As it was confirmed this week, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is in foal to Curlin. The filly’s due date is 1st February 2012 and she was examined by two independent veterinarians. She is one of the best horses in the history of horseracing and offered horseracing fans one of the best season performances of all times.
Rachel Alexandra started year 2009 by winning in the Martha Washington Stakes and Fair Grounds Oaks and went on to win the Fantasy Stakes by nearly 9 lengths. She continued by making history in the Kentucky Oaks where she won by a record 20 ¼ lengths. In June, the filly won the Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park where she was the 1-20 favorite.
In the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on 2nd August, Rachel Alexandra showed her supremacy again by beating the boys at 1 1/8 miles. On 5th September, she run against older males in the Woodward Stakes and once again did not disappoint her fans. All these great performances earned her the Horse of the Year title.
On the other hand, Curlin is the all time money earner in the history of horseracing with more than $10.5 million and he is also one of only ten horses to win the Horse of the Year title two years in a row. There will certainly be great expectations for the product of the mating between Rachel Alexandra and Curlin.