Walk of Champions Gala Celebration

Members of Team Zenyatta attend the Walk of Champions Gala. Photo by Ann Moss.

Members of Team Zenyatta attend the Walk of Champions Gala. Photo by Ann Moss.


Zenyatta was inducted into the Arcadia Historical Society Thoroughbred Racing Walk of Champions on May 24. She was honored, along with eight other horse and human inductees, at a gala celebration at the Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Members of Team Zenyatta including Jerry and Ann Moss, John Shirreffs, Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs and Mike Smith attended the event. Zenyatta’s bronze plaque was previewed, and guests were treated to a video compilation of Zenyatta’s victories.

Zenyatta’s plaque will be installed in downtown Arcadia, CA. See it here along with our photos from the gala.

We’d like to thank the Arcadia Historical Society for this honor.

Team Z

Photo by Ann Moss.

Zenyatta’s bronze plaque will be installed in downtown Arcadia, CA. Photo by Ann Moss.



Photo by Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs.

Jerry and Ann Moss with Zenyatta’s plaque. Photo by Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs.



Team Z attends the gala. Photo by Julio Ochoa.

Team Z attends the gala. Photo by Julio Ochoa.



Photo by Ann Moss.

Photo by Ann Moss.



Photo by Julio.

Ann Moss with Catherine Simmons, the winner of our gala invitation giveaway. Photo by Julio Ochoa.

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  1. Congrats!!! I had not know this story until tonight! I’m behind the times after just retiring retiring after 32 years in the USMC. I did not know any Mayberrys we around! My Great Uncle was the Jockey (Hal Booker) on Judge Himes. His brother died at Gaves End race track. The other one (AW Booker) won the 50,000 1904 worlds fair. In that race both brothers were in the same race. Hal on Judge Himes again but lost to A.W on Colonial Girl. It’s a rough business and you all did a fine job!! Thanks for the education and I will need to see the the Mayberry have some pictures of Judge Himes and my Uncle. Jim Booker