The Brock Talk

Friday, June 19, 2009

Rachel Alexandra Set For Mother Goose Stakes

Blackberry Preakness and Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra has been scheduled to make her next start in the grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes next Saturday at Belmont Park according to a statement released by co-owner Jess Jackson.

“Rachel is rested, healthy and ready to run,” Jackson said in the statement. She is expected to leave her base at trainer Steve Asmussen's barn at Churchill Downs and ship to New York on June 23. The Mother Goose carries a $300,000 purse and is for 3-year-old fillies going a 1-1/8 miles.

Meanwhile, trainer Tim Ice has said that Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird is being pointed toward the grade 1 Haskell Invitation to be run August 2 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey.

Others being pointed toward the $1,000,000 Haskell include Musket Man, who was third in both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness and the winner of the Illinois Derby; and Big Drama, who finished first in his first six starts before crossing the wire fifth in the Preakness.


Secratairat said...

If you call "Musket Man" Muscat Man one more time I will stop reading your blug.

Lilly said...

I am excited to see how Rachel Alexadra will run. I think she has it in her.