Today in History: The 2010 Lady’s Secret Stakes

Zenyatta won the Lady's Secret Stakes on October 2, 2010. Photo courtesy of AP - by Jason Redmond.

Zenyatta won the Lady’s Secret Stakes on October 2, 2010. Photo by Jason Redmond courtesy of AP.

Hello fans,

It’s the beginning of an exciting month on! We’re in the midst of preparations for our third annual Celebration. Mark your calendars for Breeders’ Cup Weekend. Details will be announced throughout the month.

Leading up to this event we’ll be remembering important dates in Zenyatta’s career. The first is October 2, 2010. Five years ago today Zenyatta scored her 19th consecutive win with her victory in the Lady’s Secret Stakes at Hollywood Park. Watch the race again here and head over to the career section for more details about this milestone in Zenyatta’s life.

Team Z


  1. Dear Kathy.Ignorance is bliss as they say.I haven’t had a minute to visit the furbabies today.An old friend called(we’ve known each other forever)He has retired and returned to Carmarthen.We had a lot to catch up on.Huge day for Wales in rugby and football today.We are facing the Aussies in the rugby not good!!!Looks like a great race for the Dewhurst 2 gorgeous colts Emotionless is huge!Aidan has Air Force Blue.The fabulous Frankel won this race as a 2yr old.Enjoy your days off!Love and hugs to you,Kisses for Holly,Nikko and Sugar.SheenaXOXO

  2. Bei-Bei or Bruce-Bruce is getting too adorable!Sheena

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thank you for this link. Those photos of Mei Xiang and Bei Bei Bruce Bruce are just priceless. What a Doll. Love the expression in Mei’s eyes too. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Sheena; These baby kiwi are the cutest. So glad they are working on helping with the endangered. Sally B

    3. Bei Bei has gotten so big and fat I call him Tank.

  3. Wow another huge Coolmore win in the Dewhurst!Air Force Blue by War Front out of Chatham wins in impressive style under Ryan Moore.He’s now evens favourite for next year’s 2000 guineas.A big beautiful colt I cannot imagine anyone beating him over the Rowley mile.Emotionless was pretty disappointing.Looking forward to Zenyatta’s War Front baby next year!!Sheena.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Terrific pedigree; his Dam, Chatham, is by Maria’s Mon. Beautiful big boy. Love and Hugs, JB

  4. RIP Rock Fall who broke down during a work-out at Keeneland this morning.Very sad.
    The Remus Horse Sanctuary in Essex have announced the passing of one of the oldest horses in the UK Beloved Orchid.Now in her 50th year she was euthanized due to colic.Found seriously underweight in may of last year she surprised all with her fighting spirit.Blind and toothless she,nevertheless, enjoyed life and loved her 5 cabbages a week and also liked raspberries.May God bless her.Her long life is to be celebrated.RIP SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Wow, 50 years old. That’s incredible. RIP beautiful girl. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Goodness a horse 50 yrs old!? I Have not heard of this before. I celebrate her life and spirit. Sad to hear of Rock Fall. Sally B

    3. RIP Rock Fall Sadly, you are gone way too soon.

      RIP Beloved Orchid 50 years is quite an accomplishment — you were a true golden girl.

      May both of you beauties run free and happy.

      Hugs and Love

  5. So sad about Rock Fall. Know Barbara would have spared no expense to save him if it had been possible. The lady loves her horses! RIP sweet boy.

    1. RIP Beautiful boy, Rock Fall.

    2. Sooo very very sad about Rock Fall; sprinting is so hard on the legs and he was so young !!!!

      1. He was euthanized on the track because it was both legs; horses never survive a two leg injury always euthanized.

  6. Dear Sheena
    I thought the owners of Treve might change their mind like the Mosses did after Zenny won her first BCC in 2009, they let her race at 6 because she was in such great form and so happy racing like Treve. No such luck with them.
    Love and hugs

    1. Dear Tizgood.Win or lose Treve was going to be retired.I remember telling you I thought maybe she had peaked in the Prix Vermeille.Now we can look forward to her babies.Aidan certainly looks to have some great horses for next year.Love and hugs Sheena.

  7. Rest In Peace Rock Fall.
    So Sad

    1. Rest In Peace beautiful Rock Fall. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. RIP Rock Fall.

  8. Congratulations to Calvin Borel. Great win on Miss Hoochee Coochee, Beautiful new member to the Chestnut Club.

    1. Dear Peggy:

      Love the name. Congrats Miss Hoochee Coochee, beautiful girl; and she did it after almost a five month lay off. Hope she came out of the race OK. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Judy, yes isn’t she beautiful. First time I had seen her. What a talented beauty.

        1. Dear Peggy:

          Very. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. So cute. Bet that was a fun race call.
      Congrats. Yeah, Calvin!

  9. Dear Z Fans:

    Was trying to find a recent photo of Z’s little brother when I came across this one of Barbaro from 2006. Breathtakingly beautiful. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Breathtaking.

    2. Dear Judy.Thank you for this beautiful photo of the late,great Barbaro.Love and hugs Sheena.

    3. Awesome Barbaro! Thank you Judy B.!

    4. Ahhhh, he was gorgeous. Penn looks just like him.

      1. Dear Peggy, Sheena, Sally and Ann:

        Just an absolutely gorgeous boy. Love and Hugs, JB

    5. Breathtaking and heartbreaking! Still weep for this beautiful boy who put up such a fight.

  10. Dear Z Fans:

    Workouts yesterday of Beholder and Pharoah. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Judy, Thank You so much. These were beautiful works. Wow, Both of them looked great.

      1. Dear Peggy:

        You’re so welcome. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Dear Judy:I can only pray these 2 beauties stay safe and it will be a spectacular race.Love and hugs Sheena

    3. Judy; This was simply thrilling to watch! What works they both had.
      love and hugs, Sally B

    4. Thanks JB.
      All were so beautiful entering the track.
      Great seeing Jimmy riding handsome Smokey. Jimmy deserves an award!!!

      1. Dear Sheena, Sally and Ann:

        Yes, I pray they stay safe and sound. They are both gorgeous.

        Ann, so true. Jimmy and Smokey both deserve an award. Love and Hugs, JB

  11. Huge Congratulations to “Union Jackson” great win. Congrats to Barbara Banke and Stone Street Stable. Barbara my heart goes out to you for Rock Fall. Congrats to Curlin and Hot Dixie Chick.

    1. Congrats Jackson. Good job. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. And guess what color Chili is! Extra special to see this boy win as I have followed him since he was in the pasture with Taco.

      1. What color is Chili? Sally B, a red?

        1. Dear Sally:

          Don’t think Shirlee will mind my answering your question. Yes, Chili’s a Chestnut like his Daddy, Curlin. Love and Hugs, JB

    3. Way to go Chili Boy!
      Lifting the spirits of your stable. Precious boy.

  12. Woke at 5:30 to drive a distance and watch my grandson in a great game of football.
    Beautiful chilly fall weather for it, but I dressed in layers so all was good. Saw my son there and wished him a Happy Birthday! Now I am resting finding it so enjoyable to be able to read the blog.

    Goodnight Zenyatta
    love you with kisses and to your Coz and Zi
    loving zpriness and dear Sir
    Auntie Sally B

  13. I was there! I saw The Queen’s 19th win. The day before I was able to spend three hours at the barn with Zenyatta and her wonderful, wonderful team! A weekend I will remember forever and ever! Long live The Queen!

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