Just freakin’ awesome.
She’s still undefeated. Zenyatta. On Oct. 2, she easily outraced four other horse to take the $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes at Hollywood Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010.
Now she’ll race on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, and defend her Breeders’ Cup Classic title.
Running on her home track for the final time in her career, the 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry won the 1 1/16th mile race in 1:42.97 to improve her career record to 19-0, while also capturing the Lady’s Secret for the third consecutive year.
Zenyatta now has $6,404,580 in prize money, making her the female career leader in horse racing.
“She is just amazing,” said Zenyatta’s jockey Mike Smith in an article I read on the Hollywood Park web site. “(Switch) ran great, she ran dynamite. I felt pretty confident through the lane and I was starting to hit my best stride toward the end and she galloped out strong.
“What can I say, she is what she is,” he continued. “She just seems to know where the wire is and she likes to make it a little dramatic. It is just incredible. To be honest with you I try not to get too caught up into it because it’s just too emotional.”
With the win, Zenyatta became the first mare to win the Lady’s Secret in three-straight years, and, more importantly in terms of preparation, she has used this race as a spring board each year to a victory in a Breeders’ Cup race.
So, we’ll see.
I’ll be betting on her to win again.
What do YOU think about Zenyatta?