JC / Railbird

The Way It Is

Gary West on the Breeders’ Cup Classic results deciding HOTY:

Zenyatta’s 14 victories before this year, and all the goodwill and inspiration she has meted out, and all the publicity and attention she has brought to the game and all her brilliant charismatic flashes probably won’t trump what happens when the latches of the gate spring open a few minutes after sunset on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs. That’s just the way it is.

If Zenyatta loses to another leading HOTY prospect, it’ll be a crisis.


I’ll be cheering Zenyatta on, but betting strongly against her.

Posted by Robin Howlett on October 24, 2010 @ 1:39 pm

I think she’s the strongest likely favorite on the day and expect she’ll win, making moot any question about HOTY. I worry, though, that if she loses, the debate after could be more vicious than that over the 2009 award.

Posted by Jessica on October 24, 2010 @ 6:01 pm