07/30/2010 1:43PM

Saratoga: Rachel won't stiff Spa


  Rachel Alexandra's connections today confirmed that her next start will come in the $300,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga on Sunday, Aug. 29.

  The Personal Ensign would be the 4-year-old filly's first start in a Grade 1 stake since winning the Woodward here last September.

  "We're delighted that Mr. (Jess) Jackson has decided to race Rachel Alexandra in the Personal Ensign on August 29," said NYRA president and CEO Charles Hayward. "Her historic victory in the Woodward last year was one of the highlights of the Saratoga meet, and we expect her appearance at the Spa this year to be just as compelling. With Travers Day on August 28, that weekend is lining up to be one of the best in this racetrack's storied history."