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Nothing but the best

Updated: January 25, 2010, 6:47 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

The long, widely shared lament over the scarcity of enduring participation on the part of racing's best and brightest is temporarily suspended. Reigning horse of the year, 4-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra, and undefeated 6-year-old mare Zenyatta will return to competition in 2010, to the collective delight of all concerned. Racing needs stars and now has two magnificent females.

Although theirs is a rivalry only in the public consciousness at this stage, since they have not yet stood ...

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