SANTA ROSA, Calif., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Kendall-Jackson winemakers are crafting a new, limited-edition set of distinctive wines in honor of Super Filly racehorse Rachel Alexandra. Less than 300 cases of the wines will be produced. Each collectible bottle bearing the thoroughbred's image will be available in elegant wood boxes in time for the holiday season.
Purchased by Kendall-Jackson Winery co-owners, Jess Jackson and his wife Barbara Banke, Rachel Alexandra has electrified the world of horseracing in 2009. After winning the Kentucky Oaks by 20 lengths, she became the first filly to win the Preakness Stakes since 1924, during which she beat a field of world-class colts, including Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. After subsequently winning the Mother Goose Stakes by 20 lengths, Rachel Alexandra again took on the colts in the $1.25-million Haskell Stakes--and again beat the boys (including Belmont winner Summer Bird) by over six lengths. She has since become a symbol of the ability of talent to compete across genders.
Those interested in the commemorative Rachel Alexandra wines can sign up now on the www.kj.com website's Rachel Alexandra page.
The same page also features the Kendall-Jackson/Rachel Alexandra Running Auction, a five-month-long charity auction featuring sports items from Rachel Alexandra's already-historic thoroughbred racing season. Currently, Rachel Alexandra's Mother Goose Stakes's victory blue and white number 3 saddle towel bid is at $2,600. A new item and new auction will be introduced every month through November. All of the proceeds from the auction benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research.