Rachel Alexandra

RachelAlexandra

Named for the granddaughter of her original owner and breeder, Dolphus Morrison, Rachel Alexandra rocketed into history on a wondrous 20 1/4 length romp in the 2009 G1 Kentucky Oaks, but that was only the beginning…

Rachel Alexandra on the track:

  • Eight victories in 2009 where five of her seven graded victories came in G1 events — three of those five G1 wins were over males
  • Stamped the history books with the first G1 Preakness win for a filly since Nellie Morse defeated the colts in 1924
  • Won at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, Fair Grounds, Keeneland, Monmouth Park, Oaklawn Park, Pimlico and Saratoga
  • Became the second filly to win the G1 Haskell Invitational, a contest in which she earned a 116 Beyer Speed Figure, the highest of 2009
  • Became the first female of any age to win the G1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga, defeating older male horses including Macho Again, Asiatic Boy and Bullsbay
  • Named the 2009 North American Horse of the Year, becoming the first sophomore filly to receive the honor

Today, Rachel is home at Stonestreet and doing well following surgery to address complications from the delivery of her second foal in February of 2013.