Monday, July 6, 2009

Fabulous Fillies!

I haven't posted anything about horse racing lately, but there certainly has been a lot going on. Even though we are weeks after the last of the Triple Crown races were run, the biggest name in the field remains Rachel Alexandra. She is the amazing filly that famously won the Preakness and remains undefeated...and decidedly so.

But one horse you may not of heard as much about, but should, is Zenyatta, an undefeated 5-yr old mare that has been the darling of the racing circuit on the West Coast. Huge, powerful, strong, impressivee, she is a mare to watch as she flies down the track.

There has been a lot of talk lately about a possible match race between these two fillies. A nice discussion about it (and a great video of Rachel Alexandra's ridiculously easy win in the Mother Goose stakes race) can be viewed here.

So, will Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra ever meet? Hard to say. Rachel Alexandra's team has been decidedly careful about the races in which she runs. There was some hope the two would meet at the Breeder's Cup, but it doesn't look like they will. We'll just have to see.

And, so you have some reference, here is Zenyatta's most recent and one of her signature dominating wins...

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