Palace Malice wins the Belmont

Palace Malice, the “rabbit” who ran away with Mike Smith in the Derby came back today with a perfect run to win the Belmont. He was one of the five horses entered by Todd Pletcher. In the Derby, the horse was wearing blinkers for the first time in a race. They were noticeably absent today. […]

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Princess of Sylmar wins the Oaks in an Upset

Racing fans should know better than to bet against Mike Smith. The veteran jockey piloted 37-1 longshot Princess of Sylmar to an upset win at the Kentucky Oaks this afternoon. The Kentucky Oaks is the “sister” race to the Derby and features 3 year old fillies. So how does this impact the Derby? Certainly lots […]

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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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Last workout for Zenyatta before the Breeder’s cup

Nice workout for Zenyatta yesterday in her last workout before the Breeder’s cup. She looks very fit and fluid. Make sure you listen to the commentary after the workout as it’s very educational. To keep her attention for the workout, Zenyatta raced two of her stablemates, Sarbonne and El Vino, but neither one of them […]

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Zenyatta stays sharp on the way to the Breeder’s Cup

Check out Zenyatta’s workout from 10.22 at Hollywood Park. The queen ran 7 furlongs in 01.27.1 with Mike Smith on board. For all Zenyatta fans, she will also be featured in an upcoming 60 Minutes segment on October 31st.    

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Zenyatta wins the Lady’s Secret Stakes – that’s 19 wins in a row!

Yup, Zenyatta did it again with another breath holding finish as she came from last around the far turn and passed her four rivals. Three-year old Switch made a game effort but in the last quarter, Zenyatta showed her speed and won the Lady’s Secret Stakes for the third year in a a row. She […]

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Zenyatta canters home in the Hirsch making it 18 straight wins

Zenyatta sure is on a roll. On Saturday she made her 18th win look easy, with a romp home in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar. It was a hand ride for Mike Smith and Zenyatta looked like she had a few more gears that didn’t get called into play. This is […]

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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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