Rachel Alexandra, Calvin Borel win Preakness Stakes

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Posted on May 16, 2009 at 6:33 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 3:44 PM

(WHAS11/AP) - Jockey Calivn Borel rode to victory Saturday atop Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness Stakes.

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

The only filly in the race, Rachel Alexandra went off as the 9-5 favorite.

She raced to the front from the No. 13 post and took a big lead before Mine That Bird tested the filly in the stretch.

Musket Man finished third.

Borel won the Kentucky Oaks atop Rachel Alexandra.

He also picked up a Kentucky Derby victory atop Mine That Bird.

Borel and Rachel Alexandra finished in 1:55.08.

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