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filly wins the Preakness May 17, 2009

Posted by aquillam in Uncategorized.
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A filly made racing history yesterday.

Rachel Alexandra was the first filly to win the Preakness in 85 years, and she did it from the 13th post position, the first horse ever to win from that spot.  And while I don’t think she was the first horse to break out of the gate, she was in the first position by the time the announcers started announcing positions, and she stayed there the entire way.

Derby winner Mine that Bird might have caught her if he’d been able to get through on the rail.  He also might have caught her if it had been a longer race, so now I’m looking forward to the Belmont, and I hope they both run in it.

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