The 1-2-3 finishers of the La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs are
all back in action this weekend, including Horse of the Year Rachel
Alexandra. Plus we get the addition of none other than Zenyatta to the
card. There's one small catch: These four horses are in four different
races across the nation.
Why on earth there would be four graded stakes races for
the same division of horses on the same weekend is not only beyond
comprehension, it's reprehensible and avoidable. Congratulations to the
boneheads from the racing offices who have managed to water down the
Ogden Phipps, Vanity, Fleur de Lis and Obeah.