Medaglia d’Oro’s 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and Street Cry’s 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame later this year.
From Medaglia d’Oro’s first crop, Rachel Alexandra was voted Eclipse Champion three-year-old filly and Horse of the Year in 2009, after a three-year-old campaign in which she defeated males three times in the G1 Preakness Stakes, G1 Haskell Invitational Stakes, and G1 Woodward Stakes, in addition to victories in the G1 Kentucky Oaks and G1 Mother Goose Stakes. With her victory in the Preakness over Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird, she became the first filly to win the second jewel of the Triple Crown since 1924.
Bred in Kentucky by Dolphus Morrison, Rachel Alexandra was initially raced by her breeder and trained by Hal Wiggins before being purchased by Stonestreet Stable and Harold McCormick, after which she was trained by fellow 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Steve Asmussen. She posted a career record of 13-5-0 from 19 starts and earned $3,506,730.