Best Wishes to the “Super Philly”

Rachel Alexandra and jockey Calvin Borel / Matthew Stockman, Getty Images

Rachel Alexandra and jockey Calvin Borel / Matthew Stockman, Getty Images

We here at PhilaTude are big believers in democracy— especially, ya know, that part about equality for all sports. In our efforts to expand our knowledge beyond the big four city sports, we have become well versed in tennis, bowling, ping pong (or table tennis if you prefer), softball, pool—yes, it’s a sport, and our newest interest, horse racing. So in honor of the Preakness this weekend, the 2nd race in the Triple Crown, we’d like to give a big shout-out to the “Super Filly,” or as we like to call her, the “Super Philly” Rachel Alexandra, to wish her luck on her race against the boys.

As a girl who sometimes finds herself in the “boys club” (and by that, I mean a sports bar), I know that it’s never easy to get ahead when the guys are vying for all the attention— seriously, the waitresses couldn’t care less about my order. Anyway, I digress; in this case Rachel Alexandra is certainly no underdog. She won by a whopping 20 ¼ lengths at the Kentucky Oaks and she has successfully forged her way into the Preakness by gracefully stepping past the many jealous owners who tried to bar her from entering.  She is now the favorite to win!  If that’s not girl power, then I don’t know what is.  Watch out boys, this filly is on the loose.

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