What are you doing tomorrow morning, February 5th?
Do you live in southern California? If you can get to Santa Anita, you can buy this beautiful poster of Secretariat and Zenyatta, titled "Racing Royalty" in celebration of Zenyatta's win of the first Secretariat Vox Populi award. Mrs Chenery will be there. The Mosses will be there. John Shirreffs and Mike Smith will be there and they'll all sign the posters, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Part of the $40 purchase price goes to charity. Get one for me! Unsigned ones can be ordered online at the Santa Anita store on the track web site.
I think I'd like to have mine signed by Dottie Shirreffs and Mario Espinoza, too! They both really helped make Zenyatta popular with the public, as did the entire team, but you don't hear about them as much.
Mrs Chenery (Secretariat's owner) will present the first-ever Vox Populi Award to Zenyatta to recognize her contribution to racing and popularity with the public; the ceremony will be during the afternoon races, and will be broadcast on HRTV.
The newly-created award was recently announced and is the first of its kind in horseracing. The annual award will recognize a horse whose popularity and racing excellence resonated with racing fans and gained additional recognition for the sport during the previous year.
HRTV will also broadcast a segment filmed with Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm in Kentucky.
Zenyatta continues to make news, and win!