04/09/2010 6:16PM

Oaklawn: The queen has arrived


The crowd of 44,973 at Oaklawn on Friday to see Zenyatta were lined up four to five deep along the apron fence that she walked beside to make her way to the indoor paddock to be saddled for the Apple Blossom. She was cheered outside, and those cheers grew even louder as she entered the indoor paddock, where the public was at least eight deep all around the enclosure. About the only way some were able to see Zenyatta was through the camera phones of those in front of them who were taking pictures. Zenyatta has now just been led out to the infield, where it will be riders up for the Apple Blossom. She arrived to a large surge of applause.