Zenyatta comes full circle
LEXINGTON, KY -- Ann Moss stood outside Barn 15 at Keeneland Race Course in the chill of a dark winter evening. Behind her, fans pressed against a barricade, craning for one last glimpse of the great Zenyatta. In front of her, a chaotic scramble of vehicles and photographers and reporters and horsemen was churning. In spite of the cold and confusion, the California owner couldn't help but smile."When you're with her you're in such joy," she said. "When you're with her, everything's good. And look at all the people here to welcome her on a cold night. It's huge because the East Coast doesn't know her quite as well, and they're all going to fall in love. I think it's already started."
“Moss and her husband, A&M Records co-founder Jerry Moss, were accompanied by many of the big bay mare's West Coast connections including trainer John Shirreffs, racing manager Dottie Ingordo-Shirreffs, groom Mario Espinoza, and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith during Zenyatta's final public appearance at Keeneland on Dec. 6. A crowd of approximately 1,200 people turned out to catch a glimpse of the 6-year-old daughter of Street Cry, who retired as North America's all-time leading female money winner with earnings of $7,304,580 and 19 wins from 20 starts. "We came to see the most famous horse in the world," said 13-year-old Kentucky native Mahayla West.
We came to see the most famous horse in the world.” -- 13-year-old fan Mahayla West
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