Zenyatta and foal | Rickelle Nelson

Zenyatta is a retired American champion Thoroughbred racehorse, winner of 19 consecutive races in a 20-race career. Owned by Jerry and Ann Moss, Zenyatta was trained by John Shirreffs and guided by jockey Mike Smith for 17 of 20 starts.


Bay Mare, April 1, 2004
Street Cry (IRE) – Vertigneux, by Kris S.
Bred by Maverick Production Ltd.
20 – 19 – 1 – 0     $7,304,580

Multiple Graded Stakes Winner
Multiple Eclipse Award Winner
Horse of the Year 2010
Inducted into the Hall of Fame 2016

Rickelle Nelson

Louisville based artist and photographer, Rickelle Nelson, has been combining her love of horses with her creativity from a young age. Growing up with horses and always enamored with racing, Rickelle has found the perfect ways to show the world her love of racing through her lens and paintbrush.

Having drawn since she could hold a pencil, Rickelle has won many national awards with her art of the horse, while also having photographed the famous Kentucky Derby since 2014, an honorable achievement to be included among the few that get to partake in the wonderful tradition.

To contact Rickelle concerning purchasing her artwork or photography, please email her at Rickellenelson@yahoo.com. Additionally, you can visit her Facebook and/or Twitter page at Deck The Stalls.