Filly’s First Cupcake

The birthday girl. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

We’re a little late sharing this news, but we couldn’t leave you without photos of our filly’s first cupcake!

Zenyatta’s 2017 Medaglia d’Oro filly celebrated her birthday last week, and the staff at Lane’s End threw a party. Thank you, Lane’s End! Scroll down for more photos from Alys.

Lane’s End staff attend the party. Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

Photo courtesy of Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm


  1. Great race, can’t wait for the Belmont.

    Awesome royal wedding, they did it their way.

  2. Dear Sheena:

    Happily, read that all the horses came back from racing on that messy track OK.

    Good for Moosie. Wishing Hawk Wing well. . RIP SDC.

    Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

  3. On the De Sousa facebook is a video of Coz playing in the water. So cute. He is one happy horse.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      Thank you so much for referencing this video. I am attempting to post it here for everyone to view. Hope it works. COZ is such a Sweetheart. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Judy.Great video of Coz cooling off.Her Majesty had a lovely evening at the Chelsea flower show tonight.All in pink.One of the Windsor greys is called Milford Haven.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

        1. Dear Sheena:

          Yes, love that video of Cozzie.

          God Bless the Queen; special lady. I was reading that the two Windsor Greys that were the lead horses are father and son, Storm and Tyrone. The other Greys, as you said, were Milford Haven and Plymouth. Just gorgeous. The beautiful white stallion in front on the left of the carriage, ridden by one of the Queen’s Guard, was full of himself. The rider did a wonderful job keeping him contained. The beautiful blacks following the carriage were gorgeous too. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

      2. Dear Judy B.,

        Thanks for posting the video link of Cozmic One enjoying his shower!
        Very cute.

        The Windsor greys were gorgeous as were the black horses — a lovely scene to be sure!

        Hugs and Love

        1. Dear Marshall:

          COZ seems so happy and content in his new life. Wonderful.

          Aside from the bride and groom and the Royal Family, it was the horses that I most looked forward to see. Love the pomp and ceremony. Love and Hugs, JB

      3. Loved this video of Coz! He looks so happy and fulfilled. He looks so into what he is doing. I met him many times at santa anita. He never looked comfortable racing. He looks happy and fulfilled now. Great choice for him now. He really “gets it” in his new career. So happy for him!!

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

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  5. Lovely photos of this precious filly. Thank you, Alys.

  6. Thanks for the beautiful photos of Z17! She’s gorgeous and it looks like she enjoyed her party.

    Hugs to all,

  7. There will be a minute’s silence across the UK at 2.30pm as we remember the 22 victims and all those injured in the Manchester Arena bombings.A home grown terrorist Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of an Arianna Grande concert knowing he would kill many youngsters enjoying a night out.The Duke of Cambridge and Prime Minister Theresa May will attend a service of remembrance.
    Sadly on this day in 2013 Fusilier Lee Rigby was brutally murdered on the streets of Woolwich by Michael Abebologa and Michael Abebowale.Lest we for these innocent victims of terrorism.

    1. Forget!

  8. Dear Z Fans:

    Just had to share this video I found with you. US Airman reunites with his dog after two years. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Thanks, Judy. Love it!!

      Hugs and Love :-)

      1. Dear Marshall:

        Unconditional love. Love and Hugs, JB

  9. Dear Sheena:

    Loved the Duchess of Sussex’s outfit today at the Garden Party for Prince Charles. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

    1. Dear Judy.Yes, she looked lovely today. Meghan has really joined the ‘firm’ now.She even wore tights bare legs are a no-no!I have always loved all the pomp and ceremony and especially the Household Cavalry.Tegid was back on the Dyfi today.His eyes are golden..Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

      1. How right you are. The pomp and ceremony distracts from where the real power lies in the UK. The Queen only says what the Prime Minister tells her to say. That’s the way the system works and it’s not going to change.

      2. Dear Sheena:

        Oh yes, nobody does pomp and ceremony better. Love it. Love and Hugs, JB

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

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

  11. Wishing one of the greatest hurdlers Istabraq a very Happy 26th birthday .He lives in luxury. at JP’s stud Martinstown.Always recall his exploits at Cheltenham Have a fun day darling boy.Love and hugsX .

    1. Happy Birthday, Istabraq! May you be healthy and happy for many more.

      Best wishes to Oscietra, too! Have a good retirement, lovely one. Good luck to you as a broodmare.

      Hope our wonderful Biscuits will enjoy his time in Japan, and good luck to him in his stud career. Lots of love to you, MYB, and stay safe!

      Thanks for these news items, Sheena.
      Hugs and Love

    2. A very Happy Birthday Isty. Love and Hugs, JB

  12. Our filly is so beautiful all we need is a truly beautiful name for her, that shouts who she is champions zen d oro

  13. The daughter of Black Caviar Oscietra is to retire.A winner of 2 of her 5 starts the owners feel she will be more valuable as a broodmare and Mind Your Biscuits is off to Japan to stand at stud next year.Prince of Caviar is to make his debut this saturday.

    1. Oh rats!! Wonder if Biscuits will be able to sell his beauty products in Japan???? 😩

  14. Wish Biscuits was staying home. From what I have read, this farm takes wonderful care of these horses. Wish him the best and hope they will post photos from time to time. I’m sure Gunny will miss him.

  15. Quevega and her beautiful Walk in the Park filly.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      She has her mama’s eye. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Love and Hugs, JB

  16. Dear Judy.Amazing Leslie’s Lady is confirmed in foal to Not This Time at the age of 22.Wishing her well and a safe foaling.Lovely weather continues.First chick hatched at Loch of Lowes yesterday very quick only took 1/2 hr.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT ad all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Prayers for Leslie’s Lady; safe foaling and healthy baby. Quite a few chicks will be hatching soon.

      I am sad that Biscuits will be in Japan. I bet Gun will be too. Hopefully, they will keep in touch. Happy, healthy life to Oscietra as a Mama. Godspeed Prince of Caviar. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

      1. I am sad, sad, sad. Biscuits has a respectable pedigree with Deputy Minister, and Roberto among others. Awesome Again for example. If not Kentucky, I was hoping for New York. If they want to go out and of the country, go to Toronto. It was good enough for Meghan. Adena Springs is near there.

        1. Dear Max:

          Actually, I’m very sad that Biscuits will go to Japan. Unhappy about DC too. Praying they stay safe. Love and Hugs, JB

        2. JudyB. I think of how much these guys give and then to end up so very far away from their home. No news ever about Zenyatta’s brother. Very upsetting. Those two wins by Biscuits in Dubai. I will never forget them or him.

        3. Very sad that Biscuits will be going to Japan. At least where he’s going has a very good reputation for care of their horses, though. I hope that Biscuits will be at Saratoga this summer and that I will get to see him before he leaves.

        4. Dear Judy and Max,

          I am very disappointed and sad about Biscuits, too. I was hoping that he would be in Kentucky or at least somewhere in the States. Will sure miss him.

          Hugs and Love

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

    Have a pleasant evening and Happy Dreams. Love all of you so much. Hugs, JB

  18. Saw a picture of Medaglia de Oro today in my Bloodhorse email. He is such a handsome fellow Zenyatta must have swooned when she saw him. Their daughter is absolutely gorgeous. Love you, Z.

  19. Happy Birthday Lia.

  20. Zenyatta’s filly is such a pretty girl! Growing up so big so fast. Nice to see some pics of her, thank you! Hope Zenny is doing good and enjoys the Kentucky summer. Thank you to Lanes End and all of Zenyatta and filly’s connections for taking such great care of our girls!

  21. I see alot of Mags in this filly as well though…and that is a gooooood thing! I hope her foot issue she had at birth is done and healed. I have not read anything about it so I’m assuming she’s ok?

  22. Oh she is so beautiful…..and that smile 😜

  23. When will filly have her name?

  24. I’m so looking forward to watching Filly’s progress. Watching her half-sister Wonder Gadot this year, I have high hopes for MD’O x Zenny.

  25. ☀️ Hello little filly! ☀️
    What is your name????
    😍You are beautiful 😍

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