Regarding the 2009 HOY in the long ran I think they did make the right decision giving to Rachel Alexandra. If you look at it both Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra beat the boys and they both drew new fans to the sport. They also made old fans remember the glory days. Both won neuromas Grade 1 races. Something had to give. Lots of people will say Rachel Alexandra won because she raced on the East Coast were the majority of the voters lived but if that was the case shouldn't Blame have kicked Zenyatta ass in the 2010 vote? It come down to you beat the boys more and that was Rachel Alexandra. Lets face it if either one of these great racehorses had gone to the breeding shed without a HOY title that would have just been plan wrong.
@ Crazy4Z I agree 100% . I thought she won too. It makes me soooo mad when they say on TV she lost by a head. No Way! She lost by 4-6 inches, 1/2 a nose, if.You're right about Quality Road too. He shouldn't have even been in that race. He was a head case the year before and I was shocked to even see him there. : /