Steve Haskin talks with John Shirreffs, trainer of Mr. Commons. Plus, an update on Zenyatta from Dottie Shirreffs. Watch Video
A walk April 17 after the final race of Santa Anita's winter/spring meet raised $100,000 for the Women's Cancer Program. The walk was held on the racetrack.
Photographer Mathea Kelley stops by to share some of the images she took at Queen Z's recent birthday party held at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, KY. Read Blog
Australian-based Black Caviar nosed out U.S. champion Blame as the top-rated horse in the world, based on World Thoroughbred Rankings from Oct. 1, 2010 through March 27, 2011.
Peppers Pride, who retired undefeated with 19 wins, produced her first live foal, a chestnut Distorted Humor filly, Feb. 19.
Zenyatta, 2010's Horse of the Year, was honored with the 2011 William H. May Award by the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Zenyatta, last year's Horse of the Year for Jerry and Ann Moss, is no longer in foal.
ESPN's coverage of the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) from Churchill Downs is one of six nominees for a Sports Emmy Award in the live sports special category.
Five things? We received 50 unique recommend-ations to improve racing. Read Blog
Terry Wallace, the voice of Arkansas horse racing since 1975, was honored March 19 with the Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association's Man of the Year Award for 2011.
Guest photographer Mathea Kelley followed Zenyatta around Lane's End Farm and got some great shots to share with all of Zenyatta's fans here at Through the Lens. Special thanks to Zenyatta's connections and the Lane's End. Read Blog
After much anticipation during the 15-day period following Zenyatta's mating to Bernardini, it was confirmed that the Horse of the Year is in foal.
Zenyatta had some familiar visitors recently at Lane's End Farm. View Slideshow
For the third consecutive year, Jerry and Ann Moss were named Owners of the Year and their mare Zenyatta Horse of the Year by the Thoroughbred Owners of California.
Zenyatta, the sensational 2010 Horse of the Year, was bred Feb. 23 to Darley stallion Bernardini, the second top racemare to be mated in the Bluegrass this week.
Several hundred fans lined up well into Seabiscuit Court at Santa Anita Feb. 5 for a glimpse of Penny Chenery and Team Zenyatta on a day the 2010 Horse of the Year was to receive the first Secretariat Vox Populi Award.
Lenny and Steve discuss Zenyatta and Bernardini, Life At Ten, and Elliott Burch. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
Bernardini is a plain brown wrapper, yet stunning. To see him simply walking, your vision freezes on him. Read Blog
An exclusive and insightful video on the stallion selected by Team Zenyatta. Watch Video
A member of Team Zenyatta reveals what went into the decision to send the superstar mare to Bernardini for her first foray into motherhood.
In the most anticipated decision of the 2011 breeding season, owners Jerry and Ann Moss announce they will send their Horse of the Year Zenyatta to young stallion Bernardini in 2011.
Anne M. Eberhardt presents a look back at the career of 2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta through the eyes of racing fan and photo enthusiast Mike Sekulic. Read Blog
- By Steve Haskin
Steve Haskin reports on her new life after one month. Read Blog
Images from the Eclipse Awards. View Slideshow
- By Tom LaMarra
Another look at some head-shakers in the horse racing industry, which never fails to produce good material. Read Blog
Penny Chenery, who raced the great Secretariat, has announced that Horse of the Year Zenyatta will be the recipient of the inaugural Secretariat Vox Populi ("Voice of the People") Award.
Watch Zenyatta visit with her loved ones and run free in this gift to you. View Video
Zenyatta, the daughter of Street Cry who sustained her only loss in 20 starts when second in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), was honored Jan. 17 as North America's Horse of the Year for owners Jerry and Ann Moss.
- By Steve Haskin
Jerry and Ann Moss' Zenyatta repeats as champion Older Female, collecting 237 first-place votes. The daughter of Street Cry won five of six in 2010, and retired at the end of the year 19-for-20.
One of the most hotly debated races for Horse of the Year honors in recent memory will conclude tonight, Monday, Jan. 17, with the announcement of whether it is finalist (in alphabetical order) Blame, Goldikova, or Zenyatt
- By Esther Marr
Owner Jerry Moss and trainer Al Stall gave their final thoughts on the Horse of the Year debate during a National Thoroughbred Racing Association teleconference Jan. 13.
The exciting victory by Blame over the previously undefeated Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs has been voted the 2010 National Thoroughbred Racing Association Moment of the Year.
Oaklawn Park will give a Zenyatta bobblehead doll to each paid admmission to the Hot Springs, Ark., racetrack on the Martin Luther King holiday card of Monday, Jan. 17.
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.
Watch Zenyatta visit with her loved ones and run free in this gift to you. Happy Holidays!Let Zenyatta warm you up wherever you are with this Zenyatta afghan from ExclusivelyEquine.com!
- 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
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