Friday Photos: The Must-See Edition!

Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm


Happy Friday!

Today’s extra special edition of Friday Photos features Zenyatta and her new Medaglia d’Oro filly photographed by Alys Emson.

We’re on our way to Lane’s End to meet this adorable girl—and to share more photos and video footage with you.

Enjoy!
-Team Z

Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm



Alys Emson/Lane's End Farm

Alys Emson/Lane’s End Farm

849 comments

  1. Minding has met with a setback and will out for the rest of the summer.I had really hoped to see her at RA this year.According to Aidan she will return for an autumn campaign.Power up cariadX

    1. Too bad. Was looking forward to seeing her run. Healing prayers.

    2. Dear Sheena:

      Wishing Minding a complete recovery. Power Up beautiful girl. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Sheena, Judy and Donna,

        Me, too. Hope Minding has a smooth recovery. Power Up, Minding!

        Hugs and Love

  2. Zenyatta and baby z I am wishing you a beautiful day. Just checking in on you!
    Momma, try to keep your frisky baby z from running too wild. It just makes me nervous and I am too old for that. ha
    Love you with kisses and to baby z, all your sons,
    Z princess and my Sir
    Auntie Sally B

  3. Dear Judy,

    I left a comment on the Secretariat article on the previous page.

    Hugs, Kathy

    1. Dear Kathy:

      Just read your post. Glad you enjoyed the article on Big Red. We have missed hearing from you! Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Judy,

        Thanks! Have a lovely long weekend!

        Hugs, Kathy

  4. Mrs G’s first chick has arrived at Glaslyn today.Aran will have his work cut out with 5 little ones arriving.Some on cariad you can cope.Many suitors turning up at Loch Garten for EJ.Life goes on.Animals do not live in the past.

  5. When are more photos and videos of Zenyatta and new baby Z coming out?

  6. This is one of my favorite jokes, although horses are not involved. And, some might consider it a bit racy. For that, I apologize. A preacher and his wife were up late on Saturday night while the preacher worked on his Sunday sermon. He finally decided to use the subject of water skiing as it pertained to life. He informed his wife and they both went to sleep. His wife went shopping in the morning before the preacher left for the church and, at the last moment, the preacher wrote a new sermon, the subject being sex. He proceeded to deliver the revised sermon. His wife got to the church just as the parishioners were filing out of the church and joined the receiving line at the end. She received many coy looks from the congregation and was asked how her husband became such an expert on the subject of the sermon. Unaware of the change ln the subject of the sermon’s theme, she replied “I don’t know. He only tried it once and that time he fell off.”

    1. Dear TC GP:

      You’re back; so funny. Our Z Family is complete again!

      Thank you again for remember my Russ. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Oops: that should be “remembering” my Russ. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Welcome back Terry! So good to see your post and have a good laugh. We have missed you. Keep ’em coming!

    3. Dear Terry C.,

      Oh my! I am laughing out loud. This is just what everyone needs, their own TCGP!
      You are the best medicine ’cause you bring giggles and smiles to us. So glad to have our friend back among us!

      Hugs and Love

    4. Terry: Thank you for the much needed chuckle this morning. Thank you for remembering all our heroes on this holiday.

  7. Terry-

    As they say Too cute! Thank you for the funny. It is good to hear from you. I hope you are well. Thank you for your service for our freedoms. Blessings, Linda. I will be at Riverside National this weekend.

  8. Just read about Devil His Due leaving us at age 28, Rest in Peace, dear one

    Thanks to my late father, and my uncles for their service.

  9. Judy Berube, just saw the photos of Charlie! Looking good! Wishing him well in whatever he does. :-) Terry Crow, nice to “see” you again! A good Memorial Day weekend to everyone, especially to Zenyatta and her filly. Sending positive thoughts and a big smooch your way, from California. Hope you caught the kiss!! :-) :-) Thanks everyone for all of your updates.

    1. Dear Anne:

      Thank you so much. Have a great Holiday. Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Hope you had a fun day with your little girl. Goodnight and Happy Dreams all. Love You. Hugs, JB

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

  11. REALLY AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SOME MORE PICS OF ZENYATTA AND HER GIRL! HOPEFULLY SOMETHING WILL BE COMING SOON :)

  12. So happy to see you here again, Terry Crow, have missed you and your wonderful sense of humor! We need more humor in our lives these days.

    This new filly is just lovely to see, and of course her mom is the best. Ideas for baby names are always fun – am thinking: Stargazer, Dazzling, Prinzessa

    What do you think?

    Best to all for a healthy and happy weekend, and heartfelt respect to all those we honor on Memorial Day.

    Annie b

    J

    1. Dear Annie b:

      All of those names are great. She is a Star, Dazzling and a Princess. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. All great names! I like Dazzling the best!

  13. Dear Judy:Change in our weather over the weekend.Rain is due.It was a joy to see bob no 3 arrive at last.The chicks at Manton Bay are growing so fast!Very well fed by dad.Mei-Xiang has been inseminated on the 25th.She was later coming into estrus this year.They will have to wait until late September this year for hopefully a cub.I haven’t heard news of Herman’s visit yet.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT Cap Hercules Frank Bentley Willow and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  14. Daddy’s Lil Darling enjoying life at Epsom.Scroll down.
    http://www.facebook.com/britishchampionseries/

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Page not available…

      Hugs, Kathy

        1. Dear Sheena,

          Daddy’s Lil Darling is a lovely girl, and from the looks of it, she isn’t a biter — either that or she really likes Kenny McPeek. Good Luck and health to her!

          Winter sure is a beauty, also. Safe and sound racing to all.

          Hugs and Love

  15. On this day in 1961 at Windfields farm a little colt was born.He was to become one of the most influential sires of the 20th century.His name was Northern Dancer.He sired our last Triple Crown winner Nijinsky and the daddy of them all Sadlers Wells.He died on November 16th 1990 at the grand age of 29 after a severe bout of colic and taken home for burial.His legacy lives on.

    Remembering all your servicemen men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in conflicts past and present.Lest we forget.RIP

    1. Northern Dancer was not one of the most influential sires of the 20th century. He was the standout sire of the 20th century, and maybe of all time. He won the KD and the Preakness, and but for being held back in the Belmont by his jockey, he would have won that race too. He set a record in the KD that was only surpassed by Secretariat. His return to Oshawa from Maryland after his death is a tribute to the high regard in which he was held by his people and all of Canada. He was also the first horse to enter the Canadian Hall of Fame. Secretariat later joined him. This is his story.

      http://www.cbc.ca/sports/canada-150-northern-dancer-1.4095345

      1. These are not my words just reported on Wiki as one of the most influential stallions of the 20th century.Any horse who can sire a British Triple Crown winner is great in my eyes.We are still waiting for another after 47yrs.We hold our champions in high regard also.

        1. Nijinsky took after his mother, Flaming Page, in size and appearance. He was at least 16 hands. She is the mare who gave Northern Dancer a kick in the chest during the breeding of Nijinsky. She came from a long line of great US horses and was like her name in character too.

        2. Dear Sheena and Max,

          Thanks for posting about Northern Dancer — what a horse he was!

          Sounds like Flaming Page was not intimidated by Northern Dancer. :-)

          Enjoyed the article about ND, Max!

          Hugs and Love

  16. Churchill has won the Irish 2000 guineas in fine style.Thunder Snow was 2nd.He was behaved well today obviously didn’t care for the slop in the Kentucky Derby but the race I enjoyed most was Gordon Lord Bryon’s win.His 73rd start at 9yrs old and he still loves to run.Many congratulations

    1. Congratulations to Churchill on the Irish 2000 guineas win, and to Thunder Snow for securing second! Congrats to Gordon Lord B on his 73rd start and the win!

      Hugs and Love

  17. Good luck to Ziconic today at Santa Anita!! When the gate opens Ziconic: RUN!!! Lol.

  18. Thinking of all of you, TEAM Z, as you attend to ROYAL MO. I really, really hope that he’s coming along, but I do know what a heartbreak this is for each of you.

    Sending you my love.

  19. I just read that Gormley will in fact be running in the Belmont. May he not only run fast but safely. I’m also rooting for Irish War Cry and PATCH! Also, RIP Holy Bull and may you run wild and free with many others who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.

  20. Perhaps her name could be ZenStarlia
    or Zen d’Oro

  21. What a great Mother she is. The way she looks at her young foal.

  22. In the last picture of Z and her filly, I see a extra pair of lighter colored legs. ???????

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