Chasing the dream matchup

Updated: September 11, 2009, 7:31 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

There are plenty of reasons to want to see Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta race, but that the showdown might turn out to be some sort of electrifying, nose-to-nose battle on the racetrack is not one of them. As the season has progressed, it has become increasingly apparent that Rachel Alexandra is the vastly superior horse. She would bury Zenyatta in a race that would be no contest.

Never was that more apparent than during the first nine days of August. Rachel Alexandra destroyed some very ...

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