This weekend marked the second jewel in the Triple Crown for horse racing. Sadly we must wait another year for a chance to see the drought broken, but this is a race that has brought us amazing horses and will continue to bring us amazing horses that will make racing history for years to come. Last year’s winner, Rachel Alexandra, is no exception. This amazing filly broke out of a field of colts to cross the finish line first and touch the hearts of the world.
Foaled on January 29th, 2006, Rachel Alexandra is the big filly that can do just about anything. Named after her owner Dolphus Morrison’s granddaughter, Rachel Alexandra comes from two lines of amazing race horse royalty, Mr. Prospector and Native Dancer. She shot to super star staus after winning the Kentucky Oaks with Calvin Borel on board. The pair then went on to win an unprecedented nine races as a three year old. Calvin Borel, one of the countries most prolific jockey’s has had amazing success with her and has nothing but amazing words for this super girl. Calvin attributes her outstanding record to letting her do her own thing on the track and not holding her back.
Golden Oak Stables adds another winner to the stables with Breyer’s beautiful version of Rachel Alexandra. A spring release for 2010, the Rachel Alexandra model is a strikingly done galloping Thoroughbred done in the perfect image of the real Rachel. Breyer’s Rachel is done on the traditional Ruffian mold in a deep shaded bay. Highlighted by accurate shading this seemingly simple bay paint job is the perfect touch of simplicity and accuracy. One of the most intriguing things about the real Rachel Alexandra is her facial marking that has been described as an upside down exclamation point. Breyer is right on point with creating her with the utmost of accuracy with the hyper realistic facial and leg markings.
This super filly is nothing to scoff at. It has been many years since we have seen such a strong filly be able to hold her own against the colts in her field. Truly deserving of the honor of becoming a Breyer horse, Rachel Alexandra is the kind of horse that only comes around so often. Don’t let her gallop away.