Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta: Who's Your Daddy?

Father's Day will probably find the super dads of American's equine racing superstars doing what many dads will do on their day: relaxing in the outdoors and basking in the sun and their offsprings' accomplishments.

Medaglia d'Oro, Rachel Alexandra's proud papa, and Street Cry, good ole dad to Zenyatta, share a lovely Lexington, Ky., hill on their home at Darley at Jonabell Farm. A recent visit found them in separate spacious paddocks, grazing and dozing within sight of each other.

Both daughters honored their fathers by winning their respective races a week earlier. Zenyatta, whose race record reads like a misprint or miracle, extended her perfect record to 17 wins with a victory in the G1 Vanity Handicap and Rachel Alexandra returned to winning form in the G2 Fleur de Lis.

Darley, owned by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, stands 15 of the best equine fathers to be found.


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Marsha Hayes

Marsha Hayes has been covering endurance, trail, and other equine topics since 2005. She believes every horse has a story.

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