Filly Rachel Alexandra flies past all-male field to win Preakness

Preakness Stakes favorite Rachel Alexandra lived up to her billing Saturday, thundering past an all-male field of competitors and becoming the first filly to win the Triple-Crown’s second jewel since 1924. “She’s the greatest horse I’ve ever been on in my life,” jockey Calvin Borel said after the race. “She did not handle the track 110 percent and still won.” Long-shot Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird fell short in his improbable bid to compete for horse-racing’s Triple Crown, but showed his Derby victory was no fluke — charging hard to finish second.