Did Zenyatta beat Rachel Alexandra?

In the end, Rachel Alexandra carried all three voting blocs and defeated Zenyatta, 130-99, to become the first 3-year-old filly to earn Horse of the Year honors in the Eclipse era.

Has there ever been a filly Triple Crown winner?

5. No filly has ever won the Triple Crown. The filly Ruthless won the very first Triple Crown race, the 1867 Belmont. Only two female thoroughbreds have captured the Belmont since, however.

Who is the greatest female racehorse of all time?

Top 10 Female Race Horses of All Time

  • Ta Wee. Five years ago today, on May 16, 2009, Rachel Alexandra became the first filly in 85 years to win the Preakness, besting the boys in the second leg of the Triple Crown.
  • Rags to Riches.
  • Winning Colors.
  • Genuine Risk.
  • Lady’s Secret.
  • Rachel Alexandra.
  • Azeri.
  • Personal Ensign.

Did Zenyatta run in the Kentucky Derby?

Midway down the backstretch, Zenyatta had moved out of last place but still was far back. She was racing in front of only 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. “Zenyatta is still a good 10, 11 off the leaders, and then it’s four back to Mine That Bird,” Denman said at that stage of the race.

Did a filly ever won the Kentucky Derby?

Only three fillies have ever won the Derby: Regret in 1915, Genuine Risk in 1980, and Winning Colors in 1988.

Has a filly ever won the Grand National?

A total of 13 mares have won the Grand National so far. They are Charity (1841), Miss Mowbray (1852), Anatis (1860), Jealousy (1861), Emblem (1863), Emblematic (1864), Casse Tete (1872), Empress (1880), Zoedone (1883), Frigate (1889), Shannon Lass (1902), Sheila’s Cottage (1948) and Nickel Coin (1951).

What was the fastest female horse?

Busher War Admiral
– Top 250 Fillies & Mares

Rank Rating Horse / Sire
1 8.34 Busher War Admiral
2 8.34 Twilight Tear Bull Lea
3 8.32 Cicada Bryan G
4 8.31 Fashion Trustee

Are Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra the best fillies of the past 50 years?

Many racing fans are prepared to state emphatically that Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra are two of the best, if not THE best, fillies of the past half-century. The list from which to chose, however, is longer than most think. Below is a reminder just how extensive that list is.

When was Rachel Alexandra foaled?

Rachel Alexandra was foaled on January 29, 2006, at Dr. Dede McGehee’s Heaven Trees Farm near Lexington, Kentucky. Lotta Kim rejected her after she was foaled, so she was raised by a nurse mare.

Is Rachel Alexandra related to Northern Dancer?

Through Lotta Kim, Rachel Alexandra is a fourth-generation descendant of Mr. Prospector. Northern Dancer is in both sides of her pedigree. Morrison stated that he bred Lotta Kim to Medaglia d’Oro because he was impressed with the stallion’s physical presence and compatibility with the mare:

What is Rachel Alexandra’s preferred style of running?

Her preferred style of running is generally that of a front runner (running on the lead) or a stalker (running close to and just behind the lead), though she occasionally competed from off of the pace ( Mother Goose Stakes ). Rachel Alexandra was bred and originally owned by Dolphus Morrison, who named her after his granddaughter.