Princess Z’s First Days

The first print released of Zenyatta and her filly. Photo by Kyle Acebo

The first print released of Zenyatta and her filly. Photo by Kyle Acebo

Happy Friday!

As you all know, Zenyatta delivered her first filly on Easter Sunday. She was born at 12:03 am, weighing in at 151 lbs! Zenyatta’s lifetime friend and current paddock mate, Life Is Sweet, delivered an adorable colt not an hour before, just as across the aisle from Zenyatta.

Earlier this month we held a contest asking fans to guess 14Z’s birthday, and we received over 2,500 entries. As usual, we couldn’t pick just one winner! Serena Riecken of Ashland, Nebraska is the official winner, guessing April 19 at 11:53 pm. Don Krueger entered April 20 at 12:04 am. He went over by just one minute, so we think he’s a winner too.

Serena and Don will each receive an 11″ x 14″ print of the above photo signed by the photographer and Zenyatta’s owners, Jerry and Ann Moss. If you would like to order a print of this image for yourself, it is now available here at the Zenyatta Shop.

In the coming days we will share more images from the night of the foaling, our trip, and Zenyatta with her darling filly. For now, we’ll leave you with just a few new photos.

-Team Z

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Photo by Kyle Acebo.


  1. She is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing the pictures of Mom and Princess!

  2. What a beautiful baby girl’

  3. Did I miss how much she weighed??

    She’s going to be a STUNNER!!!!!!!!

    1. she weighed 151

    2. 151 lbs

    3. Luckily her momma is a big’un! My filly was 150 lbs but lost her mother in delivery.

      This little princess is so gorgeous and has her mom’s marking exactly. I just love that Zenny has a dark bay, a chestnut and now a bay… now she just needs a gray to round out the colour spectrum :)

  4. what a beautiful filly!!!

  5. Oops, I see it now. My, she sure didn’t look like 151 lbs!!!!

  6. Oh Heavens.. She is something special!

  7. holy Toledo,151 pounds! She is just too cute!

  8. What a beauty!

  9. She is beyond beautiful! So glad Zenyatta and 14Z are doing so well!

  10. She has a gorgeous baby! Love her!! Thank you for sharing her pictures!!

  11. She is so beautiful!! Much love to the Queen and her Princess!!!

  12. what a strong beautiful filly! and to hear Life is Sweet foaled just an hour earlier thrills me to my core!!!! so happy for alll

  13. She is just as beautiful as her mother

  14. Wow! Love all the pictures. Zenny looks great and her little princess is definitely a keeper! Thanks so much and look forward to more info, pics and hopefully video. I do love a pretty filly!

  15. Amazing photos!! and those big, alert eyes!!! what a looker : ) Congrats to Team Z and all the connections.

  16. Looks like she’s a prancer like her mom in that first pic of them being led out! Darling!

  17. These pics are fantastic! Warms my heart. Thank you again to the Mosses and all of Team Z for keeping us informed all throughout foal watch. Great news regarding Life is Sweet as well!

  18. ♥ Baby! Baby! Baby! Check you out Princess!! You are too cute, Sweetie I love your one white sock :-) And, you have Big Momma’s ears!!

    Zenny, you look amazing, my Queen. You are such a great mother!

    Sending big {{hugs}} and love from California XO

    1. I still think Coz wins the ear competition so far, ha!

      1. I think you’re right LOL :-)

        1. Dear Bobbi and Auntie Judy:

          I think so too. Love and Hugs, JB

  19. Guess I will have to order a picture of her as she was born on my birthday. She is so pretty that it brings tears. Congratulations to all. PS..Zenyaytta seems to know that she has a princess!

    1. Belated “happy birthday” wishes, LyndaK. You sure got a whopping birthday present! Love and hugZ, Trina

    2. Lynda, now I remember how you wrote about having watched your mare give birth to a colt (you later named him Special Gift) at 1am under the “strawberry moon” on a June night. You had set your alarm to wake you every hour through the night so you could check on her, and before the 1am alarm went off, you suddenly woke and jumped out of bed to go look, and your Chloe had indeed just started to deliver her Special Gift. So sweet, so like Z. Love and hugZ, Trina

  20. oo good…ilove horse.. …pero podrian traducirlo al español plis…maravilloso

  21. What a gorgeous filly. I love that Zenyatta is so comfortable with motherhood, that she is being led out of the barn on just a cotton lead.
    Can’t wait to see photos of Life Is Sweet too!

  22. She is just too too much. Look at that rump! And I forget what a big girl Momma is. So happy everything went well and you continue to share your blessings with us. Thank you.

  23. I’ve been calling baby girl Chocolate Bunny Earz for fun

  24. I will show the children. Princess Z is just BEAUTIFIL. Thank you for sharing Zenyatta’s life with us. Mrs. Voltz and ALL 187 5th Graders at Westgate XXXOOO

  25. Beautiful, beautiful baby!!!

  26. Life is good when we get to see such beautiful photos of our Queen and her princess!Thank you!

  27. She’s a cutie pie for sure….let the naming games begin! That blaze of hers…Lady Z definitely stamps her babies with a frontal “Z” mark, doesn’t she? Doesn’t matter who the daddy is…they’re all marked with the most unusual blazes…

    What should a War Front-Zenyatta baby girl be named? I’m going to start working on some ideas, just in case the Mosses need some help :)

  28. She’s a doll! Yup, did get some of mom’s great rear engine (like bro Zi). Thanks Team Z for all the new pix; waiting for the others!

    1. I vote for ReZurrection!

      1. Totally!

  29. Thank you so much for sharing the photos of Zenyatta and her lovely new baby…
    Z Easter Bunny sure showed up!

  30. She is off the charts adorable!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for these amazing pictures and for the update on Life Is Sweet!!! This little Princess is just the epitome of cuteness!!! Love and hugs and kisses to my beautiful girls!!!! :) <3

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