Zenyatta – Greatest Female Racehorse Of All Time

Breyer ZENYATTA

“Queen of the Racetrack”
The Greatest Female Racehorse of all time!

Breyer Traditional Size
Breed: Thoroughbred
Color : Bay
Scale 1:9 (Approx. 12″L x 9″H)

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Funny, flirtatious and fan-friendly describes the mighty 17-hand Zenyatta, who re-wrote racing history in 2009 by beating an all-male field to become the first mare ever to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Indomitable on the track, this “super filly” has won all 19 of the 20 races she has run, outperforming former consecutive win record holders Cigar and Citation.

THE STORY OF ZENYATTA

From Wikipedia

Ann Moss, second from left, and Jerry Moss, center, after Zenyatta earned her 17th victory, in the Vanity Handicap on June 13, 2010

Owned by Jerry Moss and his wife Ann, Zenyatta is trained by John Shirreffs and has been ridden by American “Hall of Fame” jockey Mike Smith for 17 of 20 starts. Jockey David Flores rode Zenyatta in her first three starts. She races in the teal and pink colors of her owners, her groom is Mario Espinoza, she stands 17.2 hands (183 cm) tall and she weighs 1,217 pounds (552 kg).

According to a 2010 60 Minutes report, Zenyatta was purchased at the low price of $60,000 because she suffered from a form of ringworm. She has since won purses totaling over $6 million and is noted for overtaking her competition in an intense surge after starting each of her races “lingering languidly” at the rear of the pack. She has been featured in W magazine, and will end her racing career with the 2010 Breeder’s Cup.

Breeding and Background

Zenyatta was sired by Street Cry, who also sired in the same crop 2007 Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, multiple Group 1 Australian Weight for Age (WFA) champion Whobegotyou, and 2009 Melbourne Cup winner Shocking. Out of Vertigineux, the mare is half sister to multiple Grade I winner Balance. Her damsire is the outstanding stallion Kris S. She was named for Zenyattà Mondatta, by The Police, who were signed to A&M records by Zenyatta’s owner, Jerry Moss. Zenyatta was purchased as a yearling by Jerry and Ann Moss for $60,000 at the Keeneland Sales in September 2005.

Win Overview

Zenyatta has won 17 Graded stakes races including 13 Grade I events and has defeated 4 Champions of 7 different awards: Gio Ponti (2009 Older Horse and Turf Champion), Sealy Hill (2007 Canadian Horse of the Year, Champion 3 Year old filly and Champion female turf horse), Summer Bird (2009 Champion 3 Year old),Ginger Punch (2007 Champion older female). She has defeated previous Grade/Group I winners including Multiple Group I stakes winner European Twice Over; Santa Anita Derby, Travers Stakes winner Colonel John; 2009, 2010 Pacific Classic Stakes and Goodwood Stakes winner Richard’s Kid; 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird; Multiple Group I winner, European Rip Van Winkle; Hollywood Gold Cup winner, Awesome Gem; Santa Anita Handicap winner, Einstein; and Vosburgh Stakes winner Girolamo. Zenyatta has also defeated Grade 1 winning females, Hystericalady, Life Is Sweet, Tough Tiz’s Sis, Romance Is Diane, Double Trouble, Cocoa Beach, Santa Teresita, Carriage Trail, and Music Note.

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