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    Default Woo Hoo!! Rachel Alexandra!

    That is one HELL of a nice horse!!! Good for Calvin, too!




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    THAT WAS EXCITING!



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    That was fantastic!
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    I was sure she was toast when he put her out in front like that.

    What a race.

    I've never seen one so exciting.

    What a horse!

    I wish so badly they had put her in the derby too - she deserves the crown.



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    Great race.



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    Down that stretch, I got scared. The struggle was creeping in. What a race by RA and Mine That Bird. So very glad I was home to see it!

    Beautiful stuff.



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    I love this filly. I love this filly. I love this filly (and since it looks like she has a "white eye" - does she?) - well anyway, hope that buries THAT myth
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    I'm an idiot..I was cleaning out the chicken coop..lost track of time and MISSED IT.
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    WooHoo go RA...I think I about scared my cat to death with my screaming cheering RA on to the finish line Boy I love a good filly



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    WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!! What a GRAND FILLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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    As I was watching the NBC Mine That Bird Iso-cam (very interesting to watch), I was very impressed with Mike Smith's ride.



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    amazing since he said she wasn't running her best. How would it have gone had she liked the track more.



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    What a girl!!! But I really hate it for mind that bird because that was our next Triple Crown horse Or either have her in the Derby and she would have been. It does kindof suck that there is no triple crown winner this year.
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    Awesome race! Way to go filly! Rachel Alexandra! Woot!

    So happy to see Mine That Bird right behind her, too!



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    Agreed Rabicon...I thought MTBs derby win was as much luck as talent with circumstances on the track...but he actually was a triple crown contender. Have to say I was *shocked* at how fast he came up on RA. And from last place again. Another 1/8 of a mile and he'd have passed her IMO.
    So hell...not a triple crown winner this year when there was a chance. Either had RA been in the derby or if RA had not been in the Preakness.
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    Yeehaw!!!! So excited for Calvin!

    And, a nice run by MTB too!
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    Good going Rachel Alexandra! You run like a girl!

    Mine That Bird had a great run too. If he'd had just a little more space he would have caught her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rabicon View Post
    What a girl!!! But I really hate it for mind that bird because that was our next Triple Crown horse Or either have her in the Derby and she would have been. It does kindof suck that there is no triple crown winner this year.
    Yep, I feel bad for Mine That Bird - he had another brilliant run :-(



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    SO proud of both of them!!! Top class! I bet if Mine that Bird would have hooked her, it would have been an epic duel!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MistyBlue View Post
    Another 1/8 of a mile and he'd have passed her IMO.
    You know watching the end over & over, I'm really not sure I agree - I know Mind that Bird came on fast but it's not like he slowed at the finish but Rachel started to pull out ahead of him a little more. I really think she had more in there and wouldn't have let the colt beat her.



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