A Rider’s Perspective
By The Editors
Rudy Gallegos, the first exercise rider to sit aboard both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners in the same year since Joanne McNamara rode Thunder Gulch and Timber Country for trainer D. Wayne Lukas in 1995, compares Mine That Bird and Rachel Alexandra:
So, if the two Classic winners were sitting in an automobile dealer’s showroom, what models would they be? “Rachel would be a Lamborghini,” Gallegos said. “It would be like when you’d go to shift gears, everything would be so smooth, so precise. Mine That Bird would be a Ferrari, just pure class.”
Lucky man to get a chance on two such thrilling rides in such a short time.