Rachel's Breeder and Former Trainer Quotes
These quotes from Saturday morning, as well as the great news at the bottom, were generously shared by Gary McMillen, the excellent New Orleans-based contributor to The Blood-Horse...
Hal Wiggins (Former trainer, Rachel Alexandra), on Saturday morning: “I’m anxious to see how she runs. Steve (Asmussen) has done a fabulous job with her.
“When she ran in the Fair Grounds Oaks it had rained all day. It was the first time Calvin (Borel) and I had ever talked before a race. I didn’t want to see her get shuffled back and get mud in her face that day.
“Calvin is a perfect fit for Rachel. He can get her to relax and have her way. That makes for a happy horse and allows her to finish strong.”
Dolphus Morrison (Breeder, Rachel Alexandra), on Saturday morning: “On paper it looks like she’s ready.
“As a baby, as a weanling, she was always bouncing around in the field. What struck me most was her intelligence. They would take her out of the barn and she would just stand there and look at you. I think that helps her today—the way she can handle a crowd.”
NOTE: Rachel Alexandra’s broodmare, Lotta Kim, was bred back to Rachel Alexandra’s sire, Medaglia d’Oro, on Thursday.