"I try to ride the best I know how to ride," Smith said. "I love horses, I truly do. I like people to know that and I hope it shows in my riding, let's put it that way. I have to be the best I can possibly be."
In a race that could have Triple Crown implications, Bayern, ridden by Gary Stevens for trainer Bob Baffert, stretched out to a mile and overwhelmed a $58,000 allowance test for 3-year-olds, winning by 15 lengths.
British-born Jacqueline Kandalaft-Gomez imparts basic dressage tenets to all of the young Thoroughbreds she exercises for trainer John Shirreffs, including Zenyatta's half sister, Eblouissante.
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there. watch video
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman takes us on a tour of Hollywood Park. The duo share stories of Bobby Frankel, the horses who have entered the gates of Hollywood Park, and how Lenny met his first love there. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm
Created by Secretariat's owner Penny Cheney, the Vox Populi Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year.
Eblouissante, half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, has returned to Betfair Hollywood Park after being purchased for $2.1 million Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.
$4 million Awesome Maria, dispersals lift Keeneland November opener's numbers.
Eblouissante, a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, captivated attendees of the Keeneland November breeding stock sale when the daughter of Bernardini commanded a price of $2.1 million Nov. 5.
A weanling colt by hot sire War Front out of a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta sold to John Magnier's Coolmore for $800,000 Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale in Lexington.
Consignor Don Robinson discusses the sale program of Zenyatta's breeder Eric Kronfeld.
The 2010 Classic was the end of a magical run that brought an eerie hush to the crowd at Churchill Downs. Victorious and magnificent Blame walked into the winner's circle in dead silence.
Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta electrified the house at Santa Anita Park with her last-to-first thundering move to win the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic, setting off an emotional display rarely seen at sporting events.
Outstanding females provided many of the thrills during the Breeder's Cup's third decade.
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Champion Groupie Doll, some recent grade I-winning fillies, and Eblouissante, half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, are among the 3,602 horses Keeneland has cataloged for its 2013 November breeding stock sale Nov. 5-14.
Eblouissante, half sister of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will return to the races July 20 when she aims for her first stakes win in the $200,000 84 Lumber Shuvee Handicap (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course.
Eblouissante, a half sister to Horse of the Year Zenyatta, will make her long-awaited return to the races during opening week at Saratoga Race Course.
The 2010 Horse of the Year is carrying her third foal after delivering a colt by Bernardini and a son of Tapit, according an announcement on Zenyatta.com.
- By Claire Novak
They say patience is a virtue, and in the case of the sales topper now named Mr. Besilu, time will soon tell if the adage rings true. read blog
Eric Kronfeld, who made his mark in both the music and racing inudstries, died May 15 of cancer in New York. Kronfeld, under his Maverick Productions, bred Zenyatta, one of the most popular racehorses in history.
by Anne Peters
Black Caviar raced from ages 2 to 6 with 25 starts, and was never beaten. She's just been retired, and thoughts now turn to which stallion her owners will send her to in the upcoming breeding season.
- By Claire Novak
An interview with new trainer Will VanMeter, Mike Smith's visit with Zenyatta, and a stop at Patchen Wilkes Farm to visit Lisa Danielle, dam of 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan. read blog
A full brother to Horse of the Year Zenyatta was foaled April 9 at Ashford Stud in Lexington, according to Coolmore, which owns broodmare Vertigineux.
Zenyatta, the 2010 Horse of the Year, produced her second foal April 1, Team Zenyatta confirmed via Twitter.
Zenyatta's half sister is training forwardly, but according to trainer John Shirreffs a start in the March 16 Santa Margarita Invitational (gr. I) is questionable.
- By Tom LaMarra
Here's a look at where Horses of the Year earned their first victories. read blog
Pete Denk and Kerry Thomas analyze Eblouissante. read blog
Zenyatta's half sister remained unbeaten with a workmanlike victory at Santa Anita Park.
Eblouissante, a half sister to 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta who won her first start at 1 1/16 miles by 4 1/4 lengths, is entered in the seventh race Jan. 17 at Santa Anita.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 14 for Freddy Wilson, veteran Southern California horseman and exercise rider best known in recent years for his connection with Zenyatta.
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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
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