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  • Legends: Rachel Alexandra, Filly for the Ages

    Jockey Calvin Borel said the key to their success together was to allow Rachel Alexandra to be the boss. She knew she could handle fractions that often seemed impossibly fast. His biggest job was to stay out of the way.

  • Jess's Dream wins his debut at Saratoga Aug 24.
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    Jess's Dream Wins Long-Awaited Debut

    Stonestreet Stables' Jess's Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, won his highly anticipated career debut in dramatic fashion Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Emotional Inductions Highlight Hall of Fame

    With celebration and nostalgia, the 2014 Hall of Fame class that began tinged with controversy was inducted Aug. 8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., in a ceremony that honored two equine champions, Ashado and Curlin.

  • Jess's Dream Arrives at McLaughlin's Barn

    Jess's Dream, one of racing's most highly anticipated 2-year-olds, arrived at the barn of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 3 after a 24-hour van ride from the Stonestreet Training Center in Ocala.

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    Owner Jess Jackson Dies at Age 81

    Winemaker and prominent Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable campaigned Rachel Alexandra and Curlin, died April 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

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    Superstar Mating: Rachel Bred to Curlin

    Two horses crowned as Horse of the Year were bred Feb. 21 when female superstar Rachel Alexandra was mated with the stallion Curlin. The mating took place at 9 a.m. (EST) at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

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    Astrology Takes Star Turn in Iroquois

    Heavily favored Astrology was an appropriate winner on Churchill Downs' Stars of Tomorrow card on opening day of the Louisville track's fall meet, convincingly taking the $122,300 Iroquois Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 31.

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    HOY Rachel Alexandra Retired

    Rachel Alexandra, the filly who shocked the racing world in 2009 by winning five grade I races during her 3-year-old campaign, including three against males, has been retired, majority owner Jess Jackson announced Sept. 28.

  • Brown Appeals Rachel Alexandra Ruling

    Consultant Jerry Brown, who was awarded $25,000 for his role in the sale of Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has appealed that ruling, contending that he is owed more than $4.7 million.

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    Kantharos Injured, Retired

    Two-time graded stakes winner and leading juvenile Kantharos suffered a career-ending leg fracture earlier this week while galloping out following a routine workout at Saratoga it was announced Aug. 31.

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    Rachel on Her Way to Personal Ensign

    Rachel Alexandra, coming off two consecutive wins, will race next in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 29 in Saratoga. The race for fillies and mares will be run at 1 1/4 miles.

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    'Ensign May be Rachel Alexandra's Next Start

    Rachel Alexandra's trainer Steve Asmussen said that he and co-owner Jess Jackson would soon sit down to discuss what's next for the reigning Horse of the Year after her facile victory in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24.

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    Rachel Has to Work in Lady's Secret Victory

    Rachel Alexandra did what the fans at Monmouth Park came to see her do -- win the $412,000 Lady's Secret. But it was not a walkover for the reigning Horse of the Year, as she was made to work by pacesetter Queen Martha.

  • Haskin: So, What is Their Thinking?

    Although one can only speculate what the thinking of Team Rachel is, here are some possibilities, going so far as to look ahead and coming up with a possible schedule leading up to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to make her next start in the Lady's Secret Stakes at Monmouth.

    Rachel's Next Race: Lady's Secret at Monmouth

    Rachel Alexandra, who won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park last season en route to being named Horse of the Year, will return to the New Jersey racetrack July 24 for the Lady's Secret Stakes.

  • Rachel Alexandra romps in the Fleur de Lis.
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    Confident Rachel Blooms Again in Fleur de Lis

    Rachel nation is breathing a little easier June 12 after last year's Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra scored her first win of 2010, drawing away from four overmatched rivals in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II).

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    Rachel Faces Four in Fleur de Lis

    Calvin Borel will remain aboard Rachel Alexandra when the reigning Horse of the Year shoots for her first win of the season in the $200,000 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) June 12 at Churchill Downs.

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    Eskendereya's Sale Proceeds in Escrow

    Documents filed in connection with the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Zayat Stables say the money gleaned from the sale of Eskendereya was placed in an escrow account, but do not say exactly how much the colt brought.

  • Medaglia d'Oro filly that sold for a record $650,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.

    Medaglia d'Oro Filly Sets Maryland Record

    A swift Medaglia d'Oro filly established a record for a female Thoroughbred sold at public auction in Maryland when she brought $650,000 May 17 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale of 2-year-olds in training in Maryland.

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    Rachel Alexandra Likely For La Troienne

    Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is targeting the $400,000-added La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs for her next start, majority owner Jess Jackson said April 24.