She did it! For the first time in 85 years a Filly has won the 134th Preakness Stakes. Rachel Alexandra was only the 10th Filly to ever be entered into the race. She was not allowed to run in the Kentucky Derby because her owner felt that “Filly’s should race Filly’s” so we will never know if she could have won the triple crown. Well her new owner (she was sold a few days after the Kentucky Derby) sure doesn’t feel that way and neither does she, she got out in front early and never looked back. It was a thing of beauty to watch this Boys Club get their hats handed to them. Some of the other owners had tried to stop her racing earlier in the week and had to withdraw their protest when told it was un-sportsman like conduct. She is tall and big and powerful and she broke a barrier that has stood for 85 years that says girls are not as good as the boys. Rachel Alexandra sent a message to the racing world today that says you better watch out because girls can race against the boys, and win.
You can find more information at CNN.com
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Haha, they sure can!
Good for her! Congrats! Go girl!
Well, we girls knew that!!!
Whoo hoo! Girls Rock!
My daughter rides competitively and she (and I!!) were thrilled by this :) Hooray for girl power :)
I was surprised to find that they don’t use fillys, I mean, I hear that they are more intellegent, faster at manuver and such.