2018 Zenyatta Celebration Results

Celebration fan photo winner: Karen Klein

We’re proud to share the news that the 2018 Zenyatta Celebration was our most successful year yet! Thanks to our generous community, we raised over $40,000 for Retired Racehorse Project. We’re so grateful for every contribution, big and small, and for the fans who continue to show up year after year.

The winners of our auctions and prizes are as follows:

Grand Prize: An Invitation to Meet Zenyatta
Patricia Givans—Deleware
Kathryn Ennis—Florida
Allan Wiser—California
Anita Branch—Texas
Jill Bellacicco—Washington

2018 Lot 1: Zenyatta’s Halter

2018 Lot 2: Zenyatta’s Shoe

2018 Lot 3: Zenyatta’s Shoe

2018 Lot 4: Cozmic One’s Shoe and Signed Thoroughbred Makeover Program

2018 Lot 5: Cozmic One’s Shoe and Signed Thoroughbred Makeover Program

2018 Lot 6: Cozmic One’s Halter

2018 Lot 7: An Afternoon With Zenyatta

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

Zenyatta Shop gift certificate: 2018 T-shirt design contest winner

Zenyatta Shop gift certificate: 2018 T-shirt design contest runner up
Emily-New York

Zenyatta Shop gift certificate: 2018 T-shirt design contest runner up


  1. Wow!
    CONGRATULATIONS to all lucky winners! What a great holiday gift to receive for each and every one of you.

    Great news that the 2018 Zenyatta Celebration was such a success for the Retired Racehorse Project, too.

    Thanks, Team Z, Lane’s End and the magnanimous, magnificent Queen Z for being so wonderful!
    Hugs and Love

    1. By the way, that is a fabulous photo, Karen Klein! Simply gorgeous — you have certainly captured the “It” factor possessed by beautiful Zenyatta. So expressive.

      Thank you!

  2. Bummed I was not picked, but congrats to everyone.

  3. So glad I got to see Zenny with my own eyes in the paddock at Hollywood Park, as it made me gasp with feeling. Thank-you for that.

  4. Congratulations to ALL the winners! Merry Christmas and a great 2019 to all Team Z, Zenyatta, Coz, Ziconic, 17Zand all Zenyatta’s fans!

  5. Delighted to hear the celebration was such a success.Huge congratulations to all the winners and the horse who made it possible.A stunning photo of Zenyatta.Love and hugs

  6. Congrats to all all the fans who won invites to meet Zenyatta; please give her a big hug from all of us. Congrats again Matt, Emily, Mitzy and all the auction winners. Love and Hugs, JB

  7. PS: As Marshall said, that is a gorgeous photo of Z.

  8. I have a question! Do you accept homemade gifts (like handmade afghans)for part of the auction? I’ve learned How to make afghans and although mine aren’t equine related…I learned how to make these to help support my therapy Ranch where I ride for their benefit dinner each fall.

  9. Zenyatta is so beautiful… How i wish to be able to meet her in person.
    Thank you for taking care of her.

  10. Congratulations everyone! Christmas came early for you! We ALL got the early Christmas present of that stunning photo of Zenyatta at the top! Goodnight everyone.

  11. Love the photo of beautiful Zenyatta! Warm wishes to Zenyatta, her handsome boys and beautiful baby girl. Just imagine what a beautiful family photo they would have!
    Congrats to all the winners and the money raised. Thank youTeam Zenyatta for all you do and your love of Zenyatta and her babies. Merry Christmas to all.

  12. Thanks for sharing this news and congratulations to all the winners! The photo of Zenyatta is stunning and definitely deserves to win! The proceeds raised for the Retired Racehorse Project are going to go far in helping promote the Thoroughbred. Thank you!!

  13. https://www.facebook.com/tedtheshetland/photos/a.178454822513394/792621664430037/?type=3&theater

    Some wise words from our Teddy and Walt Disney.Enjoy yourself at Olympia Ted.

  14. https://www.facebook.com/AtTheRaces/videos/344102776415569/UzpfSTQ3NzkzMzc1Mzc4OjEwMTU2NDMyMjE5MTEwMzc5/

    Enable’s half sister breaks her maiden on 2nd start I think.Entitle is trained by John Gosden.

  15. Congratulations to all the winners, Christmas has come early !!
    Beautiful photo of Z, she looks stunning.

  16. I was just thinking of Zenyatta and wondering if Santa was going to visit her…has she been good?….silly thought-of course she has been good because she’s The Best! ha! I came here to check on her and I see all the lucky winners of all-things-Zenyatta. Congratulations to all of you and congratulations to all of us because we get invited into Zenny’s world. Merry Christmas Zenyatta and all of Team-Z! Beautiful picture of the Queen.

  17. https://www.facebook.com/desousastablesllc/videos/686840411709817/

    Coz loves his Christmas greetings.Zenyatta is filled with joy to see her first-born so happy with Isabela and yes she does know about his life now!

  18. https://www.facebook.com/desousastablesllc/

    Wrong video in other link.Try this.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thank you for this video of COZ enjoying his fan mail. Too cute! Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  19. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love all of you so much. Hugs, JB

  20. Dear Judy.Coz looks extremely happy does’nt he?Argumentative has arrived at Summer Wind farm in foal to Frankel.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  21. An awesome picture of Zenyatta, congratulations to Karen on capturing such a beautiful look. it is similar to the “Racing Royalty” picture without the shadow roll but in Karen’s photo Zenny is looking right into the camera. I would like to add Karen’s photo to my collection of living room decor.

    1. Great to see a post from you, Brenda! Yes, I love that photo from Karen, too.

      Hope you have a lovely holiday season filled with joy. All the Best!

      Hugs and Love

    1. RIP Champ. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Oh no, how sad. RIP Champs Elysees.
      Condolences to all who loved him.

      Hugs and Love

  22. Really happy for all the winners to see Zenny but can’t help to wish it was me. Love her so much and really would like to see her before I get to old!! Would like to visit Lanes End too. Maybe one day soon or whenever. Try again next year. Love you Zen and all your family.

  23. I have missed you all. Fell and injured both my knees. Getting around much better now. That photo of Our Queen brought tears to my eyes. What a treasure and blessing she has been. Hope everyone is well. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    1. Dear Vicki:

      Oh, sorry to hear about your injuries. Sending healing prayers. Yes, that photo of Z is one of the most beautiful I think. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Good to hear from you.Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2019.Glad you’re recovering.Love and hugs.

  24. Dear Sheena:

    Congrats to Enable’s little sis. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  25. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Stay comfy and cozy. Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  26. Congrats to all winners. Enjoy your visits and treats.
    Merry Xmas!
    Loving my T-shirt, Zenny!

    1. Dear Ann,

      I got my order today — love it! It brightened up this wet dismal day as nothing but Zenyatta could. 😍
      I think the T-shirts turned out just great.

      Hugs and Love

  27. Stunning picture of Queen Z. Thank you Karen Klein for sharing your picture with her fans. Congratulations to all winners!

  28. Dear Judy.Great to see Carl’s god daughter riding Valegro as a birthday treat.He still has the moves.Very wet here again.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

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