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Rachel Alexandra enters the paddock
Assistant trainer Scott Blasi leads Rachel Alexandra into the paddock before the 2009 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga
© Vanessa Ng
Trainer Steve Asmussen said, "I can't say how proud of her I am. Her performance, under the pressure that she always is, stepping up and raising her game. What a tremendous victory today. She didn't lope along on the lead or anything today. She's a spectacular athlete."