The chilly winters of the American lands were lit by the brilliance and warmth of a new birth, something that the entire racing fraternity awaits each year after the annual racing season wanes off. Foaling marks a new beginning an multitudes of expectation flooding in from every soul that is even remotely associated with the sport; expectations of what they will fare when their turn comes; expectations if they will live up to their pedigree; and expectations if they will mark another beginning when they sail into their pedigree shoes.
When Rachel Alexandra went into foal last year around the same time, the racing world couldn’t stop talking about it. Some even suggested that the birth of Rachel’s foal would lead to much more exhilaration than what the British Royalty, Kate and William’s child would receive. Quite humorous but fairly true, Rachel’s foal brought the entire thoroughbred racing fraternity together in a joyful harmony, suggesting and predicting their high expectations for the new bay colt.
Talking about this regally bred, unnamed colt, his dam is the 2009 Horse of the Year. Not just that, she has numerous other records under her belt but then, so does his sire, Curlin, twice Horse of the Year, 2007 and 2008. The owners for Rachel, the StoneStreet Stables and Harold McCormick, would also co-own the new bay; Curlin was eventually owned by StoneStreet Stables, who despite a major legal battle, won it from the Midnight Cry Stables.
Rachel Alexandra was, after her unbelievable 20 ¼ length Kentucky Oaks win, sold to StoneStreet, allegedly for a ridiculously high price, by her original breeder and owner Dolphus Morrison; she was later conditioned by none other than reputed trainer, Steve Asmussen and jockeyed by Calvin Borel.
Soon after her Oaks victory in May, 2009, Rachel was entered into Preakness which she effortlessly won pausing the barren span of 85 years after Nellie Morse who won it last in 1924. Her next victory again made history as she ran less than a second slower than the legendary Secretariat in the Mother Goose Stakes in June that same year. She won again by a 19 ¼ lengths lead breaking Ruffian’s record of 13 ½ lengths set in 1975. She followed on her record breaking performances with Haskell Invitational where she became the second filly in racing history to win it after Serena’s Song in 1995 and was also ranked a 116 Beyer Speed Figure, the fastest for any American thoroughbred racing in 2009.
Come Woodward Stakes in September, and Rachel’s winning streak of consecutive races mounted to 9 with she, becoming the only other filly to have won the Woodward against older males. Rachel is declared the Horse of the Year as she continued to prep up for the coming 2010 season. In 2010, as an older filly, Rachel raced only five times, winning twice and never finishing any lesser than second.
Bred to Curlin, Rachel entered foal in February and the legacy continues. Curlin on the other hand was twice Horse of the Year and the winner of Breeder’s Cup Classic 2007. Though he finished third in the Kentucky Derby, he won the Preakness Stakes in record time of 1:53.46 which is equal to that of Secretariat, if the traditional time scales are considered equal to that of today. His Haskell Invitation, contrary to that of Rachel Alexandra was more competitive as he finished a close second by a head to winner Rags to Riches.
Following he win at the Dubai World Cup, Curlin became the richest North American thoroughbred in earnings well past beyond the $10 million mark.
Promising as all that may sound; the colt has just begun a life of its own and has a real expectations laden life to live. The name is out for people to decide through a votes contribution and there will be an announcement made soon. Watch this space for more on the Rachel Alexandra- Curlin colt or check out to try your own breeding skills. Thousands of race horses handpicked from the uncountable thoroughbreds starting each year, simulated in 3D form the fundamental ingredient of the online racing games from Horse Racing Simulation, a firm that has been closely associated with horse racing for years altogether.
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