Meeting the great Zenyatta

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Horse racing > LA resident wins chance to meet one of the greatest race horses of all time

And there she was, walking toward me, led by her handler Charles, whom she dwarfed. Large, but I imagined she would be large.
Wooly with her winter coat, round in her girth as she is in foal to War Front. She stopped and pawed at the ground as I’ve seen her do (on TV) in paddocks prior to her races.
As I walked toward her, tears welled in my wears. I am a 50-plus year old woman, and tears spilled. “Is this a typical reaction?” I asked. And I was assured by the six folks accompanying Z on behalf of Team Zenyatta that it was.
Let’s rewind back to last September. As hundreds and hundreds of Zenyatta fans did, I bought a Zenyatta sticker for $20, with proceeds going to the Thoroughbred Rehab Center, Inc.
I was also automatically entered in a contest to meet Zenyatta, who her fans affectionately call the Queen. More than $10,000 was raised for the TRC and because of the tremendous response, Team Z gave away not one but five visits. And I was one! I tell people, it was like hitting the lottery.
Zenyatta was impatient, pulling Charles around by her lead rope. Then she heard the plastic wrapper from my peppermints given to me by Team Z. Her ears pricked forward.

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