Guinness Offers Ireland Trip to Zenyatta

Zenyatta could be getting her favorite beer straight from the tap if she wins the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 6.

Guinness said it is offering a trip to Ireland and its famed St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin for Zenyatta, trainer John Shirreffs and owners Jerry and Ann Moss if the favored 6-year-old mare wins at Churchill Downs to close her career with a 20-0 record.

Shirreffs is known to open a bottle of Guinness and pour it into a bowl for Zenyatta in the afternoon. He says she'll only drink the dark Irish stout with its creamy head.

Guinness brand director Patrick Hughes says the brewery will be raising a pint and holding its collective breath during the $5 million race. He reminds all Thoroughbreds and the race fans who love them that Guinness is best enjoyed responsibly.

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