Okay, so after the late scratches of Don’t Forget Gil and Hopeful Image, it left a field of three for the $300,000 Mother Goose Stakes, but Rachel Alexandra’s 19 1/4 length win today was still impressive. She blew past Malibu Prayer (second) and Flashing (third) on a hand ride from Calvin Borel and still broke the track record (set in 1994). In addition Rachel Alexandra set a new record with her margin of victory. The previous record, for a 13 1/2 length lead was set by Ruffian in 1975).
In honor of the great filly Belmont Park had free admission for women and gave away free “Rachel Alexandra” pink bracelets to the first 10,000 people through the turnstiles.
Rachel Alexandra’s record now stands at 9-2-0 in 12 career starts and has rattled off seven straight victories, all stakes races. Her career earnings now stand at $1,798,354.