This is a horse you need to know by name

Zenyatta – undefeated female horse. Known to be DFL for most of the race and then comes up and smokes every other horse in the last lap. Sits in until the end. Has there ever been a bike racer like this? She toys with the other horses, flirts with a pre-race dance… it is said we may never see another horse like her in our lifetimes. VERY inspiring. This is the sensationalism: YouTube Preview Image This is the actual race: YouTube Preview Image

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About littlejar

5 - Learned to ride in paved alley behind liquor store in Lowell. 16 - Road bike riding alone while peers do soccer practice. 18 - First new road bike bought with winnings from Project Graduation. 20 - Burlington VT. Nuff said. 22 - Joined the Air Force. 23 - Joined team Fair Wheel in Tucson - rode the Shootout. 24 - Rode El Tour in under five. 26 - Toured to Quebec City 28 - Toured Oklahoma to Vermont 30 - Found my dream bike - a 1989 58cm LaBan (#22) 32 - Experienced Minneapolis and saw BIKE CULTURE. 34 - Building my first bicycle frame, with a self made jig. USA

16 thoughts on “This is a horse you need to know by name

  1. I was sitting on the rail near the finish line when she ran at the Apple Blossom Invitational at Oaklawn this past spring and it was just amazing watching her run. I got goose bumps watching her kick it in on the last turn and blow the doors off the competition on the home stretch. An absolutely amazing animal.

    Here’s the video of that race – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I9_Tx9t7z0

  2. PED’s for sure. I once helped pick up a crappy race horse from the track after a claims race. A fixed male (gelding) thought he was a stud, you couldn’t even let human females near him without him losing it and trying to rape something. He ripped out a new 5000lb rated tie down, even though he only weighed 1200lbs, in the horse trailer and flipped over on his back. The vet joked that he had radioactive, glow in the dark urine. At least all of the horses are on the sauce, a lot like old school TdF.

  3. Yes, pretty fucking amazing. And yes, I got drunk and yes I rode my bike today!!! Then I watched Youtube and horse racing. Good fucking shit!!
    What the fuck is with this ‘spam protection’ anyway??? GAWWWD!

  4. cry me some milk from your tits. add together the numbers, then comment. Yea, life is a bitch. I no longer have interesting in patrolling for the spambots on my own dime. fuck this place.

    love.
    g

  5. Aaaww Gee Gnomey,

    We appreciate what you do for us.

    (except gotta admit having problems reading those discussions, bit small).

    Come here & get a big ol man hug.

    There ya go, feeling better ?

  6. Why and how does a spam bot leave comments? What does a spam comment look like? What is the point – is it just to fuck with us? Only trouble I’ve had with it is that if you forget to put the numbers it, your comment is deleted and you’ve got to type it again.
    Yeah, fuck horse racing… and all other forms of cruelty to animals. They don’t get to choose when to retire (or do they?) I’m of the belief that no animal should be ‘owned’ but it’s not the world we live in. Just showing and sharing interest in a rare champion that has an amazing ability. I hate horse racing, too – another upper class, exclusive ‘sport’ centered around gambling.

  7. LIttlejar, spambots are mini applications/programs that crawl the web and post up pre-created generic comments on sites such as DC that have no restrictions on comment posting. Think of it like a fembot, but the bullets are spam and the boobies don’t really exist. When they post, they leave links redirecting to sites that sell spam bullshit. I’m just not into it. This place isn’t free for that. Thus, spambots cain’t add as far as I know, so we’ll see if the little math problem works.

  8. …calculator ???…why didn’t i think of that…

    …with one hand saved for the keyboard, i’ve been taking my shoes off when i post so that i have enough digits to count on…

    …& what a coincidence…my favorite race horse is named ‘spambot’