Archives for October 2010
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She’s The One Unbeaten in 19 races, Zenyatta has established a winning streak unrivaled in American racing. With a victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, she will cement her legacy as the greatest female thoroughbred ever by TIM LAYDEN Most days the old racetrack stands like a museum piece, its grandstand a 61-year-old battleship-sized, pale-green monument to a bygone era, surrounded by endless acres of empty asphalt, adjacent to a neon casino where the desperate and the dreamers shuffle from sunlight into darkness. Inside Hollywood Park, small crowds rattle around in the grandstand and the only real noise comes from the airplanes taking off at nearby LAX. Seabiscuit and Swaps once ran here. Bill Shoemaker and Laffit Pincay took a leg up. Movie stars watched in splendor. Those days are gone, written into a grand history that fades with each passing year. But on the first Saturday in October, Hollywood… Continue Reading
With time ticking down, the undefeated champion, Zenyatta, continues to prove she’s going to be on the top of her game when she faces a full field in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November 6 at Churchill Downs. The six-year-old Street Cry (Ire) mare, preparing to defend her Classic title and perfect 19-0 record, galloped a strong 1 ½ miles on Wednesday overHollywood Park’s main track. “She’s just galloped so well the last couple of days,” said trainer John Shirreffs. “She’s really stepped up her game.” Jerry and Ann Moss’ Zenyatta will continue to gallop the remainder of the week and her final timed workout will be Saturday, October 30. She is scheduled to leave California for Kentucky on Tuesday, November 2.
Two-time champion Zenyatta, preparing to defend her Breeders’ Cup Classic title and perfect 19-0 record, went to the main Hollywood Park track on Monday and jogged a half-mile before galloping a full mile under regular exercise rider Steve Willard. Normally, she would have gone to the training track, but overnight rain left the dirt track too wet. The main racetrack surface is Cushion Track. “That’s the good thing about synthetic,” said Willard. “We haven’t had to stop at all. She’s doing really, really good. She’s in a terrific place mentally.” Jerry and Ann Moss’ Zenyatta will continue to gallop the remainder of the week and her final timed workout will be Saturday, October 30. She is scheduled to leave California for Kentucky on Tuesday, November 2. The $26 million Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6.
Zenyatta goes for her 20th straight victory at the upcoming November 6th Breeders Cup!!