Fall Photos From Alys!

Zenyatta. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane's End

Zenyatta thinks this party is going to be a hit! Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End

Happy Tuesday!

Planning our upcoming Zenyatta.com celebration has been loads of fun, and we can’t wait to announce the details later this week. If you’ll be at the races, you don’t have to worry about missing out on the fun—we have you covered. Just don’t forget to take lots of pictures so you can share them with us on Sunday!

In the meantime, here are a few new photos from Alys.

-Team Z

13Z with his buddy, 13 Life Is Sweet! Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane's End.

13Z with his buddy, 13 Life Is Sweet! Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End.

13Z. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane's End

13Z. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End

13Z. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane's End.

13Z. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End.


  1. Sheena & Max-dare we hope he will run-BGG
    Mad Moose ‏tweet Wed. Oct. 30
    Afternoon fans, Nigel has entered me for the Haldon Gold Cup @ExeterRaces
    on Tues 5th November, where I will take on my old friend Cue Card

  2. HAPPY HUMP DAY Zsters :)
    i’ve finally caught up w/ stuuf so i figured i’d pop in.
    i miised every1 & thought of ya’ll often.

    as always THX LE FOR THE PICS.
    i luv them ♥

    Why You Don’t Have To Hurry Today
    I stare out the window into the backyard. From my breakfast table I can see a summer robin fluffing out her feathers. The trees reach up to the sky with new leaves that wave good morning. A chubby squirrel gathers a few acorns to save for later. As I look, I realize the pace beyond my windows is so different than the one within them. We, as humans, are tempted to hurry. And yet it seems God is intent on slowing us down.

    He gives us a Sabbath and we work through the weekend.
    He gives us three meals a day to let us slow down and we pick fast food. He gives us eight hours of sleep a night and we try to squeak by on far less.

    We hurry when we’re afraid that we’ll be late, miss out on something, or disappoint someone. God doesn’t need to hurry because He has all the time in eternity.

    God is okay with where you are right now. The God who loves you is willing to give you the time you need. All of time belongs to Him and He is generous with it. He gives it freely to fluffy birds and friendly trees and chubby squirrels. And He’ll give it to you.

    -Devotional excerpt by Holley Gerth from (in)courage.

    @pati-good luck & safe travels moving to KY.
    i always wanted to live there. your lucky :)

    RIP bonfire over the rainbow bridge.
    i posted this in FB as well.
    its a donkey doing dressage:
    i’d never seen one do this before.

    may god bless you all.
    hugs ♥ prayers, vamp

    1. Dear Sue Colvin:

      Hope you’re feeling better. Love the HG excerpt. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Judy-Great to see you posting. Hope everything is OK. But, even when you know, you never know.

        1. Dear TC GP:

          Thank you for your kind concern and friendship. Lola Mae and I are settling in.

          You’re so right; even when you know, you never know. We could be walking around lucky and not even know it. Love and Hugs, JB

        2. I want the right to bet Lord Byron.

    2. Sue,

      Is there any way you could send this to Hovis? He would just love it!


      1. aimie – i shared it on his fb group for yuo :)

    3. Sue-Great to see you posting. The devotional excerpt applies to us all. Sometimes we just can’t see it ourselves.

    4. Dear Sue C.,
      Great to hear from you! Hope you are feeling better.
      Thanks for the link to this wonderful donkey performing dressage! This is so good — I love it!
      Take care and lots of hugs

    5. Dear Sue Colvin, I have just been able to come down to my computer too! Nice to hear from you, and yes, it is so true…hurry, hurry, worry, worry. I really enjoyed you sharing.
      hugs, Sally B

    6. That 13Z is something else!

    7. I can’t believe how much he has grown since June.

    8. He is really getting big! Love his buddy too!!

  3. Dear Vampress Queen So glad to see you back and such a wonderful message for us.Hope your pain is better now.Try not to stay away so long again. Love and hugs Sheena

    1. thx sheena. my pain is up & down. i’m fighting paralysis now in my legs & left arm.
      i can deal w/ pain/migraines/CP but not the paralysis. i need A miracle for it to goaway.
      big hugs <3

      1. Dear Sue,

        I for one will pray for that miracle. As you know, miracles happen every day.

        1. I ditto what MaryP has said, thinking and praying for you.
          hugs, Sally B

      2. Dear Sue Colvin:

        Praying for you. Love and Hugs, JB

      3. Dear Sue,
        Hope and pray for a miracle — will do!
        All the Best with Hugs, too

      4. Sorry to see you are still having such difficulties, but it seems you have such a good attitude and that is half the battle in my opinion. Thanks for the cute donkey dressage video – I’ve never seen a donkey in dressage. How cool!

  4. Dear BGG The most important day in the jumps calendar ,the return of Moose.Will he or wont he??? Hugs Sheena

    1. Dear Sheena, Max and BGG:

      Hope he does. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Sheena. Moosie says that his return is November 5. Can it be a coincidence? Fireworks at Exeter? Run Moose run!

  5. Dear Z, COZ, Prince 2 and Baby Z:

    Sweet Dreams. Love Ya. Hugs, JB

  6. Dear Z Fans:

    Wanted to share this heartwarming story about a pit bull rescue. Hugs, JB


    1. Wonderful story. Glad he is taken in by the family and he will be
      devoted to that young girl for his whole life.

  7. Dear Z Fans:

    Here are the links to Equibase entries for Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita. Safe and Sound trips for all. Love and Hugs, JB

    Friday http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/SA110113USA-EQB.html

    Saturday http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/SA110213USA-EQB.html

    1. Dear Judy,
      Thank you for the great link, I need good info,
      because until now, I do not no, who I like…
      Hugs Ingrid.

      1. Dear Ingrid:

        You’re so welcome. Really difficult to choose these races; especially the Classic. There’s so many wonderful horses. Love and Hugs, JB

  8. Thank you Alys and Team Z for the beautiful photos of Zenyatta, 13Z and 13LIS! You made my day! It is cute that those two are good friends. Maybe someday they’ll be racing against each other just like their mother’s did.
    Hugs to all,

  9. Dear Max Yes, of course, Guy Fawkes.Maybe Moose needs a rocket to get him going! Cue Card won he race last year.For me it holds sad memories, it was the race in which our beloved Best Mate died on Nov 1s 2005. Hope Moosie stays safe. Hugs Sheena

    1. Sheena. I would rather see Moosie refuse to move a hoof in that race than see something bad happen to him. He’s already a winner to his loyal fans like us. We can forgive anything in relation the Moose. I’m going to be thinking about this until he’s safely back to his stable, that is if he leaves the stable.

  10. Dear Vampress Queen So very sorry to hear about your paralysis.Can understand why you prefer the pain, miracles do happen,if anyone deserves one ,you do. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.God bless Hugs Sheena

  11. Never ceases to amaze me of the strength and courage animals possess.
    God Bless this woman who found her. She will enjoy her remaining years as it should be.


    1. This is a wonderful story with a few heroes thrown in. Bless the woman who nurtured this horse and brought her back to life. However, there are some in this story not so heroic. How did this mare get from Finger Lakes to the Cayman Islands? It would be interesting to look up her race record and then find out something about the odyssey that brought her there.. I remember the quote from the Tom Smith character in Seabiscuit. Every horse is good for something.

      1. Terry,
        I wondered the same thing about the Cayman Islands angle.

    2. Thank you! Somehow I had missed seeing this one. What a great story with a wonderful happy ending – the kind we always want to see.

  12. Dear Judy Good to see you posting. Have plenty of rest for the back to heal. Goodnight God bless you, Lola Mae,Charlie and all the Sweeties. Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Love and Hugs, JB, LM, PC, HT and all the Sweeties

  13. Dear Janet Am in tears as I read this story. What on earth happened to her original owner. Why oh why are people so heartless.Thank God we are not all made the same, this mare had the will to live and now she can thanks to this wonderful woman who showed a living creature some kindness. Hugs Sheena

    1. Sheena-Agree with your comments. Yes, it is great that this kind woman found this horse and made a difference in the mare’s life. But, what about the people who allowed this to happen?

  14. Team Z Thank you for the beautiful pictures!!!

  15. Just wanted to share something special and with so meaning.
    This song touches so deep in the heart and a very beautiful voice sings it.


    1. Dear Janet:

      Thank you for sharing this video of Jackie Evancho. I have followed her for some time. She’s amazing. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. This young woman has an amazing voice. How old is she?

      1. Dear TC GP and Janet:

        This video is about two years old I think. It was a special on PBS and she was eleven years old then. She was eight years old when she first started entering talent competitions. She finished second in 2010 on America’s Got Talent when she was 10. Hugs, JB

  16. sweet dream Zsters & zenny ♥

    Today, God’s message for you is to give yourself some time. Whether you need time to think it over, time to heal, time to have fun, or time for doing nothing whatsoever, it’s yours if you just give time to yourself.

  17. Great article on Bloodhorse.com celebrating Zenyatta. Still gives me chills up my spine watching this race. Wish I could have been there in person.

    Then there was the matter of her running style, loping along behind her field before igniting a sustained drive, employing huge strides to inexorably close the distance between herself and her targets. And there was her giant physical stature of more than 17 hands, the machinery from which those great strides sprung.

    Read more on BloodHorse.com: http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/80993/30-in-30-zenyatta-was-poetry-in-motion#ixzz2jHZkI0gB


    1. As I have posted before, I was in a race book in Las Vegas the day of the BCC in 2009. I struck up a conversation with a man who was sitting next to me. He commented that it was amazing that, with Z’s running style, how she had never run into traffic in her races which would have made her get stopped and cause her to lose. As we know she never lost. I told the man that she had a great rider on her who knew her well and could be trusted to make the right decisions during a race. After all, I said, he isn’t in the Hall of Fame for nothing. And, I added, you have not seen anything yet. I then told him that this was great chance to cash a reasonable bet because her odds would be much higher than usual. After the race was run, and Z was being led back to the winner’s circle, everyone in the race book stood and cheered. The man looked at me and grinned. He then said you were right. I had not seen anything yet.

      1. Terry, I loved your story.
        Sally B

      2. Happy Halloween, Terry, thanks for that story. Have a good time at the races tomorrow, and sorry I’ll miss you, as I have to work.

  18. Not sure if someone posted this already. Hope this link works.


  19. Janet, I noticed your post too late but twice is better than none. Such a good piece, needed a tissue.

    1. Maryp NY

      When it comes to the Queen, there is always a reason to post things more than once, because she means so much to everyone. She makes us weep with joy just talking about her.
      She will always be UN-BE-LIVE-ABLE!!!!
      She makes our Sun come up in the mornings, today, tomorrow and always.

  20. Here is an old chestnut that I hope you enjoy. An old man was arrested for shoplifting a can of peaches at a grocery store and taken to court. When he appeared before the judge, the judge asked him why he had stolen the peaches. He said that he had forgotten his wallet and he was hungry. The judge then asked “How many peaches were in the can?” “Nine,” the man replied. “Then I will sentence you to nine days in jail,” the judge said. Just then the man’s wife jumped up and said ‘Your honor, may I be heard?” “Certainly,” the judge replied. The wife then said “He also stole a can of peas,”

    1. Terry,
      Love it! You have an amazing sense of humor.

      By the way, the young lady singing on that post is 13 years old.

      1. Thank you, Janet.

    2. Terry, I have not been able to be here for quite some time. Thanks for the laugh Terry!! hah hah, good one.

      Sally B

    3. Dear TC GP:

      Thank you for always brightening the day. Hugs, JB

  21. Hi all Zsters! Oh…my…God…24/7 with Mia, the german sheperd after major surgery, no steps, we live in a multi level, no getting at the metal staples and stitiches, Mia hated the “cone”, and so it was a truly long miserable haul on her road to recovery. My husband did help too. It is funny, it is my sons dog and she ingested things at his house not mine.
    BUT, this past Sat. the metal staples etc. came out. Celebration time! Not yet. I am still picking through her poops to find a remaining one inch pipe cleaner the vet was unable to find in her intestines but showed on xray. Mia had to be watched so she did not get to the area for another 3 days, can not walk more than a block or two for three weeks. She wishes to go on her jaunts and she can not. I actually do not know what has happened to my days.
    I do know, she appears now to be doing well, has become her playful self and that is priceless !!
    I do not have to watch her every minute and so it sure feels great to come here and see these beautiful pictures from Alys!! Then to find the Zenyatta Celebration today too!! Wow.
    Have a fun Breeders Cup and may all the horses be safe.

    hugs, Sally B

    1. Dear Sally B:

      Praying that Mia feels better and is back to excellent health soon. Hugs, JB

    2. Sally B.,
      Great news about Mia!
      All the very Best to her and to you! Hugs

    3. So glad that Mia is doing better!

  22. 13Z is definitely growing into a gorgeous colt and Life is Sweet foal is beautiful as well. Love the updates on Zenyatta, Cozmic One, and 13Z.

  23. Hi & good nite zsters ♥
    happy halloween queen z. i hope u & ur boys get lots of treats :)

    Today, Vampressqueen, we believe God wants you to know that …
    it’s okay to say no.

    It is better to do a few things well than a bunch of things shoddily. If you are feeling overwhelmed, don’t take on anything more. It’s okay, and you might be giving someone else a chance to get involved. You don’t have to be all things to all people; a few things to a few people will be just fine.

    @terry crow – loved ur story :) & funny joke
    @sally blank- glad mia is ok & will cont topray for her recovery

    hugs/prayers my z family ♥
    god bless

  24. Always so happy to see new pics of the Queen and her broad, tanx to all the Queen’s team at Lanesend for making it possible especially Alys.. I especially loved the 3rd frame featuring the young Prince and his lady friend. Those eyes of his are something to behold. So Fierce and fearless. He will be a fearless Racer and take no prisoners. From his eyes you can see he has a big, no, Huge heart. The Eyes have it and tells the story of his persona.

    How is Prince CoZmic One doing in school, he is smart so am sure he is doing good. Praying for him everyday. It is well.

    Glad to hear Mia is on the mend!, to God be the Glory.

    @ Vampressqueen, how are you?, glad to see your post.

    To all, have a wonderful Breeders Cup weekend and hope to see you all at the Queen’s party and at the races.

    A restful night is wished you all. To the Queen of hearts, good night to you and your broad. hope you are getting enough rest and staying hydrated. LOL. It is well.

  25. Red is still imitating. See how he is doing what she is doing? When is this guy going to start thinking for himself?

  26. OMG that couldn’t be any more perfect than to have 13Z and 13 Life Is Sweet together!!! That just put a big smile on my face!!! :)

  27. Wow! Somehow or other in all the excitement of the build-up to the live on-line celebration here on the site, I totally missed this news piece. The photos are absolutely spectacular and it is wonderful to see Zenyatta Our Queen in all her beauty of gestation! 13Z is such a gorgeous boy at this point also and I love how he is hanging out with the beautiful 13Life Is Sweet. Thank you so much, Team Z and Lane’s End and Alys for sharing these great pictures. Thank you for all you do for Zenyatta’s adoring fans!!

  28. Wow…. the baby 13Z is getting very big!…. and you can see, that he has a totally different personality than the Coz……….. oh….. I love these these horses and the Moss’s….. they listen to their animals……..!

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