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Zenyatta - Churchill Downs 03.11.10

Zenyatta pictured before the final race of her career, the 2010 BC Classic

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Zenyatta loses foal but is expected to be re-covered

ZENYATTA has lost the foal she was carrying to Bernardini only a week after receiving a positive 28-day scan, according to the Horse of the Year's official website.

The site, which is written in the first person singular on Zenyatta's behalf, said: "In life, we all have things that don’t always go as hoped or planned. I am not any different than anyone else. At Lane’s End, they did a re-check on me today and discovered that I am no longer in foal. Just as with humans, horses also have this type of thing happen."

The daughter of Street Cry retired as the winner of 13 Grade 1 races including the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic.

According to the Blood Horse, Zenyatta will be bred again this year “She came up empty on a 35-day check,” said Lane’s End farm manager Mike Cline. "It happens, and it’s unfortunate. It’s just one of those things. It’s not unusual. She’s happy and healthy. Hopefully, we’ll get herright back in foal.”





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