Archives for May 2012
Is there something you’ve always wondered about Zenyatta, Baby Z or Lane’s End? For the next few weeks we will be collecting questions from Zenyatta’s amazing fans—questions about thoroughbred breeding and life on the farm. Zenyatta will help us pick some of your questions to use in upcoming features on the the website. We’ll collaborate with the expert staff at Lane’s End to answer your questions. To send in your question, please fill out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you! -Team Z Edit: We have receieved so many great questions from all of you! Submissions are now closed for the time being. If you didn’t get a chance to ask your question, don’t worry, there will be more opportunities in the future.
Happy Friday! We hope everyone is gearing up for the Preakness and some beautiful weather this weekend. The third part of our Lane’s End interview series introduces you to Charles Campbell. He has been the Broomare Manager for four years, and he was with Zenyatta the night she foaled. Charles Campbell, Broodmare Manager: “I’m originally from a small hamlet in England, and I was brought up on a farm where my parents trained and produced racehorses. I was riding an jumping fences before I could walk and have always had a love for horses from this young age. After graduating from university I decided to travel the world working with horses. I started in South Africa and made it to America. As soon as I arrived at Lanes End I fell in love with the farm and horses here. I worked with the yearlings and then did a season with… Continue Reading
Happy Mother’s Day! Team Zenyatta headed to Lane’s End for the day and spent some time in the Kentucky rain with Momma Z and her colt. Z even gave some flowers to her human mom! We thought we would share a few of our Mother’s Day moments. To all of the amazing mothers out there, all of the best to you and yours. -Team Z
Happy Friday! We’re back today with the second installment of our video interview series. This time we’re featuring Donna Vowles, Assistant Broodmare Manager at Lane’s End. She spent some time with us talking about her responsibilities and experience at Lane’s End, including the night Zenyatta foaled. Donna Vowles: Assistant Broodmare Manager “I was born in Birmingham, England and spent the majority of my childhood between Birmingham and the neighboring countryside of Worcestershire. My obsession with horses developed around the age of six or seven when I hounded my Dad for riding lessons. From the very first time I got to muck a stall and groom a horse I was hooked for life! My career began at a young age working and instructing at a riding school, before moving onto managing a Three-day Event yard. I started working with Thoroughbreds professionally in 2002 after a training season in Newmarket. Kentucky became… Continue Reading
Happy Friday! Are you excited about the Kentucky Derby? We are, and we want to wish the best of luck to all of the horses and their connections! Zenyatta and Baby Z have been in the Kentucky news recently. Be sure to check out both of these video segments: Born To Run—WDRB 41 Louisville and Zenyatta’s First Foal A Handful—wave3.com We will be returning next week with the second installment of our Lane’s End interview series, this time with assistant broodmare manager Donna Vowles. In the meantime, here’s a short video that was taken in early April by Ann Moss. She really captured Z’s excitement about peppermint treats! Enjoy your weekend! -Team Z