Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Luck Zenyatta

Well, the poll is over and to this blog's readers at least, Zenyatta should be awarded Horse of the Year hands down!

The votes were as follows:

Rachel Alexandra with 8 votes
The Field with a whooping 1 vote
Zenyatta with a total of 75 votes which was weighted at 89% of the poll.

Congratulations Zenyatta! Hopefully the voters of the Eclipse Award will feel the same way as the readers!

The five year-old now retired Mare Zenyatta had an exceptional year. She was 5 for 5 racking up such wins as Grade I Lady's Secret and of course her most impressive win in the Breeders' Cup Classic against the best guys out there. Of course she also left the track with a perfect record and a total earnings of $5,474,580, over 3 million of which she won this past year. I don't know what else a horse needs to be named Horse of the Year, but I would think she has more than enough.

Good luck Zenyatta! We know you deserve the this win too!