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
Anita—Texas

2018 Lot 2: Zenyatta’s Shoe
Danny—Texas

2018 Lot 3: Zenyatta’s Shoe
Eileen—Massachusetts

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

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

2018 Lot 6: Cozmic One’s Halter
Brian—Alabama

2018 Lot 7: An Afternoon With Zenyatta
Eileen—Massachusetts

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

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

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
Mitzy–Kentucky

81 comments

  1. Just wonderful for these very lucky people!! Congratulations!!!! I am happy for you.

    God bless you Zenyatta, you beautiful Queen YOU!
    Love you Z and all of your foals,
    Auntie Sally B

  2. Thanks for the gorgeous picture of our Queen. Love her so. Coz seems so happy and glad he is successful. Bless him.

    Also glad for such success with the BC Celebration. How grateful they beneficiaries must be.

    Would be such a joy to hug Zenny’s neck. Hope the winners think of all of us who would love to be there.

    God bless Zenny and her babies as well as Team Z. Merry Christmas to all.

  3. Congratulations to all the winners! Love seeing our Queen so happy and healthy. Any chance they have named our precious filly? She looks happy in Florida. So happy for Cosmic. Where is Ziconic and what are the plans for him? Haven’t seen him in a long time. Wish you would bring us up to speed on the family we love so much. Love you Queen Z ❤️

  4. https://news.sky.com/story/lockerbie-victims-remembered-30-years-on-from-the-terror-attack-that-killed-270-people-11587531

    Today we remember the victims of Lockerbie.A young woman Yvonne Owens from Carmarthen and her 18 month old daughter Bryony died.Yvonne was also pregnant with her 2nd child.Services in the UK and the US will mark the 30th anniversary today.RIP

    1. Dear Sheena,

      I well remember the loss of the PanAm over Lockerbie. The month before I was in London and surrounds with a friend on my first visit (my only visit so far) to your side of the pond.
      It was a wonderful trip! Then the shock of that plane exploding killing all those people who were simply living their lives. RIP

      Hugs and Love

    2. RIP. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Continued good health and happy racing to the beautiful Winx!
      Godspeed, Winx. 29 wins and 8 years old, amazing!
      Thanks for the news, Sheena.

      Hugs and Love

    2. Dear Sheena:

      All the best to beautiful Winx; safe an sound. Love and Hugs, JB

  5. Great team Z, Happy Holidays!
    Hugs Ingrid.

  6. Dear Z Fans.

    Wish you the best, Happy Holidays!

    Love and hugs Ingrid.

  7. Dear Judy.A great night at Olympia the Shetland Grand National Lucy Aspell won daughter of Leighton who won the big race in 2014 and 15.Father Christmas visited too.More than Ready has arrived home in the US after shuttling since 2001 his 36th flight.Goodnight dear friend God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Congrats to Lucy Aspell. God Bless More Than Ready. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  8. Wishing dear Zenyatta team Z and.all who care for our beloved Queen at Lane’s End a very Happy Christmas and a blessed New Year.Also all who post here.Love and hugs.

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

    Have a peaceful evening and Happy Dreams. Love you. Hugs, JB

  10. Dear Z Fans:

    The story of Ricks Natural Star by Barbara Livingston (2016). Not all of them are Triple Crown winners, but they’re all special. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.drf.com/blogs/remembering-ricks-natural-star

    1. Dear Judy.This is a wonderful story and thanks so much for sharing.Not all horses can be champions but they must be loved and Ricks Natural Star obviously was.RIP.Love and hugs.

    2. Dear Judy,

      What an interesting story! Ricks Natural Star was lucky, given his racing history! Bless the vet who rescued him and loved him! RIP, Ricks Natural Star. Love and hugs.

    3. Thanks Judy!
      What a story and what a wonderful outcome for Rick’s Natural Star. He was quite a handsome horse, and thankfully, a lucky one to have landed in a home where he was so well-loved and happy. RIP sweet boy.
      As usual, Barbara Livingston’s photos and narrative are outstanding! She never disappoints.

      Hugs and Love

  11. Received my Zenyatta DVD today; so happy just before Christmas. Thankfully although the case was cracked the DVD was a-O-K; so I grabbed a glass of Wine, some Brie, a few Breton, and got comfy to thoroughly enjoy the races and highlight moments of her life. This DVD is one I will enjoy forever and cherish all the memories. Thank You Team Z.

  12. https://www.facebook.com/lanesendfarm/

    Somebody is waiting for Santa.Hope your stocking is loaded with treats AP Indyxxx

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Love how they’ve decorated AP’s quarters; God Bless him. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  13. Dear Sheena, Kathy and Marshall and Z Fans:

    So good to know that this boy was well loved. BL’s pieces are wonderful; from her brilliant tribute of Z to this beautiful boy. Love and Hugs, JB

  14. Dear Z Fans, Team Z, Lane’s End, Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Blessed Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from Lola Mae and me. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://dropshots.com/littlebigred/date/2018-12-19/14:46:09

    1. Wishing you and Lola Mae a blessed Christmas and New Year.Such a cutie.Love and hugs.

    2. Dear Judy,

      Wishing you the very same! This is a wonderful photo of Lola Mae — what an adorable little elf! May God bless us every one, dear friend.

      Hugs and Love

    3. Dear Judy,

      She is adorable, thank you same to you!
      Love and hugs Ingrid.

    4. Dear Judy,

      Lola Mae is so adorable. Thank you for sharing her picture! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

      Love and hugs, Kathy

  15. Congratulations to the lucky recipients. I remain always hopeful.
    To all Z FNs, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Peace, love and joy to all.

  16. I pad………. fans. So glad to hear about the amt raised for the charity. ThT is awesome.

  17. Dear Judy.Quiet here racewise until Boxing Day.Weather will be good.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  18. https://twitter.com/KingKautoV/status/1046268777145487360

    Thinking of my beloved Kauto on Boxing day.He lives on in our hearts…..

  19. https://www.facebook.com/alshaqabracing/

    Treve will be crossing the Irish Sea to visit Sea the Stars next year.She is in foal to Siyouni.She already has a colt and a filly by Dubawi and Shalaa.

  20. Best wishes to all for a happy and peaceful holiday.

  21. Dear Judy.Another great night at Olympia Ursula was retired 17 now and they wanted her to go out at the top.Summer’s human had a procedure earlier this week and is in a lot of pain so we have’nt had much news.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  22. Merry Christmas to Zenyatta, Zster friends and those at Lane’s End!! May your day be blessed with love and happiness.

    Zenyatta; Another year not being able to see you but I will always love you just as much as when you were the Queen race horse dancing prior to your races. I look at your recent pic, a most lovely face and even if I did not know you I would love you. Have a wonderful 2019 sweetie.
    Love you with kisses and all to your foals,
    Auntie Sally B

  23. https://www.facebook.com/Chris-Waller-Racing-452003694833564/

    Winx and her devoted carers get into the Festive spirit.Happy Christmas darling.

  24. Merry Christmas to you, Zenyatta! I hope that your BFF Ann will be visiting you soon if she hasn’t already.

    Merry Christmas to Z17, Ziconic & Coz as well as all creatures everywhere.

    Merry Christmas to all of the wonderful people who care for our special horses everywhere as well as the special people who contribute to this blog.

    May God bless all creatures, both two and four-legged.

  25. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgG47QeuV3E&fbclid=IwAR167I-H9cHTVCDdE0mWJ0Qc2IFWmxtkz8wJMkyhQlDRN5JbG_wrbSCVYxA

    Hope this is the correct link.Zenyatta enjoying Christmas.Happy Christmas darlingX

    1. Beautiful! Merry Christmas Zenyatta, Charles and all of Lane’s End!

      Thanks for posting this, Sheena. Happy Christmas to you, dear friend!

      Hugs and Love 🎄 🦌 ❤️

  26. Congrats to all! Our Queen looks stunning as usual.

  27. Congratulations to all the winners. What a beautiful photo of Zenyatta. She looks so alert, which is good to see.

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