Rachel will run against the boys

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Preakness-winning filly Rachel Alexandra
will run against the boys again in the $1 million Haskell
Invitational on Aug. 2 at New Jersey's Monmouth Park.
Her co-owner Jess Jackson announced the decision Tuesday.
The Haskell is a 1 1-8-mile Grade 1 race for 3-year-olds. Also
expected in the field is Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird.
"She is in top condition. If this preparation continues, our
target is to race in the Haskell Invitational in about three
weeks," Jackson said in a release. "We are all looking forward to
seeing this great athlete perform again against both colts and
Rachel Alexandra worked five furlongs in 1:01.38 on Monday at
Saratoga in upstate New York. She has won seven consecutive races,
most recently by 19¼ lengths against fillies in the Mother Goose
Stakes at Belmont Park on June 25.

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