DeRosa: Dec. 26, 2014 – Rachel’s colt vs Zenyatta’s?
While racing fans never got to see a matchup between Zenyatta and Rachael Alexandra on the track, there’s still a chance their foals could one day race against each.
At the Twinspires.com blog, Ed DeRosa is already plotting out a path for it to happen. In a column he wrote before Zenyatta’s foal was born Thursday night, DeRosa said Santa Anita might be the place:
“Assuming that the Moss’s will place Zenyatta’s kin in the care of John Shirreffs and the Rachel Alexandra colt will be with Steve Asmussen for Stonestreet, it’s not inconceivable that both foals will eventually find themselves stabled in Southern California. Santa Anita Park should begin planning for a maiden race on December 26, 2014, that would carry a $1-million purse if both foals show up.
“It isn’t completely out of line with the owners’ ways of thinking. Jerry Moss has said before that maiden races should be worth $100,000 to give owners a better chance to recoup the cost of racing horses more quickly, and the late Jess Jackson made similar points about the value of overnight races.”