Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mega Happy

I had thought I could only dream of such a thing...but thanks to some awesome parents, I AM GOING TO THE BREEDER'S CUP!
Needless to say, I am a wee bit excited! Not only do I get to see the best of the best competing all in one day, have a chance to see some very famous jockeys both retired and in the irons, but I get to see Zenyatta's last race. Bittersweet indeed but I am glad that I can say I actually saw her! Makes me want her to win that much more! (Even though the ticket that I will get for her will not be cashed in).

But yay! I can't wait for it! Going to be a super day!

Can't wait to share pictures that I don't have to provide citations for! =D
(Unlike the Breeder's Cup Logo used:

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Gio Ponti Does His Thing

I don't know about you guys, but these horses that prefer to have a late charge are starting to give me health issues! Even though this is personally my favorite thing to watch in races (along with, of course, a horse leading by a lot then winning by even more all the way around) it is seriously terrifying when the horse you are rooting for is making that late charge! Oi!

That being said, Gio Ponti did his thing again this weekend and easily won the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keenland park. He put in a performance I would definitely want to see my horse do before the Breeder's Cup races. Gio Ponti looked pretty easy going throughout the race and held off a group of fellow late runners.

With this brilliant run under his belt, Gio Ponti is headed for Churchill to take on the the other potential champions in the Breeder's Cup. However, it is still undecided whether he will run in the Turf Mile against super European Mare Goldikova, or in the Classic against a rather strong dirt field and of course Zenyatta. Interesting choices, I'm sure they have their reasons for debating that choice.

Congrats Gio Ponti! Continue to run strong and healthy!(Pic from: and go them from:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

She Gone and Done It Again!

Wow Wow Wow! Zenyatta is still undefeated! Simply amazing! Although, I wish she wouldn't scare us like that!

For those of you who watched, didn't you worry for a little bit that maybe Switch had her? Ack! But I should not lack confidence in this mare! She always gets the job done! I loved it when Jerry asked Mike as he passed whether Mike felt he had that race, and Mike just grinned and nodded with enthusiasm! What an amazing team!

Also, Wow! Look a that little filly! Switch is going to be something to watch! Now having taken down Blind Luck and giving Zenyatta a wonderful show of heart and grit, she will surely make a ruckus at the Breeder's Cup! Good luck to you Switch!

As for the Breeder's Cup...Good luck in the Classic Zenyatta! I have absolutely NO doubts that she can win this race! But if it is true that she has never given a full 100%, I think she is going to need to give it that day. It's going to be a tough field after a long travel on the dirt. But again, I don't think it's out of her reach in the slightest!

As my poll shows, I think Zenyatta should and will be Horse of the Year regardless. And I don't want to hear it from haters about how you can't be Horse of the Year just by beating a bunch of mares and 'weak' horses on synthetics. She is beating the best that is out there right now. What was the number they said yesterday? 60 some horses have been beaten by Zenyatta at least once? That's quite a few. If she could just add a few more to her list, she's got HOY locked in, but I think she should anyway.

Well Zenyatta, make this next race bittersweet! Bitter because it will be your last, but oh so sweet because you wipe the dirt with those boys! Good luck! Hope she forever stays healthy and strong!