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Why: I just saw a commercial for Santa Anita Park that said something like, "From Seabiscuit to Zenyatta." That's a funny name, even for a horse. It kind of sounds like "Santa Anita."
Answer: From the name of The Police album! In 2005, Zenyatta was purchased as a yearling by recording exec Jerry Moss, who co-founded A&M Records in 1962. That label signed The Police in 1978. The Police released their 3rd album, Zenyatta Mondatta, in 1980.
Zenyatta Mondatta are invented portmanteau words, hinting at Zen, at Jomo Kenyatta, at the French word for the world ("le monde") and at Reggatta, from the previous album's name, Regatta de Blanc.
"Don't Stand So Close to Me" is on it, PS.
The More You Know: This is darling, from BreedersCup.com:
Strengths: Massive filly can make her own race, not needing pace help, and finishes with a flourish like few before her. She’s a picture of perfection over varying racing surfaces and circuits...
Weaknesses: Immense talent has scared many challengers away, so she’s not well-versed against a big field of top-class rivals. Given her late-running style, she could be challenged if a big field showed up at the Grade 1 level; though she did rally to beat 11 sprinters in her maiden debut. Simply put, there are few flaws.