Wednesday, September 19 2012
SANTA ANITA STABLE NOTES (Tuesday September 18,2012)
STATUE OR NO, SMITH WILL NEVER FORGET ZENYATTA
Mike Smith was aboard Zenyatta in all but three of her 19 straight victories before suffering her only defeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 2010, so it’s understandable that the 46-year-old Hall of Fame jockey has nothing but fond memories of the great mare, who has since retired to the breeding shed.
In the mind of Smith and Zenyatta fans worldwide, and in light of her greatest victory, in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in 2009, it’s with proper justification that Santa Anita unveils a life-sized statue of her on Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Paddock Gardens area.
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