Zenyatta Celebration to Kick Off 2011 BC
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 10/4/2011 1:48:18 PM
Last Updated: 10/5/2011 4:49:33 PM

Team Zenyatta (left to right): Trainer John Shirreffs and his wife Dottie, jockey Mike Smith, and owners Ann and Jerry Moss.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Breeders’ Cup Ltd., along with Zenyatta owners Jerry and Ann Moss, announced the launch of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Zenyatta Celebration, to be held Championship Friday, Nov. 4, at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The Zenyatta Celebration, which benefits the Breeders’ Cup Charities, starts at 11:30 a.m. 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 event 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, and jockey Mike Smith. Even the Horse of the Year herself will join via live video feed from her stable at Lane’s End Farm.

“We continue to be overwhelmed by the love of Zenyatta’s fans,” said Ann and Jerry Moss in a statement. “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.”

For more information about the Zenyatta Celebration, visit www.ZenyattaShop.com.


 



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