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Rachel Alexandra Now Scheduled to Work at 10:30 am
Rachel Alexandra will now put in her scheduled workout this morning shortly after regular training hours, at 10:30 a.m.
Rachel Alexandra normally works around 6:30 a.m. but concerns about the track condition following last night’s heavy rains caused trainer Steve Asmussen and Fair Grounds Vice President and General Manager Eric Halstrom to consider alternatives in order to provide the best possible surface for the reigning Horse of the Year. An agreement had been reached to train Rachel Alexandra privately in the afternoon to give the main track more time to dry out, but the surface was in such fine condition by this morning that there was no need to wait.