Large and in charge: The Zenyatta file

awincze@herald-leader.comOctober 31, 2010 

Who she is: A 6-year-old dark bay or brown mare who began racing at age 3.

Born: April 1, 2004, in Lexington

Sire: Street Cry

Dam: Vertigineux (Kris S)

Owners: Jerry and Ann Moss

Trainer: John Shirreffs

Jockey: Mike Smith

Breeder: Maverick Productions

Size: 17.2 hands high; 1,200 pounds

Current residence: Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif.

Career record: 19 starts, 19 wins

Career earnings: $6,404,580

Auction history: The Mosses bought Zenyatta for $60,000 at the 2005 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

How named: Named for the Police album Zenyatta Mondatta. Owner Jerry Moss, co-founder of A&M records, discovered the band.

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Career honors

■ Eclipse Award Champion Older Female Horse in 2008 and 2009

■ First female horse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic (2009)

■ All-time female earnings leader in North America

■ Won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic

■ Named by Oprah Winfrey to the 2010 "O Power List" in O Magazine

Victories by track

8 — Hollywood Park

6 — Santa Anita

3 — Del Mar

2 — Oaklawn Park

Victories by surface

17 — Synthetic

2 — Dirt

Year-by-year record

Year Wins Earnings

2010 5 $930,000

2009 5 $3,330,000

2008 7 $2,090,580

2007 2 $54,000

Lifetime 19 $6,404,580

Longest unbeaten streaks

Thoroughbreds with the most consecutive victories in unrestricted races:

Zenyatta 19

Cigar 16

Citation 16

Mister Frisky 16

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