There’s a picture of Switch in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, from her recent start in the Oct. 2 Lady’s Secret Stakes (gr. I). Actually, the picture is of Zenyatta,
who is winning with her ears pricked, practically posing for the
camera, jockey Mike Smith kissing her under the wire en route to her
19th straight victory.
Half a length behind her, Switch is bearing down –
white-eyed, nostrils flared, hurtling. The 3-year-old filly’s general
expression says something like this: What the heck just happened?
"We thought we’d run against the older mares because
Zenyatta scares a lot of horses out of the race," trainer John Sadler
said of his Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I)
contender. "So it’s going to be a small field and you’re running in a
grade I. We thought we’d take our chance in there and she ran really,
really well. We’re really proud of her."