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According to Mike Smith

Updated: May 10, 2010, 5:05 PM ET
By Claire Novak

The tension is mounting this week in California, where Monday's Eclipse Award ceremony will reveal one Horse of the Year -- Rachel Alexandra or Zenyatta. Today I checked in with Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to get his thoughts on the nerve-wracking battle. Because of his position as the regular rider for Zenyatta, Mike has been interviewed quite a bit by the racing media -- so I asked him to relive some old memories of his first days aboard the big mare before building his case for Zenyatta ...

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