01/14/2010 12:00AM

Zenyatta captures NTRA's 'Moment of the Year'


Voters participating in an online poll administered by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association overwhelmingly selected Zenyatta's win over males in the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park as the "Moment of the Year," according to the association.

The Breeders' Cup win, which extended Zenyatta's undefeated record to 14 victories, was selected by 68 percent of the voters among 14 choices, according to the NTRA. A win by 3-year-old filly Rachel Alexandra over older male horses in the Sept. 5 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Racecourse garnered 10 percent of the vote to finish a distant second, just ahead of Mine That Bird's Kentucky Derby victory, at 9 percent.

Zenyatta and Rachel Alexandra are the only two finalists for Horse of the Year. Zenyatta's connections will receive an award for the "Moment of the Year" at the Jan. 18 Eclipse Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, when the selection of the Horse of the Year will be announced.