I'm gonna miss her.
I'm gonna miss her.
Good lord, I'm sitting here at work and can't stop crying. That was beautiful. Thanks for posting that link.
I too will miss her. She truly is one of a kind.
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what a beautiful tribute to her.
Feel bad for Mario. Everyone else will just miss the images and watching her run. He's the one that is truly Zenyatta's friend.
She really will be headed to Kentucky. She really will.
I watched her in her second start and was so arrested by what I saw, I couldn't believe it. I called a friend of mine and said "You have GOT to see this filly".
I have fought battles on forums on behalf of her and her connections for the last three years that I would do again, right here, right now.
I have been a racing fan since the '60's and I have watched so many gifted and talented horses. This is not to diminish them because there is no way to do that. But, Zenyatta has brought something to table that is not definable. It has no label. It has no parallel.
There's no "she is just like .....................no one. She reminds me of ..........no one. She runs her races like ..........no one. " She is Zenyatta.
Tomorrow will be a very tough day. I can't imagine what her owners, trainer, and "best friends" are going through and thinking tonight. My imagination doesn't stretch that far.
What a horse. What a mare. What a privilege and blessing to have watched this great mare perform at a level for three years, the likes we won't see. I know I won't.
Oh, gosh, I'm gonna miss her, too. So much.
That was a really beautiful piece by Barbara Livingston. The photos are great, and the words are really nice, too. Zenny, Queen Z, Big Z, Zenyatta -- whatever you call her, or even if you call her all of the above like I do, she is one in a billion. I watched a YouTube video recently of the grandstand erupting into earth-shaking cheers as she trotted by, and I just stood there in the living room, hand over my mouth, tears in my eyes, shaking my head in awe. It is unreal, the way she moves people. She touches hearts (including mine). Somehow, it's like she's our girl, too. How she can be such a sweetheart, such a pleasure to be around, such a joy, and still be the incredible, almost invincible, one-of-the-greatest-of-all-time horse she is, I have no idea, but it is absolutely awesome.
She brings casual fans (or people who weren't fans at ALL, 'til they got a look at her) to their feet in cheers, grown men to tears, and while it sounds strange to say this about a horse, she even makes broken people feel whole. There's just something about her. She makes you smile, she makes you cry; she makes you jump up and down, she makes you stand still in amazement; she makes you scream your voice out, she makes you want to just silently stroke her face. She is a God-given gift, a gift that thousands of people just love. There won't ever be another Zenyatta, no doubt about that. She is a joy. There just aren't enough good adjectives to describe her!
I'll treasure every moment spent watching her, loving her, dreaming for her, and cheering her on. It's been a magical ride. She's Horse of the Year, Horse of the Decade ... The Horse of a Lifetime.
I'm going to miss her terribly. But she'll be a lot closer to me now so it's okay.
Horse racing fanatic, Philly sports die hard (GO PHILLIES!), Clinton Democrat, political junkie, and Fleetwood Mac groupie.
I saw her first race and then the second - wow - A future superstar and I was hooked...I have followed her since the beginning what an awesome trip! An experience of a lifetime! Yes she is moving on and the thrill is gone but her heart and presence will simply move to another place...my heart will remain with her...
May they run with the wind
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No doubt about it, she will be missed.
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