Friday, May 1, 2009

Rachel Alexandra Wins Big In Kentucky Oaks

Churchill Downs
Friday, May 1

Dolphus Morison's Rachel Alexandra, ridden by Calvin Borel, destroyed the rest of the field in the $500,000 Kentucky Oaks. Borel kept "Rachel" in a stalking position just off front running Gabby's Golden Gal from the start of the race until the middle of the final turn. Then, Borel asked her to go and it was all over as Rachel Alexandra blew by the front runner and on to an easy 20 length victory for her fifth straight win.

Now the debate is on as to whether or not they should have run her in the Derby against the boys as she likely would have been very competitive in that race.