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Rachel Alexandra in the winner's circle
Rachel Alexandra in the winner's circle after the 2009 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park
© Vanessa Ng
Winning trainer Steve Asmussen said, "We are very proud of Rachel Alexandra. (Owners) Mr. (Jess) Jackson, Barbara (Banke) and Hal McCormick, what a great thrill for them. For them to step up and purchase a filly like this, and then to go ahead and campaign her is a thrill for them. To have a horse like her in your barn, I am really fortunate. She's a great athlete. She's just extremely endearing to you. She has a soft and kind look feel."