Rachel Alexandra, the filly won, but that’s not really the exciting part of this race. Yes, she was the first filly in 85 years and the first Kentucky Oaks winner to take The Preakness, but she was favored to win. Mine That Bird, who won the Kentucky Derby, however, was 6 to 1. He started out in last place as he did at the Derby, and he came back big as he did in the Derby. He came back so big, in fact, that he came in a very close second, and if the Preakness had been just 1/10 of a mile longer, Mine That Bird would have won the Preakness, and then we’d really have some excitement going on in the world of horse racing.