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Zardana shocks Rachel Alexandra in the New Orleans Ladies at the Fair Grounds
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Zardana...

secratariat was hear great great great great uncle
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  • mrsmaryzinke · Please stop this girls. I explained about horse relationships and how half-siblings are from the same dam but different sires. Secretariat was not Ruffian's uncle. Please read horses and horse racing 101 by dubby. And, again, please stop. I can hear your high-pitched giggling. · 1027 days ago ·
  • mrsmaryzinke · Okay, RuffianQueenOfRacing, I read most of your long profile. Since you are a kid, I will explain that horses are not considered to be related in the same way that humans are. IIf horses only share the same sire and not the same dam, they are NOT half-siblings. How Evan can come up with Zardana and Secretariat having that relationship, I don't know. · 1026 days ago ·
With a sixteenth of a mile to go, it appeared the mighty Zenyatta’s winning streak was in serious danger. Mike Smith was getting in to her like I had not seen since 2009, and yet the other filly was somehow holding her at bay. The race was Last year’s Vanity Handicap and the other mare was St Trinia...Read More
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  • mhswinds · Zardana. · 1162 days ago ·
  • Ann Maree · We need to remember that Zenyatta was giving the field from 10-15 pounds! She still got the job done, but that was the onlly reason, I think, that St. Trinians got that close to her! I'm hoping that Zardana, St. Trinians, and Vision all wind up in the Santa Margarita, along with Blind Luck, Harmonious and Princess to challenge Switch! The winner of that race will likely be crowned the reigning new Older Female to fill the spot vacated by Zenyatta! I would love it if either Harnomious or Zardana were to win that spot, as Zenyatta's former stable mates! · 1160 days ago ·
Vision in Gold scored the first stakes win of her career when she held off Zardana by a neck in a front-running effort in the $150,000 Santa Maria (gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita Park.St Trinians, the defending Santa Maria winner, finished a half-length back in third in the field of five older filli...Read More
When last seen, St Trinians ran a game second to Zenyatta in last summer’s Vanity Handicap (gr. I). Eight months later she will return from the sidelines when making her dirt debut in the $150,000 Santa Maria Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 12 at Santa Anita. The 6-year-old mare won the event a year ago.A fiel...Read More
St. Trinians is headed towards her 2011 debut after a tangle with Zenyatta in the Vanity Handicap last year compelled trainer Mike Mitchell to give the filly a long rest due to body soreness. After wins in the Santa Maria and Paseana Handicap last year St. Trinians finished 6th to the boys in the Sa...Read More
A vocal and appreciative crowd of 11,216 bid farewell to Zenyatta as the brilliant 6-year-old mare made her final public appearance Sunday at Hollywood Park.Read More
Taking full advantage of a race devoid of pace, Aggie Engineer led throughout to earn the biggest victory of his career in the $100,000 Native Diver Handicap Saturday at Hollywood Park.Read More
  • icyhotboo · Things that dreams are made of "lone speed in race" and I miss tri-only play I made in that race-couldn't see #7 · 1230 days ago ·
Sunday’s pick six from Hollywood Park features the Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap for fillies and mares traveling a mile and a sixteenth on Cushion Track. Morning line favorite Zardana won this event in ’09 and beat Rachel Alexandra earlier this year. She has not been as sharp recently but is training wel...Read More
Trainer John Shirreffs sat calmly in his stable office in Barn 55 South during a pleasant sunny Thursday morning before entering Zardana in defense of her crown in the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap Sunday and hosting more than 50 guests admiring and photographing Zenyatta before her farewell ceremony h...Read More
Zardana will try to become the fourth multiple winner of the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap when the Grade II is run for the 29th time Sunday at Hollywood Park. The Bayakoa is the main event on a day when Zenyatta will be honored. The 6-year-old mare, who finished her career with 19 wins in 20 starts an...Read More
Zenyatta will make her final public appearance in California during a special celebration Sunday, December 5 at Hollywood Park. The 6-year-old Street Cry mare, who finished her spectacular career with 19 wins in 20 starts and more than $7.3 million in earnings, will visit the saddling paddock after...Read More
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  • cugel the clever · humpy - I realize that you have a short attention span and a reading impedement - Alzheimers will do that to people - so I will be patient with you. I posted here twice after the BC Classic and I admitted that I was wrong about Z. She is the greatest horse of this century in my opinion, and one of the best of all time. Her race, losing in this year's BC, was a far better effort than 90% of her past races and convinced me of her greatness. Once again, for the third time, I admit I was wrong. · 1236 days ago ·
  • spuratic1 · I will definetly come to Cugels defense on this one..I remember his comments before the Classic and also remember reading the comments he made after the Classic because I felt it was real cool of him to admit that he was wrong about Z...Atleast he was man enough to admit that he was wrong..Theres not much people out there that would do that and he did..So he gets my respect... · 1235 days ago ·
Sunday, December 5, will be an emotional and meaningful day on two fronts for trainer John Shirreffs at Hollywood Park. In addition to seeing retired superstar Zenyatta make her final public appearance in a ceremony between races, Shirreffs will also saddle defending champion Zardana in quest of a ...Read More
She's not good enough to run in the Apple Blossom, but she is good enough to run in the Vanity? Oh please. Rabbit time .Which is fine, rabbits are legal... something is up with the big "Z" mare...
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  • Bigshot · This is a spurious allegation. Zenyatta's connections have never employed rabbits. Zardana is not a 'need to lead' type that jumps to the front and sets brisk fractions. Zardana's owner, Arnold Zetcher, has always been very ambitious and have raced her against the best (including Rachel Alexandra). If the intention was to use Zardana as a rabbit, they would have ran her to the front. Zenyatta's connections wouldn't have needed a rabbit as there were already a couple of one-dimensional front runners scheduled to run in the Vanity. It's preposterous to think Zardana was being entered as a rabbit for Zenyatta's benefit. If they wanted to use a rabbit they would have picked a horse that fits that description. · 1268 days ago ·
  • humphrey · Because of her style: finding a target (the pace horses) and running at them, she has a theoretical RABBIT in every race she runs. · 1268 days ago ·
With horses shipping in from all over the country and having run some of their best races on all types of surfaces, the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) is a wide-open affair. A field of 11 was drawn for the nine-furlong Polytrack event Oct. 10 at Keeneland, with the winner receiving an auto...Read More
Zenyatta, who has won all 18 of her starts for owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs, is among 14 fillies and mares nominated to the $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes. Read More
With a powerful closing kick she has never failed to deliver, Zenyatta remained perfect, running her way into history with a thrilling victory over St Trinians and four others in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap on Sunday at Hollywood Park.Read More
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  • mdracing69 · Zenyatta and St Trinians could meet again in the Aug 7 Clement Hirsch at Del Mar. The shorter distance (8.5f) of the Hirsch could favor St Trinians, who reportedly threw her left front shoe in the Vanity. · 1403 days ago ·
  • manderson1119 · I think Mike Mitchell should play a quick game of hide and go f*** himself......The DRF reports he texted John Sherrifs and told him to keep "Zenyatta out California". What a piece of crap, sore looser........and she threw a shoe???? No one that I know on and off the track at Holleywood park has mentioned that.........what a craptastic sore looser.... MIKE YOU LOST DEAL WITH IT DOUCHE BAG · 1403 days ago ·
 $250,000 Vanity Handicap Grade I 69th Running 1 1/8 Miles   Jockey Quotes    MIKE SMITH, ZENYATTA, Winner: "It's just incredible.  It was a great, great race.  It was a gallant effort on St Trinians' part, she really ran huge.  When we headed for home I hit a real...Read More
Zenyatta will have five challengers when she attempts to race into history in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap Sunday at Hollywood Park.Read More
The venue changed from Fair Grounds to Churchill Downs, and the rival changed from Zardana to Unrivaled Belle, but in the end Rachel Alexandra fell a head short for the second consecutive time. Read More
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  • davidcrone · It's pretty simple...the filly wants her head and wants to go 46 and change or 47 flat. The 48 and 4 stuff allows other horses to be close who finish stronger than she does. She doesn't have an explosive turn of foot. You have to realize, when she goes 46 and 3 a horse has to go 48 and change just to be within ten lengths. They need to stop trying to make her rate and stop taking away her greatest weapon. · 1445 days ago ·
  • humphrey · David has it correctly. If a horse will not rate well, they wil spit the bit if held back too much, · 1445 days ago ·
In a shortened La Troienne field, Rachel Alexandra lost for the second time in as many races, this time to the Bill Mott-trained Unrivaled Belle by a head. Previously, last year's Horse of the Year lost to Zardana in the New Orleans Ladies who finished fourth in this field of ...Read More

Zardana - Race Results & Past Performances

View Details02/12/11Zardana2ndSA81 1/16 mDSanta Maria-G2 4+ FVision in GoldZardanaSt Trinians1:41.55
View DetailsView Video12/05/10Zardana3rdBHP81 1/16 mSBayakoa Hcp.-G2 3+ FWashington BridgeSister DawnZardana1:44.25
View DetailsView Video10/10/10Zardana9thKee91 1/8 mSSpinster Stakes-G1 3+ FAcomaMilwaukee AppealHot Cha Cha1:48.77
View DetailsView Video06/13/10Zardana3rdBHP81 1/8 mSVanity Hcp-G1 3+ FZenyattaSt TriniansZardana1:49.01
View DetailsView Video04/30/10Zardana5thCD61 1/16 mDLa Troienne Stakes-G2 3+ FUnrivaled BelleRachel AlexandraMorena1:42.97
View DetailsView Video03/13/10Zardana1stFG101 1/16 mDNew Orleans Ladies 3+ FZardanaRachel AlexandraUnforgotten1:43.55
View DetailsView Video02/13/10Zardana4thSA81 1/16 mSSanta Maria-G2 4+ FSt TriniansLife Is SweetMy Baby Baby1:41.73
View DetailsView Video12/05/09Zardana1stBHP81 1/16 mSBayakoa Hcp.-G2 3+ FZardanaSilver SwallowCat By The Tale 
View Details11/06/09Zardana7thSA91 mileTLas Palmas Stakes-G2 3+ FTuscan EveningCloseoutCat By The Tale1:33.50
View Details10/12/09Zardana1stSA51 mileTSwingtime Stakes 3+ FZardanaGeneral ConsensusBahama Mama1:34.87
View Details08/12/09Zardana3rdDmr31 mileTAlwOC 3+ FHot N' DustyFlashoverZardana1:33.99
View DetailsView Video07/11/09Zardana6thBHP101 mileTRoyal Heroine Stakes-G2 3+ FTuscan EveningPatricia's GemGotta Have Her1:33.71
View Details03/13/09Zardana7thSA71 mileTMoscow Burning 4+ FDawn After DawnModern LookRansom Captive1:34.33
View DetailsView Video08/30/08Zardana5thDmr91 1/16 mTPalomar Handicap-G2 3+ FVacareGotta Have Her 1:40.64
View DetailsView Video08/30/08Zardana5thDmr91 1/16 mTPalomar Handicap-G2 3+ FVacareKris' Sis 1:40.64
View Details07/19/08Zardana1stDmr91 1/16 mTOsunitas Stakes 3+ FZardanaFleet CarolineBahama Mama1:42.28