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!

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


  1. https://www.racing.com/news/2019-02-17/news-queens-silver-jubilee-cup?fbclid=IwAR2B8erwTKra4I1ZrNyle1Xwr2X9kec8GXqcF5MuGsxWYWJ88Z-5NeHRLOU

    A 7th consecutive win for the World’s best miler Beauty Generation at Sha Tin earlier today.I had hoped he might come to RA but he is unlikely to be campaigned internationally this season.Love the pink headgear.

  2. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211391772870390&set=pcb.2061198680612817&type=3&theater&ifg=1

    Hovis still thinks Stanley is a total poof and he glares manfully at him but is’nt Stanley cute!

    1. Yes, Stanley is very handsome and Mini Mom has stolen my heart! They are precious together!!! ❤️❤️😘 Thanks for keeping us up to date on their progress. Hey Zenny and Zelda… study hard!!

      1. Dear Sheena:

        I agree with our Ann; Stanley and Mini Mother are adorable together. I think Hovis misses Mini Mother’s attention; Stanley’s competition. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweetiesj

        1. Dear Z Fans:

          These little darlings will make you smile. Such special beings. Love and Hugs, JB


        2. Dear Judy,

          Thanks for posting this link. Yes, smiles aplenty! Who wouldn’t be happier with these little beauties present? Kudos to the nursing home owner, to the wonderful mini-horse group and the lovely sweet horses themselves.

          Hugs and Love

        3. Thanks, Judy B.
          Agree with our Marshall. Kudos to the owner and those sweet minis.
          Love and Hugs!

  3. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1907545332706167&set=a.202393979887986&type=3&theater

    Congratulations to Frankel who became a grandfather recently.A filly out of WordsaPlenty by Tango fire she is the first of many.

    Dear Judy.I wonder what will happen when Hovis is allowed out??Good news about Frankel.Where have the years gone.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Congrats to Grandpapa Frankel, the little filly and her mom and dad.

      Hoping Hovis will continue to do well and enjoy some paddock time soon. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Judy.Such a sweet video of the mini-horses visiting the elderly in care homes.Animals should always be part of our lives.They can bring such comfort.Love and hugs.

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

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love You, Hugs, JB

  5. https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/from-below-average-arc-winner-to-broodmare-of-awesome-influence/366787

    To mark the 30th anniversary of the birth of the blue hen that is Urban Sea.RIP lovely Lady.You were simply the best.

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Thanks for posting this article. Urban Sea, a blue hen indeed — she has proved an amazing broodmare. Remarkable!
      RIP Urban Sea and thank you, beautiful girl. You are with us still.

      Hugs and Love

  6. Just wondering if you all had a farm or owner that you want so badly to get a Derby? My top choice is Ken and Sara Ramsey. Would love to see them win with a Kitten’s Joy who likes the dirt.

    Anybody else have a favorite they are pulling for every year?

    1. The Cheltenham festival for me I’m afraid.A jumps girl nearly all my life.Hope you pick the winner though.

  7. https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/altior-might-bite-and-more-henderson-delivers-update-on-festival-big-guns/367043

    Nicky’s big guns were out today.Loved his quote about Winx never getting beat!

    Dear Judy.The 8th anniversary of Hovis’ FB today and Chromie’s birthday.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  8. https://www.facebook.com/sprintersacreofficial/photos/a.288218735189353/288359758508584/?type=3&theater

    Lovely to see Sprinter Sacre in his new home and his humans have set up an FB page for him.He looks fabulous!

  9. Could Team Zenyatta explain how Ann and Jerry came up with the name Zellda? I get the “Z”.for Zenyatta. Just would be interesting to hear how they came up with that name. Can’t wait to see more pictures and videos of her sure looks
    like her Mom!

    Where is Ziconic and what does the future hold for him?

    Thanks Team Z for keeping us updated.

  10. https://twitter.com/NTWOorg/status/1097870866132713474

    Just read this on twitter.Shameful.

    1. There is a place in hell reserved for those who continue to do atrocities such as this.
      I will never understand how anyone can be so cruel. They deceived many and treated the horses horribly.

      Bless the innocents and those who did not give up the fight to save them by bringing these criminals to justice. I hope the punishment for the guilty is severe.

      Thanks to the true rescuers. Long happy lives to the survivors of this nightmare.

  11. On a better note. Happy Birthday to the unforgettable great Wise Dan!

    1. Happy Birthday Dan.Miss you at the races.Have a fun dayX

  12. https://twitter.com/RacingTV/status/1098232703063912448

    A nice win for Laurina ahead of her Champion Hurdle bid.

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Congratulations to Laurina and connections! All the best to her — safe and sound racing.

      🎵 🎶 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU 🎶 🎵 Best wishes always to the matchless Wise Dan! Hope you and Successful Dan get lots of special goodies to celebrate your birthday, handsome Dan. Love you forever!

      Hugs and Love

      1. Happy Birthday Champ! Love to you and your brother. How wonderful for the two of you to be together! 🎂🎉🎈kisses and hugs

  13. I had a Quarter Horse filly that I showed at halter. I named her Zelda (one l) because it had a personal meaning to me and I liked it. Can’t say how the connections chose the name, but likely it has meaning to them as well, or they just liked it.

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