|The statue of the great mare is unveiled before adoring fans!|
|Artist Nina Kaiser with Ann Moss|
"Captured to perfection in her signature post-race curtsy, head bowed and right hoof pawing the ground, the mighty Zenyatta was unveiled in magnificent bronze Saturday at noon before an enthusiastic coterie of fans in the south quadrant of Santa Anita’s Kingsbury Memorial Fountain area, directly across from a replica of another turf legend, John Henry.
"Enduring uncharacteristically hot weather, the crowd roared its approval when the life-sized sculpture by Nina Kaiser was uncovered, a full 1200 pounds and 17.2 hands high, conforming with Zenyatta’s physical measurements." - Ed Golden, Santa Anita Stable Notes
If you haven't had a chance to see the magnificent statue, it is well worth the trip to Santa Anita. It is truly life-like and imposing, inspiring nearly the same awe as looking at the great mare herself.