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Gov. Schwarzenegger is booed at Hollywood Park

November 29, 2009 | 10:09 pm

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger went to Hollywood Park today to honor Zenyatta, the unbeaten mare. 

But he wasn't warmly greeted during an appearance in the winner's circle. Instead, he received loud -- and sustained -- boos before giving an award to owners Jerry and Ann Moss.

Schwarzenegger appointed Jerry Moss -- the "M" of A&M Records, the company he co-founded with Herb Alpert -- to the California Horse Racing Board in 2004. (Bo Derek, another appointee to the board, was also on hand to greet the governor.)

A call to the governor's office asking for comment was not immediately returned.

Zenyatta, who's 14 for 14 in her career, was paraded on the track after the seventh race and brought into the winner's circle.

"She made impossible possible," Ann Moss said of Zenyatta, who's headed for Kentucky and broodmare duties.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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