Zenyatta, who won her first 19 races, before coming in second in the Breeder's Cup Classic, last November, won "Horse of the Year" honors, yesterday. The Associated Press, courtesy of espn.com, has the story, below.

Zenyatta, ridden by Mike Smith, crosses the finish line in the Classic during the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 6, 2010 in Louisville, Kentucky.


Moments after the Eclipse Awards ended Monday night, Zenyatta owner Ann Moss came off the stage eager to call her mare in Kentucky. They keep in touch by video phone.

"I just can't wait to tell her," a beaming Moss said. "We won!"

Zenyatta beat Blame to win Horse of the Year, besting the only opponent ever to defeat her on the track.