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Cheers to Rachel

Updated: September 7, 2009, 12:22 AM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

More than 31,000 in attendance at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday are now forever bound by unique experience, the memory of a tremendous roar that followed the best 3-year-old filly racing has seen in decades as she bore down on the wire with two older males, first Bullsbay, then Macho Again in futile pursuit, and a shared eyewitness to true greatness in a racehorse.

The roar enveloped the "Graveyard of Champions," in tribute to her defiance of history, the Spa's mystique and a race that ...

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