Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta elected to Hall of Fame

First-crop daughters of Medaglia d’Oro and Street Cry will be inducted later this year
Medaglia d'Oro's Rachel Alexandra

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.

Street Cry's Zenyatta

Zenyatta, a first-crop daughter of Street Cry, was voted Eclipse Champion older female three years in a row in 2008, 2009, and 2010, in addition to garnering Horse of the Year honors in 2010.  She won 13 G1 races including the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Distaff and 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic, becoming the only female ever to win the Classic.  She suffered her only career loss in her final start when second to Blame in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Bred in Kentucky by Maverick Production, Ltd., Zenyatta raced in the colors of Jerry and Ann Moss and was trained throughout her career by John Shirreffs.  She ended her career with a lifetime record of 19 wins from 20 starts and earnings of $7,304,580.

Both mares will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Friday August 12, 2016, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York.