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 Sheena:

      RIP Carol Channing. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the SweetiesJudy

      1. Dear Judy and Sheena,

        Carol Channing was certainly one of a kind — she was an amazing lady. Goodnight “Dolly Levi”.
        RIP Ms. Channing

        Hugs and Love

        1. Dear Marshall:

          She truly was unique. Love and Hugs, JB

        2. Dear Marshall:

          She truly was unique. Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams.

    Z, that Dancing Queen video of you always brings tears to my eyes; you are just so very special. Love You. Hugs, JB

  2. Dear Z Fans:

    Keep checking on Equibase to see if Z17 has a chart yet. This is the first time I found one for her. Maybe a name soon too. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Judy.Love the video of Zenyatta.It will be good to have a name for Z17.Mike and Cynthia’s wedding was beautiful.The bride looked gorgeous.
      Thunder Snow is preparing for the Dubai world cup and a US campaign.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

      1. Dear Sheena:

        I love that video. Happy for Mikey and his bride. Godspeed Snow. Love and Hugs, JB

        1. Hi, Judy,
          Where did you see the pictures or video of Mike & Cynthia? I would love to see it! Could you share a link for all of his fans to enjoy? Thank you, Donna Z

        2. Dear Donna Z and Sheena:

          I didn’t see any photos or videos of Mikey and his new bride; I was just congratulating them in my post to Sheena. In Sheena’s post above, she mentioned that Cynthia looked beautiful. So maybe she saw photos on Mike’s Facebook page.

          Sheena, is that where you saw the photo? Love and Hugs, JB

        3. Dear Donna Z:

          While looking for photos of Mikey and his wife, Cynthia, I found this one. Don’t know if it was taken on their wedding day. Love and Hugs, JB

  3. Dear Z Fans:

    Talk about determined. Just had to share this video with you. 😊😊❤❤
    Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Cats certainly have a mind of their own.I know mine did.Very funny.Thanks for sharing.Love and hugsX

  4. Judy,
    Thanks for posting Kari’s video of our Dancing Queen. Such a joyful sight. Don’t think the ones behind her in the post parade were real thrilled, but when you are the Queen you can dance when and where you want.

    We are dealing with snow and ice here and more to come. The video brought some happiness to the day. Have been stuck in the house for several days and going batso!

    Congrats to Coz and Isabella.

    Sheena, Thanks for some news of Z17.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      You’re so welcome; love that video. Always strikes me how all of the other horses are just walking in the post parade and our Queen is dancing away. Such a special girl.

      We’re forecast for snow over the weekend. Stay warm. Love and Hugs, JB


    A very sad story.Gilpin suffered a ruptured artery and Natasha was killed in the fall.Thoughts and prayers with her family and friends.She was just 22.It goes to show we may not always have tomorrow.RIP Gilpin.

    1. My apologies.The groom’s name was Natasha Galpin.The horse’s name was not mentioned.Mistake in the link too with her name.Confusing.


    A statement from Iain Jardine the trainer,Still no name for the horse,Tragic for all involved.RIP


    AP Indy dressed for the cold.

    Dear Judy.Getting colder over here after the rain.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thanks for sharing this photo of Indy in his blanket. Lane’s End takes great care of him, Z and all their horses.

      Rest In Peace young rider and her horse; so very sad. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

  8. Aerolithe, a beautiful gray mare has just arrived from Japan to race in the Pegasus. She has very pretty markings and face. Imagine my happiness when I found that she is a great granddaughter of my beloved Alydar! Seems horses from all around the world are coming for the race.

    Just saw that Thunder Snow is going to race in Dubai this year. Good luck and healthy to him.

    Prayers for peace for Natasha’s loved ones. So sad to lose one so young. We can never forget that this is a dangerous sport for both horse and rider.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      Amen. Love and Hugs, JB

  9. Judy,
    Sorry for my mistake in thinking Sheena was the one who posted about Z17. You both are so good about letting the rest of us know what is going on. I am so glad they are holding her out and did not start her at 2. With that May birthday she should be much better off starting later like mom.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      No problem; all in the family. What you say is so true. Guess our wonderful Muchie is even more impressive starting at two with a June 15th birth day. Love and Hugs, JB


    Simon Sherwood talks about his win in the Clarence House 30yrs ago.Dessie was giving nearly 2st to Panto Prince and 2m was’nt his favourite distance.

  11. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  16. 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

  18. 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

  20. 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)!!

  22. 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.

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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

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