Zenden Suffers Fatal Injury After Golden Shaheen Win
In the $1.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (G1) 50/1 outsider Zenden turned in a brilliant performance, leading the way throughout in the 1,200-meter (six-furlong) event and drawing away from his rivals in the stretch en route to his first top-level score. The final time was 1:09.01, a track record.

Zenden looked to have an unfavorable draw on the outside of a 13-horse field, but he made a swift move early to take a rail position, quickly gained the advantage, and carried on to a 3 1/4-length victory.

The trainer had five years as an assistant to Jason Servis! and from 231 starters has a 52% in-the-money rate.


Steve Zorn did not mince words

'No one can say whether illegal drugs or other forbidden training practices contributed to Zendenís breakdown, at least not until and unless the Dubai authorities conduct a thorough necropsy, but the horseís career, including stints in the barns of two trainers whose records and histories at least raise questions" Steve Zorn