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Zenyatta, Rachel matchup worth $5M

Updated: February 4, 2010, 5:38 PM ET
By Mary Rampellini | Daily Racing Form

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - In the boldest move yet to bring Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta together for the first time in a race, Oaklawn Park president Charles Cella announced Thursday that the purse of the April 3 Apple Blossom will be raised to $5 million if both horses start.

If the matchup fails to materialize, the purse for the Grade 1 stakes will remain at its originally scheduled $500,000.

The race will now be called the Apple Blossom Invitational, with its distance extended from ...

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