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Breeders' Cup 2017

Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off Breeders' Cup

Breeders’ Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced today the launch of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum. With Zenyatta set to be the World Championships’ “Official Hostess,” the official all-day event will kick off the Breeders’ Cup racing festivities and welcome fans as they gather for Friday’s card. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Breeders’ Cup Charities.

The Zenyatta Celebration starts at 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 4 with the Zenyatta Reunion Luncheon. The hospitality retreat will be available from 3:30 to 9:30 p.m., with the after-party immediately following the last race of the day. Package options for the Celebration include:

Luncheon Only (includes grandstand seating ticket) $95

Hospitality Retreat Only $75

Post-Race After Party Only $40

All-Day Zenyatta Celebration

(Luncheon, Grandstand Seating, Hospitality Retreat and After Party) $170

Scheduled to appear at the Zenyatta Fan Luncheon are the Mosses, trainers Dottie and John Shirreffs, jockey Mike Smith, and even Zenyatta will join via live video feed from her stable at Lane’s End Farm.

At the Zenyatta Reunion, fans will have the opportunity to meet and greet with the racemare’s connections, participate in autograph signings, and enjoy a Zenyatta memorabilia display and silent auction. During the races, the Celebration will offer a hospitality retreat complete with food, cash bar and a betting machine. After the races that day, fans will enjoy an after party where they can relive the most exciting moments of the race day.

“We continue to be overwhelmed by the love of Zenyatta’s fans,” said Ann and Jerry Moss. “She is truly a horse of the people, and we want the Zenyatta Celebration to be an event for everyone, from longtime racing fans to the casual fans drawn in to the sport by our queen. We are so thrilled and honored that Breeders’ Cup has included Zenyatta in the official festivities, and we are determined to make the party as memorable and fun as the action on the track.”

“The Zenyatta Celebration is sure to become a Breeders’ Cup tradition,” said Carter Carnegie, senior vice president for Breeders’ Cup. “The celebration will be an amazing experience as we celebrate Zenyatta’s incredible legacy.”

Throughout her extraordinary racing career, Zenyatta thrilled racing fans with jaw-dropping victories and heart-pounding finishes. However, it was her memorable Breeders' Cup performances, including her victories in the 2008 Ladies’ Classic, the 2009 Classic and her incredible finish at Churchill Downs in the 2010 Classic, that sealed her stardom and ignited a fan frenzy that has transcended the sport and endeared this stunning mare to millions.


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mikeinsb......some cogent points made. a few on these post just don't have the capacity to understand that.
Amusing :)
Don't you just find it hilarious when they can't answer that?
Then why are you still reading and commenting on his words?
Folks, ignore 'facts'. His is just preaching to himself. Again.
I don't understand the comments about Zenyatta's connection to Kentucky. This is a Breeders Cup celebration/party not a Churchill Downs one. Zenyatta won two Breeders Cup races and finished second in one of the most exciting Breeders Cup races ever run. I can think of only two horses that can match that record. And this is to raise money for charity, I believe they picked Zenyatta because they felt she would be the one to raise the most money.
Then why are you still reading and commenting on it?
Makeupthefacts.....It's about time that you realized that you are booring the hell of of everyone else.
Another question Icy, if as you pointed put turf races are faster than dirt races, why do you consider it even the slightest bit impressive that in 2009 BCC Zenyatta beat the likes of 2 turf horses who ran their 1 1/4 win in 2:04:19,2:02:91 for Gio Ponti, and he lost to horses who won in times of 2:05 or more. And Twice Over's aren't any better. So why is a horse who beats slow turf horses great?
Now as far as the turns comment went. It was my own opinion, but when looking at the Record times, you notice up through 7 furlongs dirt was faster, beyond that the times were either very close or turf was quicker. Except the random distance of 1 3/4 miles. Now while it would indicate that Turf is less demanding over distance, when considering turf tracks are mostley always inside of dirt tacks here in N/A, that would mean they have shorter faster turns, would it not?
Please explain to me about your suspicion that horses go slower around turns as I can't seem to grasp that. Please provide details, thank you.
and Icy, lol, why would that make Zenyatta the "official Hostess" of an event honoring herself? Unless shes not really being honored and it's just more of a literal dog & pony show that sells 5 tickets a year to the Moss, Shirreffs and the groom if he's off that day.
I mean as pathetic of fields as she faced in California she at least won.
Umm the comment must have gone over your heard, how does someone saying a horse being awarded something in a state where she won nothing, equates to her having made major accomplishments elsewhere? While I will agree she accomplished more in other places, I dont think it would take a genius to comprehend that. Maybe you should write slower, or perhaps just take your own advice and learn how to comprehend the correct spelling of comprehension or "comprhension" as you put it, before you make yourself look like a total moron, yet again.
You seem deficient in the department of comprhension so I'll try and break it down for you and write slow. You declared a horse who only raced once in Kentucky and finished second at that was being honored. That would leave anyone to believe did something magnificant somewhere else. Don't take it personally as people and their abilities mature differently. Also on you epic thread you stated it wasn't as much the surface but that as you had suspectd horses went slower around turns, hopefully that was meant as a joke. You really offer only redundancy climaxed by repetition. All my love...
"getthefacts : You walked right into that nobody could have set you up better." And could you please explain what you are refering to me having "walked right into"?
Her owners seem to be willing to tie her to anything to keep her relevant, so sad. I bet they would parade the poor thing at a dog food convention if they thought it would generate enough buzz.
where did I make a decleration of her Greatness? or are you just going threw more delusions? Because the committee didn't feel sorry for him winning the BC.
getthefacts : You walked right into that nobody could have set you up better. I thought it ironic that you carried a 600+ epic and on another post made a declartion of her greatness. BTW Why isn't Blame the host?
if you could actually name something factual that was a "great" accomplishment on the racetrack I could see your point, but seeing as how thats been a struggle for you I don't think it will happen now. If they chose to honor her in Cali I could understand it. Sounds to me like the Museum is just trying to use the hype to generate some publicity. Ecspecially seeing as how they point out she is the "official Hostess" for this years event. I imagine that will change annually.

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