17Z: Training Days

Zenyatta’s filly, right, on the first day riding in the field. Photo by April Mayberry.

Zenyatta’s 2017 Medaglia d’Oro filly is settled in at Mayberry Farm. Like her mother and two older brothers before her, she’s in early training under Jeanne Mayberry in Ocala, Florida.

Zenyatta’s filly, right, with her paddock mate. Photo by April Mayberry.

Jeanne reports that she’s doing well in her lessons and spending afternoons in the pasture with a girlfriend that she traveled with from Lane’s End.

Below, 17Z leads the pack during their first ride in the field.


  1. Dear Sheena:

    Things are the same. Thanks for your well wishes.

    Having a problem with my computer again. I am going to try to link a photo and see if it works. Love and Hugs, JB


  2. Dear Sheena and Z Fans:

    The photo came through. After looking at the lovely photos and video of Beautiful Baby Girl, I looked for a photo of her Daddy Md’O. She has his coat color I think and his three white socks. They both have two white socks on their hind legs and one white sock on a foreleg. Hers on her left and his on his right. She seems to have his compact conformation too. That could change with another year’s growth. She’s a Beauty. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Judy.Thanks for posting the beautiful photo of Md’O.His daughter certainly resembles daddy.Love and hugs SheenaX

    2. Dear Judy,
      Yes, she looks like her dad, when she gets older I think she going to be beautiful.
      Thanks for his photo.
      Love and hugs Ingrid.

  3. https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/three-time-champion-hurdle-runner-up-my-tent-or-yours-retired/357022

    I know you’ll be treated like a King at Martinstown with all .your old pals.Enjoy your golden years

  4. thanks for the info on dear Zenyatta’s lovely filly. looking forward to finding out what her name is…. she sure is a pretty and spirited filly. and cannot wait to see her on the track next year (maybe). we will be wishing her always only the best. love always to our dear Zenyatta. and to her kids. may they all stay happy and healthy. always.

  5. Our PrinZess is gorgeous and shows talent in her lessons. Wish we could wrap her in bubblewrap!!!! Thank you for sharing news of her, Ann & Team Zenyatta!!!!
    Mary in snowy Boone

  6. Dear Judy:Speedy visited his Grandmother in her care home over the weekend and s such a hit with the residents he will visit regularly.Take great care.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT an all the sweeties/Love and hugs SheenaX

  7. Just noticed a horse named Pumpkin Rumble won the Valedictory Stakes, a mile and 3/4 race. Love that name.

    1. Dear Barbara B.,

      Congratulations to Pumpkin Rumble. I love the name, too❣️

      Hugs and Love

  8. Lovely update. Oh, made my day! You got this, BabyZ.

  9. Thank you so much for the update on 17Z! I’ve been anxiously wondering how she is doing. I can’t wait to see how she develops on the track! She’s so lovely–just like her Queen Mother! And she seems to be taking to the saddle quite well!

    Love and prayers for Zenyatta, Coz, Zi, and 17Z!

    Hope all are enjoying the winter months and the coming holidays!


  10. What a treat to see our beautiful filly!!! ❤️❤️❤️ Hard to believe that she’s so grown up. Count me in re Zen d’Oro. That’s what I’ve been calling her since day ONE! Hope our Carolina friends are recovering from the horrid winter blast.

    1. Yay!
      Welcome home, Chrome — so glad you are back!
      Wow, he looks great and just as gorgeous as ever.

      Thanks for the video, Sheena. :-)

      Hugs and Love

    2. Dear Sheena:

      Thank you so much for sharing CC’s back home video. He really looks gorgeous and happy to be back in his paddock. Wonder who that was he was fence racing at the end. Welcome home Champ. Love and Hugs, JB

  11. https://www.racing.com/news/2018-12-11/news-winx-back-in-pre-training

    Hope Marshall and Ann are keeping safe and warm in NC.

    1. Dear Sheena,

      All the very best wishes to Winx, beautiful girl!

      We are well and warm here in NC — just extremely wet, what a soggy year we have had.
      Very sad to hear that the roof collapsed and killed 3 of 4 horses about an hour west of here. RIP innocents and sincere sympathy to the owner/s.

      Hugs and Love

      1. I saw the reports of snow in NC on the BBC World news.Still pretty mild and damp over here.Very sad to hear about the horses.Much sympathy to their connections.Another terrorist attack in Strasbourg tonight 3 killed at a Christmas market.RIP all the innocents.Take care Marshall and keep dry and warm.Hugs and Love.

      2. Dear Marshall:

        Such sad news. RIP Innocents. 😓
        Love and Hugs, JB

  12. Dear Sheena,

    Two GREAT early Christmas presents! Chromie AND Winx!

    Hugs, Kathy

  13. Bonjour Zenyatta,

    Your sweet girl looks like you. That is wonderful.

    I wish the video was longer.

    Loved it.

    Lots of love to you and your girl.

    What is her name?

  14. Dear Judy.Wishing you well and thinking of you.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  15. Not sure she has been named yet – I like Zathena.

  16. Dear Sheena:

    Good to know CC’s home and Beautiful Winx is going for another campaign. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  17. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrRP_awglFE/

    Not sure if this will work Ziconic on Instagram

    1. Thank you so much, Sheena-it worked for me. Our handsome red prince looks wonderful. Hope to soon hear what plans are for him.

      Happy to hear that Chrome is home and that Winx is back in training. It was a hard choice for me, but I voted for her for the Vox Popli award.

      For those of you praying for Amy, I think she may have gained a little weight back. She is also acting ok. She will not eat the prescription diet even when mixed with” people food”, though. I am going to check with the other vet in our practice about making homemade kidney diet food for Amy. Dr. Holly is more into nutrition than Dr. Mike is.

      Amy, Cappy & I had our pictures taken with Santa & Dr. Mike on Dec. 1. Every year our vet practice does pet photos with Santa & donates the proceeds to an animal charity. This year the money went to Out of the Pits, which fosters pit bulls & mixes and finds good homes for them. They raised over $700 this year.

      I received the email for the Zenyatta t-shirts & will be ordering one. I wish I could order one in every color.

      1. Dear Donna Z:

        Wishing Amy finds a food to her liking and gains more weight. Wish I could see that photo; must be adorable. Very good cause too. Love and Hugs to you, Amy and Cappy from me and Lola Mae. JB

    2. Dear Sheena:

      Thanks for sharing this photo of ZI. Wonder where it was taken. His mane looks darker than I remember. Gorgeous boy. Love and Hugs, JB

  18. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Stay comfy and cozy and Happy Dreams. Love you. Hugs, JB

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