Monday, January 18, 2010


Now that it's official - Rachel Alexandra is Horse of the year - can we start focusing on the next big thing - the Kentucky Derby? Unless of course Rachel and Zenyatta meet in a race before May 1....

Horse racing fans and betters alike were rewarded this year with these two classy ladies taking center stage through spring, summer and fall. Both did something never done before:
  • Zenyatta beating the boys in the Classic, in style and going 14-for-14 too boot
  • Rachel Alexandra winning the Preakness, Haskell and Woodward Stakes - all against colts and in the last case, older males. And don't forget the 20 length Oaks win.
Wow what a year! Can't wait until they meet...Apple Blossom at Oaklawn? Personal Ensign at Saratoga? Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill? Maybe all three and that truly would be something to top their 2009 campaigns.

1 comment:

  1. Tony,

    It's hard to believe we will be treated to the biggest race in recent memory...I can't wait, probably the Apple Blossom where both have won.

    I love the three races you've mentioned...that would be a fantastic rivalry for horse racing to use to get back on the front page of sports news outlets.