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Calvin Borel & Rachel Alexandra. Courtesy

Rachel Alexandra Beats Out Zenyatta for Horse of the Year.

Rachel Alexandra won the first matchup between racing's leading ladies, beating out Zenyatta for Horse of the Year. Voters chose Rachel Alexandra for the year-end honor at the Eclipse Awards. The first filly to win the Preakness Stakes in 85 years received 130 votes to 99 for Zenyatta in one of the tightest, most widely debated competitions in years.