Zenyatta rocks. Last year’s Eclipse Award winner in the category of older female is undefeated in nine starts. Now five years old, her trainer John Shirreffs was planning to kick off this year’s campaign in the Louisville Distaff. But, with rain forecast, they opted to scratch instead.
"She is just starting off this year, and this is a grade II, it’s not the Breeders’ Cup," Shirreffs told The Blood-Horse April 30 when hinting that the scratch would be likely if the weather did not cooperate. "It’s a long year."
So here’s the neat thing: earlier this week, when speculation about whether she would run or not was at its peak, our sister publication, The Blood-Horse slid a great little gem into their coverage.
This is so cool! From mounting up to cooling out, get the view from the back of one of the best racehorses out there today.
(Did you watch it? Can’t you just feel the bounce in her step as she trips along toward the track? Look at how shiny her mane is! Check out 4:50, where she kicks into high gear–amazing. And the happy ears about 5:30? I’m in love.)
Check out some of John’s other videos linked along the right side–they’re an unproduced, true in