Christmas at Lane’s End 2018

Zenyatta with Charles Campbell at Lane’s End Farm, Christmas 2018.

Merry Christmas!

Zenyatta’s stall was decked out for the holiday with her favorite cookies and candy canes. Thank you to the staff at Lane’s End for taking such great care of her and bringing so much cheer. We wish everyone a joyous and peaceful holiday.

-Ann and Zenyatta’s Web Team

Zenyatta’s Christmas, 2018.

Zenyatta’s stall, decorated for the holiday.

Holiday decorations from the staff at Lane’s End.

Merry Christmas!


  1. Dear Judy.Someone I know on FB was a guest at Mike’s wedding and posted videos.A private page so I cannot share sadly.Much colder here today snow in places.The Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car accident tonight.He was pretty shaken up.Not certain of the details but the occupants of the other car are alright too.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX


    Winx meets a very special fan.

    Alpha Centauri will be covered by Galileo and Love the Chase by Accelerate.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Nice pedigrees there. Thanks for keeping us informed. Love and Hugs, JB

  3. Dear Sheena:

    Thanks, understandable. I did find a photo of Mikey and Cynthia, but don’t know if it’s of their wedding. I linked it on the previous Blog page. Oh my, hope the Duke and all are OK. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

    1. Thanks, Judy.
      They look very happy. Congrats and all the best to Mike and Cynthia.

      Happy Birthday and Best Wishes to Betty White on the occasion of her 98th, I think!
      What a talented and wonderful lady! An American treasure.

      Hugs and Love

      1. Correction:

        Betty White is 97 — born January 17, 1922.
        Always great at any age however!

        Hugs and Love

        1. Dear Marshall:

          She’s amazing. Happy Birthday Ms. White! Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Stay comfy and cozy. Love You. Hugs, JB


    Hovis prepares for his visit to God’s own country and Kevin’s eviction.We’ll all be on tenterhooks on monday.Stay safe my love.

    1. Dear Sheena,

      All positive thoughts, vibes and prayers are being sent to Hovis, Karen and all who love them. Always grateful for that wonderful sense of humor possessed by Karen and her Hoverine.
      Stay strong and power up, brave one. The Hovite Army is pulling for you and wishing you a smooth successful operation.
      ❤️ 🙏 ❤️

      Thanks for keeping us posted, Sheena.
      Hugs and Love

  6. Sheena,
    Thanks for the news on Hovis. Sending good thoughts and prayers to him for a successful surgery and rapid healing.


    Found these photos of Mike and Cynthia’s special day.

    1. Thank you for the photos, Sheena.
      Mike looks so happy! I am very happy for him and his new wife. May they have a long wonderful life of love together.

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Wow! Kudos to the large animal rescue team in Orange county California for safely getting this horse out of the dumpster. Really well done! Thankfully, the horse seems to be fine. Yay!

      Thanks for posting the video of Galileo, too. He looks magnificent at 21! I love that he has such a placid temperament — like his sire. That is a very nice trait to pass on. 😊
      Continued good health and happiness to “King G”!

      Hugs and Love

  8. Dear Judy.Hovis will not take kindly to getting up early on Monday.Summer had her check up and lots of treats.She was declared fit and well and weighs 6 and 1/2lbs.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Nice video. Can see where Frankel got his good looks. God Bless beautiful boy. Love and Hugs, JB


    Like mother like daughter Beholder’s filly arrived today.A long healthy life Princess Bxxx

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thanks for sharing the photos of COZ and his BFF, Giant. They look wonderful.
      Congrats to Queen B and her new little filly. Prayers for a successful surgery for Hovis tomorrow and complete recovery. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Goodnight and stay comfy and cozy. Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB


    How Altior has helped .Debbie conquer her anxiety and she gets to visit Seven Barrows tomorrow.A lovely story.

    Hovis has arrived at Rainbow but was annoyed at the lack of catering(no breakfast)!!

  12. Hope all is going well with Hovis and he will get some food soon. Don’t guess he does coffee in the mornings.

    Galileo looks wonderful. What a champion sire he has been. Many more years of good health to him.

    Beholder’s little princess is beautiful. She is horse royalty with Beholder as a mom and Curlin as a dad.

    Thanks for news of Coz. It is so joyful to all of us to see him so happy and content.

    We have been snowed in for two weekends in a row and our high temp for today is 14!

    Everyone stay warm and hang in there. January will be over soon.

    1. Here in upstate NY, our high today was predicted to be 5, but I don’t know if we even made that. It was still -2 when I was coming home from having blood drawn at 12:30 pm. The wind chills were 25-35 below. We’ll have another frigid night tonight with temps below 0. Thank God we’ll warm up to about 20 tomorrow !

      We had 13.9″ of snow from the weekend storm & people are still digging out. The high winds keep blowing the light snow back into the cleared spots.

      Congratulations to Beholder and her beautiful filly princess! Baby B is adorable!

      Hang in there, Hovis. Hopefully, the worst is over and the infection is what was causing the problems.

  13. Hovis update:
    Trust our boy not to have a Kevin but Mervin the mystery mass .All was going well until they got to the pedal bone and found some pretty nasty infected tissue they have sent this mass off to be tested.(Nothing serious PLEASE)He lost a lot of blood and now has a big hole in his hoof but was happily munching hay.Prayers still needed!

  14. Hovis is on all 4 hooves and as you would expect not talking to mother!This is what you put me through on a monday morning.Karen said he was a superstar only mild sedation and a nerve block.He’s on pain relief and high strength antibiotics plus he has a salmon pink dressing!!!Hopefully he can come home on friday.

  15. RIP Evening Attire
    It was fun following him at Akindale. He always found the biggest mud puddle to get into, especially following a grooming session.

    1. Dear Janet:

      RIP Evening Attire. Loved him and his sire, Black Tie Affair. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Janet and Z Fans:

        Here are articles on Black Tie Affair and Evening Attire. Gorgeous boys. Love and Hugs, JB

        1. Dear Judy

          Thanks for posting these links. I forgot that Black Tie Affair was at Old Friends. I always enjoyed the birthday celebrations Akindale had with Evening Attire on Valentine’s Day. Born on the day for sweethearts and he ended up capturing the hearts of fans and Akindale staff.

        2. Dear Janet:

          How wonderful that you got to visit with him. They stay in our hearts. Love and Hugs, JB

        3. Dear Janet and Judy,

          Beautiful boys indeed! RIP Evening Attire — running with Black Tie Affair now.
          We will miss you.

          Thanks for the posts, Judy.

          Hugs and Love


    Some photos of the big guy,He will have much to say on friday.

    Goldikova is to visit Dubawi this season She has a yearling filly by him called Goldistyle and her sister Galikova will visit War Front.Goldi is due to foal in a few weeks by Galileo

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Healing Prayers for Hovis; sweet boy.

      Wishing safe foaling and healthy babies for Goldi and her sister. Love and Hugs, JB


    A fascinating article about the Player and how his laid back attitude helped in his recovery
    Hovis is doing well today and according the staff he is the ‘model patient’,PU Hovey

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Glad Hovis is recovering well. Sending healing prayers. Congrats to Winx, Cracksman, Accelerate, Frankie D and all the winners. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

    2. Dear Sheena and Z Fans:

      Read that The Player is going to stand at stud. Wishing him a safe, healthy, happy life. Love and Hugs, JB

    3. It was such fun to meet The Player in person (horse) back in November. His owner/trainer/BFF Buff Bradley had an open house to thank people for their support and allow a “meet and greet.” The vet from LSU was also there and received lots of thanks for all they did down there to save this courageous horse. ❤️❤️❤️

      1. Dear Sandy:

        Great that you got to meet him. Wishing him a happy life. Love and Hugs, JB


    Winx named best racehorse in the world(alongside Cracksman.Rather annoyed how can you compare him to Winx?)Frankie Dettori was named best Jockey.The Arc best race and Accelerate best dirt horse.Huge congratulations to all winnersX

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

    Have a peaceful evening. Love You. Happy Dreams. Hugs, JB

  20. Congrats to the wonderful Winx. She is the best racehorse in the world!

    Xbox TV has a video of the Japanese filly, Aerolithe, galloping. She is beautiful with a nice long flowing tail that is snow white on the end. Wears a headdress (know that is not the correct name for it) which reminds me of Gate Dance. Safe trip to all in the Pegasus races.

    1. Dear Shirlee and Z Fans:

      Found this article with photo and video of Aerolithe. She is gorgeous; you can see that beautiful tail. Godspeed Beauty.

      Shirlee, she has Deputy Minister, Sunday Silence and your beloved Alydar in her genes. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. OOPs: Not sure everything came through on the above link. Trying again. Love and Hugs, JB

      2. Dear Shirlee and Judy,

        Aerolithe is simply beautiful! Best of luck to her — I am a fan!
        What a lovely girl and oh, that tail!

        Hugs and Love

  21. Make that Gate Dancer!

  22. Congratuations to Rafa for reaching the Men’s final in Melbourne by beating the up and coming Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-2 6-4 6-0.Petra Kvitova and Naomi Osaka have reached the Ladies final.Kvitova is back on top form after getting stabbed in the arm a few years ago in a break in.

  23. Dear Sheena:

    Have a good night. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Have a restful night and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  25. Dear Judy.Lady Aurelia is to visit Curlin.Hope we get good news from Hovis tomorrow.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Prayers and positive thoughts for healing and a complete recovery for our “Hovis the Great”. Bless him and give him good health — watch over him, St. Francis.

      Lots of love and Big Hugs

      1. Dear Sheena and Marshall:

        Adding my prayers to yours for our Hovis. Love and Hugs, JB

  26. PS: thanks for news on Lady A. Great match; wonderful pedigree for this potential baby.
    Love and Hugs, JB


    Hovis’s version of the eviction and you can be certain it’s different than Mother’s!And he has life changing news next week???He should be on his way home .Safe trips to all horses this week.

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