INGLEWOOD, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2009) — Zenyatta, the undefeated champion mare who finished her career with a perfect 14-for-14 record by beating males with her dramatic late charge in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will be saluted by Hollywood Park and Betfair/TVG on Sunday, Nov. 29 — Hollywood Derby Day.
Zenyatta, stabled at Hollywood Park throughout her career, will parade following the seventh race on the program which will feature the 68th running of the $300,000 Hollywood Derby (GI) and the $100,000 Miesque Stakes (GIII).
Patrons attending the celebration of Zenyatta will receive a DVD — “ZENYATTA, A Living Legend” — which will include interviews and each of her 14 starts, culminating with the sensational victory over a world-class field in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. The items will be available on track only.
The “Girl Power” poster popular at the Breeders’ Cup with the “Go Zenyatta” exclamation will also include her lifetime past performances on the back. Both giveaways will be available to patrons paying admission while supplies last.
Owners Jerry and Ann Moss will be on hand for the event, accompanied by the Zenyatta team: Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, trainer John Shirreffs, groom Mario Espinoza, hot walker Carmen Zamora, exercise rider Steve Willard and stable manager Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs.
Smith will be the guest of Kurt Hoover at 11:30 a.m. on The Inside Scoop, which takes place at the Garden Paddock tote board. Post time is 12:30 p.m.
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