Taking Time Off

Zenyatta at Lane’s End Farm, April 2016. Photo by Kyle Acebo.

Zenyatta will not be bred this year. She continues to do well and is looking great with her new paddock buddy—even sharing her cookies. We’ll post more photos of them soon!

We appreciate all of the love and support her fans have shown. While we understand the concern the public has for Zenyatta’s well-being, we ask that you do not contact Lane’s End Farm to inquire about Zenyatta or her foals. We do our best to be generous with information and to share Zenyatta’s life with her fans through this website. Zenyatta.com will continue to be the source of official updates on all things Zenyatta.


  1. Make that having Gary up.

  2. Coolmore have purchased former Champion Hurdler Annie Power now in foal to Galileo.She failed to carry her Camelot foal to term.Rich Ricci will retain a share in her foal by Galileo who should be a force to be reckoned with.Better luck this time Annie.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Wishing Annie P a healthy pregnancy and a healthy foal. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  3. Dear Sheena, Shirlee and Z Fans:

    Charlie was out in the far paddock this morning so I didn’t get to visit with him or give him his treats. Left them in his food bucket and he’ll have them for breakfast tomorrow. As long as the weather is good, most of the horses are staying outside overnight and coming in early morning for breakfast; then back in the paddock again. They have a routine they’re used to. Charlie’s been behaving himself and not rearranging his mates tails, so he’s in the paddock with his friends again.

    Alex is doing well; still has a way to go before she can get back riding. Told Angela you are asking for Alex and wishing her well. I know she appreciates your concern very much and thanks you. Didn’t get to see her today.

    Shirlee, wishing MMM a very Happy Birthday; gorgeous boy. Love and Hugs, JB

  4. Judy,
    Sorry you didn’t get to give Charlie his treats in person. Know he will have a great breakfast tomorrow. Thank goodness he is leaving his buddies tails alone. Continued healing for Alex.

    The Stephen Foster is going to be on NBC Sports at 8:30 pm or so our local listings say. Sure hope it is true as I would love to see IWC and Patch. So glad they have continued to race as 4 year olds. Win or lose they are still 2 of my favorites who are racing this year.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      Yes, Charlie’s being a good boy. Angela rotates the horses from paddock to paddock to keep the grazing good for them. When he’s in the near paddock, I’ll get to feed him his treats. Today he was in the far paddock which is quite a hike.

      Alex, is being very patient and persistent in her PT, which is important.

      I love both IWC and Patch. Lookin At Lee too; I know you like him too; exciting closer. Watching NBCSPORTS now. This Stephen Foster is loaded with talent. Love and Hugs, JB

  5. Justify parades at Churchill Downs.

  6. Dear Judy.Not really surprised Annie has gone to Coolmore.Hope she carry the foal full term this time.Sorry you did’nt get to see Charlie but he will love his treats.Good to hear Alex is improving.The Heritage Lottery are funding a new Dyfi visitor centre.As you can imagine the team are excited!So are Monty,Telyn and the bobs.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Love and Hugs, JB

  7. Dear Shirlee, Sandy and Z Fans:

    Did you hear Graham Motions interview about IWC’s diaphragm condition. Can be exacerbated by hot and humid conditions as well as other things. Certainly explains why IWC has been off his game in some races. I hope they retire this gorgeous boy. Not fair to him to keep pushing him to race with this condition. I never knew he had this problem.

    Congrats to Pavel. Hope Patch is OK and all came back safe. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. I am surprised Graham allowed him to race in such humid conditions.I have tweeted him.He says IWC was fine returning to the barn last night.Many have commented he should run in cooler weather no mention of retiring him.Love and hugs.No luck for Aidan in the Prix de Diane Traffic problems .Laurens won for Karl Burke and PJ Macdonald

    2. Dear Judy,

      Definitely sounds as though IWC should not be subjected to the awful heat/humidity which exists during this season (especially in southern areas). The diaphragm condition certainly explains a lot of his inconsistencies.

      Hope Patch finished in good shape, too. Pavel is a gorgeous grey and Congratulations to him and all connections on winning the Stephen Foster!

      Charlie got a lovely surprise breakfast this morning — YUM! :-)

      Hugs and Love

    3. Excuse my question, but who is IWC????

      1. Dear Lynn,

        IWC = Irish War Cry He’s a beautiful 4 year old who raced last year and is trained by Graham Motion.
        Sorry about the shorthand!


    4. Dear Judy:

      Thank you for the update on Irish War Cry. Thank God he is fine. I was hoping to hear good news about him. I hope they will give him all the rest he needs.

      Was cheering and praying for Patch. I heard he was off for 9 months. Glad he is back.
      Hugs, Marilu

  8. Judy,
    I agree. He should have a nice future as a sire and from what I have read his owner loves her horses.

    Last night it was too hot for any of them to be running. Taking nothing from Pavel and his beautiful tail, but I think several did not run their best races because of the heat.

    1. Dear Sheena, Marshall, Shirlee and Z Fans:

      Yes, I think it’s unfair to keep racing IWC. He can’t live up to his potential with that problem, poor baby, and he is a very talented boy.

      Pavel was at his best yesterday; gorgeous Gray.

      Yes, hope Charlie enjoyed his surprise treats this morning. Love and Hugs, JB

  9. Happy father’s day to the best Galileo.Lovely Shetland pony race race as well on the page.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Wonderful photo of Galileo. Thanks for sharing. Sure will be hearing about winners from AO’B soon. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  10. Hovis and mother have been out again!She described it as sitting astride an 18hh dragon but they live to fight another day.She finished as she started on top wearing her country boots this time!

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Good for Mum and Hovis. Appears they’ve resolved their differences, for now.! Love and Hugs, JB

  11. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the dads and daddies!

    Hope everyone has a lovely day!

    Hugs all around

    1. AND grandaddies and greats, too!!

      ❤️ 💚 💙 💛

      More Hugs

  12. hope zenyatta is having a wonderful free time no baby. A time off and hope next season she is bred to the best stud possible to produce a triple crown winner. Now would that not be the best ever. Produce a wonderful little one who grows up and is trained by the one and only Bob Baffit and wins a TC. I only hope her son Ziconic can be given a chance with a good trainer to get the best from the beautiful boy.

    1. Ziconic is with a good trainer already.After all John trained his mother Zenyatta.

      1. That doesn’t mean he’s the appropriate trainer for Ziconic.

        Ziconic is not his mother. His mother would never have been used as a punching bag for another horse, the way Ziconic was for Gormley.

  13. Dear Beautiful Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love You. Hugs, JB

  14. Dear Judy.Karen posted another rider escaped serious injury in Windsor after an encounter with the MAMILS today.No thought for her or the horse feeling very sore and has reported the incident to the police.
    We are promised lovely weather for Ascot.Hilarious toe-sucking scene with the vicar in Poldark tonight!!!Ross had a bath phew!
    Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Those MAMILS are a true hazard. Wow, Poldark’s getting racy. Ha! Love and Hugs, JB

  15. Will not be able to watch Royal Ascot, will be at work. Hope to catch the big races on Bloodhorse.

    Our eagles are venturing out more. the falcons are already showing signs of feathers coming in.

    Hope all the fathers had a good Fathers Day. Was thinking about my late dad.

  16. Ann gets to ride Coz!And Isabela visits Zenyatta.Some lovely photos and video.

  17. Dear Sheena:

    Great videos. Thanks for posting them. Must have been a wonderful experience for Ann. COZ is a sweet, gentle boy. Z really enjoyed her visit with Izabella. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  18. What a joyful video of Ann actually riding her boy Coz. I don’t think any of us ever thought that possible. With his love of Ann and Isabella, wonder if he would have done better with all women on his team? Isabella will always have a place in my heart for all she has done for Coz.

    Zenyatta looks wonderful. So glad Ann is here to visit. Hope she got to see the little princess and perhaps name her? I am sure we will see many more photos of her and the family.

  19. Dear Z, COZ, ZI, BBG and DC:

    Z, looks like you have a new friend in Izabella and your First Prince and Mom Ann enjoyed a walk about together. COZ is enjoying his new life. Goodnight and Happy Dreams all. Love and Hugs, JB

  20. OOPs: sorry, have been misspelling Isabella’s name. S not Z. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Judy.It was wonderful to see Ann with Coz and Zenyatta enjoying her visitors.RA tomorrow should be a great week.Lady Aurelia tomorrow in the King’s stand.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

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