Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Zenyatta didn't 'deserve' to win any more than any other horse in the race.
She was the favorite, and just couldn't do it. There's no shame in that.
She had 20 starts and 19 wins. That's impressive, regardless of whether or not she lost her last race.
Secretariat, in my opinion the greatest race horse that ever lived, didn't win every race he started. Still didn't make him any less an amazing animal with a superb race record.
Let's hope Zenyatta can pass on her speed and stamina. Lord knows, I'd like to see another Triple Crown winner before I die!
Definitely with you in wanting to see a Triple Crown winner! The 2004 Belmont still drives me crazy so we wont talk about Smarty Jones...
My favorite, though, would have to be Man O' War (another great nicknamed Big Red)! His record was close to Zenyatta's, though he won 20 for 21 & set incredible records for his time.
I'm going to go out on a limb & say that Zenyatta would have even kicked Ruffian's butt in a match (my opinion, nobody hate me! LOVE Ruffian, hence my username lol). I think the world has a new greatest filly though! She should definitely be HOY. Don't she how she can't be...