December at Lane’s End: Part 1

Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.


2017 would not have been complete without a holiday trip to Kentucky. We stocked up on mints and flew to Lane’s End for quality time with Zenyatta and her Medaglia d’Oro filly. Today we’re sharing our photos of Zenyatta. In parts 2 and 3 we’ll cover the filly and her paddock mates plus some news about the one and only Cozmic One!

All photos by Kyle Acebo for Zenyatta.com

Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Ann Moss with Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Ann Moss with Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Ann Moss with Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Ann Moss with Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.



Ann Moss with Zenyatta at Lane's End Farm, December 2017.

Ann Moss with Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, December 2017.

437 comments

  1. Huge congratulations to Roger Federer who has just won a record 20th grand slam final out in Melbourne beating Marin Cilic in a 5 set thriller 6-2 6-7 6-3 3-6 6-1.The tears came at the presentation.See you at Wimbledon.He is 36 by the way and playing as great as ever.

    1. LOVE THIS AND THANK YOU brought me smiles and joy.
      (I know it is a little late)

  2. Dear Sheena,

    Roger is an athlete for the ages! Congratulations to him!!!

  3. Gulfstream Park main track, 5 am

    Gun: Another day just like any other at the track. Who’s that in the mist?
    Biscuits: Who else? Me, coming to see you.
    Gun: I might have known. I thought that you would be over for dinner last night.
    Biscuits: Sorry bro. Got detained by some fillies at Palm Meadows wanting to buy styling products. But I’m here now to congratulate the new Horse of the year and the Pegi champion. So proud of you for me and for chestnuts everywhere.
    Gun: Well thank you, Biscuits. We’ve come a long way since that plane ride last year from Dubai.
    Biscuits: For sure. You have shown everyone what a chestnut can do. Tell me. Just what did Flo say to you to make you run faster in the stretch?
    Gun: You know that I don’t take orders. I was visualizing Zenyatta waiting for me at the finish line. After that, it was easy.
    Biscuits. Of course. Maybe you’ll actually get to see her now that you’re retired.
    Gun: Not for a awhile. She’s taking a year off. No visitors. But I’m not giving up.
    Biscuits: Chestnuts never give up. You taught me that. I’m staying in training and it’s back to Dubai. Gun, I’ll miss you.
    Gun: Stay in touch. I will only be a Skype call away. You ready for some breakfast? I’ll buy with my winnings. Extra carrots for my bro. I’ll even throw in that special apple sauce that you like.
    Biscuits: You are a great horse. So this is not the end?
    Gun: Neigh x 10!

    1. Hahaha!❤️😂🐎 way to go GR!

    2. Thank you Max! I love it. Made me tear up a little. I am going to miss Gun Runner.

      1. Likewise, Darlene. I am glad that we got to see him run our here on the west coast.

      2. Me, too, Darlene!
        Somehow I could visualize the equine versions of Bogie and Claude R. walking into the mists and the continuation (rather than beginning) of a beautiful friendship.

        Max,
        Thank you for this wonderful post! I do hope we will get updates from Gunny and Biscuits occasionally. What a great partnership! I think there are possibilities for publishing some of these conversations! :-)

        Hugs and Love

        1. Gun Runner left Gulfstream this afternoon bound for his new digs in Kentucky. He’ll be at Three Chimney’s under the care of stallion manager, Sandy Hatfield, who also looked after Big D. The chestnut adventure continues.

    3. Delightful Max>I guessed Biscuits would pay a visit.

    4. Dear Max:

      Great incentive Gunny had to win. Wishing him a happy, healthy retirement and maybe a chance to fulfill his dream of meeting Z some day.

      Godspeed to Biscuits in this year’s campaign. Glad they’re going to keep in touch. So enjoy their conversations. Love and Hugs, JB

    5. Max,

      Thanks for the update on Gun and Biscuits. Great visual with Gun thinking about Zenyatta waiting for him at the finish line.

      Gun should ask Little Silver Charm at Old Friends Farm for a copy of his picture of Zenyatta!

      Blessings to all!

      Sue

    6. Belatedly, thanks for the chuckles, Max! Gunny sure went out a hero, and I’m betting that Biscuits will keep in touch!

  4. Dear Z Fans
    Is this beautiful or what?
    Love and Hugs Ingrid.

    https://www.facebook.com/areyouseriousoficial/videos/2063221183966771/

    1. Dear Ingrid.Stunning.Thanks for sharing.Love and hugs.

    2. Dear Ingrid:

      Wow; gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Sheena and dear Judy.
        You welcome, yes he is stunning and gorgeous indeed.
        I love animals they are so wonderful in every way.
        Love and hugs, Ingrid.

    3. Dear Ingrid,

      Fantastically beautiful!
      Thanks for sharing it.

      Hugs and Love

      1. Dear Marshall.
        You welcome, yes he is so beautiful.
        Big hug Ingrid.

  5. Gun Runner settling down at his new home.Scroll down
    http://www.facebook.com/TheBloodHorse/

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thanks for sharing this video of Gun Runner. What a gorgeous Chestnut he is; Cashmere coat shinning in the sun. Maybe that whinny was to announce his arrival. Beautiful boy. Wishing him a long, healthy, happy life. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Judy,
        Perhaps that whinny was to let the other boys know that the King was on the farm. So happy he is home, safe and healthy. I was a little afraid that they might toy with the idea of Dubai since he ran so well.

        1. Dear Shirlee:

          Yes, that’s what I think too. Glad he’s safe in his new home. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Thanks, Sheena.

      That is one glistening gorgeous chestnut boy! Perfection indeed.
      Best of Luck to GR and wishing him a wonderful retirement with lots of happiness and love. All the very best in the new career and good health always.

      Hugs and Love

    3. Thanks, Sheena.
      Gun looks great. Wow, the horses we have seen these past few years, what a group.
      Biscuits asked Gun to give a shout out for his styling line of lotions and potions, thus the whinny.
      Good Luck, Handsome!

      1. Dear Ann:

        Too cute. Love and Hugs, JB

  6. Dear Judy.Toast coughed a lot after the race because of the kickback.They will come home and regroup Jamie adores Toast.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena;

      I hope TONY recovers and is no worse for the wear. Maybe he’ll be back on turf next time? Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

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

        Z Princess, Dubai, Baby Z, will always love you.

    2. Dear Sheena,

      I do hope Toast of NY is well and escaped the big race unscathed.
      Best wishes to him.

      Hugs and Love

      1. Me too.
        Thanks for coming, Toast and bringing Frankie.

  7. Hugh Bowman is to appeal his careless riding bans so he can ride Winx in the Apollo stakes on Feb 17th.if he fails it will ultimately be Chris Waller’s decision as to who will be her jockey.

  8. The Fugue delivered a beautiful little colt on Friday (26th) by Dubawi.The 9yr old will visit Siyouni in a few weeks.These broodmares do not get much rest.
    http://www.facebook.com/WatershipDownStud/

    1. Beautiful! Congrats!

    2. Oh my goodness! I can’t believe that this is already the THIRD foal for The Fugue! Wasn’t she “just” running in a Breeder’s Cup????? How time flies! Beautiful little guy – thanks, Sheena!

    3. Congratulations to The Fugue, Dubawi and all connections! Good looking baby. Best wishes to him for health, happiness and lots of love — successful racing, too.

      I agree, Sandy — time flies faster and faster! :-)

      Thanks for the news, Sheena.

      Hugs and Love

  9. Dear Judy.Some wonderful photos of champion jockey Richard Johnson and his family today on Racing Post twitter with .Looks like Trouble who lives with them is about 26 now He won the Cheltenham Gold cup in 2000.Menorah lives there as well.Great to see chasers having a good home.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Yes, it’s great to see these horses well loved and enjoying retirement. Congrats to The Fugue and Dubawi. Their little guy is adorable. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

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

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

        Z Princess, Dubai, Baby Z, will always love you.

  10. Derby Dozen – January 30, 2018 – Presented by Shadwell Farm
    Steve Haskin 30 January, 2018
    http://cs.bloodhorse.com/blogs/kentucky-derby-dozen/archive/2018/01/30/derby-dozen-january-30-2018-presented-by-shadwell-farm.aspx

    FYI Tweet posted today Tues. Jan. 30 2018
    Jay Privman @DRFPrivman
    Top Derby prospect Mask has had setback, to miss 2 weeks of training,
    out of Risen Star, per Brown

    1. BGG,
      Thanks for the post. There are a lot of hopefuls this time of year. There are about 5 on there that I wouldn’t mind seeing win the roses. I do have a weakness for Curlins and the Claiborne stallions among others. Good health and safe racing to all of them,

  11. Dear Judy.Lady Aurelia is coming to Royal Ascot again this year.Great news!Take a look at the mail online lots of pics of Kate and William in Sweden.Faugheen is fine before his race on Saturday according to Mullins but a lot are betting on his other horse Melon.The ‘Fly’ is parading there.Goodnight God bless youLM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugsSheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Oh, hope Lady A does it again. Will check out the photos of Kate and William. Godspeed Faugheen, Melon and all, safe and sound. Better be on guard while Fly is strutting his stuff! Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Hi Judy
        I recognise you from the early days of Zenyatta’s diary. Think you also followed Mel at Daily Racing Funnies? Not seen anything new from her since before the Breeders Cup. Can’t contact her on any social media so fear something is amiss- do you know anything?

        Much love
        Joanna (uk) x

        1. Hi Joanna,
          Mel is taking a break that may or may not be permanent. She has spent countless hours drawing over the years – needed to just get out a bit and try something new. The website is still up so one can order merchandise with previously drawn funnies:
          http://www.dailyracingfunnies.com/

          I miss them a lot too.
          Sandy

  12. Coz with his canine companions!
    http://www.facebook.com/desousastablesllc/

    1. Dear Sheena:

      That is too cute! COZ seems so comfortable and content. So glad. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

    2. Thanks for the post, Sheena.
      After so much heartache and worries about him it is a treat to see him content and happy.

    3. Thanks.
      They are so lucky to have each other! Sweet of the farm to share such precious moments.
      Love, love, love!!!

  13. Dear Beautiful Mama Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Stay comfy and cozy in your stalls and Happy Dreams. Love You. Hugs, JB

    Z Princess, Dubai, Baby Z, will always love you.

  14. Smad Place the popular grey chaser has been retired aged 11.As his trainer Alan King says it will the first festival he has missed in 8 seasons.He has an suspensory injury not too bad but enough to call it a day.His last win was the Monet’s Garden old Roan chase and who can forget his superb Hennessy win in 2015.He will go to his owners Peter and Trish Andrews where I know he will have a happy retirement.We will miss you Smad but so good to see you retired safe and well.

    1. Sheena
      That was very good news.
      It is hard to believe that it has been a year since his great competitor
      Many Clouds passed away.
      BGG

  15. ENABLE Update
    Longines WBRR @worldsbesthorse ‎31 ‎January, ‎2018
    Excellent news out of @JuddmonteFarms, as European Horse of the Year Enable’s winter break has come to an end. She returned to steady cantering on Tuesday ahead of her 2018 campaign, which may include tilts at the Arc, King George, and Juddmonte International.

    1. Wonderful to see our girl back.Should be an exciting year for her.Hugs

  16. Thank you for all the awesome photos of my love Zenyatta! Every time I see a pic I then once again know all the reasons why Z is the horse of my lifetime. I have so much love for her!!!
    Sally B.

  17. Bonjour Zenyatta!

    You are gorgeous as ever.

    God love you.

    Lise from Maine

  18. Dear Team Z:

    Thank you for the lovely pictures of Zenyatta.

    She is happy and content. Zenyatta is so lucky to have all of you taking good care of her. It is almost 8 years since she retired. She still has tons of dedicated fans and popular to this day.

    Thank you Mrs. Moss for sharing Zenyatta and her babies with us.

    Take care Zenyatta. Praying for you and your baby! Love Marilu

  19. This is one of my favorite jokes. A guy walked in to a coffee shop and asked the waitress for some advice. “well, we have a special on tongue today”, she replied. The customer made a face and said I don’t think I can eat anything that comes out of an animal’s mouth.” The waitress smiled and said “Well then, how bout some eggs?”l

  20. You Zenyatta are the most beautiful sight to behold. I have always thought that during your racing days, but there is no question, Z, you are so awesomely sweetly beautiful and I love you. Thank you for these photos of my love.
    Auntie Sally B

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