December at Lane’s End: Part 3

Cozmic One.

Cozmic One at Hidden Brook Farm.

The last stop on our December trip to Kentucky was Hidden Brook Farm. We were excited about this visit because Cozmic One had recently arrived, ready to embark on a new career.

Sergio de Sousa, partner and manager of the farm, showed us around. His daughter Isabela is training Coz for Retired Racehorse Project’s 2018 Thoroughbred Makeover and blogging about the process on Chronicle of the Horse. Read her first post here.

Follow De Sousa Stables on facebook for the latest updates.

Ann with Cozmic one at Hidden Brook Farm.

Ann with Cozmic one at Hidden Brook Farm.

Coz at Hidden Brook Farm.

Coz at Hidden Brook Farm.

Ann and Sergio look on as Coz takes in his new home.

Ann and Sergio look on as Coz takes in his new home.

Cozmic one with Sergio de Sousa.

Cozmic one with Sergio de Sousa.

Coz outside at Hidden Brook Farm.

Coz outside at Hidden Brook Farm.


  1. Dear Judy.We must pray for those who unloved too.Hovis has got a new pair of shoes!Mother is praying nothing more goes wrong.African Story and Prince Bishop are having a wonderful retirement with Godolphin.They even get 5 months off every year!Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  2. WINX to stay in Austrailia. No Ascot.
    Chris Waller Racing @cwallerracing ‎28 ‎March, ‎2018
    Good Afternoon,
    Please see below an update regarding Winx and her immediate racing future.

    1. One word Disappointed.

    2. It would have been fun to here run at Ascot, but here people are doing what best for her. She is super horse and has nothing to prove!!

  3. Safe trip to all of the horses in Dubai. I worry about Forever Unbridled and hope she comes back home safely. Take care Biscuits and West Coast also. Will feel better when they are all back here in good healthy. Some of them seem to never be the same after that long trip.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with Jockey Pat Smullen and family after his cancer diagnosis.
    Only Nicky Henderson will be open at Lambourn on Good Friday because of flooding in the area.The old NH spirit is alive and well!

  5. The Player Update for Tuesday:
    Trainer Buff Bradley posted on Facebook: “Dr. McCauley seems to think at this moment
    all is normal and he was pleased with his attitude and mentality to rest.
    All the vets and vet techs love him. He has a big bag of mints that they’re feeding him.”
    9:05 AM – 28 Mar 2018 sdhorserace @sdhorserace

    1. Good to hear this news.

    2. Dear BGG,

      Thanks for posting about The Player. Glad he is doing well and sending the very best get-well wishes. Hope things continue to go as they should. 🙏

      Hugs and Love

    3. Dear Bluegrass Girl, Thank You so very much for this update. Praying so hard for him.
      These updates mean so much. Appreciate you so much.
      Power Up Beautiful Boy.

  6. BGG,
    Thanks for the update on The Player. Hope he continues to do well.

    Don’t know if you all have seen it but you can order Coz gear. Info on the de Sousa facebook page. Tee shirt is pretty tempting. Wish we could get Ziconic gear. Would love a tee with his pic and The Red Prince on it.

  7. Dear Judy.Although disappointed Winx isn’t going to race at RA her team are putting her welfare first.Dina is trying to save another 8 horses she thinks another rescue may be involved a pregnant mare among them.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  8. Dear BBG:

    Thanks for this update on The Player. Continued prayers. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. OOPs: BGG

  9. Dear Sheena:

    Yes, I’m glad they’re doing what’s best for Winx. God Bless Dina. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

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

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

  11. All Dubai horses and Florida Derby horses and all horses and Jockeys Godspeed. My Gunnevera and Forever Unbridled, please be careful Love You so much. Want rest till your home safely.
    Bisquits you take good care. Watch out for Roy H. Get back home safely. Will be sitting on pins and needles. Bisquits hope they remember to put on the Hip Hop.
    Love Ya.

  12. Dear Sheena, Hi, had a question to ask if you know. I was listening to HRRN this morning. Didn’t hear all the talk but they were talking about Que Card. I had lost track of him. Is he retired now? He’s a pretty neat horse. They were just talking about him and laughing. They said in one of his races they were cheering him. They said he was just loving it. Looking like yeah I’m King Horse. Too Cute.

    1. Dear Peggy.Cue Card’s final race is at Sandown on the april 28th.A loto us have wanted the owner/trainer to retire him ahile now.I know Paddy his jockey will look after him in the race he will live on his trainer’s farm then as a hack and most probably do some hunting.He is hugely popular over here.He loves all the attention as most champions do.

  13. To The Player, Get well my beautiful boy. Love Ya.

  14. RIP Klairon Davis winner of one of the most thrilling Champion Chases in 1996 when he beat Viking Flagship and Sound Man.The previous yeas he had won the Arkle .His Jockey Franny Woods has been praying tribute to him.He died peacefully on tuesday night aged 29yrs.He had spent his retirement with his owner the late Chris Jones.His son also called Chris carried on caring for him and feels as if he has lost part of the family.RIP

    We also have an egg at Manton Bay maybe one of the earliest ever recorded in the UK.Congratulations Maya and 33.

    1. “paying”

    2. RIP KD. Love and Hugs, JB

  15. Hi Ya’ll~Here’s a book I just saw. Haven’t read it, but it sounds like one that many would appreciate:

    One Hundred and Four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile

    Follow the true story of Pat and Mandy Retzlaff, who risked their lives to shelter the horses left behind by those fleeing Mugabe in early 2000s Zimbabwe. An inspiring story that “showcases the seemingly small but deeply significant heroism of doing the right thing” (Booklist).

    1. Dear Cheryl:

      Thanks. Sounds like an uplifting story I would like very much. Love and Hugs, JB

  16. Anyone know why there hasn’t been a post about Zenyatta or her filly all month?

    1. No name yet either! Waiting patiently…

      1. I cannot count the times I have replied that the Mosses do not name their foals until they reach their first birthday.

  17. Patience, please.
    We are grateful for updates whenever they come. We don’t get to make the schedule.
    Many thanks to Team Z for allowing us the gift of this blog which is more than we could ever imagine.

    Hugs and Love

  18. Dear Judy.It looks as if Dina has failed to save those horses.How this is allowed to happen with such frequency I will never understand.
    On a lighter note one of those followers on our NH pages went to visit Istabraq recently he loved his carrots and shared them with Captain Cee Bee .Very tight security at Martinstown.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  19. Dear Sheena:

    It is incomprehensible and heartbreaking.

    Glad Isty and his Bud enjoyed their treats. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

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

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

  21. Healing prayers for The Player. Love and Hugs, JB

  22. Dear Max:

    We miss your posts; been quite a while not hearing from Biscuits and Gunny too. Hope all is well. Love and Hugs, JB

  23. A very Happy 20th Birthday to the one and only Galileo.An Epsom and Irish Derby winner in 2001 his record as a stallion speaks for itself.He is by Arc Heroine Urban Sea and sired by Sadler’s Wells.He is a half brother to the other superstar Sea the Stars.Hope you have a fantastic day at Coolmore maybe Stellar Wind will visit?Love and hugs

    1. Happy Birthday beautiful Galileo. Love and Hugs, JB

  24. Just dropping by to liven up the blog. You might be redneck if your engagement ring came out of a machine called “the claw.”

    1. Dear TC GP:

      Good one. Thanks for the smiles. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Oh Terry! You always make me laugh. Thanks for the joke. Have a blessed and good Easter with lots of candy.

    3. Terry,

      Your timing is always perfect! Love it!!
      LOL and thanks for bringing us giggles.

      Hugs, Love and Happy Easter!

  25. A@ Judy Berube–I just opened your lovely Easter card and I am not afraid to say that it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much.

    1. Dear TC GP:

      You’re so welcome. Made me cry too. Love and Hugs, JB

  26. Dear Z Fans.
    Ahh….to be young again! Ha ha ha!!
    Love & Hugs Ingrid.

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