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The much-anticipated second start for Zenyatta's half sister, Eblouissante, will have to wait. The 3-year-old filly banged her hip and was a late scratch from the fourth race at Betfair Hollywood Park Dec. 15
A smashing winner in her much anticipated debut last month, Eblouissante, a half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will make her second start Dec. 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
- By Steve Haskin
Only in Thoroughbred racing can one of the greatest champions in the history of the sport share the same stage with a former $5,000 claimer from Penn National. read blog
The daughter of Bernardini emulated her half sister, sweeping to the lead and drawing off.
Eblouissante, a 3-year-old half sister to champion racemare Zenyatta, will make her career debut Nov. 16 in the fourth race at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Proving that Zenyatta is far from forgotten, many of her fans arrived at Santa Anita early Sept. 29 in order to see her statue unveiled at noon, an hour before the first race.
You missed the worst million-dollar race I have ever seen (the Pennsylvania Derby), and one of the best races with a four-horse field that I can remember (Questing vs. My Miss Aurelia in the Cotillion). read blog
An online auction of horse halters, including those from 14 of 17 living Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners, to benefit the Jim Hurst Memorial Fund begins on eBay at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 and concludes Sept. 30.
Zenyatta, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Horse of the Year in 2010, will be remembered for all-time by Santa Anita Park when the track unveils a life-sized statue of the great mare Sept. 29.
- By Steve Haskin
Yes, 'tiz the season to be jolly. Saratoga is here again, and it seems to be getting earlier and earlier. read blog
Santa Anita Park has taken the unusual step of renaming 14 stakes, including six grade I events, for the 2012 autumn meet that begins Sept. 28.
Team Zenyatta reported via Twitter May 8 that the 2010 Horse of the Year is in foal to the Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit.
Rachel Alexandra, the 2009 Horse of the Year who produced her first foal this year, has been pronounced in foal to Darley stallion Bernardini.
Owners Jerry and Ann Moss have announced that 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta will be bred this year to Gainesway Farm stallion Tapit.
Read the free transcript from the Special Edition of Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse featuring the foaling team at Lane's End Farm, discussing Zenyatta's delivery and day-to-day routine as a new mom. Download Now
A halter worn by Zenyatta while at Lane's End Farm is being auctioned on eBay to benefit victims of recent tornadoes that killed 21 people in Kentucky.
Santa Anita will be celebrating the recent birth of Zenyatta's newly arrived foal March 17. The track will give away "It's a Boy" posters to those in attendance and will also hold an autograph session with "Team Zenyatta."
As Zenyatta becomes accustomed to being a mother to her newborn Bernardini colt, numerous questions have been raised by fans -- from how the champion mare is handling her new role--to which stallion she will be bred to next.
Images of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta and her 2012 Bernardini Colt. View Slideshow
Special Edition - Lane's End Staff on Zenyatta's Pregnancy and Foal Listen Now!
Zenyatta and her first foal, a colt by Bernardini born on March 8, 2012, at Lane's End Farm, with comments from her owners Jerry and Ann Moss. Courtesy of HRTV/Jerry and Ann Moss Watch Video
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, became one of America's most beloved new moms when she delivered a healthy dark bay colt at about 10:10 p.m. EST March 8 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, winner of 19 consecutive Thoroughbred races in 2011, will be honored with the Special Eclipse Award during ceremonies Jan. 16.
Online voting is now open for the second annual Secretariat Vox Populi Award. Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Chenery, the award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and excellence resounded most with the public.
- By Tom LaMarra
The accomplishments of the gelding and his connections are remarkable in their own way. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will face four foes in his bid the evening of Nov. 21 to set the all-time modern North American record for consecutive victories. The gelding was pre-entered for the Dec. 3 Claiming Crown.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve discusses his visit with the queens of racing. read blog
Total pari-mutuel wagering on the Nov. 4-5 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs was at least $183 million, according to the latest figures released by Breeders' Cup.
Castleton Lyons' three-time homebred champion Gio Ponti has been retired from racing to stand at stud in 2012 at the Lexington farm.
Without Zenyatta, TV ratings on ESPN2, ABC, and ESPN all fell in 2011 with Saturday's Breeders' Cup program suffering the most damage.
Rick Jamieson of Gilgai Farm in Australia sold a weanling half sister to Zenyatta for $1.5 million during the opening session of the Keeneland November breeding stock auction Nov. 7 in Lexington.
A weanling Henrythenavigator half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta (by Street Cry) commanded $1.5 million early during the Keeneland November breeding stock sale. Frank Stronach buys her.
Gilgai Farm, the breeder of undefeated Australian superstar Black Caviar, also is the owner of the weanling half-sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta that is slated to be offered at the Keeneland.
The story of Rapid Redux -- winner of 19 straight from December 2010 through October 2011 -- points out the importance of consistent placement at a level at which he can compete.
Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, longshots for the Breeders' Cup, talk to John Shirreffs a year after Zenyatta, and make some picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
He's got two solid contenders for the Breeders' Cup World Championships this year, but for trainer John Shirreffs things are a whole lot calmer than they were in 2010 when he shipped Zenyatta to Churchill Downs.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux tied the United States record for consecutive wins, notching his 19th straight in a starter allowance race at muddy Laurel Park Oct. 27.
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux will attempt to tie the North American record for consecutive victories when he faces four other horses in a starter allowance test at Laurel Park Oct. 27.
- By Steve Haskin
Fillies are beating colts regularly all over the world. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux withstood challenges from two opponents through the first mile and then drew away to win his 18th race in a row Oct. 14 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
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.
Racing worked its magic from Longchamp to Belmont to Santa Anita. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux, who has won his last 17 starts, is entered Sept. 30 in another starter allowance event at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in West Virginia.
Guest blogger/photographer Mathea Kelley returns with another update on Zenyatta. read blog
Let's be honest, this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) needs a boost, especially with Zenyattamania and even a double dose of Curlin still fresh in everyone's mind. read blog
Robert Cole Jr.'s Rapid Redux popped the gate and never looked back en route to his 17th consecutive victory Sept. 16 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.
Jerry and Ann Moss, owners of 2010 Horse of the Year and three-time champion older mare Zenyatta, relayed her story to an audience of racing fans and equine enthusiasts Sept. 14.
A chance for up to six people to visit Horse of the Year Zenyatta will go to the highest bidder at Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs.
A Street Cry colt from the family of Horse of the Year Zenyatta was purchased by Irish bloodstock John McCormack for $750,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.
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