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  • Melatonin powers home a strong winner of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Lord Nelson lunges late to nip Subtle Indian in the Triple Bend.Posted 13 hours ago
  • By the Moon proves best in the Grade 3 Bed O' Roses at Belmont Park.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Mo Tom finds a trouble free trip, and rolls home an easy Ohio Derby winner.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Isabella Sings strolls to victory in Monmouth's Eatontown.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Sarah Sis makes all the running as the Chicago Handicap favorite.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Harzand holds off Idaho in the Irish Derby to become a dual Derby winnerPosted 20 hours ago
  • Far From Over wins his return today at Belmont after more than 16 months away.Posted 1 day ago
  • Champion Untapable has been retired from racing, according to owner, Ron Winchell.Posted 6 days ago
  • Cheekaboo wins a blanket finish in the Honeymoon at 23-1.Posted 6 days ago
ruffianzenyatta Silks

ruffianzenyatta

User Since: 9/4/2013
First track attended:
Churchill Downs
How did I get into racing?
I've loved horses since 2007. I, an innocent 7 year old, was given the book, Misty of Chincoteague. I fell in love with the wild ponies and became an instant horse-a-holic After reading every book about horses to be found at my public library, I stumbled upon the idea of horse racing around the age of nine. Combining two of my favorite things, horses and competition, I set out to learn everything possible about the history of the Sport of Kings. When I became satisfied that I was knowledgeable, I became a dedicated follower of horse racing. My first Kentucky Derby to watch as a fan was won by Super Saver, a decidedly uninteresting hero, but I soon fell in love with the mighty mare, Zenyatta. I remember crying the day she lost the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic by a whisker. I was only 10, I failed to see that she gained just as much in defeat as she did in victory. I have only been following horse racing for 5 years (I am now 14), but it is one of my passions. I live in a state where the thoroughbreds are few and far between, and I am used to getting funny looks when I mention that I need to get home to watch the races on T.V., or that I subscribe to something called Bloodhorse magazine. That doesn't bother me, though, I like it better than fashion magazines.