the boys in the Preakness (gr. I).

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

The result was another win, her 5th of 2009.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Photo: Dave Harmon

Among those left behind in the Preakness was 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Celebrating the Preakness victory

Photo: Rick Samuels

Jockey Calvin Borel hugs assistant trainer Scott Blasi after victory in the Preakness.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Rachel Alexandra schools at Belmont Park in preparation for the Mother Goose Stakes.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Back against fillies, Rachel Alexandra faced only two opponents in the Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

She soon left them behind, setting a stakes record while romping by nearly 20 lengths.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Jess Jackson escorts his filly to the Winner's Circle after the Mother Goose.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

In the Winner's Circle for the Mother Goose.

Photo: Adam Coglianese

Rachel Alexandra turned in yet another dominating performance in a campaign for the ages when she captured the $1.25 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on a sloppy track at Monmouth Park Aug. 2.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The vanguished in the Haskell included 2009 Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Rachel Alexandra cemented herself as one of the best fillies of all-time in a race for the ages, as she set a suicidal pace and then was all out under Calvin Borel to hold off a bold charge from Macho Again to win the $750,000 Woodward Stakes by a head in electrifying fashion at Saratoga.

Photo: Coglianese Photos

Defeating elder males in the Woodward.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The center of attention in the paddock.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

2009 Horse of the Year - Rachel Alexandra (Co-owner Jess Jackson)

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2009 Horse of the Year - Rachel Alexandra (KY Oaks)

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2009 Horse of the Year - Rachel Alexandra (Preakness Stakes)

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2009 Horse of the Year - Rachel Alexandra (Woodward Stakes)

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2009 Horse of the Year - Rachel Alexandra

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Rachel Alexandra with trainer Steve Asmussen a day before her first start of 2010.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Rachel Alexandra was stunned by Zardana, who tackled the reigning Horse of the Year at the top of the stretch and outdueled the heavy favorite to win by three parts of a length in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes.

Photo: Lou Hodges Jr.

Unrivaled Belle outduels Rachel Alexandra down the stretch to win the April 30 La Troienne by a head.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Rachel Alexandra scored her first win of 2010, drawing away from four overmatched rivals in the Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Churchill Downs/reed Palmer Photography

Working at Saratoga on July 5, 2010.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Arriving at Monmouth before the Lady's Secret.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Schooling in the Monmouth paddock on July 23.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Rachel Alexandra's last victory came in the Lady's Secret at Monmouth.

Photo: Rick Samuels

2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, coming at you in the Lady's Secret.

Photo: Bill Denver/equi-photo

Cooling off after the Lady's Secret, on a hot day at Monmouth.

Photo: Alyssa Spakowski/equi-photo

Rachel Alexandra, 19 starts, 13 wins, 5 seconds, $3,506,730

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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