JC / Railbird

Summer Beauty

The August issue of Vogue is now on newsstands and the magazine includes, as expected, a breezy feature on super filly Rachel Alexandra. The article offers little new information to racing fans (although I did enjoy reading this tidbit about the Preakness: “When Mike Smith, the jockey on Mine That Bird, rode up after the race to congratulate Borel, the highly competitive filly instinctively took off again”), but the accompanying photo is absolutely stunning. And possibly digitally altered? There’s no halter on her fine head:

Rachel Alexandra in August Vogue


you can count on retouching. nice photo of the photo btw.

Posted by dana on July 23, 2009 @ 9:25 am

Are you a regular Vogue reader, Jessica?

Or will you chalk up this magazine purchase as “business expense”? :P

Posted by The_Knight_Sky racing blog on July 23, 2009 @ 11:14 am

Thanks, Dana.

Would it surprise you if I were a regular Vogue reader, Knight Sky? I can’t be all about the horses, all the time …

Posted by Jessica on July 23, 2009 @ 5:21 pm

I wouldn’t have the slightest idea on how to set the Morning Line on Ms. Jessica Chapel being a Vogue reader.

I clearly needed more background to be able to do that. It’s 50/50 that you were since you showed Rachel’s pic.

In light of this revealing insight though, I now make you 6/5 that you’re not a Cosmopolitan reader. ;-)

Posted by The_Knight_Sky racing blog on July 23, 2009 @ 7:59 pm

yeah it’s been touched up. it was a shame that a photo of rotten bananas won a two page spread over her, though.

Posted by jj on July 31, 2009 @ 8:03 am