Zenyatta could be getting her favorite beer straight from the tap if she wins the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday.
Guinness said Friday it is offering a trip to Ireland and its famed St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin for Zenyatta, trainer John Shirreffs and owners Jerry and Ann Moss if the 6-year-old mare wins at Churchill Downs to close her career with a 20-0 record.
Shirreffs is known to open a bottle of Guinness and pour it into a bowl for Zenyatta in the afternoon. He says she’ll only drink the dark Irish stout with its creamy head.
Guinness brand director Patrick Hughes says the brewery will be raising a pint and holding its collective breath during the $5 million race. He reminds all thoroughbreds and the race fans who love them that Guinness is best enjoyed responsibly.