Zenyatta heard the hearty cheers of a California racing audience for the final time at Hollywood Park on Sunday, with an enthusiastic crowd lining the paddock and the winner's circle to bid farewell to the popular mare.
A decision on whether Zenyatta will start in the $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 7 will be made before entries are due on Wednesday, and indications are that the undefeated two-time champion will start in that Grade 1 race.
Zenyatta is ready for her first road trip outside of California in two years for the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park next Friday, but her final workout at Hollywood Park on Friday was not without drama.
Zenyatta will be pointed for the $300,000 Clement Hirsch Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 9, trainer John Shirreffs said on Sunday. After that, it is difficult to predict when the undefeated champion older female of 2008 will start.