Gamble pays off for Jackson
It is appearing less and less likely Rachel Alexandra will be rematched against Mine That Bird in the Belmont Stakes. Monday's postponement of an announcement about her status, combined with increasingly cautious quotes from co-owner Jess Jackson, makes it obvious her historic Preakness victory took some starch out of the superfilly.
"She's not in top shape right now," Jackson admitted Monday.
Jackson is not averse to rolling the dice, and recognizes the sport will get another publicity ...
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