by | 11.17.2010 | 12:47am

Jess Jackson announced that Rachel Alexandra will start next in the $1-million Haskell Invitational Handicap at 1 1/8 miles against colts on Aug. 2 at Monmouth Park in New Jersey. The Medaglia d'Oro filly, who's won the Kentucky Oaks, Preakness Stakes and Mother Goose in her last three starts, tries to become only the second filly to win the Haskell after Serena's Song in 1995.  Following is the press release received from Jackson's Stonestreet Stables. — Ray Paulick

LEXINGTON, KY (July 14, 2009) – Rachel Alexandra’s connections announced today the next race for filly Rachel Alexandra will be the Haskell Invitational Handicap on Sunday, August 2 at Monmouth Park Racetrack.


“Rachel Alexandra is progressing well after her stakes record victory in the Mother Goose. She is in top condition. If this preparation continues, our target is to race in the Haskell Invitational in about three weeks,” said Jess Jackson, owner of Rachel Alexandra. “We are all looking forward to seeing this great athlete perform again against both colts and fillies.”


The Haskell Invitational Handicap is a 1 1/8 mile Grade I race for three-year-olds with a $1,000,000 purse.


In addition, there are only 11 more days for bidding on Rachel Alexandra’s training halter worn preparing for her record Preakness victory where, after 85 years, a filly prevailed in that classic race. The Kendall-Jackson/Rachel Alexandra Running Auction is a five-month-long charity auction taking place on www.kj.com.  Proceeds will be donated to The V Foundation to aid in cancer research.
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