Rachel Alexandra pulled off a definitive win in the 1.25 million Haskell Invitational today, beating Summer Bird, Papa Clem, Munnings, Atomic Rain, Bunker Hill and Duke of Mischief by six lengths. All colts. I guess this proves that the Preakness wasn’t a fluke and her Vanity Fair shoot didn’t go to her head.
She runs a beautiful race. Despite the sloppy conditions she was just a hair under the track record. Jockey Calvin Borel continues to say she’s the greatest horse he’s ever ridden and there are a lot of people who agree. Standing in the crowd were people holding signs that read “Run like a girl!”.