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 all the winners!!

    Dear Zenny and Team Z: I watched the DVD last night. It was awesome!!! I was laughing and had tears of just shear joy reliving the thrills Zenny gave us. She definitely was and is the horse of a lifetime.

    All the best.

    Linda in NJ

  2. A royal engagement.Congratulations Harry and Meghan.

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Who could resist Prince Harry? Best wishes to this young couple.

      Thanks for posting.
      Thanks for the heads-up on Sandy’s birthday, too.
      Hugs and Love

  3. Wishing our dear Sandy a very Happy Birthday and a wonderful year ahead .Enjoy your special day.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Happy birthday 🎉🎁🎂! Hope you have a great day! ❤️

    2. Happy Birthday Sandy, hope you have many many more.

  4. My Dear Sandy:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Love and Hugs, JB

  5. Dear Sheena:

    Congrats to Prince Harry and his lovely Meghan. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties.

  6. Dear Mama Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC;

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

    Z Princess, Dubai, Baby Z, will always love you.

  7. Dear Sandy,

    🎼 🎶 🎶 Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Sandy,
    Happy Birthday to you!! 🎶 🎵 🎶 And many more!! 😊

    Hope you have had a lovely day — with some cake, of course! 🎂 ❤️

    Hugs and Love

  8. Dear Judy.An exciting day over here with the Royal engagement.A wedding and Royal birth in the spring.Bullet Train has arrived at his new home and a fascinating blog about the DNA analysis at the Dyfi Merin from 2015 turned out to be a boy and they are not sure about Eitha last year’s Bobby Bach.Over £2000 has been raised for Bob and Janet to help towards the vets bills.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Yes, much to celebrate in the Royal Family. Hope BT acclimates easily. People are generous and caring. Love and Hugs, JB

  9. So happy for all of the winners, especially our Judy G. !

    Take lots of pictures with our Queen and her cute belly.

  10. Dear Judy and Marilyn, Was just over the moon when I got the email post about Faversham having a work. Been looking for him for the longest time too. I sure would love to be a little bird on the fence at Los Al. Lots O Lov. Truly would just love to see him in person. We sure need lots of pictures. He has such a kind beautiful face. I am glad they are going slow with him, but I wonder if we could see him in a month or so in a race.

    1. Dear Peggy:

      Looking forward to his first start. Beautiful Chestnut boy; like his big brother. Love and Hugs, JB

  11. 2017.11.26 Japan Cup – Cheval Grand- RACE REPLAY
    Published on Nov 26, 2017
    3yo&up, Turf Firm 2400 Meters Gr.1, in association with LONGINES
    1.Cheval Grand (Heart’s Cry – Halwa Sweet, by Machiavellian) Hugh Bowman – Yasuo Tomomichi 2:23.7

    1. Brent Zerafa @brentzerafa tweet
      Hugh Bowman’s Japan Cup success is his 16th G1 win for 2017. His success has been aboard nine different horses; Winx (x6), Werther (x2) Bonneval (x2), Jameka, Invader, Ruthven, Clearly Innocent, Lucky Bubbles and Cheval Grand @Racing
      4:42 PM – Nov 26, 2017

    2. Longines WBRR tweet
      The G1 Japan Cup goes to Cheval Grand and Hugh Bowman.
      With the win, Bowman has won the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey.
      11:48 PM – Nov 25, 2017

      1. Congrats to Cheval Grand, Hugh Bowman and all connections on the G1 Japan Cup win! Extra congrats to Mr. Bowman on the title of 2017 Longines World’s Best Jockey, too. Well done!

        Thanks for the posts, BGG.


      2. Dear BGG and Marshall:

        Congrats to Cheval Grand (Great Horse; cute name and he lived up to it too) and Hugh Bowman. Love and Hugs, JB

  12. Thanks for the good wishes to Sheena, Ann, Judy, Marshall, and Peggy! A friend took me to a super brunch yesterday (it’s only on Sundays) and some other friends are taking me to dinner tomorrow. No cake though 😊

    1. Dear Sandy:

      Have a wonderful Birthday Dinner. Maybe just a few bites of cake!!! Love Ya. Hugs, JB

    2. What? No cake? Oh well, maybe tomorrow then! 😉
      After all, one should celebrate birthdays for at least a week!

      Hugs and Love

  13. I know it’s late in the day, but I, too want to wish you a happy birthday. I hope you had a nice one. Continue to celebrate you and enjoy your dinner tomorrow!

  14. OOPs-my last post was for Sandy.

    1. Thanks, Donna! :-)

  15. Wahhhh 😢😥😢😪 I haven’t been on for so long I missed the contest and my big chance ! Congrats to all despite feeling sad

  16. Congrats to Ken and Miss Sarah Ramsey for winning the Owners Title at Churchhill Downs again! Hoping one of theses days soon Ken and Sarah get their Derby.

    Belated Happy Birthday to Sandy!

    1. Thanks, Shirley. Are we reading to start picking our “he who cannot be named for fear of disaster” horse for this year? :-)

      1. Sandy,
        Think I will wait until some of the prep races this spring. Right now the B and G horses look good.

        Haven’t heard much about IWC for 2018. Hope he stays active.

        Hope your birthday was a celebration for you and all your family and friends. Are you like me? I have to stop and think how old I am. Don’t know who that wrinkled old woman is who keeps sneaking into my mirror!

        Ken and Sara had some nice looking foals out of Kitten’s Joy daughters bred to some good dirt horse like Hard Spun.

        1. Hmmmm . . gotta think about “B and G,” but maybe it will come to me. I’m pretty sure I heard that IWC WILL be in action this year. I will never understand what happened to him (and my loyalty to him caused me catastrophic results in a pre BC fantasy handicapping contest :-(

  17. Fantastic news about Hovis.His eye is much better.He has been a super patient according to Karen and for such a nasty ulcer to clear so quickly is a miracle in itself.Well when you have the whole of the Hovite army praying for you??Happier days ahead for the big guy.

    1. Great news indeed!

    2. Thanks for this very good news. Thank goodness that ulcer cleared, a miracle indeed.
      Hug and kisses to the big guy! Ahhhhhh, what a relief.

    3. YAY!!
      Thank you Sheena for the good news about Hovis. So happy to hear that Hovis’ eye is much improved. Will continue to send healing prayers for this sweet angel “hunk”. :-)

      Hugs and Love

    4. Sheena,
      Thank you for the great news about Hovis. Hope things just get better and better for the big guy.

  18. So late in wishing Sandy a happy birthday! Celebrate a whole week
    Best news on Hovis Continuing to mend.
    Zenyatta I hope you are having a good week too. Pretty soon you will have some very happy visitors
    You are a wonderful hostess

    1. Thanks, Delrene. Will celebrate as long as possible – it isn’t every year that you become officially “ancient.” :-)

  19. Dear Judy.It will be a may wedding at St George’s chapel Windsor.I had hoped for Westminster Abbey and they will carry out their first engagement in Nottingham this Friday.Such good news about Hovis and the mare who got badly burned has partly opened her eye.She is a fighter nearly £6000 has been raised now.Lovely photo of Istabraq Secretariat’s grandson on his mum’s side.Enjoying life at Martinstown.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena,

      So glad to hear that the mare who was burned has a partly opened eye. This was an horrific thing — prayers for the innocent souls who were killed or injured. Sadly, a prime example of man’s inhumanity to everything. I do hope they find the depraved being(s) who instigated this evil act, and that they are punished to the maximum.

      Hugs and Love

    2. Dear Sheena:

      Wedding should be lovely. So glad to hear Hovis is doing well. God Bless him. Praying for the mare. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  20. More healing prayers to the badly burned mare who survived the intentional fire at the stable. Bless her and keep her safe. Power up sweet girl.

    Hugs and Love

  21. Dear Z fans.
    Sweet Memories of our other great gal
    Rachel Alexandra.
    Hugs & Kisses Ingrid.
    Enjoy it.


    1. Dear Ingrid,
      Thank you for sending these wonderful memories of Rachel.

    2. Thank you so much for these races of Rachel’s. What a wonderful filly!! She and Zenny did it all. They are just wonderful!! Happy and long life to both!!

      1. Dear Diane and dear Marilyn.

        You welcome, glad you like it.
        Big hugs Ingrid.

    3. Dear Ingrid:

      Thanks for sharing this link. Love our Rachael.

      I never received the card you sent, but thank you for thinking of me. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Ingrid:

        Just checked my emails again and your card was there. Beautiful; thank you so much. Love and Hugs, JB

  22. Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving. The weather here was gorgeous. Hate to say we could use a little rain. Congratulations to all on the contests. Envy Zenyatta visitors.

    1. Dear Vicki:

      Hope you’re feeling better. Love and Hugs, JB

  23. Dear Mama Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Hope you’ve had a lovely day. Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

    Z Princess, Dubai, Baby Z, will always love you.

  24. Dear Judy.Pretty cold over here today.Janet and Brian have started work on their new stables and posted a pic of Hetti.She is recovering slowly her eye is open now but swollen.She is in the best of hands.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Our temps turning cooler here tonight too.

      Hoping Hettie heals well and that her sight is not impaired. God Bless Janet and Brian and all they do to help animals. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Judy and Sheena,

        Echoing the hopes that Hettie makes a complete recovery with vision intact. Bless her, Janet and Brian with good wishes as the rebuilding begins. 🙏

        Hugs and Love

  25. Dear Z Fans:

    Some beautiful photos of This Week In Photos from BloodHorse. Gorgeous Chestnut, Grand Ceval, among them. Enjoy. Love and Hugs, JB


    1. Dear Judy B.,

      Thanks for posting this great slideshow. Beautiful, just beautiful — all of them!
      Safe, sound and happy racing to every one of them.

      Hugs and Love

      1. Dear Marshall:

        Love them all too. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Dear Judy.
      Love the photos.
      Thank you, love and hugs Ingrid.

  26. Those are great photos. Thanks for sharing, JB. Forget to look at them sometimes. Wow, the crowd in Japan. Grand C is sooo handsome and Pink Lloyd….just incredible.

    Did you read about our good friend Toast? Toast of NY back in training! As long as he is fit and happy. Best wishes to him.
    Luv ya!

    1. I just heard about Toast this afternoonlHe is due to race at Lingfield next week.I will always remembering him coming so close in the Breeders Cup.
      Hovis is definitely back to normal.He is up for sale scratch that Anyone can take the walking vet’s bill.His vet loves him though and the vet’s bank manager!
      It is a joy to see Denman enjoying his ‘Golden years’at Paul Barber’s farm in Somerset.He has mellowed with age is turned out every day.He is back home and is content.I think about his stablemate Kauto…..

    2. Dear Ann:

      Yes, Grand Cheval and Pink Lloyd are just gorgeous. Beautiful Grays too. I missed the news on Toast. Wishing him success on his come back. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Sheena:

        Good news on our Hovis. Karen and Lily must be so relieved. Good for Denman. I know you think of Kauto often. Run free beautiful boy in God’s Heaven. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

        1. Dear Sheena:

          Forgot LM and all the Sweeties

  27. Congratulations again to all the winners. You are all so lucky!!

    Hope I get the chance next year!!

  28. Wonderful weather here in Indy for last of November-first of December. Next Wednesday the bottom drops out and the highs are in the low 30s and they are using the S word.

    The B horse is the son of the great MdO and the G guy is a son of the magnificent Curlin!

    Continued healing to our dear Hovis.

    1. Dear Shirlee and Sandy:

      Peggy and I are watching that B boy too. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. OK – got it now! :-) Been watching both of them!

  29. Dear Mama Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Have a pleasant evening. Love all of you so much. Hugs, JB

    Z Princess, Dubai, Baby Z, will always love you.

  30. Dear Judy.I had missed Karen’s post about Hovis making a hole in the tube leading to his eye and the vets had to replace it all.No wonder Karen was offering him for free!Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Our Hovis is a rascal. Karen is soooo funny. Thanks for keeping us updated on him. Love and Hugs, JB