Filly gives her sport a new star

Filly gives her sport a new star

There are 3 comments on the Merced Sun-Star story from May 18, 2009, titled Filly gives her sport a new star. In it, Merced Sun-Star reports that:

Horse racing finally caught a break on Saturday and for once it wasn't an ankle.

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Trainer

Bowmansdale, PA

#1 May 18, 2009
Yes she is a star but there are legalities issues with owners/trainers and breeders how she got the stardom.
She was the best 3year old filly before the Preakness
ridinhigh

Bullhead City, AZ

#2 May 18, 2009
Rachel lexandra is a queen among kings.She had a rough trip and still prevailed against some of the top 3 year olds in the country.She deserves all the attention she gets.I can't wait to see how she comes back after that race.Let's leave any asterisks about how she got there aside,after all she's a horse and didn't have a choice of how she got there.Way to go Rachel!!
Trainer

Bowmansdale, PA

#3 May 18, 2009
Like I said is a great filly. But there are TC rules which start at the time when the horse is foalded. I guess you diden't here about the Trainers and Owners objection because Jackson bought his way into the race. Owerners were going to enter their nominated horses to black RA because she was not a legal entry.If you are NOT nominated you should not be able to supliment your horse for any amount of money. Jackson paid over $100,000 to supliment her and also a fine on top and a entry fee to pass the box. IT'S not playing the game fair.This is buying your way into the race. She never paid any nomination fees at the proper time or did she run any of the prep races. It the same premice if you wait in line for a long period of time and someone cut the line and goes in front because they paid a price to get ahead of you.
Rules are rules and if MTB wins the Belmont the tables will change in Jacksons world beleive me.
he will be labeled as the one who blocked a TC winner, and it ashamed Asmussin will feel it also, even though he felt they should not enter.
Asmussin statement as to the Belmont was that they diden't feel the urgency to run her in the Belmont as they did for the Preakness. They accomplished what Jackson wanted.NO Triple Crown winner.
You have to understand that the TCR are run for breeding.
The way she got in IS BEING examine with the TC officials. Beleive me there are a lot of Trainers and owners not happy with the drama with Jackson.

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