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Even opponents hail Zenyatta

Updated: November 8, 2009, 4:54 PM ET
By Mike Welsch | Daily Racing Form

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Zenyatta's performance in winning the Breeders' Cup Classic not only elicited wild reactions from her thousands of admirers on hand at Santa Anita on Saturday but also praise from the connections of several of the horses she beat. Many of them believe the undefeated mare now deserves to be named Horse of the Year.

"She beat the heck out of us," said Eoin Harty, the trainer of Colonel John, who finished fifth in the Classic. "That was probably the greatest performance ...

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