2017 Zenyatta Celebration Results

Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, November 2017. Photo by Alys Emson.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, November 2017. Photo by Alys Emson.

Thanksgiving is upon us, and we have a lot to be thankful for. We’re especially grateful to each and every fan who participated in the 2017 Zenyatta Celebration. With your help, we raised over $20,000 for Thoroughbred Rehab Center.

The winners of our auctions and prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: An Invitation to Meet Zenyatta
Kelly Davis—Nevada
Debbie Pofelski—Illinois
Judy Gadwood—California
Jodi Sheridan—Florida
Patrycja Szpyra—Kentucky

2017 Lot 1: Zenyatta’s Halter

2017 Lot 2: Signed Zenyatta – Queen of Racing DVD

2017 Lot 3: Signed Zenyatta – Queen of Racing DVD

2017 Lot 4: Signed Zenyatta – Queen of Racing DVD

2017 Lot 5: Zenyatta’s Shoe

2017 Lot 6: Zenyatta’s Shoe

2017 Lot 7: An Afternoon with Zenyatta
Mary—North Carolina

Zenyatta Shop gift certificate: Our favorite fan photo
Katie Brown—Maryland

Happy Thanksgiving from Zenyatta and the whole team!


  1. Congratulations to the winners and Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Love you Zenyatta and all your babies too!

  2. I get to meet the Queen of my 💗 who’s carrying an INTO MISCHIEF foal 🌹

    ECSTATIC is an understatement! Thank you Team Z.

    HugZ to Zenny and baby Z from Auntie Judy XO

    1. P.S. Deborah from Oregon congrats to you on all your winnings 😀

      Congrats to all the other lucky winners!!

      1. Congratulations Judy! You are a very lucky lady! Enjoy Zenny and her goal foal to be❤️

        1. Thanks, Diane!! ☺

      2. CONGRATULATIONS Judy! So glad you will be representing California! Now go out and buy some woolies! THREE WHINNIES! ❤

        1. Yes, I need to get my parka out of moth balls LOL! I’m thrilled to represent Z’s California fans. We miss her dancing for us 😍

      3. Happy Thanksgiving to Z and her babes and Team Z! XOXOXO

      4. Congratulations Auntie Judy! Enjoy your visit with our Queen, she loves to have visitors! peppermints&cookies, kisses on her sweet nose;) Deborah from Oregon

        1. You’re the Deborah from Oregon!! You won a shoe AND an afternoon with Queen Z!! That’s awesome ☺

          Congratulations fellow ZENYATTA fan!!! ❤

    2. Dear JAG,

      Congratulations! I was so happy to see a familiar name on the list.
      I know you are on Cloud 9 — looking forward to hearing about the visit whenever it is.

      Hugs and Love

      1. I’m still on Cloud 9. I was in tears when I got the phone call!!!! Surreal. Thank you for the congrats ❤

    3. Judy, Congratulations you lucky gal. This prize couldn’t go to a more deserving person. When you go see the most wonderful Queen of all, please giver her a big hello from me. She still has my heart too.

      1. Aww thank you! I’m very lucky, and blessed ❤

    4. Congratulations!!

      1. Thanks!!

    5. SO thrilled for you!!! Happy, Thanksgiving, all!

  3. Congrats Auntie Judy and all the winners. Please give Z a big hug and kiss from all of us. . Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Judy, thank you!! ❤

  4. Congrats to all the winners! Hope everyone has a most wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!

  5. Congratulations winners! Happy Thanksgiving to all followers of the beautiful Zenyatta; enjoy the Holiday and stay safe!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all
    Good to read the excellent results from the Celebration!
    Congratulations Winners!

  8. Congratulations to all winners and Happy Thanksgiving to Zenyatta, Ann, Team Z and Lane’s End.

    I am thankful this Thanksgiving to have been blessed to know the Queen for all these years.

  9. I am quite excited! I passed by Lane’s End on my way to Meet Rachel Day and I thought “how cool would it be if I got to meet Zenyatta too” and I GOT MY WISH. Songbird, Rachel, and now Big Z? SO LUCKY!!

    I am so glad that I moved to a Kentucky. My financial struggles are well worth it, as it turned out.

    1. Dear Pati:

      So happy for you. Wow, you get to meet all the Great Ladies of Racing. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. CONGRATULATIONS Pati! You truly deserve this. Think of it as a personal pre-graduation present from Zenyatta! Have the time of your life! ❤

    3. Congrats!! ☺

    give Z a kiss from all of us….

    1. 😀😍 thanks!!!

  11. Congratulations to all the lucky winners good to see Judy Gadwood and Pati’s names there.Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving day.Hope you have a great time too Zenyatta with your friends.Love and hugs.

    1. I’m excited to say the least!!! I appreciate you being thrilled for us. I’m blessed 💓🌸

  12. Sizing John is out of the Betfair chase on Saturday because of the testing conditions.He most probably go for the John Durkan next month..Bristol de Mai is now favourite it will be a gruelling 3 miles and extra furlong.Stay safe all.

  13. Dear Judy.Very heavy rain at Haydock today.Zenyatta will be the perfect hostess and she will love having visitors.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Left you a post earlier today. Hope the rain lets up. Z will have a great time greeting her fans. Love and Hugs, JB

  14. A big heartfelt congratulations to all the winners. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

    Zenyatta my angel, I love you forever.

  15. Big Congratulations to all winners!

    A shout-out to Mary, a fellow North Carolinian — Congrats!!

    Another “YAY” and let’s hear it for Pati, too!

    Hugs and Love

  16. Thanks for the photo, Alys!
    I think it is most beautiful, so expressive. Zenyatta never takes a bad picture — the camera just loves her, and so do we! ❤️

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs and Love

  17. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

    Have a great time and give Zenyatta a big hug from all of us.

  18. Dear Judy G:

    So happy and excited for you Judy!!

    What a great Happy Thanksgiving gift!

    Hug Zenny for me.

    1. Marilu, thank you my friend ❤

  19. Congrats to all the winners. Mary, are you from Boone? See your name at various spots.

    Zenyatta raised a lot more than $20,000 to benefit horses as many of us have our personal favorite charities that we donate to in her name. She is such a blessing to us and to the horses she helps through donations.

    Also, Lea says thanks for having her picture taken with Mrs. Pastures cookies as he got some because if Zenyatta likes them, any horse should like them.

  20. Congratulations to all the lucky winners!! This is something to surely be thankful for on this special Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving to all of the commenters who post here and to all of Zenyatta’s team as well. I am always thankful for this site to visit every day, for the generosity of Team Zenyatta for letting us be here and continue to learn about our Queen. Thank you!!

  21. Happy Thanksgiving Zenny, 17Z, her family ,TeamZ, and Lane’s End staff. I hope all the winners will enjoy their visit with the Queen! Zenny will charm you beyond words. God bless, happy dreams and hugs to all. I miss you Zenny! ! !

  22. A little update about Hovis.His ulcer is no better but no worse either.The Boss lady Sarah is a saint dealing with all the meds and TLC.The vets visit every other day.The feathered One is of course glad to be home and is the perfect patient.PU HOVEYX

    1. Fingers crossed and more prayers for Hovis.
      Power up, handsome boy.

      Hugs and Love



    Still combatting acute bursitis in my right shoulder, which is also my typing hand. Thank goodness and I can do my art because I can’t stay online for long without aggravating it.


  24. Congratulations to all of the winners – glad to see some names we recognize. Hope there are some “first-timers” in the group who are finally seeing a dream come true.
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

  25. Congrats to all of the winners. And especially a great big congrats to Judy; one of the original Dumplings.

  26. Congratulations to all the winners! Please give Zenny a kiss from me…

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

    I am especially thankful, this year and every year, that I was witness to the greatest race mare of all time.

    We are all so very lucky!

  27. Congratulations to all the winners !!!

    Happy Thanks Giving to all !!!

    Big hugs Ingrid.

  28. Congratulations to all the winners !!!

    Dear Ann and dear Z fans….Happy Thanks Giving to all !!!

    Big hugs Ingrid.

  29. Dear Judy.Hope you have had a wonderful day with the family and Lola Mae.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties Love and hugs SheenaX

  30. Many congratulations to all the very fortunate winners, especially those who will get to spend some quality time with Zenyatta. Please give that nice rounded tummy a good luck rub from Canada. She would love some pears!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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