The much talked about match up between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta will not happen at the Apple Blossom. Although both were entered, Rachel Alexandra has been scratched after her second place finish last weekend in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes. Owner Jess Jackson has stated that Rachel Alexandra is not yet in top form and needs further conditioning.
Although this may not be sporting, I hope these two great mares don’t run against each other. They are both spectacular competitors and athletes. I don’t want either one of them to be declared the “winner” based on their performance on single day. They are both champions.