A crowd of about 350 people turned out to honor trainers Jack Van Berg and Ron McAnally at The Grand Del Mar hotel in Del Mar, Calif. Aug 9 to benefit the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation.
In what could be her final start in California, the great Zenyatta remained undefeated with her 18th consecutive win in rather routine fashion by a neck in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 7 at Del Mar.
Undefeated champion Zenyatta is expected to seek her 18th victory against no losses after being entered in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 7. But trainer John Shirreffs isn't sure yet.
Lenny and Steve discuss the 3yos, headed by Haskell winner Lookin At Lucky, Zenyatta's plans, the Whitney featuring Quality Road and Blame, and more. Watch Video
Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will sign limited edition collectible jerseys benefiting Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement and The Race for Education scholarship organization at Del Mar Aug. 7.
Well-known equine racing artist Christine Picavet has created an oil painting of Zenyatta at Oaklawn Park that she has donated to racehorse charity Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue.
Zenyatta had her regular weekly workout at Hollywood Park on the morning of July 30, breezing six furlongs in 1:13 3/5, the co-fourth fastest work of the day among 13 horses going that distance.
Zenyatta worked six furlongs in 1:12 2/5 July 22 at Hollywood Park as she continues to prepare for her next race.
See how they rank the top fillies of the past 50 years. Read Blog
Zenyatta turned in her third work since clinching her record-breaking 17th consecutive victory last month, this time clocking six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 July 13 at Hollywood Park.
Halters worn by two-time Eclipse Award winner Zenyatta and 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra brought a combined $8,777.99 on eBay in a fundraiser for the Race for Education.
Lenny and Steve discuss the racing agendas for Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra, and the performance of Mine That Bird on the turf. Plus, special guest Kenny Rice offers insights into horse racing on television. Watch Video
Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra both worked five furlongs July 5.
Halters from Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and undefeated mare Zenyatta are now being auctioned on ebay.com to benefit The Race for Education.
More than 3,000 registered viewers from 38 countries watched Zenyatta remain undefeated in 17 starts in the grade I Vanity Handicap during a live webcast, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said.
- By Steve Haskin
It's Zenyatta vs. Rachel at Saratoga and you are there. Read Blog
Jason Shandler asks, "What if all the stars somehow made it to the Breeders' Cup Classic"? Read Blog
Thrilling another crowd with her spine-tingling late charge, the undefeated mare nabbed a determined St Trinians by a half-length for her 17th consecutive victory in the June 13 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.
Two-time champion Zenyatta attempts to remain perfect in a modern-day record 17 consecutive races when she faces five opponents in the $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park June 13.
It should be no surprise that the three winners of this year's Triple Crown races would top the final National Thoroughbred Racing Association's 3-Year-Old poll, with Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky on top.
Undefeated champion Zenyatta turned in her final workout in preparation for the June 13, $250,000 Vanity Handicap (gr. I) when she breezed six furlongs in 1:15 1/5 at Hollywood Park June 7.
Undefeated champion Zenyatta, bidding for a record 17th consecutive victory, was assigned 129 pounds for the Vanity Handicap (gr. I) at Hollywood Park June 13, the same weight she carried in winning the race a year ago.
Lenny, Steve, and special guest Steve Byk talk Belmont Stakes, including their picks. Plus, thoughts on Quality Road, the Hall of Fame nominees, and the site of the 2011 Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
She is scheduled to make her next start in the June 13 Vanity Handicap (gr. I).
Jason Shandler discusses the possibility of Zenyatta entering the Vanity Handicap on June 13th. Read Blog
It's no surprise that Super Saver, winner of the May 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is the new No. 1 on this week's NTRA 3-Year-Old Poll.
But the co-owner isn't afraid to lose and calls the La Troienne "just one step toward the ultimate goal, an appearance in the Breeders' Cup World Championships later this year at Churchill Downs.
Lenny Shulman talks about reactions to the draw, the weather, and Zenyatta's next race. Watch Video
ReRun's spring auction of Moneigh paintings created by equine stars such as Zenyatta runs through Sun., May 2 on eBay to benefit retired Thoroughbres.
Sweet Life, a daughter of Kris S. who is the dam of champion Sweet Catomine and grade I winner Life Is Sweet, was named Kentucky Broodmare of the Year.
Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra zipped six furlongs in a bullet 1:11.40 at Churchill Downs April 19 as the 4-year-old daughter of Medaglia d'Oro continues to prepare for a return to competition.
Why, you might ask, am I writing yet another blog on Zenyatta? Well, the answer to that question is actually the subject matter. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss Zenyatta's 16th victory, the recent Kentucky Derby prep upsets and what this means for the Derby field, thoughts on changing the Derby qualifications, and more. Watch Video
Mountcat is scheduled to be offered during the Magic Millions national broodmare auction while in foal to Street Sense.
While rejoicing in the afterglow of Zenyatta's memorable triumphs, we should not let the greatness of Rachel Alexandra dim after all she did for the sport last year. Read Blog
Zenyatta remained perfect after winning the 2010 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn Park. View Slideshow
Zenyatta tied Citation and Cigar with her 16th consecutive win April 9 in the $500,000 Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I), blowing past her four rivals under Mike Smith at Oaklawn Park for another easy victory.
After throwing $5 million at racing's two female superstars to run in the Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I), Oaklawn Park's president got half of what he and the horse racing world wanted to see.
HRTV will offer onsite coverage April 9 and 10 for the Apple Blossom (gr. I), featuring unbeaten champion Zenyatta, and the $1 million Arkansas Derby, a key Kentucky Derby prep race.
Compared to what it was supposed to look like, the field for the April 9 Apple Blossom Invitational Handicap (gr. I) is a major disappointment. A field of only five, led by undefeated two-time champion Zenyatta, was drawn.
Wood Memorial winner leapfrogs Lookin At Lucky to top spot; Zenyatta remains on top of National poll.
Vertigineux, the 2008 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year, produced a Kentucky-bred filly by Henrythenavigator March 4.
Trainer John Shirreffs says the 6-year-old mare, perfect in 15 races heading into the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) April 9, has "evolved into something much bigger than we ever imagined."
- By Steve Haskin
The truth of the matter is that the Apple Blossom showdown turned into one big mess. Read Blog
Lenny and Steve discuss the Jess Jackson, Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, and the latest Kentucky Derby preps. Watch Video
This week's slideshow includes photos of Zenyatta, You and I Forever, Lookin At Lucky, Sidney's Candy, Warbling, Odysseus, Diva Delite, and Zardana. View Slideshow
Following a "March Madness" style weekend on the track there was plenty of movement in this week's NTRA Thoroughbred Polls released the afternoon of March 15.
It was obvious watching Rachel on Saturday that this was not the same filly we saw last year, at least not right now. Read Story
Jess Jackson, principal owner of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, announced March 14 that the 4-year-old filly will not face Zenyatta in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 9.
An eventful weekend of racing ended with some new Kentucky Derby contenders and Apple Blossom disappoinment... Read Blog
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