Rachel Alexandra will Start August 29th

Rachel Alexandra has been stabled at Saratoga’s race track since the beginning of the summer racing season, but there was always a bit of doubt as to whether she would actually race during the meet’s 40 day season. But the doubt was erased when it was announced that the filly would make her next start at the Personal Ensign Stakes, a Grade 1 race to be held on August 29. The race is 1 ¼ long, and this will be the first time Rachel has run at this distance.

The race is just a part of a grander scheme for Rachel. Her owners are focusing on the Breeders’ Cup that will take place in November at Churchill Downs. It has not yet been finalized as to which race she will run there.