Diary Post #327

Just like HOME! Photo by Sarah Campion


Good Morning, dear friends!

It is such a glorious day outside. As a result, I am able to just stand under the trees and graze for a bit. This is just like I would do at Barn 55! It reminds me so much of those moments in my California Home!

The weather has been rather lovely…and I am enjoying every single moment of my time outdoors. I must say, I have adjusted beautifully to my new life and my ‘new career’ as a MOM-TO-BE!

I am wearing my ‘sunglasses’ often these days…not just for the sun but to keep those ‘adorable…yet pesty flies’ off my face. These masks really work.

As you can see, I am ‘growing’ a bit…but in all of the right ways. While relaxing and grazing, I do use the time to think about so many things!

It is always interesting to reflect upon what one has achieved and the different paths one may experience in life. Last year at this time, I had just won #18 in a row and my 3rd Clement Hirsch-G1 stakes. I was enjoying a few weeks of RNR after the race with MY JOHN, Mario, and Steve at Del Mar. The cool ocean breezes were making it such a comfortable environment. I was also grazing on the grass and standing by trees…just like I am now.

Some things in life change and one’s life goes through various stages. Other things remain very much the same…and constant! I am such a BLESSED HORSE. I have been so fortunate to experience all of the different stages of being a very successful and world-class athlete in my sport…and yet have so many special and sweet things in my life stay happily the same.

Lucky ME!

With Love,
Hugs to All~
Z

250 comments

  1. @Lisa g – as Zenyatta/Dottie might say – you are TOO SWEET! and as I wrote to Kari, so many posters/Dumplingz have made me feel like I’m surrounded by a million dancing hooves with all your good wishes, prayers and love. THANK YOU, everyone!

  2. it’s so exciting to see Zenyatta looking relaxed, healthy and DEFINITELY expectant!! thanks for the great picture updates

  3. Zenny, I just read the article about the green saddle cloth which was provided here by a link provided by one of your “dumplings”. Oh, my, what wonderful words were said about YOU and your effort at the BC last year. I can’t continue typing through the tears. You move us so….

  4. Dear Susan in Tn.:
    So glad you enjoyed “Green Saddle Cloth”. I loved it too. Hugs, J.B.

  5. Dear Sunny Boyd:
    Funny Levenson joke. Thank you. Hugs, J.B.

  6. zenyatta not only are you a world class athlete! you are the class of the sport! kisses to you and your lil baby!

  7. We’re lucky too Z, to have you and your team make us part of your life.

  8. I am so glad to see you doing well and being happy. You are so absolutely beautiful and kind – LOVE YOU!

  9. DEAREST ZENYATTA
    HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU LOOK, AND I CAN’T TELL YOU’VE GAINED A POUND…YOU ARE A VERY BIG GIRL YA KNOW.
    WE ARE GOING TO SANTA ANITA IN NOVEMBER, THE WEEK-END OF THE BREEDERS CUP…ITS AT CHURCH HILL DOWNS THIS YEAR OF COURSE AS YOU KNOW BUT I LOVE THE BREEDERS CUP EVENT AND I AM EXCITED IT WILL BE AT SANTA ANITA AGAIN NEXT YEAR…THATS WHERE I MET YOU THE FIRST TIME…2008…YOU BEAT THE GIRLS…I WORE PINK THAT DAY IN HONOR OF THAT GIRL RACE IT WAS COOL TOO CUZ WE RECOURDED IT AT HOME ON TV AND WE LAUGHED WHEN WE SAW ME ON THE RAIL NEAR THE FINISH LINE…WHAT A GREAT TIME GOING TO THE TRACK AFTER THAT DAY, WE ALWAYS MADE OUR VACATION DATES AROUND YOU BEING AT SANTA ANITA OR DEL MAR AFTER THAT…SAW YOU BEAT THE BOYS IN 2009 TOO:)
    I AM GLAD YOUR ENJOYING YOUR LIFE NOW ZENYATTA BUT MY SELFISH SIDE SURE MISSES YOU AT THE TRACK…I DON’T THINK THERE WILL EVER BE ANOTHER “ZENYATTA” AT LEAST NOT IN MY TIME.
    I HAVE WATCHED SECRETARIAT WIN THE TRIPPLE CROWN A 100 TIMES SINCE I GOT THE DVD…SAW IT AT THE MOVIE HOUSE THE SECOND DAY IT CAME TO OUR TOWN…SO FUNNY HOW YOU TWO WERE SO MUCH ALIKE…
    I MAY NEVER SEE YOUR MOVIE…DEPENDS ON WHEN ITS MADE AND I AM 57 YEARS OLD SO I MAY SEE IT SOMEDAY.
    JUST WANTED TO CHAT A BIT, AND SEND YOU MY LOVE…ZENYATTA I LOVE YOU:)

  10. Zenyatta, you really live the life! You get to graze, hang out with your buddies, enjoy the good weather while it lasts, and take care of your unborn foal. Some people don’t have it as well as you do and I mean that in a good way. I don’t blame you for wearing that mask on your face to keep God’s little creatures from pestering you. I have noticed that you have been reminiscing about your past at Del Mar. You are right to point out that there are both similarities and differences between your Del Mar/Hollywood Park/Santa Anita life in California and your current Lane’s End Farm life in Kentucky. It’s like the saying goes “The more things change, the more they stay the same”. I am learning myself what that saying means.

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