rachel alexandra stakes

Serengeti Empress In Search Of Fair Grounds Double En Route To Kentucky Oaks

In their final local opportunity to garner points on Churchill Downs’ Road To The Kentucky Oaks, eight fillies are scheduled to line up for Saturday’s Grade II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks Presented by Twinspires.com. The Fair Grounds Oaks awards the Top 4 finishers points based off of a 100-40-20-10 scale and has been known to […]

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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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Positive Spirit Has Brisset Thinking Big For 2019

When your older half-brother is a Kentucky Derby winner, it’s natural for high expectations to carry over. Positive Spirit ended her 2-year-old campaign on a very promising note, and the first chapter of her sophomore season is about to be written in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, to be run on Saturday, Feb. […]

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Catalano ‘Ecstatic’ About Royally-Bred Maiden Winner Winter Sunset

Trainer Wayne Catalano could not have been any happier with the career debut of Winter Sunset, who won first time out over the Stall-Wilson Turf Course at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on Thursday afternoon. Breaking from the rail under jockey Channing Hill, Winter Sunset was sent straight to the front and glided home […]

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Rachel Alexandra Winner Monomoy Girl Tops List In Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

Louisiana-based Monomoy Girl (#14, 5-1) and California’s unbeaten Dream Tree (#7, 6-1) and rising star Midnight Bisou (#12, 6-1) head the list of 3-year-old fillies among 24 wagering interests set for this week’s three-day run of Churchill Downs’ 2018 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”). Reigning 2-year-old filly champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) winner Caledonia Road (#4, 10-1) also is on the roster […]

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Bloodlines: Rachel Alexandra Winner Drums Up Hopeful Beat For Sire

A young stallion with his future on the brink and an older, proven star of the stallion ranks sired the winners of the two important 3-year-old preps at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans on Saturday, Feb. 17. The once-beaten Monomoy Girl is a second-crop daughter of the Tapit stallion Tapizar, whose offspring so invigorated […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘In Good Order,’ Likely For Keeneland’s Ashland In April

With a graded stakes victory under her belt and a security of 50 points on the Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard in the Gr. II Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Monomoy Girl will likely make her next start in the Gr. I $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on Apr. 7, according to trainer Brad Cox. “Moving forward plan A is […]

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Monomoy Girl Last-To-First In Rachel Alexandra

Off as the 4-5 favorite, Michael Dubb, Monomoy Group, Bethlehem Stable and The Elkstone Group’s Monomoy Girl was a dominant winner of Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar was last early on, then came flying around the far turn under Florent Geroux to take the lead at the head of the […]

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Wonder Gadot, Monomoy Girl Headline Talented Field Of Eight In G2 Rachel Alexandra

A field of eight 3-year-old fillies will face off in the Grade II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, a mile-and-a-sixteenth event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track which is the second of three local preps on Churchill Downs Road To The Kentucky Oaks and awards the Top 4 finishers points according to […]

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Heavenly Love, Wonder Gadot Training ‘Forwardly’ For Rachel Alexandra

Trainer Mark Casse’s two contenders for the Gr. II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra – Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love – turned in half-mile works over the Fair Grounds main track on Friday morning, which were their final serious preparations for the mile-and-a-sixteenth event. Casse’s assistant trainer David Carroll sent Wonder Gadot to the track first set. The last out runner-up to Stronger […]

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