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Shocking Upset: Unrivaled Belle defeats Rachel Alexandra

2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra loses by a head to Unrivaled Belle in the Grade 2 La Troienne at Churchill Downs after a thrilling stretch duel.

There were really no excuses for Rachel as she just didn't explode away from the field coming off the turn like she did last year.

La Troienne chart (from

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