Dolphus, Rachel Alexandra’s Half-Brother, Targets LeComte Stakes

Dolphus, Rachel Alexandra’s Half-Brother, Targets LeComte Stakes

Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand

According to the Fair Grounds Barn Notes for November 26th, Dolphus–the two-year-old half-brother to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra–could potentially run in the LeComte Stakes (gr. III) on January 16th at Fair Grounds.

Trained by Joe Sharp, the son of Lookin at Lucky broke his maiden in impressive fashion at Fair Grounds on November 22nd, rallying from off the pace to win a six-furlong maiden special weight by a little less than a length. Bred to thrive in longer-distance races, Dolphus is expected to make his next start in a two-turn allowance race at Fair Grounds, and assuming he runs well, that race could serve as a springboard to the LeComte Stakes, the first official Kentucky Derby prep race of the season at Fair Grounds.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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