Jockey Mike Smith shows a little love for his leading lady, the unstoppable Zenyatta, following her win in the 2009 Clement L. Hirsch (G1) race at 1 and 1/16th miles.

Jockey Mike Smith shows a little love for his leading lady, the unstoppable Zenyatta, following her win in the 2009 Clement L. Hirsch (G1) race at 1 and 1/16th miles.

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Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own....

More Than Ready - America's Leading Juvenile Sire of 2014 and one of the youngest in history to attain 100 stakes winners and 1,000 winners. Also a leading Australian sire in the shuttle system. This photo was taken there.

More Than Ready - America's Leading Juvenile Sire of 2014 and one of the youngest in history to attain 100 stakes winners and 1,000 winners. Also a leading Australian sire in the shuttle system. This photo was taken there.

As Seabiscuit proved during the Great Depression, race horses can unite people in times of turmoil and capture the hearts of a nation. This infographi

As Seabiscuit proved during the Great Depression, race horses can unite people in times of turmoil and capture the hearts of a nation. This infographi

WHIRLAWAY - Won the Triple Crown in 1941. Horse of the Year in 1941 and 1942, he had 60 starts for 32 wins and 24 placings, and entered the Racing Hall of Fame in 1959.

WHIRLAWAY - Won the Triple Crown in 1941. Horse of the Year in 1941 and 1942, he had 60 starts for 32 wins and 24 placings, and entered the Racing Hall of Fame in 1959.

Some of the very best race horses of all time. Man O'war, Secretariat, Ruffian, Zenyatta, Frankel, Black Caviar, Kincsem and Eclipse

Some of the very best race horses of all time. Man O'war, Secretariat, Ruffian, Zenyatta, Frankel, Black Caviar, Kincsem and Eclipse

Secretariat Thoroughbred Horse Postcard Triple Crown Winner 1973 | eBay

Secretariat thoroughbred horse postcard triple crown winner 1973

Secretariat Thoroughbred Horse Postcard Triple Crown Winner 1973 | eBay

Noor - Defeated 2 Triple Crown winners, Citation and Assault.

Noor - Defeated 2 Triple Crown winners, Citation and Assault.

Affirmed: Champion, Horse of the Year, Triple Crown Winner 1978. Breyer made a model of him several years ago.

Affirmed: Champion, Horse of the Year, Triple Crown Winner 1978. Breyer made a model of him several years ago.

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