A friend of mine announced that Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra might be shut out of this Saturday’s Preakness by owners looking to enter additional horses in order to prevent the filly from making the field, which is capped at 14 horses. When I responded that I’d heard a radio report that Rachel Alexandra would be running, he was incredulous, and showed me a story in today’s St. Petersburg Times to verify his information.
“Right,” I responded with a tinge of smugness. “That was from this morning.”
To settle the disagreement, I quickly found an update on ESPN.com, which confirmed the radio report: