Rachel Alexandra

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Wiggins Talks Rachel

With Rachel Alexandra being retired earlier this week, I thought it would be timely to catch up with her previous trainer Hal Wiggins, who was one of the major reasons she accomplished as much as he did... Read More

Rachel Explanation Needed

I guess it was too much to hope for to have Rachel Alexandra retire in a normal manner. Nothing about her retirement makes any sense, with only another rhetoric-filled and oddly timed press release from... Read More

Stars from the Sale

Busy week for consignors, buyers, and officials at the Keeneland September yearling sale, where 4,857 yearlings are catalogued. Two of those yearlings are by Storm Cat, who was represented by his last... Read More

Retire Rachel? Why?

It didn’t take long for the “Retire Rachel” cries to be heard. I can’t really criticize those who believe Rachel’s reputation has suffered, and feel each race compromises her legacy. If you are of the... Read More

Ghosts in the Pine Trees

Don’t be misled by the long lines outside Ravenous. Crepes are quick to prepare and diners are served faster than you think. Because the boutique Phila Street eatery opens at 10:00 am, you’d be well advised... Read More

Coming Together

This week, Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra came together in a strange sort of way. On Wednesday evening, a framed photo of the Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, her halter and jockey’s autograph sold for $10... Read More


There’s not much of the Saratoga experience left when non-stop rain ruins the picnicking and the racing is hit hard by scratches. The epitome of a let-down occurred when Sunday’s featured $150,000 stakes... Read More

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