Think maybe Zenyatta’s loss in last Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic diminished her legacy any? Well, think again.
These three photos, taken by Churchill Downs photographers the morning after her defeat, show that, if anything, Zenyatta mania was alive and well early Sunday morning as she grazed behind her barn.
From left to right, 4-year-old Davis Rogers, son of Churchill Downs senior director of communications and media services Darren Rogers, gets to meet his heroine up close and personal; fans line up alongside a chain link fence on Longfield Avenue behind Zenyatta’s barn to watch the superstar mare demonstrate a few of her dance moves; and media members inside the track and her fans outside take in a scene that will be difficult to duplicate anytime soon.
As far as I can tell, there’s no truth to the rumors that Zenyatta will be retired soon to negotiate a deal for an appearance on next season’s Dancing With the Stars.
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