2015 Celebration Results

Zenyatta.com Celebration fan photo winner: Karen Klein

Celebration fan photo winner: Karen Klein


Happy Thursday!

We’re so happy to announce that the 2015 Zenyatta.com Celebration raised over $23,000 for Thoroughbred Rehab Center Inc! Thank you to everyone who made a donation of any size.

The winners of our auctions and prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: An Invitation to Meet Zenyatta
Barbara Spencer—Tarzana, CA
Brian Helton—Scottsboro, AL
Taylor Wyss—Golden, CO
Wendy Slater—Puyallup, WA
Don Lindburg—San Diego, CA

Auction Lot 1: Zenyatta’s Halter
Pam—Florida

Auction Lots 2, 3: Zenyatta’s Shoe
Debbi—Virgina
Cheryl—Wyoming

Auction Lot 4: Breeders’ Cup Classic Saddlecloth
Ashley—Texas

Auction Lots 5, 6, 7: Collector’s Magazines
Ann—Califorinia
Jennifer—Colorado
Rita—Kentucky

Auction Lots 8, 9, 10: Signed Photograph
Wendy—Washington
Sandra—Minnesota
Catherine—Florida

Bonus Auction: An Afternoon with Zenyatta
Pam—Florida

Zenyatta Shop gift certificate: Our favorite fan photo
Karen Klein—Califorina

Zenyatta Shop gift certificate: Celebration participant from our mailing list
Kimberly Butscher—California

Thanks fans, we couldn’t have done this without you!

Team Z

536 comments

  1. Heirs To The Kingdom. Animal Kingdom VIDEO
    TDN Friday November 27 2015
    http://www.arrowfield.com.au/articles/animal-kingdom-see-his-progeny.html

    1. Dear BGG:

      Thanks for this video of AK. He looks great. Beautiful babies too. Love and Hugs, JB

  2. Dear Judy.Glad you enjoyed the photos.I think she has a little of her great grandma in her.Very sweet,happy girl.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT Cap Hercules Frank Bentley and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaXOXO

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Lovely big blue eyes. Love and Hugs, JB

  3. Casse Has Derby Fever with Airoforce, Conquest Big E
    Churchill Downs Nov 29, 2015
    Norman Casse, chief assistant and son to trainer Mark Casse, can’t help but dream about Kentucky Derby 142 after two big wins on Saturday’s “Stars of Tomorrow II” card at Churchill Downs with John C. Oxley’s Airoforce in the Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) and Conquest Stables’ Conquest Big E in a first-level allowance optional claiming event.

    “It’s just an exciting time for us,” Casse said. “We’re excited to be a part of two good horses that are owned by two really good owners. Anytime you have any type of big 2-year-old – even if they haven’t started – you hope that they would put you in a good position where you can at least map out a plan to get them to the Kentucky Derby. We know the reality and we’re still a long way away and they still have to continue to get better, but all indications show that they’re good horses and we have something to be excited about going into (spending the winter at) Palm Meadows (in Florida).”
    http://www.churchilldowns.com/racing-wagering/news/casse-has-derby-fever-with-airoforce,-conquest-big-e

    1. Norman- I am excited for you! That is great.

      1. Dear Ann:

        Classy trainer and stable. Happy for them too. Love and Hugs, JB

  4. Love you so much with kisses Zenyatta and to your sons
    Life is so beautiful with you in mine
    loving z princess and my dear Sir
    Auntie Sally B

  5. I just breezed through and found that Max lost a dear friend. I admit I have not been able to read a lot but for some reason a response caught my eye.
    Max, I am deeply sorry for your loss. It is always difficult for those that they love and they leave us behind. But they are in a better place. love and hugs, Sally B

    1. Max
      Left a Comment for you on page 5
      BGG

      1. Thank you, Keta. I appreciate your kindness always. Thanks also to Sallie B for your nice thoughts. We are all still in shock in the company, but we will go on as best that we can.

  6. Happy to hear about CC! Stay strong, stay safe CC!

  7. Congratulations to the winners!! Thank you Team Z!!!

  8. Dressed In Hermes Closes Strongly In Cecil B. DeMille Victory
    by Paulick Report Staff | 11.29.2015
    The Janet Armstrong-trained Dressed in Hermes bested the field with a strong closing kick in Sunday’s Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar. The $100,000, Grade III contest for straight 2-year-olds was held at one mile over the firm turf course.
    From article:
    Quotes for G3 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes:
    MIKE SMITH (Dressed in Hermes, winner) – “Janet (trainer Janet Armstrong) just said ride him with confidence. She said he might do best to lay fourth or fifth and then he should come running. She was right. I just had to guide him around there. He wants to run on, this horse. I had a hard time pulling him up after the race. Had a hard time pulling him up going into the winner’s circle. He’ll run on; mile and an eighth for sure. He’s got a lot of good energy.”
    http://www.paulickreport.com/news/thoroughbred-racing/dressed-in-hermes-closes-strongly-in-cecil-b-demille-victory/

    1. Dear BGG:

      Thanks for this info on Dressed In Hermes (cute name). Wow, our Mikey’s been on fire lately. Congrats to DIH and Mike. Love and Hugs, JB

  9. November 30 Cherokee Devotional

    Lack of wisdom makes us believe we are destined to go through certain experiences. You can hear it in voices when we say, “It runs in the family.”
    The thing that runs most in the family is the mouth-the need to warn and warn and show fear and tell everyone we have bad blood. There is no bad blood that Spirit cannot fix. There is no ailment that is above His name. There is only hard-headedness on people’s part to learn about it.
    If someone in your family had a magic recipe, you’d be conniving to get it. Think of all you could do, think what miracles you could perform. Yet, you have a spiritual gift that is idle-when it could be your greatest miracle.

    They brought their accursed fire-water to our village, making wolves of our warriors…and when we protested and destroyed their bad spirits, they came in multitudes on horse back…
    Black Hawk
    Sac
    1700s

  10. Coz and Zi you breeze 16 and half meters in second along one minute, lil lower than maiden special weight for 2yo horses, breeze carefully, dont breeze on frozen ground, Gimme da Lute breezed five quick races in row, may be was lil not visible injures in bones and joints in tired legs, he broke hind leg in four furlong traning, surgery, when he waked he not luckyly stayed on leg, broke more, :-( :-( , may be he didnt want to come on course that november morning,, info about races of 2yo fillyes from Siena Farm, Siena Farm is in fb, race 5 allowance optional claiming in ch downs on 11/28/15, 6 and half furlong 2yo fillyes, Lady Day Blues filly scratched, may be she feeled something not well with legs or health in morning of race, race 6 maiden special weight in gulfstream p west on 11/28/15, 6 furlong 2yo fillyes, Heavenly View filly finished one before hind horse :-) :-( , race 11 maiden special weight in gulfstream p west on 11/28/15, 7 and half furlong turf 2yo fillyes, Tangaroo filly finished third, was her second start, hope all fillyes feel well on morning after race, Zenny along all her sport way carefully breezed on quick lil lower safe dirt, Coz and Zi breeze carefully, dont breeze often, see changes of weather dont breeze on frozen course

  11. Coz and Zi sleep in deep soft straw, drink clean not cold water, eat green light hay treats apples, walk on air, Zi give good long rest to your growing bones and joints, say to Coz and stable mates too, beautyfull Zenny do all quietly and not quickly, walk on air with mates, warm in stall, eat apples, care of health, beautyfull Zenny Zi Coz and mates stay comfy and cozy kiss your soft noses, lil 14z filly Dubai im remembering you

    1. Dear andrej:

      Lovely post. Love and Hugs, JB

  12. Dear Sheena,

    Looks like all is well with the FB furbabies I’ve visited. Zoe is wearing her adorable nurse uniform and the ratties are taking advantage of Cyber Monday deals. Have a good Monday. Turtle-turtle as needed. Back to work today, that’s brutal! Love and hugs from me, kisses from Holly, Nikko and Sugar. Kathy XOXO

  13. Dear Kathy.Great devotional for a wet and windy Monday!Milo is shopping big-time but says we can turtle at the same time!I just heard Sprinter isn’t running in the Tingle Creek on Saturday Nicky does.nt want him to go up against Un De Sceaux in soft ground.So we will likely see him in the Desert Orchid on dec 27th.Maybe he will get a prep race before the festival in march if needed.Hope all goes well for Wookie today.Adorable videos of the dogs and Dexter is such a gentle giant.I cleaned my windows last night and now they’ll dirty again just not worth the effect in the winter!
    Fubu was listening to the game last night it was a very close and Kimberly is decorating the tree.I reminded Zoe she had over 18000 friends yesterday she hadn’t noticed.Poor Sgt Rambo is very ill but out of surgery seems they have been trolled too!Just what is wrong with peeps?I know it is not possible to like everyone in this world but keep quiet!There were some silly remarks about Charlotte on the daily mail yesterday.She’s just a baby and has no idea she’s a princess!She is a lot like her brother but I see a resemblance to the Queen as well.Have a good day turtling.Love and hugs to you,Kisses for Holly,Nikko and Sugar.SheenaXOXOPS I found out Bindi Irwin won the dancing competition there’s been a distinct lack of interest since Victor leftWe are totally different in the UK never bother who gets voted off always watch until the final..

  14. Dear Kathy.I was extremely late this morning didn’t get to bed until 3.30am!!!It’s lucky I don’t have to get to work anymore or there’d be big problems!Hugs Sheena

  15. Mr Speaker, a member of the great Personal Ensign family, will stand
    at Lanes End farm.

    Love and hugs

    1. Happy, healthy life Mr. Speaker. Love and Hugs, JB

  16. Like most of my links this may fail.scroll down to uploads and you will see Smad’s race.Sheena
    http://www.youtube.com/user/RUKTV1

    1. Dear Sheena:

      When I clicked on the video, message came up “not available”. Thanks for trying to link it. Is Smad Place the beautiful Gray in the photo? Love and Hugs, JB

  17. Dear Judy.Sorry about that.May only be available in the UK.Yes,Smad is the grey.News of Montey Z’s brother.He is in quarantine getting ready to travel over to Ireland to be trained by Aidan!!!I think he had an accident at the Mayberry’s but all is well now.Love and hugs Sheena

  18. #Vote4aHorse VIDEO
    America’s Best Racing Published on Nov 30, 2015
    Vote here for American Pharoah as Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year
    and spread the word across social media using #Vote4aHorse:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLC34z7PcA0&feature=youtu.be

    Note: This is a fun video which combines Triple Crown race footage
    with Tweets from famous people. Gives a glimpse into the Twitter world.
    The Vote link is marked and at the bottom. The SI site is not easy to use
    when it comes to voting. You can vote until Dec. 12. Good luck!

  19. good afternoon zsters :)

    enjoying the links every1 has posted

    todays devo:

    How often do we let stress creep into our lives and take over? We start our day spending quiet time with God, feeling fully wrapped in His love. Then, something changes when we step out the door – traffic is crazy, your kid forgot her coat, you spilled your coffee, and now you’re two hours late to work. And, before you know it, you’re walking around with your shoulders up to your ears, wondering why you have a headache.

    During these times, it’s important to bring your focus back to Scripture – “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 NLT

    Even in our most stressful times, God’s strength is made perfect in our weakness. This week, we encourage you to allow God to calm you. Have a friend who could use a little stress relief? Send them this free, shareable eCard and ask them to walk alongside you, encouraging one another to breathe in the beauty of God’s promises.

    hugZ/prayerZ vamp

    1. Thank you Sue,

      I really needed this one today. Have a great day.

  20. Congratulations to Frankie Dettori for winning the Longines best jockey in the world!He has had a fabulous year.He’s back where he belongs.Sheena

    1. Congratulations, Frankie D.!!
      Great job — well done.

      Hugs and Cheers

      1. Congrats Frankie D. Way to go. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Big congratulations to Frankie Dettori for a well deserved title- a great jockey with some
      great rides this year. Go GH !!!! Hope you have a great first year at stud making little
      GH’s

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