This story just keeps getting better and better. Rachel Alexandra’s co-owners, Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall-Jackson Wines, and his wife Barbara Banke, announced that Rachel Alexandra will "Race for the Cure" the remainder of her 2009 campaign, with the majority of her winnings going to the Susan G Komen foundation. To put that into perspective, she has won ~$1.6M thus far in 2009.
“Rachel Alexandra is a magnificent horse. In her honor, we are making a gift to the Susan G Komen "Race For The Cure" said Barbara Banke, co-owner of Rachel Alexandra.
“This exceptional fund is one more example of how generous people can help direct their money to charities that make a difference,” said Allison Lankford, Director of Philanthropic Services, Blue Grass Community Foundation. “What a wonderful way for Barbara and Jess and their fabulous horse Rachel Alexandra to benefit so many.”
Rachel Alexandra wearing her pink halter in support of all women fighting cancer.
We will be wearing our pink shirts tomorrow (or I will, as Stef will be in a cute dress) as we cheer her on in The Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont Park, New York.
For those of you who are interested in getting to know Rachel Alexandra a bit better, the New York Racing Association, has changed their cover page of their website to display Rachel winning the Preakness Stakes. If you click on "Rachel's sandbox", you will find an entire section devoted to her. See, we are not the only ones beside ourselves to have the superstar running at Belmont Park tomorrow.