See the article here. http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2009/May/10/Owners-plotting-to-keep-Rachel-Alexandra-out-of-Preakness.aspx
What a disgusting, low, dirty trick. I know that this does happen in racing but this is just BS. They are just scared of facing Rachel Alexandra because they know she is going to give them a run for their money. Oh, and Mine That Bird's owner wants Calvin back on their horse instead of on Rachel Alexandra. That choice that Calvin chose the Oaks winner over the Derby winner should tell you something. Calvin even has repeatedly said that she is the best three year old this year. I've lost all respect for Pioneerofthenile's connections and now lost respect for Mine that Bird's owner. I hope Rachel gets in but if she doesn't then I hope Jess Jackson(her new owner that just bought her. He used to own Curlin.) points her toward the Belmont instead. She deserves a chance to beat the boys.
Here is the contenders for the Preakness stakes so far.
Mine That Bird
Take the Points
Have a great day!