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Rachel has the upper hoof for top honor

Updated: August 7, 2009, 6:01 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Jerry Moss doesn't get it.

Zenyatta has no chance of being Horse of the Year unless she challenges and beats Rachel Alexandra. It doesn't matter if she stays undefeated. It doesn't matter if she wins the Breeders' Cup Classic. She can cure cancer. It won't matter. Beat Rachel Alexandra or else throw away any chance of winning racing's most coveted title. The choice is his.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look like Moss is going to take the kid gloves off. On a national media teleconference ...

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