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


  1. https://www.facebook.com/ZenyattaOfficial/photos/a.146789092014683/650918021601785/?type=3&theater

    Wishing dear Zenyatta and her red Prince Ziconic very Happy Birthdays.It would be nice if we had some news of Ziconic once in awhile.

    Another incident at Santa Anita in the San Simeon one horse euthanised Arms Runner I think.RIP

  2. https://www.racing.com/news/2019-04-01/news-nine-break-whip-rules-in-dubai?fbclid=IwAR3zO2nSiV6dsqhNuk2Ygd7TelI0CgliGvCcbbkxJ0upjX6hlKpvx-VAw0I

    Including Papa Christophe again he hit Thunder Snow 13 times and has been fined nearly $10,000.Will they never learn?

  3. Dear Sheena:

    Like the limited whip rule.

    So sad another fatality at SA😢. RIP AR.

    Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

    1. Judy & Sheena,
      I like the whip rule too. I will never forget Victor using it on American Pharoah in the Derby.

      As I have said before, the owners and trainers need to get their horses out of Santa Anita. Too many fatalities. I think He Who Cannot Be Named is there and it scares me for him and all the other horses, exercise riders and jocks.

      1. Dear Shirlee:

        I was no longer a fan of VE after that Derby. Prayers for the safety of all the horses and riders at SA. Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Happy Birthday Z and ZI.

    Love all of you so much. Hugs, JB

  5. Zenyatta; HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely Queen!! I wish I could give you a birthday kiss on your nose and feed you many treats.

    Love you and all your foals
    Auntie Sally B

  6. Happy birthday Z!!

  7. Happy birthday Z!!

  8. Happy Birthday, Zenyatta!!

  9. Happy birthday to Queen Z! Any news about her or her filly?

  10. Happy Birthday Zenyatta!

  11. Besides Zenyatta, what about Ziconic? Happy Birthday to him also. The last I heard he was at Santa Anita. Here’s hoping they’ve found something else for him to do somewhere else.

  12. Zenyatta,

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday with plenty of treats! I hope you received my card this year.
    Happy Birthday to Ziconic!

    Love, hugs and blessings always.

  13. Happy Birthday to our dear Zenyatta and her beautiful boy Ziconic. ❤️❤️❤️❤️🥕🥕🥕🥕🎉🎉🎉🎉 Saw elsewhere that there is a picture of Z with a cake posted on Instagram by Team Z. Hope we get a new post here as well.

    1. Dear Sandy, Martha and Judy,

      I join you in wishing both our lovely Queen Z and her very handsome boy Ziconic a most Happy Birthday, lots of treats and loving attention! 💕

      All the very best wishes for good health and happiness to Z and Zi❣️
      We love you SO much!

      Hugs and Love

  14. Dear Sandy:

    Thanks for the heads up on the new Birthday photo of our Queen. Linking it below; hope it works. She looks absolutely stunning at 15. Love and Hugs, JB


  15. Dear Sheena:

    Love the article on Almond Eye and great photo of Monty. Thanks for sharing. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Z, hope you enjoyed your birthday cake and treats. Sure ZI enjoyed treats for his B Day too. Goodnight all and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  17. Would love an update on when Zenyatta is due

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