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Rachel Alexandra Gallops, Schools on Ladies Eve

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra made two appearances on the eve of her 4-year old debut in the $200,000 New Orleans Ladies, turning in a strong six-furlong gallop early in the morning and

Rachel Alexandra Schools in Paddock Saturday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra schooled in the Fair Grounds paddock before and during Saturday’s seventh race, maintaining an air of detached coolness while delighted fans gathered to sn

Rachel Alexandra Finishes Fast in Six-Furlong Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked six furlongs in company Tuesday morning, blowing past her stablemate nearing the eighth-pole and finishing in a final quarter-mile of :22 3/5 to pos

Rachel Alexandra Up to Six Furlongs in Wednesday Breeze

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra had her farthest workout yet Wednesday in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies, breezing a businesslike six furlongs in 1:14 over a fast main track a

Rachel Alexandra Goes Five Furlongs in 1:00 1/5

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra continued to work forwardly Thursday morning in advance of the March 13 New Orleans Ladies at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, breezing five furlongs

Rachel Alexandra Drills in Drizzling Rain Friday

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, aiming once again for an anticipated confrontation with her older rival Zenyatta in Oaklawn’s Grade I Apple Blossom April 9, worked Friday morning

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :50 3/5

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra breezed four furlongs Saturday morning in :50 3/5 and galloped out five-eighths of a mile in 1:04, according to Fair Grounds clockers.

Rachel Alexandra Gallops

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra enjoyed a “happy gallop” once around the Fair Grounds main track Thursday morning at about 6:30 a.m., according to Fair Grounds clocker Billy Pettingill

Rachel Alexandra Works Four Furlongs in :52

Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra posted her first official work of the year Sunday, a four-furlong breeze in :52 with regular exercise rider Dominic Terry aboard.

Ron the Greek: A Rising Star for the Risen Star?

Jack Hammer’s Ron the Greek, who went from worst to first to win Saturday’s Grade III Lecomte Stakes at a mile and 40 yards with a dominating stretch rally, looks like a horse that will like