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Falling in love with Zenyatta

Updated: April 9, 2010, 3:52 PM ET
By Claire Novak | Special to ESPN.com

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — It is the nature of the sporting world to challenge greatness. One good win demands another. Records are made to be broken.

Tomorrow at Oaklawn Park, a big bay runner will enter the starting gates to answer that call. Her name is Zenyatta, and in the mere moments it takes to circle the Arkansas oval, she will write her next chapter in history.

Five hundred and seventy-two miles away, the filly that beat Zenyatta for honors as 2009 Horse of the Year will ...

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