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2010 Santa Margarita Hcp (G1)

Date/Track:
3/13/2010, Santa Anita Park
Post Time:
3:42 PM PT
Distance:
1 1/8 m (Synthetic)
Age/Sex:
4+ F
Time:
1:48.20
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I'm really tired of seeing all the negativity in regards to the 2009 Horse of the Year. I thought the Horse of the Year award was given to the Horse who had the BEST year, not the most talented - that is based on opinion. If you stack up their performances up last year, it's pretty clear that Rachel had more accomplishments than Zenyatta did. Last year, Zenyatta was placed in certain races to avoid racing against the boys, which in the end limited her overall success. However, with the BIG win in the Classic, I did think she made up a lot of ground. A co-Horse of the Year MIGHT have been warranted, but by no means did Zenyatta DO enough to displace Rachel Alexandra from winning it.
A story came out through the N.Y. Times stating that Jess Jackson is looking for some "wiggle room" to get out of showing up at Oaklawn for the much anticipated 2010 Apple Blossom Invitational, saying he would prefer to race Zenyatta a little later in the racing season. Normally, I wouldn't have thought much about hearing of such a story, but having the e-mail address of the sports editor of the N.Y. Times, Nalia-Jean Meyers, I e-mailed and asked about the validity of the story, and it was confirmed that Jackson may be looking for an out. Personally, and this is just me talking, if Jess Jackson is going to play "dodge ball" with Rachel Alexandra trying to avoid having to race Zenyatta all racing season, then it's my belief that they should take the trophy for "2009 Horse of The Year," and put a new inscription on it that bears the words "2009 Joke of The Year." You can't have it both ways Jess. You can't tout your filly as being the greatest thing since "sliced bread" and not be willing to put her on the track to prove it against the mare that many feel, including myself, was robbed of HOY honors for 2009. Maybe Jerry Moss should scratch Zenyatta out of the Santa Magarita and put her on a plane to Louisiana Downs and enter her in the New Orleans Ladies Handicap. I wonder if Rachel Alexandra would be pulled out of that race as well if Jerry Moss did just that? AMO.
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  • luvzenyatta · I had to cancel room, travel arrangements and keep non refundable tickets to the Apple Blossom on 4/3 so everything could be rearranged to JJ's wishes! RA BETTER show up. BTW I am unable to go on FRIDAY 4/9 · 2666 days ago
  • qwiksilver · Why am I getting the feeling this is a replay of Seabiscuit and War Admiral? Riddle ran from running against the little upstart from the west. He felt his horse was far too superior to run against a "cowpony." Got his horse's tail handed to him in the end. Jess Jackson should go back, read history and just get it over with. The BIG upstart from the west is waiting. · 2666 days ago
Much is being made and said about the mare St Trinians since her victory over Life is Sweet in the San Maria Handicap at Santa Anita on Saturday. She's won all four of her starts in the U.S. this season, and raced in Great Britain from June through October of 2008 compiling a record overseas of 7 starts, with 3 wins and 3 shows. One of those starts was on turf. The other six on all-weather surface tracks. She look's like a very talented mare, but taking down Life is Sweet is one thing, but taking down the queen on what is arguably her most successful track, quite another. It won't at all surprise me if St Trinians run's a strong race and finishes in the money. But not in Great Britain, nor in the U.S. has she faced any fillies or mares with anywhere near the talent that Zenyatta possess. JMO.

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