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Rachel and Zenyatta by the numbers

Updated: June 17, 2010, 3:31 PM ET
By Jeremy Plonk | Special to ESPN.com

You neither want nor need another opinion on the Rachel Alexandra versus Zenyatta crossfire. I'll leave that to others. Instead, let's just stick to the facts about the sport's only two buzz saws capable of remotely warming up the general public.

With all due respect to Quality Road, no one without Daily Racing Form ink already staining his or her fingers is going to click over a turnstile to come see you. It's kind of like Joe Mauer versus Derek Jeter in baseball terms. Mauer consistently ...

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