Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Zenyatta horse of the year
Zenyatta, one of the greatest racehorses of all time, has finally been acknowledged for something she did on the racetrack by the National Turf Writers, which voted her Horse of the Year. She was wrongfully denied this honor last year in favor of the overhyped filly Rachel Alexandra, who was skillfully kept from a head to head meeting with Zenyatta, a meeting which would have certainly shattered Rachel's celebrity. The anti-Zenyatta sentiment in last year's voting reflected a longstanding hostility between the East Coast and West Coast horseracing establishment. The outcry was so fierce it undoubtedly shamed some of theose voters into doing the right thing this time around.