Keyword: Steve Willard

  • Zenyatta at her farewell ceremony at Santa Anita on December 26.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8719311%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Shirreffs, Moss: Zenyatta is Still Retired

    When Zenyatta worked a half-mile in :48 Jan. 6 at Hollywood Park, speculation continued that she may race again. The more mundane explanation revolved around cold weather in Kentucky and an injured exercise rider.

  • 2009 Breeders' Cup will forever belong to Zenyatta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8609665%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haskin's BC Wrapup: Z One and Only

    Over the course of the next week, we'll have several wrapups, going over different aspects of Breeders' Cup 2009, but let's face it; this year's event will forever belong to Zenyatta.

  • Steve Willard aboard Zenyatta

    Inside Track: Yatta Yatta Yatta

    Exercise riders have a special trash talk all their own, usually along the lines of how the horse they are aboard can trounce anything on four legs in this century or last. That's why few people paid any attention in 2007 when Steve Willard, riding a huge unraced filly from John Shirreffs' barn, told a Hollywood Park outrider, "This is the second coming of Ruffian."