Zellda at Mayberry Farm, Spring 2019

Zellda at Mayberry Farm. Photo by April Mayberry.

Here’s a spring update for Zellda fans!

Zenyatta’s 2017 filly by Medaglia d’Oro is training and maturing under the tutelage of Jeanne Mayberry in Ocala, Florida. Scroll down for recent photos and videos from Mayberry Farm.

Zellda at Mayberry Farm. Photo by April Mayberry.


  1. On a lighter and happier note, did anyone see the latest update on Coz? It is on YouTube from Thoroughbred Daily News and titled Catching Up with Cosmic One. He is quite a character.

    1. Dear Kathleen:

      Thanks for the heads up on the latest news on COZ. Posted video below. He is GORGEOUS. Love and Hugs, JB


    2. I’m very happy for Coz, but why don’t they do something for Ziconic? They can’t even answer out request for an update on him. He is Zenyatta’s son too; he was even born on her birthday.

    1. Judy,
      As well he should be. He was the Best horse in the race. As I said before, we cannot see the views that the stewards had so can’t make a judgment. I have my thoughts about why so many trainers came out on the side of the stewards. Those guys are not dummies.

      1. Dear Shirlee:

        Read today that Max is next going in the Haskell on July 20th. Hope he gets a good rest and comes back strong. He ran like the wind in the Derby. Love him.

        Country House has developed a cough and won’t be going in the Preakness. Hope he’s OK too and all of them as well. Love and Hugs, JB

      2. Dear Shirlee and Z Fans:

        Take a look at this video from NBC Sports. You have to scroll down a bit. Looks to me like Gaffalione on War was all over Max’s back legs way before Max moved to the right. What was Gaff thinking. That’s a real shame; bad riding. So many horses and riders could have gone down. Thank God that didn’t happen. No wonder Max came back with cuts on his legs. Love and Hugs, JB


        1. Dear Ann:

          Good advice. Love and Hugs, JB

        2. Ann,
          Thank you for the post. Very interesting. I would love to hear what Gary Stevens has to say about the race. Since he is retired, he can say what he truly feels without worrying about what trainers, owners or stewards think.

          I don’t know if the age of the jockeys played into it or not. It does seem that the Ortiz brothers are pretty young and take care of the horses and themselves. Same with “our” Mike.

  2. Dear Judy.Lots of baby excitement in the UK today.It seems the Duchess was admitted to hospital for the birth.Hovis will be on his 3rd shower by tomorrow and they hope Martin Clunes can get to meet him.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Sheena,
      Heard that the baby is here and he is a big healthy boy. Congrats to all.

      1. Dear Shirlee and Sheena:

        Waiting for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to present there beautiful boy to the world. Hopefully photos tomorrow. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Dear Sheena and Z Fans:

      I found this wonderful video of Martin Clunes and the horses on his farm. He has some Shires too. Hope he gets to meet the Big Guy. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties


  3. https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Report_Maximum_Security_owner_to_sue_over_Kentucky_Derby_results_123?fbclid=IwAR3U8CjfKFO8ITEqBmyDlab4GHem48KQgwFf_omiUFVgTd4HeUTdlMMzUcg#

    Appeal denied.Now a lawsuit…..

    Hovis is travelling to Windsor today.The flags are out and Her Majesty is patiently waiting…

  4. https://www.facebook.com/dyfiospreyproject/photos/a.194204187277130/2420839044613622/?type=3&theater

    Croeso Adra Aeron.Tears as Glesni’s last son returns to the Dyfi which means a chick from each of her 5yrs on the Dyfi has come back as an adult.Your astonishing legacy lives on Cariad fach.Always miss youX

  5. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2019971251463574&set=a.156927041101347&type=3&theater

    Winx’s little sister Courcheval.Now aged 2 Mum Vegas Showgirl has returned from Japan in foal to Deep Impact.Courcheval will debut next season.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Please keep us informed on Courcheval; would love to be able to follow her progress.

      Remembering Glesni! Our Hovis is meeting the Queen; good for him. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

  6. The update on Coz by Isabela was wonderful to watch. He is in good hands. So happy for Coz. How about Ziconic. Any news, anyone? Would love to hear how he is doing.
    Hello Zenyatta. Hope you are doing well. Lots of kisses and hug from me. My dream is to visit you and not giving up.

  7. Zellda reminds me so much of Coz. Beautiful in every way. I love all of Z’s foals!! I wish them the best adventurous life with all my love.
    Just think of you Zenyatta each day though I may not write, but I love you forever.
    Love you and all your foals,
    Auntie Sally B

    1. Dear Sally:

      Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Have a restful evening and Happy Dreams. Stay comfy and cozy. Love You. Hugs, JB

  9. Dear Z Fans:

    Steve Haskin’s thoughts on the results of the Kentucky Derby. Love and Hugs, JB


    1. Dear Judy

      Thanks for posting this. I have avoided news outlets because just too hard at this point. This was a great article though. He made so many great points, speaking basically fact without opinion. It has been so painful because I can no longer deny that it is the horses themselves who pay the ultimate price.

    2. Judy,
      Thanks for the post. Steve always says it right. I do have to agree with Mr. West that it does kind of look as if WOW tried to squeeze through a hole that was too little for him. But who knows, there are so many different views of the race. Just hope both horses go on to have happy, healthy and successful careers. I’m still waiting for Omaha Beach to come back on the scene.

      1. Dear Kathleen, Shirlee and Z Fans:

        Kathleen, absolutely; it’s the horses that give their all.

        Shirlee, second your thoughts for happy, healthy careers and lives for all of the horses.

        Found this article just now and it appears the Belmont may not be out for Max. We’ll have to wait and see. Love and Hugs, JB

  10. https://twitter.com/TwitterMoments/status/1126095706463379456

    As you must have already seen in the US Baby Sussex made his debut today.

    Despite the rain Hovis is having the time of his life at Windsor!

    1. Dear Sheena:

      So glad Hovis is enjoying himself. Poor baby’s been through it this last year. Love and Hugs, JB

  11. https://www.facebook.com/karen.thompson.77715869/videos/10211824838816768/

    Hovis meets his public and enjoys the Windsor turf!

    Wow a daughter of Frankel Mehaayih(sp)has blown the field away in the Cheshire Oaks.Cool,calm and collected they HAVE to supplement her for the EpsomOaks

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Little Archie is a real cutie. Can’t wait to see if he’s a ginger like Daddy.

      Frankel, congrats AGAIN! Congrats Mehaay! Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  12. https://twitter.com/itvracing/status/1126117456865648640

    And here she is!John Gosden trains.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Couldn’t access the video of Mehdaayih. Bet she’s a Beauty too. Love and Hugs, JB

  13. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211825381590337&set=pcb.2179686288764055&type=3&theater&ifg=1

    The sun has made an appearance at Windsor and Hovis has his tiara on!

  14. Dear Sheena:

    Oh, I think our Hovis is gonna have some choice words for Mum on this one! Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Stay comfy and cozy and Happy Dreams. Love all of you so much. ZI thinking of you. Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Judy.Such a pity ITV can only be accessed in the UK.Will try and find another video.Who knows she may be Frankel’s first classic winner.Loved the Martin Clunes video.Hovis has had a fun day despite the heavy showers.Goodnight God bless youLM PC HT and all the sweeties Love and hugs SheenaX

  16. Since it is now May 9 both where you live right now in Ocala and where I do in NY, I want to be the first one to wish you Happy Birthday, Zellda!!!

    I am really looking forward to see you when you go to John and the track. I hope that Mario will be your groom just as he was your mom’s. May you have a healthy and successful career ahead of you when you race. Please keep in touch with us through this blog.

    I hope the Mayberrys have some special treats for you today.

    Also, could you let us know how your big brother Ziconic is doing when you get to John’s?

    You just missed being born on my birthday (8th), but you share your birthday with another special racing mare – Beholder. Happy birthday to Beholder, too!

    1. A belated Happy Birthday to you Donna.Hope you had great day and continue to celebrate.Love and hugs.

    2. Is Ziconic at Johns?

  17. Happy Birthday Zellda.Because of the time difference I always think you share your special day with .Have a fun dayXSpecial wishes to Beholder too.

  18. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211830044386904&set=pcb.2180957171970300&type=3&theater&ifg=1

    Hovis meets Royalty.Sophie Countess of Wessex dropped by to say Hello.You can see our boy was really impressed!

  19. The Colorado Avalanches hockey team now knows how Mr. West feels,

    “Upon further review”…….no goal.

  20. Why did u quit posting things about Zenyatta. I’ve really enjoyed reading about her.

  21. Why did u quit posting things about Zenyatta. I’ve really enjoyed reading about her. This the first time I wrote anything.

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