Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Saturday is Zenyatta Day at Hollywood Park

Video courtesy of Hollywood Park

The excitement is building for Saturday, June 27 at Hollywood Park, where the legendary Zenyatta will be the center of attention in the Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Handicap. Trained by John Shirreffs for Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta has won ten races and $2,234,580. The undefeated champion mare will be seeking her 11th lifetime victory and sixth at Hollywood Park.

Zenyatta has
been assigned high weight of 129 pounds for the Vanity. She carried 126 pounds in winning the Milady Handicap here on May 23. Only two winners have carried more weight in the 68-year history of the Vanity: Gamely with 131 pounds in 1968 and Silver Spoon with 130 pounds in 1960.

Here's the complete list of Vanity weight assignments:

Zenyatta, 129; Life Is Sweet, 122; Dawn After Dawn, 116; Briecat, 114; Modification, 114; You Lift Me Up, 114; Allicansayis Wow, 113; Forest Melody, 113, and Hot n’ Dusty, 111.

One thing is for certain, Zenyatta knows how to put on a show -- starting in the saddling paddock. I, for one, can hardly wait!


Jo said...

And she deserves it, too!

I´ll be watching the live stream!!

Anonymous said...

Wish I could be there! She is one fine horse.

Anonymous said...

i went to hollywood to try and beat the 1-9 favorite thinking there could be a good price if she didn't fire. then i saw the horse. she was like something out of wuthering heights; big and black and stamping at the ground. it looked like she should have had smoke blowing out of her nostrils. she didn't look like she wanted to beat the other horses, she looked like she wanted to kill them. she would have preferred that the race be held in the octagon. of course she killed the field. none of the other horses ever had a chance. it was like a movie set and you could tell who the star was and who the extras were. they were just there to fill in the background. there needs to be a match race.

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