Sunday, November 28, 2010

Serving Notice


Sunday November 28 2010

Obsessed? Yes. Fiercely.

I'm putting another plug in here for Zenyatta, Thoroughbred racing's Queen, 2010 (she better be) Horse of the Year.

Yes, I still watch her races, over and over. Yes, I now have a Zenyatta Breyer model. (I haven't bought a Breyer model in 20 years!)

I'm also putting a plug in for the Commemorative Collector's issue of Zenyatta put out by the Blood-Horse, here at ExclusivelyEquine.com. It comes with an 8x10 photo of the cover, and reviews her races, her connections, pictures of her as a foal, her upbringing ("She was a troublesome filly; tough to train"), and of course, a magazine full of outstanding photos of Zenyatta throughout her career. She just makes the eyes water.

Zenyatta will make her final public appearance on December 5 at her home track of Hollywood Park in southern California. She'll visit the paddock after the sixth race, then will be paraded in front of the grandstands.

I've already outlined my reasons why Zenyatta should be Horse of the Year here. (Trainer John Sheriffs says, "Here she is, and then they seem to be looking for something better.")

So this is my Notice: If Zenyatta is not named Horse of the Year this time - I'm done with racing. Finished.

Take notice, you who have the vote. If Zenyatta is not named Horse of the Year this time, horse racing is going to lose a lot of those fans that Zenyatta (NOT BLAME!) singlehandedly brought to racing.

7 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree with you any more Merri!

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  2. Who could not love that beautiful lady?

    ~Lisa

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  3. She is the best! And thanks for the link! I will be ordering one for me and my friend.

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  4. Too true! She deserves it.

    No more need be said.

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  5. AMEN..she IS THE BEST!!!
    My heart is FULL of love for that mare~~

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