Diary Post #388

Santa Anita is installing new VIDEO BOARDS for their upcoming meet! Photo by John Shirreffs

Good Morning,

It is the final day of November, 2011. It seems like the last 30 days have been extremely busy and filled with a variety of events. The month started with all of the Breeders’ Cup activities, races, and MY PARTY. (YIPPEE!) It ultimately wound down with an abundance of great racing around the country. Rapid Redux reached #20! Hollywood Park’s Autumn Festival, the competitive 2 year old stakes at Churchill on their closing weekend, and Aqueduct hosting races as the Cigar Mile, Remsen, Gazelle, and Demoiselle all added to the excitement. Many current and future stars performed with such style. Congratulations to all of the victors and their connections!

Additionally, the November HORSE SALES have been very active at Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, and now Tattersalls in Newmarket. The quality of stock auctioned at these venues has been excellent…and the prices paid for these horses reflected such. People truly love our sport and want to be involved!

In reality, so much action constantly takes place in ‘the horse world’! There is always something new to learn, to study, and to enjoy! I truly believe this is what makes it all so enjoyable and intriguing to people! There is never a dull moment and the pace at which our sport functions definitely keeps you ‘on your toes’.

Santa Anita, ‘The Great Race Place’, as it is often called, opens the day after Christmas. Currently, their staff is extremely busy completing a number of maintenance projects. In the infield, they are installing a brand new high-tech video board. This BIG BOARD will measure 53′ by 29′ offering the best resolution available in technology today. New state-of-the art boards are also being placed in the paddock area to enhance the entire racing experience for the ‘on-track’ fans. In this photo, they are dismantling and removing the ‘old infield board’. All of this is actually a very specific and detailed process…but the workers are making great progress.

When completed…it should be amazing! HMMM! Perhaps they’ll show some videos of ME on it next season! Now that would be TOO CUTE!

Happy November 30th!

With Love,
Hugs to All~


  1. Zenyatta, thank you for all of the wonderful memories. I just visited the Bloodhorse website and voted for you as the most intriguing horse, John Shirreffs as the most intriguing person (Mike was my second) and your receiving Horse of the Year as the most exciting moment. and you thought your contest days were over… Whatever happens, you will always be the best in my eyes.

  2. My dear Zenyatta, I hope your team is okay. The law past I only hope that REP when they face God they get the punish they deserved…

  3. http://www.drf.com/news/hollywood-park-zenyattas-half-sister-nearing-workout

    News on Zenyatta’s sister training and first race sometime in 2012 – maybe.

  4. Kari – So bizarre that someone on this website would write any thing negative about that video tribute. I loved it and put it with all my others. My computer is chock full of Zenyatta. Wish I understood how to navigate Facebook better than what I know now. Wall/tags? a language I’m unfamiliar with. I only joined Facebook to see more about our Queen for the most part. I was amazed I got a little e mail blurb from the young person from Switzerland thanking me. Too Sweet. Kindest regards

  5. @Delrene–I’m with you. FB is still a mystery to me–like a labyrinth that I get lost in. I try, so one day I’ll get it, I guess.

  6. Zenny, nobody would look better on that big board than YOU!

  7. A link to the pro-horse, anti-slaughter site: http://www.equi-army-ndo.com

  8. @Kari B
    Leon is trying to offset the huge amount of money he spent on Royal Delta, no realizing that her foals will probably do that.

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