Rachel Alexandra will always hold a special place in my heart, so when I had the opportunity to visit her at Stonestreet Farm, and better yet, bring my family with, I knew we were in store for a fantastic day...
I think Rachel's magnificent presence left my girls a bit in awe.
Initially, Kendra was a little bit nervous...
But she really warmed up as the morning went on!
It's easy to tell how I feel about Rachel!
And we can't forget about her buddy and fellow grade 1 winner, Hot Dixie Chick.
A band of well-bred Stonestreet weanlings could not get enough of Kendra!
Nothing like getting the eye from Rachel Alexandra the Great.
Seven months with child, Rachel's coat still glistens like it did on Kentucky Oaks day.
Rachel is not shy when it comes to peppermints.
Mints are not the only snack she loves ... Rachel also loves acorns.
Rachel and Dixie are not only best friends, they are inseparable.
"Daddy, Rachel is so beautiful!"
Kendra was disappointed when informed that she could not also run in the paddock.
I don't think the weanlings have seen many people Kendra's size.
The eye of a future champion? I believe that's the Eskendereya filly.
I knew I really nailed that punch line!
Here comes the champ!
And wherever Rachel went, Dixie was sure to follow.
Hey, you would have a goofy smile too if you spent the morning with Rachel!
I have a wonderful wife!
Dirty nose or no, Isn't she a beauty?
A huge thank you goes out to Amy Kearns of Stonestreet for setting up an unforgettable day!
A great time was had by all!