She’s already beaten 3-year-old boys twice, winning both the Preakness Stakes and Haskell Invitational. Now she’s going to try to become the first female ever to win the Woodward when she takes on older males in the $750,000 Grade 1 race at Saratoga Race Course on Sept. 5.
The filly’s connections announced their plans following a workout Monday morning at Saratoga. If Rachel, who already has a huge lead in the Horse of the Year race, adds a victory over older males to her already impressive resume, well, the only way Zenyatta can win Horse of the Year is to beat Rachel in a head-to-head matchup, which could occur after the Breeders’ Cup.
Here’s a link to the Daily Racing Form’s story about Rachel Alexandra running in the Woodward. Just copy and paste in your browser: