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!

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

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



Filed under Pictures, The Haiku Handicapper, Triple Crown

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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