Happy Thursday! For those of you late-running holiday shoppers, the Zenyatta Shop can still put you in the winners circle for the holidays. All Zenyatta Shop domestic orders (except personalized items) placed prior to Wednesday 12/19 will be delivered in time for Christmas. We can even accommodate purchases placed before 12/21 with overnight delivery. Let Zenyatta take the worry out of gift-giving and have the happiest of holidays this year! We’d also like to note that Zenyatta Collectors who purchased the now sold-out limited edition Breyer Glossy Foal at the Zenyatta Shop are proving to be savvy investors. These very special foals are now selling on the secondary market for prices as high as $200 each. That’s an amazing eight-fold return on the initial offering price in only two months! For those of you interested in our other limited edition keepsakes, we wanted to give fair warning we have less… Continue Reading
Happy Monday! We thought it would be nice to start the week with photos from last week’s visit to Lane’s End. Ann and Jerry went to see Zenyatta and her colt with bags of carrots in tow. Both Z and her son are doing well, enjoying the crisp Kentucky fall air. Zenyatta is healthy and happy, and 12Z is growing fast! Enjoy! -Team Z
Q: I was wondering how Lane’s End handles the care of weanlings and yearlings. I know a number of larger operations more or less turn the kids out and only bring them in when it’s time for veterinary care or hoof trimming, with the idea that they’re just letting the babies be babies until the time they need to be prepared for yearling sales or training. I was just wondering if Lane’s End does this or if you guys do give more personal care to the little guys even before they need sales prepping or training! Kelli Clark Toms River, NJ A: At Lane’s End we try to find the right balance between letting horses be horses and that extra bit of professional and personal care. Our weanlings make the transition from the broodmare side of the farm to the yearling division in the month of December. At this point,… Continue Reading
Happy Friday! New to the shop today is the limited edition Little Zen Pewter Figurine. This “Little Zen” is an exquisitely detailed portrayal of the thoroughbred champion, Zenyatta sculpted by miniature specialist Maggie Bennett and painted by the acclaimed equine figurine painter Caroline Boydston. Their collaborative dancing depiction of the 2010 Horse of the Year is the culmination of countless hours of meticulous study and hand-work manifested in this unique and officially licensed fine art piece. Zenyatta was renowned for her racing achievements as well as her physical conformation and the artists capture the essence of her muscular majesty in perfect miniature scale. Each piece in the collection is individually hand-cast from the finest quality lead-free pewter. From the arch in her neck through her powerful withers to the playful extension of her front leg, the mighty mare is detailed in exact precision. Upon the completion of casting, each miniature… Continue Reading
Happy Thanksgiving Zenyatta Fans! We received so many wonderful photos from the Breeders’ Cup Zenyatta Celebration! The gallery is now live for all of you to view. Many of you sent photos along with extended captions and touching stories from the event. Though we don’t have room to include longer captions in the gallery, we enjoyed reading every email. Click here to view the fan gallery. Here are a few more photos that Casey Phillips took at the party: If you wanted a Celebration t-shirt and didn’t get a chance to pick one up, they are still available here at the Zenyatta Shop. Enjoy your day! -Team Z
Happy Wednesday! Z-Mugs are now available in the Zenyatta Shop: Our durable 11 oz ceramic mug features Zenyatta in her classic prancing pose, juxtaposed in a bold, contemporary look over the stylized capital letter “Z.” This dynamic graphic originates from equine artist Jaime Corum’s popular print. Dual-sided to enjoy “the Queen” from any view. Design also available in T-Shirt and Tote.
Today’s addition to the Zenyatta Shop is the Leather Halter Tag Bracelet, available in two colorways. By popular demand, now available in the combination of teal and pink together! Classic fashion from the backside is sweeping the fashion world and the racing community – the Leather Halter-Tag bracelet. These stylishly fun bracelets available in the combination teal and pink racing colors of Zenyatta represent the finest in equine couture. Like the halters worn by Zenyatta herself, each individually hand-stitched bracelet is constructed with rolled leathers and features solid brass halter-tags fastened with copper rivets like those found in the finest saddleries and tack shops. Halter-tags are engraved with “ZENYATTA” but may also be personalized with anything you wish, from your own name to the name of the future star in your barn. Available in standard 7″ length, larger and smaller sizing by special request.
Happy Monday! We have lots of new apparel available today from the Zenyatta Shop, including the Call Shirt and Call Sweatshirt: Celebrate Zenyatta’s pinnacle racing performance with the perfect sweatshirt commemorating one of the greatest Breeders’ Cup races ever run. When Zenyatta roared to the lead in deep stretch in the 2009 Breeders’ Cup Classic, defeating the boys beneath the shadows of the majestic San Gabriel mountains at Santa Anita Park, it was a moment never to be forgotten by racing fans the world over. On the front, a determined Zenyatta with Mike Smith aboard as they surge towards the finish line to capture America’s richest horse race. But what really makes this shirt special is race announcer Trevor Denman’s complete call of the race on the back, transcribed from start to finish, culminating in the now-famous phase “This is Un-Be-lievable!” A perfect gift or souvenir for those who honor… Continue Reading
Happy Friday! We have an exciting five days of posts planned for next week. Each day, we will be announcing a new product from the Zenyatta Shop, and on Thanksgiving day we will post the Breeders’ Cup fan photo gallery. If you haven’t sent in your pictures, there is still plenty of time to do so (see here). In the meantime, enjoy this expert answer by Charles from Lane’s End: Q: I would like to know what type of regular “maintenance” Zenny receives. By this I mean having teeth and feet checked and anything else that keeps her in such great shape. Sue Werner Moneta, Va A:Like all the mares, Zenyatta has her feet trimmed at the start of every month. Regular visits by the farrier are very important in order to keep the feet in good shape and prevent cracks or flairs from forming. There is an old saying,”No… Continue Reading
Jaime Corum’s newest release, Zenyatta: “Breeders’ Cup Gold,” captures the Queen in all her regal splendor amidst the scenic backdrop of the palm trees and awe-inspiring mountains of Santa Anita Park. Perfectly titled, the piece captures Zenyatta in golden-toned hues reminiscent of the elegant and expressive style of the old masters. The wistful and poignant composition conjures afresh the memories of the great racemare and her thrilling 2009 victory in the Breeder’s Cup Classic at the historic California racetrack. Presented in the statuesque pose familiar to all her fans, Zenyatta is featured looking back over her shoulder, evoking both her kind and inquisitive demeanor. Corum’s deft palette adroitly highlights every detail of the popular champion amidst the soft backdrop of the sun-soaked San Gabriel mountains, subtly summoning forth the majesty of her subject and surroundings. From her regal eye to her luminous rich mahogany coat, Zenyatta is meticulously portrayed, right… Continue Reading