Rachel Alexandra

Amoss ‘Very Confident’ In Rachel Alexandra Winner Serengeti Empress

At this stage, trainer Tom Amoss knows what to expect when watching dual Grade II winner Serengeti Empress train in the mornings so he was not the least bit surprised to see how much effort she put into her Wednesday morning breeze, which was her first work since an effortless win in the Grade II […]

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Lotta Kim, Dam Of Rachel Alexandra, Bred To Bolt d’Oro

Lotta Kim, the dam of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, was bred to Spendthrift Farm’s first-year stallion Bolt d’Oro on Tuesday, Spendthrift announced on social media. Owned by Dede McGehee’s Heaven Trees Farm, Lotta Kim’s five foals to race are all winners. Chief among them is Hall of Famer Rachel Alexandra, whose five Grade […]

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Amoss Looking To Fair Grounds Oaks For Rachel Alexandra Winner Serengeti Empress

Following a dazzling effort in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., Serengeti Empress will seek another New Orleans graded stakes victory on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks in the Grade 2 $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks on March 23. The daughter of Alternation took the Rachel Alexandra Stakes […]

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‘Fun To Watch’: Serengeti Empress Just Cruising In Rachel Alexandra Score

Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress made it look easy in a frontrunning 9-5 route in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra, crossing the line 4 1/2 lengths ahead of her closest rival to earn 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks. Ridden by James Graham for trainer Tom Amoss, the 3-year-old daughter of Alternation covered 1 1/16 miles over […]

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Baffert Won’t Ship Chasing Yesterday For Fair Grounds’ Rachel Alexandra

Chasing Yesterday, the Grade 1-winning half-sister to Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, will not start in Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds, according to drf.com. Trainer Bob Baffert is not shipping the filly or his Risen Star entrant Kingly to Louisiana. Both Chasing Yesterday and Kingly drew outside posts: Chasing Yesterday drew post […]

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Needs Supervision Looks To Win More Kentucky Oaks Points In Rachel Alexandra

The Grade 2, $200,000 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds in New Orleans has produced the likes of recent Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Untapable and Summerly. Ten 3-year-old fillies will contest this year’s event on Feb. 16 with aspirations of adding their name to that list. The Rachel Alexandra Stakes is the second […]

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From Maidens To Eclipse Award Winners, Photographer Hodges Loves Every Image

Fair Grounds in New Orleans has withstood the test of time as one of the most revered racetracks in North America.  For the past forty years, track photographer Lou Hodges, Jr. has captured the racing history of the venerable establishment in his own inimitable style. Hodges is a second-generation photographer. His dad, Lou Hodges, Sr. […]

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RMTC Prepares Online Halter Auction To Benefit Tactical Research

Beginning November 23 and ending November 30, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), an industry 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous broodmares, racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s grant program to fund critical tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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Dolphus, Half To Rachel Alexandra, Retired To Cabin Creek Farm In Pennsylvania

Dolphus, a Grade 3-placed half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, has been retired from racing and will debut at Cabin Creek Farm in Bernville, Penn., BloodHorse reports. The 5-year-old Lookin at Lucky horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,500, with special considerations to mares foaling in Pennsylvania. Dolphus won four […]

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Can She Pull It Off? Trainers Weigh In On Wonder Gadot’s Bid For Travers History

t’s been more than a century since a filly was led into the winner’s circle after the Travers, and nearly 40 years since one even left the starting gate in the Mid-Summer Derby. On Saturday, Wonder Gadot is set to become the first filly since Davona Dale in 1979 to start in the Grade 1, […]

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