By the time these words reach your eyes, the biggest star in
American racing will be settled back in her stall at Churchill Downs.
Kentucky Oaks and Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra has been gearing
down in the cool late summer/early autumn climate at Saratoga since her
victory over older males in the Woodward at Saratoga and the superstar
3-year-old filly returned to trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn early
The pace of her life is next expected to accelerate in the near
term, though no final or formal decision has been announced by majority
owner Jess Jackson as to whether the Woodward was indeed the final race
of her stellar 3-year-old season.