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Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta will meet in race April 9.

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Posted: February 11, 2010, 9:01 pm - IP Logged

NEW YORK (AP) Owner of Oaklawn Park says Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta will meet in race April 9.

Wll we finally have it Hurray! this should be fun!!!

What do you think?

Anyone going to the $100 window Wink

 

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    Posted: February 11, 2010, 9:47 pm - IP Logged

    This could be best 2 out of 3 if they wanted it to be..First to win 2 is Champ..Should be fun either way...

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      Posted: February 12, 2010, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

      I like the 2 out of 3 idea but I wonder if the track would find it viable?

      Still, this could be one of the most challeging race offs since depression era when underdog 'Seabuscut' upset Triple Crown fav 'War Admiral' in 1938!

      Hope fully there won't be any surprise snow storms to contend with @Oakland in April but then, "You never can tell...." Wink

      OK satire aside, as it stands now, who do you like?

       

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        I like the 2 out of 3 idea but I wonder if the track would find it viable?

        Still, this could be one of the most challeging race offs since depression era when underdog 'Seabuscut' upset Triple Crown fav 'War Admiral' in 1938!

        Hope fully there won't be any surprise snow storms to contend with @Oakland in April but then, "You never can tell...." Wink

        OK satire aside, as it stands now, who do you like?

         

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        I'm a fan of Zenyatta but to me right now it's a toss up..Hope neither get's hurt so they can race again..

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          ONCE IN A LIFETIME
          What can you compare this to? The excitement. The build up. The comparisons? Whos better Zenyatta or Rachel? Aside of the Aside of Seabiscut Vs War Admiral contest, there have been rivalries over the most recent  35 years, Affirmed/Alydar etc but Rachel and Zenyatta will probably only meet once and you could ask to experts and once would say Zenyatta is the better horse, and the other would say Rachel. This just seems like a once in a lifetime race. 2 superfillys..
           
          After the race you will be able to determine if it was the most exciting race of a lifetime Thumbs Up

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            Posted: February 16, 2010, 4:36 pm - IP Logged

            AK: WHAT HORSE WILL BENEFIT FROM TRACK BIAS< COORDINATES< ETC

            Wondering is there any advantage to either Zenyatta or Rachel because of Oaklawn Park’s track configuration;  not speaking of the surface; but the geometric shape of the track.

            After downloading Google Earth picture of Oaklawn Park and presently converting it to a 2D outline drawing at a 1/200th scale.

            The dimensions t found are:

            • Shortest distance around the turns = 1,290 feet

            • Width around the turns = 80 feet

            • Width of straightaway = 70 feet

            • Turn Radius = 411 feet

            • Length of stretch = 1,155 feet

            • Length of back stretch = 1,350

            • Distance to 1st turn = 195 feet

            • Distance to 1st turn at 1 1/8th mile = 855 feet

            • Outside straightaway into and exiting each turn = 200 feet

            *Additionally  that the backstretch is an uphill incline and the stretch is a downhill incline.

             

            An Edge is an Edge, Right ???

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              Posted: February 16, 2010, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

              The greatest race I ever saw on TV was Secretariat winning the 1973 Belmont..Probably the best horse I ever bet on was Stonyland thet I won 300.00 on in Detroit around 1963..:):)..for a 15.00 combo..

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                Posted: February 18, 2010, 3:18 pm - IP Logged

                Tiggs, sounds like you have had happy experience in the winners circle-

                Comparing Tracks: Might be hard to believe, but when comparing Oaklawn Park and Santa Anita (Zenyatta's home track), Zenyatta should get the edge in terms of track configuration. The turns will be almost identical, but the straightaways are longer. 

                 

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                  Posted: February 26, 2010, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                  Bye the Bye, this is not a match race (one on one) there are other horses in the scheduled Oakland event;

                  still should be very exciting.

                   

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                    Posted: February 26, 2010, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                    Bye the Bye, this is not a match race (one on one) there are other horses in the scheduled Oakland event;

                    still should be very exciting.

                     

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                    I would hate to see a match reace they never seem to work out..

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                      Posted: March 14, 2010, 4:10 pm - IP Logged

                      LOS ANGELES: Rachel Alexandra's owner says horse will not run against Zenyatta next month. Unhappy

                      There will be another day......

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                        Posted: April 8, 2010, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

                        Oaklawn Park - April 9, 2010


                        Race 10 - 6:25 PM First Half Late Daily Double / Exacta / 50 Cent Trifecta / 10 Cent Superfecta
                        STAKES Apple Blossom Invitational H. (Grade I)

                        Purse $500,000. For Fillies And Mares, Four Years Old And Upward. One And One Eighth Miles.
                        PP Horse Virtual
                        Stable A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer

                         Zenyatta VS Short Field Lineup (sans Rachel AlexandraUnhappy)
                         
                        1 Be Fair (FL) 4/F L C H Borel 120 D W Lukas
                        2 Taptam (TX) 5/M L M C Berry 117 W B Calhoun
                        3 War Echo (KY) 4/F L S Bridgmohan 120 S M Asmussen
                        4 Zenyatta (KY) 6/M L* M E Smith 123 J A Shirreffs
                        5 Just Jenda (KY) 4/F L T J Thompson 120 C Jones

                         

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                          Apple Blossom Invitaional @Oakland

                          One Mile And One Eihth
                          •STAKES
                          •First Half Late Daily Double / Exacta / 50 Cent Trifecta
                          •6:25PM
                          pgm horse weight jockey trainer odds

                          MORNING LINE:

                          1 Be Fair 120 Calvin H. Borel D. Wayne Lukas 8-1
                          2 Taptam 117 M. Clifton Berry W. Bret Calhoun 10-1
                          3 War Echo 120 Shaun Bridgmohan Steven M. Asmussen 7-2
                          4 Zenyatta 123 Mike E. Smith John A. Shirreffs 3-5
                          5 Just Jenda 120 Terry J. Thompson Cindy Jones 3-1

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