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November 02, 2010


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Sister Sarah

Note also that she is currently tied for the modern North American record for consecutive wins. The horse she is tied with, Pepper's Pride finished a 19 race career undefeated. A remarkable achievement at any level, she accomplished this against colts and fillies, sometimes at high weights, but she competed in her own small pond - in races restricted to horses bred in New Mexico. New Mexico is an up and coming state for Thoroughbred breeding (due to casino driven high purses) but is hardly at the top level of US racing. Zenyatta is poised to own the record outright if she can pull off the "impossible" and win the $5 million Breeder's Cup Classic against the worlds best horses, in an otherwise all male field. She is 8-5 to do the impossible.


We saw a report on Zenyatta on 60 Minutes last week and fell in love with her. She's such a big horse, nothing like the delicate horses most racers seem to be. And with such big heart and lively spirit. She is wonderful, and one of a kind.


I loved this post! It's so much fun to read about animals clearly loving what they've been asked to do, and totally enjoying being animal rock stars.

Susan McCarthy

I should clarify the statement that Zenyatta's run against colts. She has, but only in the Breeders'Cup Classic.

Mr. Crannif Superfest

Pretty cool! I've been on a horse kick (pun intended?) for the last few weeks after visiting some friends in Lexington, KY, which seems to be the horse capitol of the universe. A Mr. David Gallagher and myself attended the races at Golden Gate Fields last Friday and both a 65-1 longshot on a horse named Where's Wilson! Not bad when you can turn $2 into $130, but I'm guessing that doesn't really happen very often. I've been reading a bit about Zenyatta and am looking forward to seeing what happens with her in the race this weekend.

Susan McCarthy

What a fantastic longshot!

Oddly, Where's Wilson does not seem to be entered in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

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