Saturday, November 06, 2010

This is how close the racehorse Zenyatta came to raising her career win-loss mark to a record 20-0 (you can click on the image to enlarge it). Instead, with tonight's narrow loss to Blame in the Breeders' Cup Classic, Zenyatta sees her 19-race winning streak  -- her "hot hoof," if you will -- come to an end. According to this article, Zenyatta shared the consecutive-wins record of 19 with a horse called Peppers Pride, but the latter's competition was nowhere near as strong as Zenyatta's. A complete-race video of the Breeders' Cup is available, accompanying the above-linked article. I took a screen-shot after pausing the video as close as I could to the finish, and then added the dotted lines to show how close Blame and Zenyatta were to each other.  

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