Hollywoodmike wrote:I can't understand why Zenyatta has only raced out of the state of California once when she was a relative unknown in early 2008 at Oaklawn. Do the Lakers
play all 82 NBA games at the Staple Center??? Case in point, the Lakers are currently 2 and 2 on current 8 game road swing. Plus fans in Kentucky, New York, Florida, and Louisiana have not had the pleasure of seeing her in person. I believe this is the main reason she lost HOY honors. She is not a road warrior like Rachel has been.
Three year olds have to be "road warriors" if they want to win the biggest purses. So Cal has ample big purse races for older fillies and mares to warrant staying at home.
Your Laker analogy is really a stretch. You're equating the Staples Center with the entire So Cal circuit irrespective of the fact that each track in So Cal has a different type of synthetic track. The Lakers, the last time I checked, are in a league where they are mandated to play half of their games on the road.