Zenyatta Assigned 129 Pounds For Vanity

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Posted 06.21.09 at 4:30

Zenyatta carried high weight of 126 pounds in winning the Milady Handicap in May. ©Benoit Photo

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (June 21, 2009) — Unbeaten Zenyatta — champion older female in 2008 — has been assigned high weight of 129 pounds for Saturday’s $300,000 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Zenyatta, a winner of ten races and $2,234,580 for Jerry and Ann Moss, carried high weight of 126 pounds in winning the Milady Handicap here in May while making her first start of 2009.

The defending Vanity champion, Zenyatta would carry the most weight since Azeri repeated under an impost of 127 pounds in the 2003 running of the Grade I event. Gamely won under a record 131 pounds in 1968, while 1960 winner Silver Spoon carried 130 pounds.

Zenyatta, a 5-year-old daughter of Street Cry who is trained by John Shirreffs, has posted five of her wins at Hollywood Park.

The complete list of Vanity weights follows:

Zenyatta, 129; Life Is Sweet, 122; Dawn After Dawn, 116; Briecat, 114; Modification, 114; You Lift Me Up, 114; Allicansayis Wow, 113; Forest Melody, 113, and Hot n’ Dusty, 111.

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