The connections of the unbeaten Zenyatta, who raced to her 13th
straight victory in the Lady's Secret Stakes on Saturday at Santa
Anita's Oak Tree meeting, said Monday they would wait as long as
possible before determining which Breeders' Cup race she will run in.
Zenyatta is the defending champion in the $2 million Ladies' Classic,
which will be run this year on Nov. 6, but there is the very real
possibility Zenyatta could take on males for the first time in the $5
million BC Classic on Nov. 7.
Asked on Sunday morning at Hollywood
Park if he thought Zenyatta could compete with males in the richest
race of the two-day Breeders' Cup program, her trainer, John Shirreffs,
said, "I don't think there's any indication that she couldn't."
"But there's absolutely no reason to rush into that decision now," Shirreffs added.