Zenyatta Makes Special Birthday Appearance On Lane’s End Virtual Tour

Lots of Kentucky breeding farms are offering virtual tours of the world behind their iron gates as racing fans are stuck inside due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one tour featured a very special guest on Wednesday. Retired Hall of Famer and fan favorite Zenyatta made a special birthday appearance on the Lane’s End virtual […]

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Hard Not To Love Has ‘A Special Relationship’ With Her Team, Growing Legion Of Fans

Could it be . . . should it be . . . would it be . . . sanctimonious to mention Hard Not to Love in the same breath as . . . Zenyatta? John Shirreffs hasn’t quite developed that state of mind yet for his one-eyed wonder filly, but the dazzling daughter of Hard Spun […]

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Shirreffs A Triple Threat In Santa Anita’s Opening Day Stakes

John Shirreffs has done it all. In a career spanning a quarter century, the 74-year-old native of Fort Leavenworth, Kan., won the Kentucky Derby with 50-1 shot Giacomo in 2005 and masterfully conditioned  the magnificent mare Zenyatta, who won 19 of 20 career starts including a victory over males in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic […]

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On The Threshold: Smith Remembers His Grade 1 Triumphs At Del Mar

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has 215 Grade 1 stakes victories in his career, one short of tying the retired Jerry Bailey for the wins recorded at the highest-level events in racing. While he’s aware of the circumstances, Smith knows from the experience of breaking many records in many categories that envisioning and doing […]

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Retired Racehorse Project: Zenyatta, Cozmic One Halter Set To Be Auctioned Online

In honor of the ten-year anniversary of champion mare Zenyatta’s history-making win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Retired Racehorse Project is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind shadowbox for auction, featuring halters worn by Zenyatta and her first foal, Cozmic One. A multiple graded stakes winner, Zenyatta’s storied career spanned four years with a remarkable […]

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INQUIRY Presented By Iowa Thoroughbred Breeders And Owners Association: Who Was Your First Favorite Racehorse?

Welcome to the inaugural edition of INQUIRY, the segment where readers learn more about Thoroughbred industry members one question at a time. Sometimes the questions are serious, sometimes they’re not, but the answers are always interesting. To kick off the series, we examine the horses that captured the imaginations of Thoroughbred industry members, and ask […]

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Mott: ‘Top-Class’ Elate Fits In Classic, Yoshida Should Be ‘In The Mix’

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff a record five times and the Breeders’ Cup Classic twice. He again has a top female and male horse, but this year will run the 5-year-old mare Elate against the boys for the first time in a field for the $6 million Classic […]

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TCA’s Bash At The Breeders’ Cup To Return For 2019

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) will host its annual Bash at the Breeders’ Cup on Friday, Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. The event will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a live auction. VIP tickets include open bar and access to an exclusive VIP lounge. General admission […]

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Breeders’ Cup To Celebrate Tenth Anniversary Of Zenyatta’s Classic Win

The Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, today announces a unique slate of programming in commemoration of Zenyatta, one of the greatest racehorses of all time, and the 10th anniversary of her historic victory in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, when she became the first-ever female to win the world-renowned race. […]

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