Diary Post #140

Photo by Joe Chile (HRTV)… The ‘NEW’ ZENYATTA LOUNGE


In honor of this wonderful time of the year, I wanted to share with you the new ZENYATTA LOUNGE for WOMEN. It was created for the women who work and live on the backside. It opened at Santa Anita last Sunday at 11. For years, we have had a wonderful REC ROOM for everyone to use…but the women never really had a place where they could just relax and visit. Thus, the thought was to give them a safe place where they could go and watch TV and movies, read, sew, use computer skills and in general just have fun and be themselves!

The hope is that they will make new friends and share experiences with them…and in general


Santa Anita was very generous in dedicating the space for the Lounge with its’ own private entrance. Aase Headley and Haydee Vienna worked very hard on this project and coordinated everything with Dottie. My wonderful owners also helped to make this happen by donating the funds to help furnish and purchase all of the wonderful decor, TV, sewing machine, and computer items for this space. On one wall, there are photos of ME…and then the opposite wall is reserved for the Ladies to put up photos of themselves with their favorite horses. We really want this to be a GREAT SPACE for these hard-working women to enjoy themselves, relax, and share time with friends.

It was so sweet! When we had the grand opening Sunday, Beatriz G. (who is going to start doing hair and nails etc. in the backside SALON at Santa Anita) offered every single woman who attended a FREE FACIAL! What a generous thing to do!

Then the ladies wanted to have a holiday gift exchange. Names were drawn…and the fun started! Yesterday was the day of the gift exchange. Probably 30-40 women participated. The ladies had a fabulous time. They were all discussing their great facials from Beatriz…snacking on cookies and sodas, and celebrating the gift exchange. It was really a very special get-together. An overall festive time was had by all!

The ladies are also doing a terrific job keeping the Lounge neat, clean and in great shape. From all reports…THIS IS A HUGE SUCCESS AND VERY APPRECIATED!

In the future, we are looking to incorporate a “NIGHT OUT”…once a month…and a type of ‘BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION’ for all women who have a birthday that particular month. Additionally, we are trying to get some extra ‘classes’ offered of various types depending upon what is of interest to them! We are so excited.

In life, it is fun to help others and try and make a difference! It is also a very comforting feeling to BELONG to something and BE A PART OF IT and then share those experiences with others! It is our hope that this LOUNGE and the activities offered will help to do that. We want to encourage all who enjoy it to really feel good about themselves and the many things they can experience with their friends on the backside.

Relationships are important…friends are so special…and to offer the opportunity for these women to add more of these elements into their daily lives is one of our true wishes.

I’ll keep you posted. What a FUN WAY to celebrate the season…the opening of the ZENYATTA LOUNGE. THE HOPE IS TO HAVE THESE WARM AND SPECIAL FEELINGS LAST ALL YEAR LONG!

With love,


  1. I see that lanes end have tours of the stallions farm Z they have to let us come see you



  2. Hi Zenny!! What did ya get for Christmas?? Can’t wait to hear!! The grandkids and I are thinking for something special for you…will get it on its way as soon as we can!
    I got 5 of your buttons!! They were in a lovely keepsake box to hang…I actually got tears in my eyes and my kids think I’m a basket case. I sent the link to my daughter and hoped she’d get them for me on ebay but I really wasn’t sure she would or if they’d still be there. I have your maiden,two Breeder’s Cup,and Girl Power and one other…I know I must have looked silly getting teary…no one knew what to say. They mean so much to me and I told the kids that now we all have a button to wear when we come to visit! I’ll prob be a basket case that day too!!
    The grandkids understood and they were hugging me! They love you to death!
    Let us know how your day was and thank you for wishing us all a Merry Christmas…I love you!!

  3. Merry Christmas Zenyatta

  4. Merry Christmas TEAM Z and Zenyatta! I got a gorgeous photo of you! Hope all is well – big hugs from California

  5. Merry Christmas Zenny!! What a wonderful gift from the Moss’s to the hard working ladies from the backside. What kind & generous people they are. Following you these past years & now reading these posts has been a bright spot everyday. Thank you!! What a marvelous family you have Z. May you stay warm this holiday season & I know Santa has been good to you. Look at all the love & caring that we read everyday that surrounds you. I can see the love on your adoring family’s faces in
    all the pictures & videos you share with us. I hope the storm isn’t too bad in Kentucky the next few days. Bless you & your’s beautiful girl!!!! XOXOXO

  6. Merry Christmas Z and Happy Holidays to all of team Z both here in CA and at Lanes End.

  7. Merry Christmas Zenyatta! I hope Santa was good to you and brought great stuff. Love and Hugs!

  8. Merry Christmas Team Z….my favorite gift was the Commemorative edition of Zenyatta from Bloodhorse.com. It came in a red satin suitcase. Zenyatta would truly approve. I cannot stop reading it.

  9. What a generous and positive thing to do for other special ladies, Zenyatta. You da woman!! See what you started Ms. Zenyatta Moss. :)

  10. ZENYATTA’S LOUNGE: NOW OPEN! We play music by the Police and we only serve Guinness but we have a HUGE dance floor:)

  11. Even when I thought I could not love Zenyatta more, here is something else to love and admire about the Queen and her connections. What a beautiful thing to do.

  12. Dear Queen Zenyatta….Just had to share with you my excitement. My daughter gave me for Christmas a wonderful picture of you and Mike racing with Mike’s autograph on it! It also has a Letter of Pertification and Authenticity. What a wonderful gift here at Christmas. You are my favorite mare and I love you soo much. I’m forever grateful of your Team Z for loving and caring so deeply for you. I love reading your diary daily and keeping up with you. You are one lucky lady!!

    I think what you and your Team have done for the ladies is wonderful. You are all such thoughtful people and horse. I know the ladies will forever remember your kindness towards them.

    Here’s hoping you and the Queen Z Team had a wonderful Christmas and have a happy and healthy New year in 2011.

  13. What a great, fantastic idea! I was a groom of sorts…not nearly as busy as the wonderful women at the backsides of America, but I helped out at the barn I rode at. I know how much it takes! Cheers to Zenyatta, her connections, all the people of the backside, all the horses. God bless us, EVERY ONE!

  14. Merry Christmas

  15. Queen Z – hope you had some Guinness with your Christmas Dinner :) I hope all the racetracks will follow suit and open “Zenyatta Lounges” – such a great idea. I wore my Zenyatta Team V foundation T-shirt yesterday(a beautiful pic) of you and Mike winning 2009 Classic.
    Merry Christmas to THE Horse of the Century.

  16. Merry Christmas Queen Z ! Thanks to the Mosses and team Z for sharing you and your thoughts with us.You truly brought class back to racing. Keep up the diary entries !

  17. Z- YOU and YOUR TEAM are the gift that keeps on giving. God bless you all. Thank you for the inspiration you continually provide. We LOVE you!!


  19. awesome! love you Z!!! xo

  20. Dear Zenyatta,
    I hope you had a Great Christmas Day! I received my Zenyatta hat and 2 shirts!!! I hope your family in California and kentucky had a most wonderful Christmas Day! We here in MA are getting a Blizzard today! Looks like I will not be working tomorrow so I can read my new book that I got yesterday, Secretariat’s Meadow which I started this morning and is quite interesting! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

  21. I just read Z you had a roll in the snow a QUEEN SNOW WOMAN. You go girl.

  22. Hi Zenny.

    Just wanted to let you know for Christmas I got a picture of Mike hugging you at your farewell party. I love it! My husband framed it very nice. I’m going to be sending you a gift soon too. I hope we get to see the pics of you rolling in the snow. See you later!

  23. That is fantastic!! I worked on the track in Alberta, Canada for years and something like that would have been great. Nice to know people are still giving back.

  24. You and Team Z are amazing. So very giving and asking nothing in return. God bless you all. You truly are the perfect example of the Holiday Season. No wonder so many people love and respect you all.

  25. Hope you had a MERRY CHRISTMAS Zenyatta~!
    I am sure that you received many presents!

  26. It is wonderful to have people who care about others and have graciously given for the latest Zenyatta lounge. God Bless you all.

  27. That is completely and totally awesome! The Mosses are such GREAT people! And Dottie, you’ve got your fingers in a lot of pies and still find time to help Z tell us about it all!! WOW! Thanks! I wish all the ladies success and friendship.

  28. Dearest Zenyatta, you are a gift to us all, even if we are not able to go to the Zenyatta Lounge. Any Christmas pictures of your fun day to share with us? Hugs and prayers for you always

  29. Hi Zenyatta: Hope you had a very Merry Christmas! So glad to be back in touch. I haven’t had my compute over the holidays, so I am just catching up with all your news. Sounds like all your friends back at Santa Anita are really enjoying the new lounge. This is a wonderful idea!! What a wonderful gift to them. And every chance they have to use it they will think of you. Love, Linda

  30. Ms Zenyatta, catching up as I was out of town for Christmas. Wow, you will never cease to amaze me. Bless your parents, Ann and Mr. Moss, Dottie (of course she was in on it, she is another super woman), and of course, YOU. Wow!! This is fantastic. What are you going to surprise us with next? BTW, mention to Dottie the book idea folks are throwing out there. Your 2010 posts can be Volume One, 2011 Volume Two, etc. And of course, you and you family and both teams will find a good, wonderful place to put the money. I love you girl…Lisa g

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