Bob Baffert, who trains Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Lookin At Lucky, said he believes Zenyatta must win the Nov. 6 race in order to earn the 2010 Horse of the Year award.
With only two workouts by Breeders' Cup World Championship entrants, the scene on the backside of Churchill Downs the morning of Nov. 3 was all about Zenyatta.
Mac McBride tells his behind-the-scenes story of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic and Zenyatta. Read Blog
Trainer Freddy Head is confident about Goldikova's chances for a "three-peat" in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs.
Zenyatta's first appearance on the Churchill Downs track dominates today's news minute. Also, works for Espoir City and Dakota Phone, and a weather report. Watch Video
Lenny and Steve discuss the draw, live longshots, Zenyatta, Blind Luck, and give their picks. Plus, an interview with Eric Guillot, trainer of Filly & Mare Sprint entrant Champagne d'Oro. Watch Video
Minus the expenses, Zenyatta is a trip to Paris, France, or Florence, Italy. Read Blog
Zenyatta, as expected, has made her presence felt, attracting huge crowds.
Zenyatta arrives at Churchill Downs on November 2, 2010 for the Breeders' Cup. View Slideshow
Undefeated Zenyatta was made the 8-5 favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) during the Nov. 2 post-position draw at Churchill Downs.
Breeders' Cup Classic favorite Zenyatta arrives at Churchill Downs. Watch Video
Super mare Zenyatta draws post 8 in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I); pegged as the 8-5 morning line favorite to beat the boys again.
Accompanied by a police escort, a van carrying Zenyatta rolled into the stable area of Churchill Downs and stopped at Barn 41 at 12:07 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 2.
The Oct. 31 edition of 60 Minutes, which included a feature on undefeated Zenyatta, attracted 10.74 million viewers, according to Nielsen ratings.
Ron discusses Blame, Goldikova, Informed Decision and Zenyatta. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Trainer Todd Pletcher expects Quality Road to do just fine at the Breeders' Cup Classic distance and said he believes the colt is ready for a top effort.
In her final work before she heads to Kentucky, undefeated Zenyatta drilled a fluid six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 on morning of Oct. 30 at Hollywood Park for trainer John Shirreffs.
Zenyatta galloped 1 1/4 miles on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track Oct. 29 a day before her last work prior to the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
The Breeders' Cup has launched the "Zenyatta Fan Tribute Video Contest" in which fans can submit their own Zenyatta tribute videos and be eligible for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2011 Eclipse Awards.
The Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries are out. Evan looks at the Filly and Mare Sprint, Filly and Mare Turf, Dirt Mile and Classic. Watch Video
Zenyatta and Goldikova will attempt to make history in their respective Breeders' Cup races.
The main focus this year, of course, will be on "Mighty Mare"--Zenyatta--who hopes to conclude her amazing career in the Classic with her 20th victory in as many starts, and the French femme fatale, Goldikova.
With highly competitive fields from top to bottom, especially the Classic, this year's Breeders' Cup is loaded with intrigue. Read Blog
Trainer John Shirreffs may start training Zenyatta on the dirt this week in preparation for the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic.
Top 3-year-old colt Lookin At Lucky fired a bullet six-furlong workout at Hollywood Park Oct. 25 as he continues his preparations for the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.
Espoir City, Japan's hope for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) to be run at Churchill Downs Nov. 6, drilled six furlongs over the Louisville track to lead a host of workouts on the morning of Oct. 23.
Probable Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite Zenyatta turned in a seven-furlong work in company with a pair of stablemates at Hollywood Park Oct. 22.
Lenny and Steve discuss who's going where in the Breeders' Cup, John Shirreffs, and the top 10 changes Mike Pegram will make at Del Mar. Plus, an update on Leftlenythelegend, and Zenyatta and T.O. Watch Video
California trainer John Shirreffs looks back at 2009 and believes racing missed a huge opportunity to build up the sport and attract new fans. Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Now that the preps for the Nov. 5 and 6 Breeders' Cup have been completed, it is time to go over all the races and see who will be and might be showing up. Read Blog
Despite what John Shirreffs said Friday at Keeneland, Horse of the Year is not over yet. Read Blog
On Oct. 15 at Keeneland, Zenyatta's trainer John Shirreffs talked about everything from Rachel Alexandra, to Horse of the Year, to his undefeated mare's 2010 campaign.
Zenyatta, who will defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) next month at Churchill Downs, turned in a five-furlong breeze at Hollywood Park on Oct. 14.
Trainer John Shirreffs has outlined a tentative plan for Zenyatta as the undefeated mare prepares to defend her title in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6.
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 12 the launch of www.Zenyatta2010.com, a Zenyatta-focused website built in advance of the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs.
How does one even attempt to discuss in detail last weekend's stakes extravaganza? And what words are left to describe the Zenyatta phenomenon that haven't already been used?
Lenny and Steve present a Lightning Round Recap of the weekend's stakes races and their Breeders' Cup implications. Watch Video
Commentary on Blind Luck, Zenyatta, the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Indiana Derby and Europe. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. View Video
Zenyatta will remain in California prior to her run in the Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).
For the third time in her career, Zenyatta three-peated in a grade I race when she used her patented late charge to post a half-length triumph in Oak Tree's $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) at Hollywood Park Oct. 2
Undefeated two-time champion Zenyatta stands alone as she goes for her 19th consecutive win over her home track in the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) at Oak Tree's Hollywood Park meet Oct. 2.
Spend a day with the super mare and her team through this Bloodhorse.com free report. Download Report
Oak Tree Racing Association's inaugural meet at Hollywood Park kicks off Sept. 30 with an evening program featuring the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf.
Zenyatta worked six furlongs at Hollywood Park in 1:13 4/5 Sept. 25. Her next start is the Lady's Secret Stakes Oct. 2.
Zenyatta, who has won all 18 of her starts for owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs, is among 14 fillies and mares nominated to the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes Presented by TVG (gr. I).
Lenny and Steve discuss the Breeders' Cup turf races, the Keeneland September Sale, and more. Plus, the Top 10 Predictions for the remainder of 2010. Watch Video
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
Belle Watling became the 1st runner ever to sweep the 'Chilean Quadruple Crown.' Her success is an example of breeding Northern sires with South American families to produce top horses.
Undefeated Zenyatta prepared for her next start, the Lady's Secret Stakes, with a six-furlong work at Hollywood Park Sept. 18.
Behind the scenes with the super mare and her team. View Slideshow
- By Eric Mitchell
- Northeast Region, Midwest Region, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, West Region, Kentucky, TOBA
Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association names Jerry and Ann Moss the leading owners for 2009. Edward Evans is TOBA's national breeder of the year, and Hi Card Ranch is the top small breeder of the year.
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