A Zenyatta Summer Update

Photo by Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Dear fans,

Zenyatta has been enjoying Kentucky summer. Bath time is her favorite, and she’s pampered regularly by her friends at Lane’s End Farm.

We have a special announcement that we’re so pleased to share—Zenyatta is currently in foal, carrying a Candy Ride filly. Over the years we’ve seen how happy she is with a foal by her side, and we can’t wait to share this journey with you.

Scroll down for more new photos and videos from Alys.

Photo by Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Photo by Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Photo by Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Photo by Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm


  1. Wonderful news. I was wondering when she was going to be bred again. I’m guessing Lanes End and the Shireffs wanted to be sure all was well before making this announcement.
    Zenyatta looks great.
    Here’s to a healthy filly and smooth delivery! Zenyatta loves her foals and I know she will be very happy to be a Mom again

  2. My Dear Zenyatta!!!
    Oh my, a filly is due!!! I know you LOVE being a Mama!!! Thank you, Alys, for the photos & videos of Our Queen. I know that water felt so good!!!
    xoxo to Zenny, Team Zenyatta, Team Lane’s End, and Fellow Fans,
    Mary in Boone

  3. So happy to see this; and a filly, too! I love seeing Zenyatta with her babies. She looks lovely. Mama Z…love just thinking about it. I enjoyed the TVG short video they made showing Zenyatta in her paddock. Of course someone posted the video of Z Princess and I had to watch it again; so sad but Zenyatta and her little Princess were so beautiful together in that tribute you can’t help but watch in awe. But, enough of that; happy times are here again! Woohoo! Hugs to all.

  4. Happy news coming one right after the other—Zellda’s birthday, Ziconic’s first jumps (he looks wonderful), and now Zenny’s pregnancy. We will pray for a healthly waiting time, a smooth delivery and the presence of a new princess. Thanks for sharing all these events and celebrations. We love our Queen so very much.

  5. oh joy! oh thank you for pics and videos!

  6. I so LOVE this news!!!!!Been a long time coming, Praying all goes well. Can hardly wait for the day. Love to all and Blessings to the family.

  7. 😍 She looks absolutely beautiful ! I love her so much and pray she will carry her filly without any complications. As she advances along ,I’ll look forward to pictures & updates . 😊

  8. praying so hard for our dear beloved Zenyatta. that she stays well and happy. that she has a healthy baby who will grow and prosper. just want her to enjoy having a new baby romping by her side. she deserves so much, our beautiful zenyatta. I pray all goes well for her and her new baby in the years ahead. will always and forever love her. thanks to the zen team for bringing us this happy news!

  9. Wonderful news and videos. Zenyatta looks so good. It’s nice to see her looking trim and healthy. I’ve never seen her tail so long and full. The time off agreed with her. Xoxo Zenny.

  10. Congratulations pretty girl on your filly. I was so excited to meet you and kiss your beautiful nose that is something that I’ll never forget.

  11. So very happy to hear that Zenyatta expecting again. We all wish a safe delivery of a healthy foal. Thanks for sharing pictures and videos!!!

  12. I just love her! Thanks for sharing the happy news and the photos and videos! She looks gorgeous as always!

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Happy retirement, Jezki! Hope you have a long healthy life with Istabraq and company at Martinstown. Well done brave boy!

      Yes, it is sad that we lost Our Conor — five years have passed, and he is missed. RIP

      Hugs and Love

  13. Oh Zenyatta! I am so happy you are expecting a foal, especially a filly. I will be praying your pregnancy goes well and that you will have a new princess at your side next year. I am so excited, I will be watching for updates.

  14. Great news. Thank you so very much for the photos and videos.
    Zenny, you are gorgeous.
    Little filly, am calling you Ticket To Ride, after my fav Beatle’s hit song!
    Stay cool kids.

    1. Dear Ann:

      Cute name for the little girl. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Ann and Judy,

        Ticket to Ride, very cute! ☺️

        Wonder what happened to Tasty Temptation’s Candy Ride foal — anyone have any clue? Sad to say I don’t remember. It was by CR, wasn’t it? I seem to remember that she rejected her baby. Apologies if I have it mixed up.

        Hugs and Love

        1. TT’s colt by Candy Ride is I’myoursugardaddy. Does anyone know his whereabouts? Just wondering what happened to him — the last I could find was he finished 3rd in a race at Delaware Park in August, 2015.

          Hugs and Love

        2. Dear Marshall:

          Sugar was retired from racing about two or three years ago. The people that helped in getting him posted on the Forum that he is located in CA on a farm that is part of the Boys Republic School in Chino Hills. I don’t know if he is still there. Will check the Forum to see if there are any recent updates on him. He is precious as he is the only offspring of lovely TT. Love and Hugs, JB

        3. Dear Judy,

          Thank you for the info on Sugar. I do hope he is loved and enjoying a happy life. I totally agree that he is precious as the only offspring of our adored and missed TT. Whenever Candy Ride is mentioned, Tasty Temptation always comes to mind — she was so very special. TT was such a devoted friend to Zenyatta, and now there is another bond. I do hope and pray that Z will have a smooth term and safe delivery of a wonderful healthy baby.

          Hugs and Love

  15. Zenyatta looks wonderful and as regal as ever. Happy to hear the news that there’s a filly on the way. Here’s hoping for healthy, uneventful, pregnancy and delivery for our queen. Thank you to Team Z for keeping us in the loop. It’s always a joy to see our queen!

  16. Dear Sheena:

    Happy retirement to Jezki. So happy for Z. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  17. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, ZEL And DC:

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love You. Hugs, JB

  18. Dear Judy.A miserable rainy day again.Hope the sun shines at the Knavesmire for Enable next week.Magical has been added to the equation and she is a fresh horse!Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Hope the weather cooperates for Enable and Frankie and all the horses next week. Pretty name, Magical. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

  19. Hi!

    So happy that Zenyatta is in foal with a filly.


    Love to you and your filly, Zenyatta.

    Lise from Maine

  20. Thank you, TEAM Z and ALYS, for giving us this fantastic news update and for the wonderful (as always) photos and videos of a b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Zenyatta enjoying a gorgeous bluegrass summer day!

    Can I have the job of bathing her? Or even just using the squeegee?

    I’ll pay you to do it!

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

    Stay comfy and cozy. Love You. Hugs, JB

  22. https://twitter.com/DarleyStallions/status/1163087893721702400

    A 1-2 for Godolphin as Earthlight wins the Prix Morny.Trained by the master Andre Fabre.

    1. Thanks for this post, Sheena! It is good to start the week with “Hovey Smiles”.

      Hovis looks great! He always manages to be amusing and yet still appear so dignified. 😊 I think he does his “camera persona” in keeping with his public image. Really would have liked to see him doing his running/bucking routine! Thank you to Mum Karen, too.

      Hugs and Love

  23. Oh my! This is wonderful news! So exciting to hear Zenyatta is in foal!

    She looks fabulous in all the pics. Just seeing her and knowing she’s going to be a mom again brings tears to my eyes!

    Congratulations to Zenyatta and her whole team. May God bless and keep her safe!

    Love to all,

  24. https://www.facebook.com/European.Racehorse/photos/a.378116568891929/2307138969323003/?type=3&theater

    It is every owner’s dream to own one great champion racehorse but just extraordinary to have 4 run in your colours.Prince Khalid Abdulla is the lucky man.

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