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Rachel Alexandra Returns To Saratoga!

Reigning Horse Of The Year Returns To The Spa!

By: Emma Yepsen | August 2010

Double Day SpectacularSaratoga Springs NY -- Rachel Alexandra isn't quite finished at Saratoga Race Track! The reigning Horse of the Year returns to the beloved race track on Sunday, August 29th to compete in the Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes.

Rachel's return for this race marks Day 2 of the first-time Double Day Spectacular. This special two-part, two-day Double is being offered by NYRA linking the Grade 1 Travers Stakes (on Saturday, August 28) with the Grade 1 Personal Ensign (on Sunday, August 29). This is the first wager offered over a period of two days at Saratoga. Learn more about betting »

If you missed Rachel's amazing debut at the Spa last summer, she packed the stands at Saratoga Race Track winning the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes on September 5, 2009. To make it even more exciting, she was the only filly in the race, triumphing over older males, bringing a new meaning to the phrase "run like a girl!"

In celebration of Rachel's return fans will receive a free commemorative "Rachel" button with paid admission on Sunday, August 29. Also available for purchase will be Rachel Alexandra merchandise, such as t-shirts, hats, and limited edition "Were You There?" autographed posters. All proceeds from these sales will benefit charity.

Preceding the Double Day Spectacular is the 1st annual Travers Eve Celebration, as well as other Travers Festival events at Saratoga Race Track such as San Gennaro Day, the annual Stewart's Ice Cream Eating Contest, Travers 1864 Restaurant Week & Battle Of The Brews!

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