breeders’ cup classic

Zenyatta Greets Hundreds of Fans Sunday Morning

PRESS RELEASE Jerry and Ann Moss’ Zenyatta didn’t know, and her fans didn’t care, that their beloved mare had lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic. They still turned out in droves on Sunday morning. Trainer John Shirreffs took down the barricades that had lined Barn 41 all week and allowed media and fans to get […]

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Zenyatta: Comic Relief

If you’re among the many people taking Zenyatta’s loss pretty hard, maybe a little humor will ease the pain. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> From a series of Hitler spoofs on YouTube, Hitler learns that Zenyatta has lost the Breeders’ Cup Classic:

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Horse of the Year Debate Already Raging

Fans, trainers, jockeys, owners – just about everybody who’s in racing or follows it –  is weighing in on who should win Horse of the Year after Saturday’s thrilling Breeders’ Cup Classic. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Should the award go to Blame because he beat Zenyatta and only lost once this year?  Or should Zenyatta win HOTY for […]

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Breeders’ Cup Thursday Notes: The Classic

PRESS RELEASE   An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic:   Zenyatta   The reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champion left Barn 41 at 9:15 a.m. and was followed by hundreds of adoring fans, including owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs.   With regular exercise rider Steve Willard aboard, the […]

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Shirreffs, Moss Reflect on Zenyatta

Quotes from Thursday’s Breeders’ Cup press conference involving Zenyatta’s trainer John Shirreffs and owner Jerry Moss: John Shirreffs On the duty of speaking to the media about Zenyatta: “It’s been a great duty. We’re just really proud of Zenyatta and our association with her.” Jerry Moss On the future and if […]

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Lookin At a spoiler? Pegram won’t apologize if he wins

While the world looks on to see if Zenyatta can make it 20-0 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, there are several candidates who can play a major spoiler. Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky is one of them and his co-owner Pegram won’t apologize if that happens. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Read more at the LA Times

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Post Positions: Quotes from Trainers and Owners

Comments from trainers and owners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders after Tuesday’s post position draw: Todd Pletcher, (Quality Road, Classic, post 1) – “It wouldn’t have been one of my choices, but it is what it is. You don’t get to choose. He was going to load in the gate first regardless, so that […]

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Hope and Fear

Chris McGrath of The Independent, reporting from Churchill Downs, observes a certain euphoric fear surrounding the hype of undefeated Zenyatta. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> “With her immaculate record, defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic would feel like the violation of a vestal. And as the hour approaches, the euphoria she has brought to the American […]

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Zenyatta Jogs, Leaves for Kentucky at 2 AM

PRESS RELEASE 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 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Classic

PRESS RELEASEAn update on the runners in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, November 6th, post time 6:45 PM ET: Zenyatta The defending Breeders’ Cup Classic champion jogged on the training track at Hollywood Park at 9:00 PT Monday morning with exercise rider Steve Willard aboard ahead of her trip Tuesday morning aboard the Tex Sutton Forwarding […]

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