Zenyatta, winner of 19 straight races, enters Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.—Trainer John Shirreffs took a year and a half to meticulously prepare the filly Zenyatta for a debut late in her 3-year-old season in 2007. She proved to be worth the wait. Zenyatta went on to a historic career that was celebrated with her induction into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of… [Read more…]

Great Horse Racing Video Series – the Great Zenyatta

The Great Horse Racing Video Series at Agameofskill.com showcases great horse races in history.  Feel free to post some of your favorite videos in the comment section and we may just feature that race(s) in a future post.

This is horse racing fan Dr. Thomas Shinder’s favorite, the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic featuring the super mare Zenyatta.  Arguably the most incredible stretch run in the history of horse racing.

Sacred Grounds where Champions Raced

Formerly Bay Meadows

…the crowd cheered in unison for one single mare from start to finish as if she were racing alone.  And, when she claimed her seventeenth consecutive victory, Zenyatta stood on that site, a perfect Thoroughbred, and took in an ovation from a crowd that was absolutely in awe of her presence.  It was not simply a horse race.  It was a historical moment.  And, the site of that historical event is the same site, which, if developers get their way, will be demolished [Hollywood Park] and turned into a retail and residential area.

I fail to see a need for another commercial or residential development on grounds where our champions tested their limits and showed us what we had deemed impossible.  Rather, there is a need to… READ MORE from The Saturday Post