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Rachel Alexandra

Race Summary

After winning the Grade I Kentucky Oaks by more than 20 lengths, defeating the boys in the Grade I Preakness Stakes, and setting a new track record in the Grade I Mother Goose, Rachel Alexandra entered the 2009 Haskell Invitational as an odds-on favorite. Her fans weren’t disappointed as the 3-year-old filly defeated Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird by six lengths in a final time just one-fifth of a second off the stakes record. Following her Haskell score, Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to beat older rivals in the Grade I Woodward at Saratoga. Rachel Alexandra finished 2009 undefeated in eight starts en route to Horse of the Year honors.

Complete Results Race Chart

1Rachel AlexandraCalvin H. BorelSteve AsmussenStonestreet Stables and Harold McCormick
2Summer BirdKent J. DesormeauxTim IceKalarikkal K. and Vilasini D. Jayaraman
3MunningsJohn R. VelazquezTodd PletcherMrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith
4Papa ClemElvis TrujilloGary StuteBo Hirsh
5Duke of MischiefEibar M. CoaDavid FawkesAlex and Joann Lieblong, M. McMaster and Fawkes Racing Inc.
6Atomic RainJoe BravoSaeed bin SuroorGodolphin Racing LLC
7Bunker HillKendrick CarmoucheDerek S. RyanFlying Dutchman Thoroughbreds