She brought the crowds to their feet, amazed fans of all ages, and continues to be one of the most famous race horses of all time. Arcadia is celebrating Zenyatta, the Queen of Racing, at Arcadia Night: A Salute to Zenyatta, on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Downtown Arcadia. Arcadia Night is free and open to the public.
As a kick off for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup which will be held at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4 – Nov. 5, North First Avenue will be transformed into a fun block-party honoring Zenyatta. Guests will be treated to live music by Ghost in the Machine, the four-man Sting and Police cover band, signature dishes from some of Los Angeles’ most iconic food trucks including Meat the Greek, Ragin Cajun, Slammin’ Sliders, the Greasy Wiener, and Paradise Fine Cookies and Ice Cream, and a cash bar featuring beer, wine, and cocktails provided by Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Makers Mark. The celebration continues by honoring Zenyatta with a dedicated bronze plaque on Arcadia’s own Thoroughbred Walk of Champions, which highlights the greatest horses, trainers, jockeys, and owners in the horse racing world.
“Breeders Cup is truly a special weekend for the Arcadia community, and we can’t wait to start the weekend off with Arcadia Night,” said Arcadia Mayor Tom Beck. “Thanks to our wonderful partners, we look forward to celebrating Breeders’ Cup weekend in true Southern California style with the best food, drink, and music.”
As a special commemorative highlight to the event, Makers Mark will be offering a 2016 limited edition commemorative bottle featuring Zenyatta in honor of her historic Breeders’ Cup victory.
Orders must be placed in advance at the Breeders Cup Website and the bottles may be picked up at the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the famous bourbon will be donated to Old Friends, an organization that provides dignified retirement to thoroughbreds whose racing and breeding careers have come to an end.