Zenyatta Jogs, Leaves for Kentucky at 2 AM

by | 11.17.2010 | 12:48am

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Two-time champion Zenyatta, looking to improve her 19-0 record with a repeat victory in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Churchill Downs, jogged 1m over the Hollywood Park training track on Monday morning.

This was her last training exercise before leaving California. The 6yo Street Cry mare will leave her barn at 2 am (PT) on Tuesday morning to board a chartered Tex Sutton flight to Kentucky leaving at 5 am. Owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs will board a private plane and hope to arrive in Louisville ahead of their prized mare. 

“It was just a jog day,” said Shirreffs. “It was just something nice and easy.”

When asked what he thought of the “60 Minutes” feature about Zenyatta, which aired Sunday night, he replied, “It was very good. They did a great job with it.”

Shirreffs, who became the first trainer to win the Ladies' Classic and the Classic in the same year, will be looking to pull a double again this year. He will also saddle Harmonious in the Filly & Mare Turf.

 

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