Led by Horse of the Year finalists Blame, Goldikova, and Zenyatta, the finalists for 2010 Eclipse Awards were released Jan. 6.
Team Zenyatta, consisting of the individuals who helped 6-year-old Zenyatta become one of the most recognizable sports stars of 2010, will be honored with the Special Eclipse Award.
- By Steve Haskin
Quality Road will be remembered for his brilliance and personality. Read Blog
Wright Thompson has won the 2010 Media Eclipse Award for writing in the feature/commentary category for "The Legend of Zenyatta," which appeared on Espn.com Oct. 10.
Reflect on the races that made headlines during 2010. View Slideshow
Michael Clevenger of Louisville, Ky., has won the 2010 Media Eclipse Award for photography for his picture of the dramatic finish between Blame and Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs Nov. 6.
Zenyatta's California connections came to visit on Dec. 20 at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. Read Blog
The yin and yang of what did and didn't happen in 2010. Read Blog
Zenyatta's California connections were at Lane's End Farm Dec. 20 to see their champion.
- By Steve Haskin
The following essay by retired Quebec English teacher Abigail Anderson was written in response to my last blog on Zenyatta. Although it is quite long, it is so brilliantly written and researched it should be shared. Read Blog
Soon after Zenyatta's arrival at Lane's End Farm, Blood-Horse photographer Anne M. Eberhardt was able to pay a visit and capture the Queen as she walked around her new paddock for the first time. Read Blog
Zenyatta's transition from superstar racehorse to broodmare is going smoothly, according to William S. Farish.
- By Tom LaMarra
Jockey Mike Smith, winner of the Big Sport of Turfdom Award for the second straight year, dedicated the honor to Zenyatta, the now-retired champion mare he rode in many of her races.
Images from Zenyatta's Hollywood Park retirement celebration and Keeneland appearance. View Slideshow
Zenyatta arrived to greet 1,000+ fans at Keeneland December 6, 2010. Video Courtesy of Keeneland. View Video
Well, now that her farewell appearances at Hollywood and Keeneland have come and gone, I have discovered the Zenyatta reservoir is a lot deeper than I thought. Read Blog
Temperatures in the mid-teens could not put a chill on the warmth shown by about 1,200 fans as super mare Zenyatta made her final appearance Dec. 6 at Keeneland before being shipped off to begin a career as a broodmare.
Zenyatta, the now retired super mare who won 19 of 20 races, will make her final appearance later than originally scheduled at Keeneland Racecourse today, Dec. 6
Jason Shandler looks at the likely 2010 Eclipse Award winners. Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Yes, there is room for one final Zenyatta column. Farewells have a way of inspiring them. Read Blog
On the same day that Hollywood Park says good-bye Zenyatta, her trainer John Shirreffs will try to maintain a semblance of Z-Power when his solid Brazilian mare Zardana goes for a repeat in the Bayakoa Handicap Dec 5.
Hollywood Park will return to a four-day week with live racing Thursday through Sunday for the remaining two weeks of its Autumn meet, the track announced Dec. 2.
Lenny and Steve present And They're Off featuring Horse of the Year positions, 2-Year-Old Ky Derby Talent, Trainers and the Zenyatta Send Off. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Mr. and Mrs. William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm announced Nov. 29 that Jerry and Ann Moss' now-retired champion Zenyatta will make an appearance at Keeneland upon her arrival in Kentucky Dec. 6.
Zenyatta, before leaving for Kentucky and motherhood, will parade in the Hollywood Park paddock and on the racetrack in a ceremony Sun., Dec. 5.
Before Zenyatta leaves for a new stage of her life as a broodmare at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky, Hollywood Park will stage an appreciation day for the brilliant mare Dec. 5.
Jockey Mike Smith has been chosen as the 2010 winner of the organization's Big Sport of Turfdom Award, the Turf Publicists of America announced Nov. 18.
Jerry and Ann Moss' champion Zenyatta has been retired from racing. The 6-year-old Street Cry mare will be boarded at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.
Lenny and Steve present the post-Breeders' Cup edition of And They're Off featuring Zenyatta, Blame, Life At Ten, a review of the television coverage and more. Watch Video
It is finally time to say goodbye. Mighty Mare Zenyatta has been retired; and this time it is official, as she departs for Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Ky. in early December. Read Blog
Another look at some of the issues of the day, post-Breeders' Cup. Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Zenyatta has inspired people like none before her. Read Blog
There were plenty of memorable moments at this year's World Championships. Read Blog
Blame, Zenyatta, Goldikova are all ranked in the top 13 horses in the World Thoroughbred Rankings.
Interest in super mare Zenyatta and this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships second day Nov. 6 propelled TVG to a record day, with more than $7.8 million in wagering.
With darkening skies creating an almost surreal atmosphere, Blame and Zenyatta put on a show for the ages in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic.
Following an emotionally charged Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), the question for those deciding Horse of the Year comes down to this: On what side of the "head" do you stand? Read Blog
If you take the emotion out of it, Blame is the clear winner... By Jason Shandler Read Blog
Zenyatta proved popular across the United States Nov. 6 as television ratings soared for the second day of the Breeders' Cup, which was highlighted by the mare's appearance in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
Photos of the day two winners at the 2010 Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Mike Smith reflects on the Breeders' Cup Classic to the media. Watch Video
Many wouldn't agree, but there were no losers in that spectacular photo finish at the end of this year's Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. Read Blog
The morning of Nov. 7 was unusually quiet at the barn of Blame, winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic, and it was business as usual for trainer Al Stall, Jr.
As about a hundred racing fans gathered outside Barn 41 at Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 7 to show their appreciation for Zenyatta, trainer John Shirreffs reflected on the disappointment of the previous day.
Mike Smith's comments after the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps the events of Day 2, including Blame's win in the Breeders' Cup Classic over Zenyatta. Watch Video
Relive some of Zenyatta's greatest moments on the track. View Slideshow
Zenyatta's history-making winning streak ended by a short head to Blame, a homebred son of Arch for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider.
Trainer Michael Stoute notified Breeders' Cup officials at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 that Workforce, the morning-line favorite for the Emirates Airline Turf (gr. IT), would not run in the race at Churchill Downs.
Jason, Tom, and Evan analyze the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) featuring Zenyatta. Watch Video
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