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    Haskin's Lady's Secret Analysis

    All year, it has been the opinion here that Rachel Alexandra has not performed near her level of last year and that she had several issues that needed to be worked out. That is what made Saturday's Lady's Secret so important.

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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.

  • Rachel Alexandra and Calvin Borel take the Lady's Secret by three lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9116822%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Rachel Alexandra, shown galloping at Monmouth Park on July 21, takes on 6 in the Lady's Secret.

    Rachel Towers Over Lady's Secret Field

    It's not the race most people would have anticipated for her, but reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will continue her 2010 campaign in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24 at Monmouth Park.

  • Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to run next in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9101920%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Final Breeze for Rachel Alexandra

    In her final preparation for the July 24 Lady's Secret Stakes at Monmouth Park, reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra breezed a half-mile in :49 3/5 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga July 19.

  • And They're Off: July 7, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the racing agendas for Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, and the performance of Mine That Bird on the turf. Plus, special guest Kenny Rice offers insights into horse racing on television.

  • 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 won the Fleur De Lis in her most recent start.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9063751%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Arrives at Saratoga

    Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra arrived at Saratoga the morning of June 30 and was bedded down in her old stall at trainer Steve Asmussen's barn near the Oklahoma Training Track.

  • 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).

  • The Fleur de Lis?

    Jason Shandler says it's tough to get excited about the race when the Stephen Foster is on the same day.

  • Rachel Alexandra faces 4 in the Fleur de Lis Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8459939%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    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.

  • Blame leads the list of probable starters for the Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Eight Probables for Stephen Foster Handicap

    With the connections of Rachel Alexandra undecided on which of four stakes in which she will run June 12, eight horses are probable and three are possible for the 29th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap.

  • 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.

  • Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra breezes four furlongs at Churchill Downs under jockey Shaun Bridgmohan.

    Rachel Breezes; Next Start Undecided

    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.

  • KY Derby winner Super Saver tops the new NTRA 3-year-old poll.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8939457%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Super Saver Tops New NTRA Poll

    It's no surprise that Super Saver, winner of the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is the new No. 1 on this week's NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll.

  • 2010 Kentucky Oaks Wrap

    Ron Mitchell recaps Kentucky Oaks Day 2010, including Blind Luck's exciting finish.

  • Unrivaled Belle outfinishes Rachel Alexandra La Troienne.

    Unrivaled Belle Shocks Rachel in La Troienne

    For the second time in seven weeks, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra lost a stretch duel when Unrivaled Belle outfought her to win the $400,000 La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs April 30.

  • Favorite Blind Luck drew post 5 for the Kentucky Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8931887%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Full Field Ready to Tango in Oaks

    While Blind Luck may headline the 14-horse Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field this year there are plenty of other fillies that look like they are ready to tango with the daughter of Pollard's Vision.

  • Devil May Care<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8923551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil May Care: Kentucky Derby Only

    Johnny Greathouse and trainer Todd Pletcher confirm that their star filly, Devil May Care, will be entered only in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and not cross-entered in the Oaks (gr. I).

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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.

  • Brown Gets $25,000 in Rachel Alexandra Suit

    A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has awarded Jerry Brown, who operates Thoro-Graph, Inc., a total of $25,000 (plus costs) for his role in the purchase by James Lauffer of a half-interest in Rachel Alexandra.