Zenyatta runs record to 17-0 at Hollywood Park foxsports Jun 13, 2010 at 1:00a ET Zenyatta won her 17th consecutive race on Sunday, giving her the longest winning streak by a modern day thoroughbred in unrestricted races. Article continues below ... The 6-year-old mare won the $200,000 Vanity Handicap by a half-length at Hollywood Park, rallying with her usual last-place move to overtake St Trinians approaching the wire. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Zenyatta ran 1 1/8 miles on the synthetic Cushion Track of her home track in 1:49.01 and paid $3 and $2.10 as the overwhelming 1-5 favorite. Under the race’s handicap conditions, Zenyatta carried high weight of 129 pounds — nine to 17 more than her five rivals. It was Zenyatta’s record third straight win in the race. She won by 2 1/2 lengths carrying 129 pounds last year and by a half-length under 124 pounds in 2008. With the victory, Zenyatta surpassed the 16-race winning streaks of Cigar, 1948 Triple Crown winner Citation and Mister Frisky. Zardana was third and Will O Way fourth, followed by Miss Silver Brook and Cherryblossommiss. There was no show wagering because the track wanted to avoid a huge minus show pool, knowing the heavily favored Zenyatta would have attracted several hundred thousand dollars in bets. She won on her bobblehead day. It was Zenyatta’s third start of the year, having won the Santa Margarita by 1 1/4 lengths at Santa Anita on March 13 and the Apple Blossom by 4 1/4 lengths at Oaklawn Park on April 9. Zenyatta won a day after racing’s other female superstar won for the first time in three starts this year. Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra romped to a 10 1/2-length victory on Saturday in the Fleur De Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. She ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.78 on a hot, humid day. Trainer Steve Asmussen said Sunday that she appeared to come out of the race well, and would resume training on Wednesday. FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!