The Haiku Handicapper: Preakness Stakes Recap

The filly did it
Top two proved they are legit
Who wants a rematch?

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Something to note: In a race that’s purpose, as defined by Rachel Alexandra’s former co-owner Dolphus Morrison, is “to showcase the future stallions of our industry,” the top two finishers were a filly and a gelding. Nice.

While looking through Preakness Stakes winner Rachel Alexandra’s pps, I noticed she  finished second in last year’s Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs, a race I saw in person. I quickly searched my photo archives and found I had a couple pictures of her. Neither of them are exactly Eclipse-quality, but it is the first time to my recollection that I photographed a horse before he or she broke through to the big time. Enjoy!

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Rachel Alexandra heads out to the track with Brian Hernandez, Jr. aboard.

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Rachel Alexandra gets up for second, finishing behind Garden District and Robby Albarado.

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2 responses to “The Haiku Handicapper: Preakness Stakes Recap

  1. Elizabeth

    Thanks for the pics of Rachel early in her career. They are great!

  2. mibredclaimer

    Glad you like them. Had I known she’d go on to be what she is today, I would have put a lot more effort into getting shots of her.

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