Rachel Breezes; Next Start Undecided

Rachel Breezes; Next Start Undecided
Photo: Reed Palmer Photography/Churchill Downs
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra breezes four furlongs at Churchill Downs under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan.


Stonestreet Stable and Harold McCormick’s 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her first workout since a loss in the La Troienne, with an easy half-mile breezeat Churchill Downs on May 10.

The Steve Asmussen-trained 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro   worked four furlongs over a "fast" track under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan in :50. She covered the distance in fractional times of :13, :25 3/5 and :38 3/5 and galloped out five furlongs in 1:05 3/5.

"It was an easy first work back," said Asmussen. "It’s nice cool morning and everything is ideal today. It’s another step in the process."

Asmussen said there’s no target for Rachel Alexandra’s next race following back-to-back losses to Zardana by three-quarters of a length in the New Orleans Ladies on March 13 and Unrivaled Belle by the margin of a head in the La Troienne at Churchill Downs April 30..

"All options are open," Asmussen said.

Rachel Alexandra’s record stands at 11-4-0 in 16 races with earnings of $3,074,050.


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