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Jackson on the Horse of The Year

Bill Christine spoke to Jess Jackson and asked why Rachel Alexandra might prevail in the Horse of the Year vote. Jackson said: "You can't worry about what's in the hands of others, but I think she'll win. If they consider the facts, she'll win." Read More

 

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Rossington, This is regarding your comment on Macho Again. When Rachel raced in the Woodward, she already had an exhausting year of racing in TWICE as many races as Zenyatta at that point. Give her a break. Also, Macho Again is not a machine, he doesn't have to be the same exact condition in every race he runs. Don't you ever have bad days and good days?
Jess Jackson is 100% correct. If justice prevails, Rachel will be HOY. She beat: more horses, in more races, against more males, over the competitions’ prefered track surface, in more race tracks, in more states, in faster times, with larger winning margins, while setting new stakes records, and coming within a second of track records. I think Zen would have had a chance had her owners campaigned her with males sooner or at least took her outside of California. Winning one race over competition that was not used to synthetic surfaces doesn't show much.
I'll be surprised if Z wins... I think voters will come back to earth and look at.... the facts. As for the Macho stuff... Macho was a totally different horse at Saratoga and was in career form. His career form dusts virtually every horse Z faced... but playing that comparison game is lame, and doesn't work.
Jackson is going to be pretty disappointed when Z wins. Wonder what kind of tantrum he will throw or who/what he will blame it on... plastic!
Rossington, please analyze for us the horses Zenyatta beat in the rest of her races this year. Thanks!
Opinion's vary Jess, but I don't share your's. Given how Bullsbay and Macho Again have looked of late, almost make's the Woodward a win in just "prestigious name" only. Sure wasn't any competition. Especially for a horse that's supposed to be as good as Rachel, she shouldn't have had to be full out to beat Macho Again. To me the bottom line is, Rachel my a have won one more Grade 1 race than Zenyatta, but in the male competition factor, it's not even close. Zenyatta's field was 10x tougher than any male field that Rachel ever has or ever will race in her career.
What's that saying? There's a pesky thing about facts... they don't lie. Something like that.

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