What’s it like to be Zenyatta’s exercise rider?

Mike Smith is a great jockey and his partnership with Zenyatta has racked up 18 straight wins. But while Smith gets the headlines for riding Zenyatta, there’s another rider behind the scenes who deserves a good deal of the credit. For the past four years, Zenyatta’s exercise rider has been Steve Willard, and it’s Willard […]

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