Zenyatta wins 2010 Eclipse Horse of the Year Award

After Blame beat Zenyatta in the Breeder’s Cup, many predicted that the most coveted racing award,  the Eclipse Horse of the Year, would go to him. But crowd favorite Zenyatta beat him to the wire on this one, earning 128 votes to his 102. The Eclipse Awards are decided by members of the National Turf […]

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Zenyatta loses Breeder’s Cup by a head, but wins the race for popularity

I almost didn’t watch the race yesterday. I didn’t want to see Zenyatta lose, or even worse, get hurt. But I’m glad I did because she put on an incredible show of speed, spirit and competitiveness. After trailing the field by up to as much as 20 lengths, Zenyatta made her run in the Breeder’s […]

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How would Zenyatta fare against previous racing greats?

From The New York Times: How would Zenyatta perform against great racehorses like Citation and Cigar? To answer that, Horse Racing Simulation and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have created a virtual simulation of Zenyatta racing against nine top thoroughbreds throughout history. The simulation used more than 100 data elements in a proprietary computer program, […]

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Zenyatta makes it 17 in a row winning the Vanity Handicap!

With her victory this afternoon in the Vanity Handicap Zenyatta has now won an impressive 17 races in a row. With this win she set a new record for undefeated races — passing the great runners Cigar, Citation and Mister Friskey who had each won 16 consecutive races. In fact, she’s won this particular race […]

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Zenyatta still undefeated as she starts 2010 with a win

Zenyatta sure knows how to work the crowd. There was no shortage of suspense during the Santa Margarita handicap today. Zenyatta broke last out of the gate and loped along at the back of the pack for the first half mile. At times she was 10 lengths behind the leaders. At the top of the […]

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