(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Tall, dark and absolutely gorgeous, Zenyatta is the "It Girl" of America. But the 6-year-old came up a nostril short at the Breeder's Cup Classic Saturday in her bid to go a perfect 20-0.
Finishing her career 19-1, she's accomplished things no other racing horse ever has. She won last year's Breeder's Cup Classic, the first mare ever to do so.
Zenyatta is known for being slow out of the gate, then whipping around the final corner. That's what happened this weekend, but after making her move out of the pack on the stretch, she failed to overtake Blame.
The horse’s star power exploded far beyond the track after last year's win. Zenyatta was featured in W magazine and was even named to O Magazine's 2010 O Power List, for her power of heart. Owners Jerry and Ann Moss were planning to retire Zenyatta after last year's Breeder's Cup, but changed their minds after seeing how popular their thoroughbred had become.
She may not have been able to pull out the race and finish with a perfect record, but she definitely proved that she belonged in the field.
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