will make her final public appearance in California
during a special celebration Sunday, December 5 at Hollywood Park.
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 the sixth race, giving her legion of fans another opportunity to
show their admiration.
long after, Zenyatta, who has called Hollywood
Park home for more than
three years, will head to the track and parade in front of both the grandstand
and clubhouse area.
of some of her most memorable races, including her debut Nov. 22, 2007 and her
final victory, a thrilling decision over Switch in the Lady’s Secret Stakes
Oct. 2 during the first Oak Tree at Hollywood
Park meet, will be shown
throughout the day.
those closest to Zenyatta, who will depart the following day for Lane’s End
Farm in Kentucky
to begin her life as a broodmare, will be on hand.
owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs, the list includes the
Mosses’ racing manager Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs, Hall of Fame jockey Mike
Smith, who was aboard Zenyatta in her last 17 races, exercise rider Steve
Willard, groom Mario Espinoza and hotwalker Carmen Zamona.
will also be available to sign autographs prior to the start of the day’s
races. Post time is 12:30 p.m. The session will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the
Paddock Tote Board.
feature event Dec. 5 is the $150,000 Bayakoa Handicap. Defending champion
Zardana is among the probables for the Grade II for fillies and mares at 1 1/16
miles over Cushion Track.
by Arnold Zetcher, Zardana, who also defeated 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel
Alexandra in the New Orleans Ladies Classic March 13 at the Fair Grounds, is
trained by Shirreffs. The 11-1 upset by Zardana last year was a record fifth in
the Bayakoa for the trainer.