Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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This is the video of yesterday’s Grade-I Kentucky Oaks, a major race that is limited to fillies and is the “companion” race to today’s Kentucky Derby. After watching the astonishingly talented filly, Rachel Alexandra, run away with this race, I think the colts running in today’s Derby are very lucky she isn’t in the Derby with them [2:33]

Here she is, back at the barn after winning the race [0:50]

And this video provides a wonderful look at her action while training on the track; long, smooth strides [3:29]

Does she remind you of another great filly? The legendary Ruffian, perhaps?