Unbeaten champion Zenyatta will spot eight rivals from 12 to 19 pounds as she begins her quest for Horse of the Year honors in 2010 in the $250,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita March 13.
Perfect in all 14 of her career starts to date, the magnificent
6-year-old mare begins the new year with a hefty 127-pound weight
assignment for her first race since she humbled a stellar field in the
$5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 7 to become the first
female to win America's richest race.