Though he doesn't know how or where it will happen, Jerry Moss is holding out hope that the race everyone wants to see, Rachel Alexandra vs. Zenyatta, will somehow come off. Moss believes it should take place at the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita's Oak Tree meeting in November, but Jess Jackson, the majority owner of Rachel Alexandra, has emphatically and repeatedly stated the Breeders' Cup is out because of Santa Anita's synthetic surface.
"The Breeders' Cup was created for this kind of circumstance," Moss said Monday on a national teleconference. "I'm not sure where else to have this meeting. The national press usually centers around the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup. I'm conditioned to respect the Breeders' Cup."
The Breeders' Cup is being run at Santa Anita for the second straight year.
"I didn't pick the place where the Breeders' Cup is run," Moss said. "We've run in the Breeders' Cup in all types of weather all over the place. If the Breeders' Cup was run in New York or Churchill Downs, we'd be all over the country."