Rachel Alexandra will run next in
the Woodward Stakes on Sept. 5 at Saratoga Race Course.
The decision was announced Monday by trainer Steve Asmussen
following workouts by the filly and the 3-year-old colt Kensei,
both owned by Jess Jackson.
Asmussen said Kensei will run in Saturday's Travers Stakes, a
race for 3-year-olds. The Woodward is for horses 3 years and older,
and gives Rachel Alexandra a new challenge of taking on older
Rachel Alexandra has dominated the 3-year-old filly division
with romps in the Kentucky Oaks and the Mother Goose, and has
beaten 3-year-old boys in the Preakness and the Haskell
She has won eight in a row and is the leading contender for
Horse of the Year.