Flashback Friday: Zenyatta Wins the 2008 Apple Blossom Handicap

Flashback Friday: Zenyatta Wins the 2008 Apple Blossom Handicap

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Happy birthday to the legendary mare Zenyatta, who turned twelve years old today! To celebrate her birthday, let’s go back in time to April 5th, 2008, when Zenyatta picked up her first grade I win with a stunning victory over champion Ginger Punch in the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park.

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J. Keeler Johnson is a writer, blogger, videographer, and all-around horse racing enthusiast who was drawn to the sport by Curlin's quest to become North America's richest racehorse. A great fan of racing history, he considers Dr. Fager to be the greatest racehorse ever produced in America, but counts Zenyatta as his all-time favorite. He lives in Wisconsin and also writes for the Bloodhorse.com blog Unlocking Winners.

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