For both the filly herself, and the New Jersey racing industry as a
whole, Rachel Alexandra's appearance at Monmouth Park couldn't come at
a better time.
On the heels of a New Jersey commission report that called for
the state to no longer provide financial assistance to the racing
industry as well as to investigate selling both Meadowlands and
Monmouth Park, Rachel Alexandra's presence in Saturday's $400,000
Lady's Secret Stakes should provide racing officials and fans an
"The timing's always right when you have a horse of her caliber show up," said Bob Kulina, Monmouth's vice president.