Four races are under consideration for the next start of reigning Horse of
the Year RACHEL ALEXANDRA (Medaglia d'Oro), majority owner Jess Jackson said in
a statement released Tuesday. The four races, all scheduled for June 12, are the
$600,000 Stephen Foster H. (G1) and $200,000 Fleur de Lis H. (G2) at Churchill
Downs; the $250,000 Ogden Phipps H. (G1) at Belmont Park; and the $150,000 Obeah
S. (G3) at Delaware Park.
The Stephen Foster is the only race of the four not restricted to fillies and
mares, while the 1 1/16-mile Ogden Phipps is the only one not run at 1 1/8
miles. Rachel Alexandra has won stakes at both Churchill Downs and Belmont Park,
but has never competed at Delaware Park. The Obeah is the major local prep for
the $750,000 Delaware H. (G2) over 1 1/4 miles on July 17.