Zenyatta is one of the great mares in racing history. Her owners, Jerry and Ann Moss, planned to retire the six-year-old after the Breeder’s Cup Classic in Louisville, Kentucky on November 7, 2010. Instead of retiring with an outstanding record of twenty wins, which would have been the best of any American horse in the history of Thoroughbred racing, she lost her last important race by a head to a horse named “Blame.”[Read more…]
My new horse interest!
My husband and I no longer own horses, but we enjoy horseracing. I was watching the post parade at Fairmount Park one Tuesday in early July—when number two in the third race totally captured my attention. “Look at that beautiful mare!” I yelled. I hardly noticed the rest.
The program gave her name as Ruler Runaway, a dark gray six-year-old mare with flowing tail tipped in white. Suddenly, I was in love.[Read more…]