Rachel Alexandra won the 2009 Preakness Stakes
On May 16, 2009, Kentucky Oaks winner Rachel Alexandra was supplemented to the Preakness Stakes and beat the boys as the 9-5 favorite for new owner Stonestreet Stables. Here is a look at the history of fillies in the Preakness. Not only was she the fifth filly to win, Rachel Alexandra was the first Kentucky Oaks winner to even start in the Preakness.
So far only five fillies have won the Preakness Stakes: Rachel Alexandra (2009), Nellie Morse (1924), Rhine Maiden (1915), Whimsical (1906), and Flocarline (1903). In total, there have been 53 fillies to start in the Preakness with 5 winning, 5 finishing second, and 8 finishing third. It is interesting to note that a filly, Regret, also won the Kentucky Derby in 1915, however she did not start in the Preakness.
Before this year, the last filly to enter the Preakness was Excellent Meeting in 1999. She did not have much luck and pulled up after after 6 furlongs, but she did come back to race again and retired after her 4-year-old season. Prior to her, 1988 Kentucky Derby-winning filly Winning Colors finished 3rd in the Preakness.
Here is a chart of all the fillies in the Preakness Stakes with their odds (* indicates the post time favorite) and finish position with winners in bold. There are no odds available for the races before 1900 and a few charts from 1900-1906 did not have odds for all horses so some will be missing if they were not listed.
You may also be interested in fillies in the Kentucky Derby and fillies in the Belmont Stakes.
|2009||Rachel Alexandra||9-5 *||1st|
|1999||Excellent Meeting||7-1||pulled up|
|1988||Winning Colors||9-5 *||3rd|
|1980||Genuine Risk||2-1 *||2nd|
|1925||Maid At Arms||5-1||11th|
|1922||Miss Joy||3-2 *||10th|
|1919||Milkmaid (part of an entry with Triple Crown winner Sir Barton)||7-5 *||8th|
|1909||Sans Souci II||7-2||7th|
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