here.I've watched the replay of the stretch run several times now, and no matter how hard I cheer or how many times I watch it, Zenyatta just doesn't get to the wire first. She retires with a nearly perfect 19 wins and one loss. Her trainer, John Shirreffs, had a great attitude about her appearance in a tough race against the boys that many thought had the potential to blemish her record: "It's not the end of the world (if she loses)," he said. "Giving her the opportunity to achieve something that seems almost unattainable is more important." Read the full story
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Jockey Garrett Gomez rides Blame, right, to edge out Zenyatta, left, with jockey Mike Smith aboard in the Breeders' Cup Classic under the lights during the 2010 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 6.