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  • Rachel Thriving Eight Years After Woodward

    Rachel Alexandra was led out of her barn, her coat glistening and dappled and a bit lighter than when she was racing. As she stood placidly in the morning sun, she was not bothered in the slightest by the two visitors fawning over her.

  • Brian Hernandez, Jr. guides Girvin to victory in the 45th running of the Risen Star Stakes.

    The Week in Photos 2/28/2017

    Rachel Alexandra, Risen Star, Gulfstream Park Sprint, Fair Grounds Handicap, Mineshaft Handicap, Futurity Handicap, Blue Diamond, Oakleigh Plate, Chipping Norton, Tiznow, Nakayama Kinen, Citi Hong Kong Gold Cup, Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup, and more.

  • Calvin Borel to Come Out of Retirement

    Hall of Fame rider Calvin Borel, who retired in March, will return to the saddle Aug. 27 at Ellis Park in western Kentucky. The three-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I)-winning rider has 5,146 career wins.

  • The Class of 2016 of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame at the inductions at Fasig-Tipton pavilion Friday August 12, 2016.

    2016 Racing Hall of Fame

    The 2016 Racing Hall of Fame Inductions. The 2016 inductees inductees are Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Tom Ochiltree, Ramon Dominguez, Wayne D. Wright, Steve Asmussen, Arthur B. Hancock Jr. and William Woodward Sr.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Litfin at Large: The Mother Goose

    Veteran handicapper Dave Litfin dives into the July 2 Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park; his selections include Rachel's Valentina and Off the Tracks.

  • Three Chimney's stallion barn

    R.A.C.E. Fund to Hold Online Auction

    The auction offers horseshoes worn by Afleet Alex and First Samurai, a VIP Three Chimneys tour, and autographed race photos. All proceeds help with the mission of racehorse retirement and rescue.

  • Wright and Tom Ochiltree in Hall of Fame

    Wright won each Triple Crown race in separate years, and rose to prominence by number of wins and earnings quickly in his career. Tom Ochiltree also put together an excellent career early, winning the Preakness in his second start.

  • Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra side by side
created by Adam Spradling

    Asmussen, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta in HOF

    Steve Asmussen and Rachel Alexandra, the great mare he trained to Horse of the Year honors, as well as Horse of the Year Zenyatta and jockey Ramon Dominguez have been selected for induction this year into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame.

  • Rachel Alexandra (left) and Zenyatta (right) are Hall of Fame finalists for 2016.

    Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta Hall Finalists

    The finalists are jockeys Ramon Dominguez, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez, and Craig Perret; Thoroughbreds English Channel, Kona Gold, Rachel Alexandra, and Zenyatta; and trainers Steve Asmussen and David Whiteley.

  • 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.

  • Lotta Kim and Dede McGehee

    Half Brother to Rachel Alexandra Wins Debut

    Heaven Trees Farm's 2-year-old colt Dolphus, a half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, made his first start a winning one when he captured a maiden special weight event at Fair Grounds Nov. 22.

  • Rachel's Valentina at Saratoga.

    Rachel's Valentina Adding to Family History

    Rachel's Valentina, the daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, seeks to extend the family legacy in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • A half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate Company for $800,000.

    Rachel's Half Brother Goes for $800,000

    A half brother to Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was purchased by Sheikh Hamdan's Shadwell Estate Company for $800,000 during the Sept. 15 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Rachel's Valentina

    Rachel's Valentina, Tonasah Head Spinaway

    Rachel's Valentina, the 2-year-old Bernardini filly out of champion Rachel Alexandra, looks to take a step up for Stonestreet Stables and trainer Todd Pletcher in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 5 at Saratoga.

  • 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.

  • Rachel's Valentina wins race 2 at Saratoga August 2.
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    Rachel's Valentina Sparkles in Debut

    It took Rachel's Valentina a moment to figure out what this racing thing is all about, but once the 2-year-old filly found her stride, there was no stopping her en route to a sparkling debut victory Aug. 2 at Saratoga.

  • Rachel's Valentina

    Rachel's Valentina to Debut Aug. 2 at Spa

    Rachel's Valentina, the 2-year-old daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and 2006 3-year-old champion male Bernardini, will make the first start of her career Aug. 2 in the second race at Saratoga Race Course.

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    Jess's Dream Stretches His Legs at Saratoga

    "Here comes the most famous maiden in the world," said one horseman Aug. 4 on the backside of Saratoga Race Course as unraced Jess's Dream made his way to the main track.

  • 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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    Untapable Set for Return in Mother Goose

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable will make her first start since cruising to a 4 1/2-length victory in that top Churchill Downs test when she faces an expected five other 3-year-old fillies in the Mother Goose.

  • The Preakness Party: It's for Winners

    Since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) is synonymous with parties, it's your obligation as a racing fan to recreate (most of) the experience at home.