Rachel Alexandra Out of Apple Blossom

Jess Jackson, principal owner of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, announced March 14 that the 4-year-old filly will not face Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park April 9.

Jackson's announcement, after consultation with trainer Steve Asmussen, comes a day after Rachel Alexandra was defeated by Zenyatta's stablement, Zardana, by three-quarters of a

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