There have been many great race horses in the world, from Man O’War who won nearly every race he ran in and sired hundreds of champions, to Secretariat that won the Belmont by an astonishing 31 lengths capturing the 1973 Triple Crown. But one horse is at the top of everyone’s mind coming into this weekend’s Breeders Cup races: Zenyatta.
This mare with a huge stature and an even bigger winning record is setting the world on fire. Unheard of for a mare, Zenyatta has won every race she’s raced in, 19 total, and will go for number 20 on Saturday. Saturday will also be a day of bittersweet joy for Zenyatta lovers, as this will be her last race before going off to breeding to create new champions! Attempting to go 20 for 20 is nearly unheard of, especially in such prolific races, and even then, Zenyatta is a mare racing among the boys! No mare has ever achieved what she has, and no stallion for that matter either!
She races Saturday in the Breeders Cup Classic which is considered to be the most prestigious race in the United States. This race takes place at Churchill Downs on Saturday, November 6th and puts Zenyatta against the best of the country. This will not be an easily won race! Former Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird will be headed out the gate and the very strong Quality Road will be there too. Those are just a couple of from the thick field that Zenyatta will have to contend with to make her record 20 for 20, but if anyone could do it, this Super Mare could!
You can have your very own Super Mare, Zenyatta from Golden Oak Stables. Breyer has created this beautiful and stunning mare in her iconic “jig” dancing her way to the starting gate. She’s full of spunk and vigor and ready to race into the winners circle of your stables.
Check your local listings to watch Zenyatta this weekend, and hold your own Zenyatta close as she crosses the finish line! We’ll all be rooting for you Zenyatta!