2018 Zenyatta Celebration: Fans Meet Zenyatta

Winner: Allan Wiser


Last fall we held our sixth annual Zenyatta Celebration, raising over $40,000 for Retired Racehorse Project. Five participants were chosen in a random drawing to win the grand prize, An Invitation to Meet Zenyatta. Each winner was invited to travel with a guest to Lane’s End Farm to meet Zenyatta and receive a tour of the farm. These photos document their visits. Photography by Alys Emson.

View the complete set of photos from these visits in our 2018 Zenyatta Celebration Photo Gallery.

Winner: Patricia Givans



Winner: Jill Bellacicco



Winner: Kathryn Ennis



Winner: Anita Branch

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  1. Dear Judy.Makybe Diva is in foal to More than Ready.The years have flown by .Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Hilarious!
      Hovis is quite the comedian as well as a poet. Great little poem, Hoverine!
      Big congrats to our macho boy for being invited to Royal Windsor!!

      Thanks for the post, Sheena! Smiles and giggles are always welcome. 😍

      Hugs and Love

  2. Oh my gosh, loved those pictures of A P Indy at 30. Bless his heart. A son of the great Seattle Slew.

  3. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10206124194019754&set=p.10206124194019754&type=3&theater

    Judy Gadwood meets Winx’sowners at the Vox Populi presentation.

  4. Dear Sheena:

    Safe delivery and healthy foal for MD. Our Hovis is a naughty boy; wants Mother in the Tower. Wonderful that he’ll be meeting his fans at the Windsor Horse Show. Happy Birthday AP Indy; God Bless. Must have been wonderful for AJ to meet Winx’s owners. Godspeed Winx tomorrow. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

    1. Dear Judy.Good luck to Winx tonight.Poor Hovis’s foot has been bleeding.Another visit from the vet today.Hope he will be well enough to go to Windsor. They’ve told Karen to use her best Private school accent!!Dyfi all ready to open Monday!Goodnight God bless youLM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

      Wishing our favourite boy Mad Moose a very Happy 15th Birthday.Now pleased he has
      what he always wanted …Female JockeysX

      1. Dear Sheena:

        Sorry Hovis is having issues; continued healing prayers. A very Happy 15th Birthday Moosie. Love and Hugs, JB

  5. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, ZEL and DC:

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love You. Big Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thanks for sharing this video of the Player. Happy Birthday beautiful boy. Continued good health. Love and Hugs, JB

  6. https://twitter.com/racing_nsw/status/1109306242994831360

    Her 24th Group one and 32nd consecutive win All hail the mighty WinxX

    1. Dear Sheena,

      What can you say about her?!! Winx is the horse of all our lifetimes. What a privilege to see her run, even from far, far away.

      Hugs, Kathy

    1. Winx, Winx, WINX!!!!

    2. Goosebumps!!!!❤❤❤

    3. Yay!
      Congratulations Winx and all connections!!
      Love to see you race — what a beauty, dear girl.

      Thanks Sheena!
      Hugs and Love

  7. Happy Birthday to the great AP Indy. He looks wonderful for 30. So glad he has a special friend to love and care for him.

    What more can be said about Winx? She is so special. We will miss her when she hangs up the saddle but wish her good health and happiness.

    Safe trip to Muchie’s boy, Mucho Gusto, today.

    1. AP does look wonderful. Happy Birthday handsome and my best to Mr. Haley. Thanks for being such a great friend to AP.

      Go, Mucho Gusto, Go!!!!

  8. Wonderful pictures! The Queen and her subjects…:-)

  9. https://vimeo.com/325890803?fbclid=IwAR32gQEC0TCvz-ETmyBYj_gNQYekFbsguTZn4klU90l_Vug3IKil9NXU_Oo

    Lovely video with Mike talking about Songbird and Arrogate and how he hopes to ride babybird!

    33 arrived back safely at Manton Bay around 6pm and Lassie’s back at Lowes!Welcome home!

    1. Thanks for this video, Sheena!
      Congrats to Songbird and Arrogate on this fine foal! Good health and good luck, baby.
      Hope Mike does get to ride her.

      Hugs and Love

  10. Dear Sheena:

    Love, love this video. What a sweet little girl and what potential for talent. Hope Mikey does end up aboard. Congrats to Mom and Dad.

    How about that Winx! Congrats to her and her team. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  11. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, ZEL and DC:

    Hope you had a lovely day today. Love and Hugs, JB

  12. Dear Shirlee, Ann and Z Fans:

    Mucho Gusto finished third in the Sunland Derby. Uncle Johnny won on Cutting Humor (First Samurai by Pun (Pulpit). Fractions were very fast. Hope the all came back OK. Here’s the replay. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/usa/sun/2019/3/24/11/sunland-park-derby-g3

    1. Thanks JB!

    2. Dear Judy,

      Thanks for posting this race. Mucho Gusto did well to hold on to third. Congrats to Cutting Humor and JV on the Sunland win! Anothertwistafate was a tough contender and made Cutting Humor work for it. Tapit’s boy, Wicked Indeed, managed to finish in fourth.

      Hope everyone is okay, too.

      Hugs and Love

  13. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1956773024450064&set=a.156927041101347&type=3&theater

    Father and son share the same birthday.Happy 17th Birthday Deep Impact and Sunday Silence would be 33 today.

    1. Happy Birthday Deep Impact! You have made your papa very proud.
      Have a wonderful 17th with lots of treats and special attention!

      Thanks for this news, Sheena.
      Hugs and Love

  14. is Queen Z going to be bred back to MDO this season? Hope Queen Z, Coz and Zi and Zellda are doing great!

  15. DearJudy.Problems with my emails the last few days.Binga’s dental surgery was a success.She was very annoyed she had to miss breakfast and wanted 3 dinners when she got home.She was allowed one.Mei-Xiang is in oestrus so hopefully this year.Hovis is better the bleeding has eased and Mrs G is back at Glaslyn they think she is about 19 now.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

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