Rachel & Zenyatta

The two super Thoroughbred females return to the track today in preparation for their upcoming match in the Apple Blossom April 9th.  Zenyatta runs in the Santa Margarita Handicap (G1) at Santa Anita, while Rachel Alexandra is entered in the New Orleans Ladies Stakes at Fair Grounds this afternoon.  You can watch both races on HRTV.  Good luck to both!

UPDATE 6:22pm
Rachel is beaten!  Zardana, trained by John Sherrifs (Zenyatta’s trainer!) edged Rachel Alexandra by about a length.  No excuses– she had a good clean trip, but she perhaps was a little rusty after 6 months off.  Let’s hope she can improve off this race to meet the big Z next month.

The Santa Margarita starts in about 15 minutes…let’s see what Zenyatta has to show this year.

UPDATE 6:55pm
Zenyatta wins handily!  It was another trademark come-from-behind win, and she had plenty of gas left.  The undefeated Queen looks more than ready to take on Rachel next month! 

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