On Saturday, I flew into Southern California to spend my Spring Break with family and friends. My Dad picked me up from the airport, and we headed straight for Santa Anita. We were excited to see Zenyatta run, and coincidentally my uncle had a horse in that day so we were able to have lunch with him as well.
It was really exciting to see Zenyatta run. She hung back for most of the race, and then at the last minute took the lead for her 15th consecutive win!
The crowd was going wild for the filly, and my Dad and I were lucky enough to be able to go into the winner's circle after the race.
Also in the winner's circle: Dennis Farina and Dustin Hoffman (you may recall I also saw Dustin Hoffman at the inauguration last year. Also, these were the first of several celebrity sightings this trip - Bo Derek was also at the track, two days later Deb and I saw George Newbern at lunch, and the following day Lindsey and I saw Rod Stewart at breakfast. P.S. I use the word "celebrity" loosely. P.P.S. My mom calls Rod Stewart "Rod the Bod.")
I was so focused on getting a picture of Mike Smith and Zenyatta I'm afraid I may have ruined the winner's circle photo. But, in any case, we had a really good time!