Trainer John Shirreffs confirmed Saturday that undefeated Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1) winner Zenyatta will remain in training next year for owners Jerry and Ann Moss. The 4-year-old Street Cry (Ire) filly will return to racing in 2009 after a well-deserved break.
Zenyatta, who won each of her seven starts this season, is a leading contender for Horse of the Year honors. Zenyatta is at Hollywood Park where, according to Shirreffs, she will remain, walking for about 60 days before starting back in serious training.
Zenyatta is unbeaten in 9 starts, with purse earnings totaling $2,144,580.