Her name is…

Zellda at Mayberry farm in Ocala, FL. Photo by April Mayberry.


We’re proud to announce that Zenyatta’s 2017 filly by Medaglia d’Oro offically has a name! Ann and Jerry have named her Zellda, with an extra L for good luck!

Zellda is completing her early training at Mayberry Farm in Ocala, FL. The Mayberrys report that she is feisty and loves to be out front.

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  1. News in from Australia is that stallion Sebring has died at the untimely age of 13.He just lay down in his paddock and passed quietly from an apparent heart attack.Much is asked of these horses in the breeding shed mares and sires alike.RIP

    1. RIP Sebring

    2. I wish that there was a way to AI thoroughbreds like they do other horse breeds.

    3. So sad and now the news that Pioneer of the Nile died shortly after leaving the breeding shed. He was also 13.

  2. RIP Battle of Midway.

    1. Just read the news on Bloodhorse. RIP
      So far he has 2 fillies out of 5 mares that were bred.

      The twist of fate can be so cruel sometimes.

    1. Very sad news about these horses. Both of these champions are gone much too soon. 😔

      RIP beautiful Sebring.

      RIP brave Battle of Midway.

      Condolences to all connections. RIP to the other brave horse who was euthanized today at SA — name not known as of now. Sympathy to those connections, also.

      Hugs and Love

      1. Dear Marshall.Maybe you mean Hot American who died at SA or Just Forget It who died there this morning and First Warrior a son of War Front who died at Gulfstream.We lost 2 over here Baywing who they think had a heart attack before the first fence although he was reported as euthanised plus Overtown Express.I am not sure what happened.A very sad day all round.May they all rest in peace.

  3. RIP Sebring, Battle of Midway, Hot American, Just Forget It, First Warrior, Baywing, Overtown Express. So very, very sorry😢😢😢😢😢😢. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Sheena, Judy, Jeanie and Janet,

      Echoing Judy. Very sad weekend with too many lost. Condolences to all who mourn these wonderful horses. RIP brave ones.

      Hugs and Love

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

    Love You. Hugs, JB

  5. Dear Sheena:

    Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

  6. Dear Judy.Such a sad day for race lovers.Overtown Express died at Chepstow .I have seen a pic of Coz and Giant on my newsfeed not on FB yet.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    Congratulations to Wales who beat England 21-13 in the six nations at Cardiff today.Rugby at it’s finest.Cymru am Byth

  7. I can’t wait to see ZELLDA race!! She’s beautiful.

  8. Wonderful to see this beautiful filly. I hope she loves the track as much as her mom did.

  9. What a lovely filly. The news that she is feisty is good! I hope she enjoys the track as much as her mom did.

    1. Me too!
      She looks really sharp in the photo above. Looks like she is taking in all of her surroundings. Beautiful girl.
      Now, become friends with that starting gate!
      Love you, Zellda!

  10. A colt is born day after the death of Battle of Midway. The link is below. 2 fillies and now this colt. So bittersweet.

    https://www.paulickreport.com/news/bloodstock/light-after-darkness-battle-of-midway-colt-born-sunday-in-virginia/

    1. Thanks Janet. This is such good news when we needed a silver lining.
      Light after darkness indeed — what a beautiful colt! I agree with several comments that “Light after Darkness” would be a perfect name even if written all together for the right number of letters.
      Good health, happiness and long life to this little one. Somewhere Battle of Midway is smiling.

      All the Best

    2. Dear Janet:

      Thanks for sharing this. Gorgeous “chrome”; he’s going to be a stunning Chestnut. RIP Battle of Midway; gone too soon. Love and Hugs, JB

  11. Thank you for the update on 2017Zenyatta and her name! Love Zellda for her name! Glad to hear she’s training well! Would love to see Zenyatta. I think of her often.❤️ Peace and love from Kentucky!

  12. 48 abused and neglected horses were rescued in Colorado. Send them lots of love.

  13. https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232251/another-horse-dies-during-training-at-santa-anita-park
    Charmer John died from injuries sustained while training this morning at Santa Anita and Take a Break over here broke his hip while playing in the field with his friends.It can happen anywhere.

    Much happier news Sprinter Sacre will parade at Cheltenham on March 13th and Winx goes for a world record 23rd Group one on saturday in the Chipping Norton.

  14. I just saw a story on the NBC news that Santa Anita is being shut down to be investigated as 19 horses have died in two months. There were no names of the horses. Please tell me Ziconic wasn’t one of them. That’s all I know.

  15. Dear Sheena:

    RIP CJ and TAB😢😢.

    Happy for Sprinter; Godspeed Winx. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  16. Dear Martha and Z Fans:

    Just found this Bloodhorse article on Santa Anita and what they’re trying to do to prevent further fatalities and injuries to horses and riders. Really tragic so many have died. 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
    Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/232272/santa-anita-extends-main-track-closure-another-day

    1. Dear Judy,
      From Canada , where I think we recognize global warming as a more serious issue, it;s time for us all to consider the changes in temperature, rain, drought, and for those of us in the North East, snow, cold and freezing rain.
      An indoor training facility here in the Buffalo/ Fort Erie area has been too cold for the horses to use the swimming pool and the indoor track on many days. Ir seems to me that the recent heavy rainfall , on top of the extreme drought of the past several years, must have affected the track conditions at Santa Anita.
      We may need to accept that global warming is real and not just “fake news”

  17. Dear Z Fans:

    Sadly, off the Derby Trail. Wishing Maximus Mischief, beautiful son of Into Mischief, a complete recovery and return to racing in the Fall. Explains his 3rd place finish in the Holy Bull. Power Up Beauty! Better they found it now.

    Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/one-step-at-a-time-maximus-mischief-diagnosed-with-soft-tissue-injury/

    1. Dear Judy,

      Thanks for the post regarding Maximus Mischief. He certainly is gorgeous. Hope he has a complete recovery without complications. Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Maximus. Get well handsome boy. All the Best!

      Hugs and Love

    1. Best of luck to Newspaperofrecord! She sure is a beauty, and that BC Juvenile Fillies Turf win last year was awesome. Safe and sound racing to this wonderful girl.

      Thanks for the news, Sheena.
      Hugs and Love

  18. Dear Judy.Hope all is well.They have reduced the number of strikes by the whip down to 5 in French Horse racing .All should follow suit.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO QUICK CALL!
    This remarkable gelding was successful at racing and was born 35 years ago today! He resides (since 2001) with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation in Saratoga and has been part of their Wallkill Correctional Facility program. What an amazing guy!!

    Check him out — he is a handsome hunk! TRF does great work.

    Cheers and Love

  20. https://twitter.com/sunriseon7/status/1100874277413220352
    History beckons and Winx is prepared.She also received a visitor.

  21. My condolences from Ontario over all of the losses we have seen in the past year in the equine community. It is such sorrow to lose a wonderful animal but we know they are out of pain. My heart is heavy I also hope Ziconic was not one who lost his life. I look for him in all the sights but there just is no news. Why.
    . Cally Jo

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