Friday, June 11, 2010

Seventeen for The Queen ?

This Sunday at Hollywood Park, Zenyatta, The Queen of Racing, will attempt to extend her winning streak to 17 wins in 17 starts. The amazon 6 year old daughter of Street Cry out of the Kris S. mare, Vertigineaux, will also be looking for an unprecedented 3rd win in the Grade I Vanity H. She will carry 129 pounds against 5 other opponents, including her stablemate Zardana (BRZ) a Gr. II winner who beat Rachel Alexandra in March in the Ladies at Fair Grounds, and the very game (though tough to watch) St.Trinians, also a Gr.II winner.
Though not a lot of speed in the Vanity, Zenyatta always seems to rise to the occasion. She will play her favorite game, with her favorite rider, Mike Smith, give them all a head start and come flying in the end. Should she show up as she always does, this remarkable mare will surpass Citation, Cigar and Mr. Frisky, all of whom won 16 in a row, to claim the record for most victories by a modern day thoroughbred in non-restricted races.
Sit back and enjoy Zenyatta. We may never see the likes of her again. It IS Zenyatta's world and we are privileged to be living in it.

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