LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra has
been sold to Stonestreet Stables, opening the possibility for the
filly superstar to run in the Preakness.
Jess Jackson, owner of Stonestreet Stables, announced the sale
on Wednesday. The purchase from Dolphus Morrison and Mike Lauffer
comes less than a week after Rachel Alexandra posted a record
20¼-length victory in the Oaks.
Morrison said after the Oaks he had no plans to enter Rachel
Alexandra into either of the remaining Triple Crown races. He would
have to pay a $100,000 supplement to put Rachel Alexandra in the
Preakness on May 16.
Stonestreet also owns 2007-08 Horse of the Year Curlin, who
retired last fall as racing's all-time money winner. Jackson said
he plans to breed Rachel Alexandra to Curlin once her racing career
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