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NYRA aims to set up dream race

Updated: August 17, 2009, 8:46 PM ET
By David Grening | Daily Racing Form

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- The New York Racing Association is attempting to make the dream matchup between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta a reality.

According to a NYRA source, NYRA is close to finalizing a deal with a sponsor either to create a race, or, more likely, enhance the purse of the Grade 1 Beldame on Oct. 3 at Belmont Park from $600,000 to $1 million in hopes of bringing the two superstar females together.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that discussions ...

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