Monday, June 14, 2010
Zenyatta: Now 17-for-17!
Needless to say, Zenyatta won the Vanity Handicap in an excellent nail-biter that had all of us thinking--just for a second--that St. Trinians might actually outrace her to the wire. But Queen Z caught her and swooped on by in usual style.
Video of the race itself can be found on Youtube, so I'm posting this longer, 9-minute one because it gives a special look at what it was like to be at Hollywood Park yesterday. Chelle and I were two of the hundreds of fans circling the paddock (with our new pal Dave... hi, Dave!) before the race. During the race, we were down on the apron by the rail watching the race unfold in front of us and on the video board. Afterwards, we were at the rail again as Mike Smith brought Zenyatta back to parade in front of a cheering, whistling, whooping, standing-ovation crowd.
I have never seen a horse so well loved as this one. Way to go, girl.