Zenyatta arrives at Santa Anita for season debut

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Zenyatta has arrived at Santa Anita for final preparations ahead of her return to racing in the $250,000 Santa Margarita Handicap.

She arrived Thursday morning by van from her home base across town at Hollywood Park. Undefeated in 14 career races, the 6-year-old mare was scheduled to walk in Santa Anita's paddock between races later in the day.

Zenyatta has been idle since beating the boys in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic in November on the same synthetic track that she'll run on Saturday.

She's been assigned high weight of 127 pounds for the Santa Margarita - 12 to 19 pounds more than her eight filly and mare rivals. Zenyatta is the 1-9 morning-line favorite in the 1 1-8-mile race.

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