Zenyatta Loses By A Nose

by Rick Howlett on November 6, 2010

Zenyatta came up just short in her bid for perfection.

The six year old mare, with Mike Smith aboard, came up short by a nose in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday at Churchill Downs, her first and only defeat in a 20 race career. 

The winner of the Classic, Blame, held on to his lead despite a furious stretch run by Zenyatta, who now goes into retirement. Fly Down was third.

Zenyatta was attempting to become the first thoroughbred in North America to go undefeated in 20 attempts.

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Elyse Mach November 7, 2010 at 2:29 am

Zanyetta should definitely be named Horse of the Year.
What horse in that whole group that raced against her has a racing record that even comes close to hers? NONE.
She’s still the best horse and she will go down in history as the best female horse. How fortunate we all were to have had the opportunity to see this great horse run. Absolutely thrilling! BRAVA, ZANYETTA

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