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Zenyatta Retired

Racing fans will be sad to hear it, but the great mare Zenyatta has finally been retired. 


Jerry and Ann Moss’ great champion ZENYATTA, who recently retired from racing, will be boarded at Mr. and  Mrs. William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Kentucky. She is expected to arrive in early December.

 

ZENYATTA won 19 of 20 starts with her only loss coming in this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic when she ran second, by just a head, after coming from far off the pace. She set North American female records in earnings - $7,304,580 and with an extraordinary 13 Grade 1 wins. Those Grade 1 wins include the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic and the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic. She earned Eclipse Awards as champion old mare in both 2008 and 2009.

 

ZENYATTA was purchased by David Ingordo on behalf of the  Mosses at the 2005 Keeneland September yearling sale. She was trained by John Shirreffs and ridden for most of her career by Mike Smith.

 

Steve Haskin recently wrote for The Blood-Horse magazine the following tribute, “Those six inches that separated her from an unbeaten record will be more and more inconsequential as the years go by, consumed by the vast scope of her accomplishments . . .”

 

Breeding plans have not yet been finalized.

 

 

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Goethe said it best: " There is nothing more frightful than IGNORANCE in action."
May God truly bless this great American champion thoroughbred. The greatest American filly/mare in American racing history, and IMO, one the all-time great American thoroughbred's ever. Male or female. Zenyatta is right there on the same plateau as Secretariat, Man O' War, Citation, Kelso, or any of the other top American greats. She made carried the flag as being the greatest horse in America for 3 seasons, and made racing interesting again!! All the best to you Zenyatta. Good luck at you're new home at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky!!!
you need to read a book or two. Can I suggest the History of Thoroughbred Racing in America by Patrick Robinson?
This actually bums me out. I though they would bring her back so she could go out a winner. It really is like babe ruth striking out at his last at bat. Now it looks like Goldikova is the greatest horse in training.
RACHEL: ONCE. PERSONAL ENSIGN: ONCE (3 HORSE FIELD) RUFFIAN: ZERO ZENYATTA: TWICE (BC CLASSIC '09, '10). IS THERE ANY DOUBT WHO IS THE GREATEST MARE IN HISTORY?
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCOREBOARD: NUMBER OF TIMES THEY FACED OLDER MALES . . .
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCOREBOARD: NUMBER OF TIMES THEY FACED OLDER MALES . . .
Big void left in horseracing now that the two great mares who brought in so much attention and interest to the sport the last few years are both gone. Hopefully the new fans gained by Zenyatta and Rachel will stick around, the sport needs it.
I just hope she gets treated just as good as she has been, she deserves it. She'll be with her buddy Life is Sweet too.
I wonder with her going to Lane's End does this maybe mean she will have a date with A.P. Indy in the futre?
Hope you have a happy retirement Zenyatta. You deserve it :)

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