She's beaten most of them before, but undefeated Zenyatta won't be lonely in the starting gate when she defends her title in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar on Aug. 9.
Ten older fillies and mares were entered in the 1 1/16-mile Polytrack
event, with Jerry and Ann Moss' splendid 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry
drawing the far outside post. Trained by John Shirreffs, Zenyatta will
have regular rider Mike Smith aboard as she goes for her 12th
successive victory while packing co-high weight of 123 pounds under the
race's new allowance conditions. The Hirsch was previously a handicap