Filly holds off Kentucky Derby winner

Saturday, May 16, 2009 6:24 PM
Last updated 6:50 PM
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BALTIMORE - Rachel Alexandra not only ran with the boys, she beat every one of them.

Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes since 1924, holding off a late charge by Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird to capture the middle jewel of the Triple Crown today by a length.

Calvin Borel, who rode Mine That Bird in the Derby, switched to Rachel Alexandra and guided her to a sixth consecutive victory.

The only filly in the 13-horse race, Rachel Alexandra went off as the 9-5 favorite and became the first horse to win from the No. 13 post at Pimlico. She moved to the front and took a big lead before Mine That Bird tested her in the stretch.

Rachel Alexandra covered the 1 3-16th miles in 1:55.08.

She paid $5.60, $4.60 and $3.60. Mine That Bird paid $6.60 and $4.80, and Musket Man returned $5 on a show bet.

The last filly to win a Preakness was Nellie Morse.

Musket Man finished third, followed by Flying Private, Big Drama, Papa Clem, Terrain, Luv Gov, General Quarters, Friesan Fire, Pioneerof the Nile, Tone It Down and Take the Points.

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EARL84 05/16/09 - 05:27 pm
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Thanks to Comcast, missed the

Thanks to Comcast, missed the entire race, thanks to your weather warning! Those idiots couldn't have screwed the Augusta area any worse. Thanks a lot

oldenuff2nobetter
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oldenuff2nobetter 05/16/09 - 05:43 pm
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Should've had Knology.

Should've had Knology.

Hoss4
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Hoss4 05/16/09 - 05:53 pm
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Cumcast sux

Cumcast sux

ivymist
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ivymist 05/16/09 - 06:00 pm
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Also missed it. Not a happy

Also missed it. Not a happy camper whatsoever. Was especially bad when NBC was then at least courteous enough to place theirs in the corner. Whoever pushed that alert button better hope word doesn't get out that that is their job. I am sure there's more than just three people in the entire Comcast serving area who were not pleased.

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AugustaRaider 05/16/09 - 07:35 pm
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That "alert button" is

That "alert button" is automatic. There's nobody sitting at comcast with their finger on the red button. The alert is released and the system automatically interrupts. But it still [filtered word] me off.

ivymist
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ivymist 05/16/09 - 10:03 pm
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Angry sarcasm. It won't wear

Angry sarcasm. It won't wear off for days.

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