Happy Birthday, Zellda!

Zellda at her birthday celebration. Her stall is the one that both of her brothers, Cozmic One and Ziconic, occupied at Mayberry Farm.

There was a birthday celebration at Mayberry Farm today! Zellda, Zenyatta’s 2017 filly, turned two, and as you’ll see in the video below, it wouldn’t be a party without a cake.

Happy birthday, Zellda!


  1. Dear Judy.No change in the situation at Glaslyn.Tegid has been seen in a nearby tree with a fish but no signs of Aran with food for Mrs G..Hopefully tomorrow….Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs.SheenaX

  2. Happy Preakness Day to all of you wonderful friends on the Blog. Safe trip to all the horses and jockeys. Since my 2 picks have horrible posts gotta like Laughing Fox just because of his name. Had 2 of the 3 Curlins who won yesterday.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      Good for you. Nice ‘capping.

      Muchie’s boy, Mucho Gusto, goes in the 8th at SA today. Godspeed Beauty. Love and Hugs, JB

  3. Congratulations to Sir Michael Stoute as he takes the Lockinge for the 8th time with Mustashry Jim Crowley aboard.Wesley Ward has his first runner at Newbury today Joker on Jack who travelled over here with Lady Pauline.Good luck to them.
    A very sad story from Gulfstream Park I think (forgive me if I’m wrong)Saratoga Breeze in his first race just 2 yrs old fell on the turn and had to be euthanised.So young.RIP

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Oh dear, how incredibly sad — just a baby. RIP beautiful Saratoga Breeze. So sorry.
      Condolences to all connections.

      Hugs and Love

    2. RIP baby Saratoga Breeze😪

  4. https://www.facebook.com/AtTheRaces/videos/1351193401703280/?epa=SEARCH_BOX

    Huge congratulations to Benie Des Dieux and Team Mullins who easily won the French Champion Hurdle today.Also just heard Catholic Boy has won the Preakness.Well done!

    1. Sorry Catholic Boy won the Dixie Stakes!Well done all the same

  5. Dear Judy.Such a relief to see Aran back at the nest this morning and a welcome fish for .Mrs G..Another Royal wedding today as Lady Gabriella Windsor got married a very beautiful bride Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaXThe Fab Four at Manton Bay!

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Glad to hear Mrs. G has finally had something to eat. Good Boy Aran. Lady Gabriella is very beautiful. Congrats to her and her new hubby. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  6. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, ZEL and DC:

    About half hour to go for the Preakness. Z, rooting for your Mikey and Imp.

    Have a pleasant evening and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  7. Dear Z Fans:

    Congrats to War of Will. Ran a good race. Nice 2nd by long shot Everfast and Joel Rosario too.
    Poor baby Improbable. He ran his race in the paddock and in the gate. He reared up in the gate and I was holding my breath. Uncle Johnny fell off Bodexpress at the break. Said he lost a stirrup and caused him to fall. Hope they are both OK and all the others too; safe and sound. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Oh my gosh, JB, what a start. I was wondering who first reared. Scary.

      Glad Uncle Johnny was able to give us a good report after the race. BodeE looked like a bucking bronco. Wow! Scary! Kudos to the outrider nabbin’ him. Girl Power.
      Congrat to all winners yesterday. Congrats to War of Will. That trophy…unbelievable.

      My favorite was Catholic Boy. Good job. What a gorgeous run. He made it look so easy.
      On to the Belmont. What next? Hopefully, not a triple when it comes to extra race drama.

      Sheena, Teddy is adorable. Thanks!

  8. Congratulations on your win, Mucho Gusto! You were very much the best in your race. I’ve always loved your daddy & am happy for him that you won. I’m sure that Shirlee will be thrilled, too.

    Congratulations to War of Will and your connections on your win in the Preakness. Nice ride by Tyler. I’m glad that both Johnny V and Bode Express are ok as of the end of the TV coverage.

    I was also rooting for Catholic Boy in the race before the Preakness and he didn’t let me down. His trainer, Jonathan Thomas wasn’t sure that he was ready yet & just wanted him to have a good race for his first one this year. Catholic Boy is another horse like Wise Dan who runs well on both turf & dirt. His next race will be on dirt & he will be going back & forth between both surfaces for the rest of the year.

    I hope that everyone has a good weekend. We’re waiting for the rain to start again here. I am thankful that even though we’ve had a lot of rain that we are not getting the severe weather they’re getting in the middle of the country. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who lives there. May God keep everyone safe.

  9. Dear Donna Z, Shirlee and Z Fans:

    Congrats to MMM’s boy, Mucho Gusto. Here’s the replay. He was determined. Beautiful boy. Nice ride by Joe Talamo too. Love and Hugs, JB


  10. https://www.horseandhound.co.uk/features/valegro-met-teddy-shetland-687489?fbclid=IwAR16hkVhUIXJhAlXgjw4DzdyCMTZOjONCwBq9QOTdqABXtlMbNRoydQOrKc

    When Teddy met Valegro.

    First chick for Mrs G and Aran and Telyn saw Blue 5F off this morning.Tegid and 5F are made for each other but it does’nt always work out as we know from Blue 24 and Monty.

  11. Dear Z Fans:

    Wonderful photo of WOW and assistant trainer Kim Carrol. He looks a lot like his daddy, War Front. Beautiful! Love and Hugs, JB


  12. https://www.racingpost.com/news/international/davy-russell-and-carriacou-dominate-in-grand-steeple-chase-de-paris/381558

    A fantastic win for Davy and Carriacou in the Grande Steeple-Chase de Paris.Video in link.A few fallers but all fine.

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