Description Rachel Alexandra (foaled January 29, 2006 in Kentucky) is a retired American Thoroughbred filly racehorse and the 2009 Horse of the Year. She is renowned as the May 16, 2009 winner of the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of the Triple Crown, the first filly to win the race in 85 years (since Nellie Morse, 1924). She was the impressive winner of races in six states (KY, LA, AR, MD, NY, NJ), on 8 different tracks, against fillies and Grade 1 colts and older horses, achieving a long string of consecutive wins including numerous Grade 1 stakes. Often considered alongside Ruffian as the greatest 3-year old filly in thoroughbred racing history, Rachel Alexandra neared or broke multiple stakes records, track records, and winning margin records throughout her career. On September 28, 2010, owner Jess Jackson announced Rachel Alexandra would be retired. She was bred to 2007/2008 Horse of the Year, Curlin and is in foal with a colt anticipated for 2012. And I just Love Her!!!!!
Patrice Torrillo, Port Saint Lucie Member Since July 2011 Artist Statement Hello all! I am a self taught artist, I have been sketching and drawing since I can't remember when. I started to paint about 15 years ago. I've painted everything from clay pots to mailboxes to plaques and signs, and now canvas. I've done lots of custom work over the years including designing brochures, signs, aerial drawings, kids rooms, businesses,murals etc.
I am a big animal lover and especially enjoy drawing and painting my favorite subjects dogs & horses! My dogs are the loves of my life and although I've never owned a horse, I've had a love for them since I'm a kid. To me they are the most beautiful creatures God has made....My dream is to one day own one. Thank you for coming to my page!