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On Zenyatta's Farewell: Remember the Mares

Despite the delays and the freezing weather, Zenyatta garnered a large crowd to say goodbye; it speaks volumes about her appeal to know that people came to stand in the cold and dark – not to see her race, just to see her, briefly – before she goes to the farm to begin her new career.  And perhaps they are wise – while her connections have vowed to continue to provide updates, previous history suggests that once a great racemare becomes a broodmare, they all but disappear from view.  Rachel Alexandra didn’t even get a sendoff, and while her ‘diary‘ had a brief update in November, the video and image updates are a thing of the past.
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