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Money Not Worth The Risk For Rachel Alexandra

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT
AP Sports Writer
The official wooing of Rachel Alexandra ended a few hours after
it began.
Despite the lure of an extra $1 million by Breeders' Cup Ltd.,
Rachel Alexandra's co-owner said his 3-year-old filly won't run in
the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 7.
Jess Jackson said late Friday he was humbled by the interest his
3-year-old filly has generated, but "Rachel already has completed
a brilliant long campaign."
Earlier Friday, in an effort to lure Rachel Alexandra to the
Breeders' Cup to run against undefeated Zenyatta, the Breeders' Cup
said it would add $1 million to the winner's share of the $5
million Classic if both horses ran in America's richest race.
Jackson put an end to that possibility quickly, reiterating that
he dislikes Santa Anita's synthetic surface. "These false tracks
create potential for injury, a risk I am not willing to take with
Rachel," he said in a statement to The Associated Press.


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