Ziconic Begins His New Career

Ziconic with Linda Moss and George Bedar


Dear Fans,

I am delighted to share with you that Ziconic is moving on to his next career as an Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred! I couldn’t be happier that he now has a new home and is being welcomed into the loving arms of Linda Moss (Cousins of the Heart) and her husband, George Bedar.

Filled with enthusiasm, Linda remarks, “George and I are so incredibly honored and over the moon to have the opportunity to provide for Ziconic and to take the journey with him in the coming chapters of his life as an OTTB. This is the stuff dreams are made of, and having him join our family is beyond words.”

Ziconic will also be joining his Mom’s stablemate Milyone (also a Moss horse trained by John Shirreffs) at Templeton Farms, a Sporthorse Farm in California. We have known Linda and George since they welcomed Milyone, who has now been under their very special care for seven years.

It is our belief that horses let you know what they like to do. As Ziconic settles into his new home and new program, it will become clear what he is destined for. We are confident that Linda and George will be there to ensure that he can enjoy life and thrive.

We look forward to Ziconic becoming an Ambassador for Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds in California and beyond, just as Cozmic One has become an OTTB Ambassador based in Kentucky.

Linda & George recently shared two things that they have already noticed about Ziconic: He is very proud of himself, and he ALWAYS knows where the camera is!

We look forward to continuing to update you on Ziconic’s transition, his new Team members, and his new happy life.

Hugs, Ann Holbrook Moss

Ziconic in his stall, May 2019.

521 comments

  1. For Peggy.Masar faces 5 in the Princess of Wales this week at the July meeting in Newmarket.

  2. Dear Sheena, Thank You so very much for letting me know about Masar. I will find his race. Looking so forward to seeing him.

  3. Dear Sheena:

    Hope Sea of Class is improving🙏 Goodnight love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Hope you all had a great day. Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  5. https://www.racingpost.com/bloodstock/bloodstock-latest/sprinter-sacres-sire-network-dies-aged-22/389682

    Such sad news about Network who has died at the age of 22 at Haras d’Enki.He had only covered a couple of mares this season and was due to retire.RIP

    No news abour Sea of Class .A week now since her surgery hopefully she is recovering.PUdarling.

    1. RIP Network; run free in God’s Heaven. Love and Hugs, JB

  6. https://twitter.com/HorseTrackerTM/status/1149302798259015680

    A lovely win by Spanish Mission just now at Newmarket by Noble Mission he won in record time.

    1. Congrats Spanish Mission and his Daddy; love NM. Love and Hugs, JB

  7. https://twitter.com/NewmarketRace/status/1149329596757749761

    Sad to see Masar finish last in the Princess of Wales.No real decision about his future but maybe 10 furlongs.

    Such sad news about Dreaming Eyes the Frankel/Danedream filly who died while exercising she crashed into the rails most likely an aortic tear.Her trainer Peter Shiergen is devastated at the loss.Sympathy to Dreamy’s connections

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Tears for Dreaming Eyes; RIP Beauty.

      Hope Masar is OK. Love and Hugs, JB

  8. https://twitter.com/englandcricket/status/1149351324007489536

    Congratulations to England for making the cricket World cup final on Sunday beating old rivals Australia in the semis today.
    Well done Serena Williams and Simona Halep for reaching the Ladies final at Wimbledon on Saturday.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Thanks for this link. Gorgeous Chestnut boy. Love and Hugs, JB

  9. Congratulations to Mike Smith for winning the ESPY Awards best jockey! He beat the Ortiz brothers this year, which is no small feat.

    Good luck to Mike on his Saratoga mounts this meet. Opening day was today, a week earlier this year. This adds an extra weekend to the schedule, but no racing on Mondays or Tuesdays for the same # of racing days (40). I hope to get to the track to see him again this year.

    Gary Stevens is also on the Fox Sports team broadcasting from Saratoga this year. I don’t think that he will be there every day, but will be there for the major stakes on Saturdays. I hope that I get to finally meet Gary this year.

    Prayers for a safe racing meet at Saratoga for all horses and their teams.

    1. Dear Donna,

      Thanks for this post! Congrats to Mike on the ESPY win!

      Echoing your prayers for safe racing at the Saratoga meet, too. Hope you get to see Mike and meet Gary — how exciting!

      Hugs and Love

    2. I met Gary Stevens before the Breeder’s Cup. I asked him if he wanted the ‘Big Z’ to win, and he put his hand over his heart and said, ‘I hope so! I love her so much!’ She came from behind, as usual, and won, beating Kentucky Derby winners.

    3. Dear Donna Z:

      Thanks for this news on our Mikey; so well deserved. Have a wonderful time at the Spa!
      Safe and sound all horses and riders everywhere. Love and Hugs, JB

  10. Congratulations to Mike Smith for winning ESPYS. Good luck this weekend Mike. Safe trip for all horses and jockeys. God speed.

  11. Congratulations Mike Smith for ESPYS win. God speed to all the jockeys and horses this weekend. Praying for a safe race for all the horses, jockeys and their teams. Hugs and kisses to Zenyatta.

  12. Sea of Class is as well as can be expected.She is pleasing the vets but not out of danger yet.PUdarling girlX

    Veracious wins the Falmouth in a hail shower .Such a tiny filly but showed guts today.Congratulations to all connections.

      1. Dear Sheena:

        Continued prayers for Sea of Class; beautiful girl.

        Congrats to Veracious and her Daddy. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

        1. Dear Sheena and Judy,

          Ditto what Judy posted. Sending healing prayers for Sea of Class — Power Up brave girl.

          Congrats to Frankel’s baby girl!

          Hugs and Love

      2. I really pray that Sea of Class will recover fully. I lost my 27-year-old OTTB mare this year to colic. I got her when she was 8, so for 19 years i went out to the barn several times a day and she was always there, and then she wasn’t.

        She was a very young 27 too. Arthritic, yes (so am i), but she ran and bucked every morning when I turned her out. Even the morning of the afternoon that she started to colic, she ran off in good spirits. Such a horrible condition.

        1. Dear Kathleen,

          So sorry about your sweet mare. At least she was feeling good and was happily loved until the nasty colic came. I know there is an awful void now, but I pray that your memories will help comfort you. She will be waiting for your arrival someday. I am sorry for your broken heart though.

          Sending love and hugs to you.

        2. Dear Kathleen:

          So sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. What a lovely, safe life you gave her for many years. RIP Beautiful Girl.

        3. Dear Kathleen.I am so sorry to hear about your lovely mare who succumbed to the dreaded colic.I just pray Sea of Class will recover too.Your mare had a wonderful 19yrs with you and your memories must bring you comfort.X

        4. I am so sorry for your loss.

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

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

  14. Dear Judy.The hole of Hovis is no more.Six months after surgery his hoof is back to normal.I have’nt heard of any future plans for Masar they could retire him to stud but maybe Charlie Appleby wants to carry on.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    Huge congratulations to Roger Federer for reaching his 12th Wimbledon final by beating Rafael Nadal in 4 sets 7-6 1-6 6-3 6-4.It was a privilege to watch these 2 superb athletes meet at Wimbledon for the first time since 2008.He will play Novak Djokovic on Sunday.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Wonderful news on Hovis. Hope Mum is doing well too.

      Godspeed Masar, whether it’s racing or retirement. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB

  15. Dear Z Fans:

    Farewell to beautiful Kentucky Derby Champ Sea Hero. He passed away in Turkey where he had been at stud since 2000. He was 29. RIP beautiful boy. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/234691/oldest-living-derby-winner-sea-hero-dies-at-29

    1. RIP Sea Hero.Did’nt Paul Mellon own Mill Reef our 71′ Derby/Arc hero?

      A rather sad end to the summer mile at Ascot when Beat the Bank appeared to break down after winning the race in a close finish.He walked onto the horse ambulance.Not pleasant to watch.It all happened so suddenly.PU Cariad

      A stunning performance by Romania’s Simona Halep as she crushed Serena Williams in the Ladies final at Wimbledon 6-2 6-2.Huge congratulations.

    2. Dear Judy,

      Thanks for posting this article. RIP Sea Hero. Glad he was well respected by Turkey, but sorry he didn’t get to return home.

      Hugs and Love

      1. Dear Marshall:

        Me too. I remember reading that Michael Blowen wanted to take him home to Ky at Old Friends, but I suspect that maybe the long trip would have been too much for him. Run free in God’s Heaven Champ. Love and Hugs, JB

  16. https://twitter.com/itvracing/status/1150072748556861440

    Sadly Beat the Bank had to be euthanised.A injury to his left hind.It is unbearably sad to see a horse lose his life winning a race.RIP brave boy.Sleep tight.

    1. On how sad.

    2. Dear Sheena,

      So sad about Beat the Bank. Condolences to his connections.
      Rest in Peace brave boy, gone too soon.

      Hugs and Love

  17. Thank you all for your kind words. It was a privilege to have Dixie in my life.

  18. Attached the story of a young woman and the horse she loved so much. Conquest Typhoon who survived the Lilac Fire at San Luis Rey in December 2017 passed away from cardiac arrest on July 7th. Get tissue on hand. RIP “Phoony”

    https://www.thoroughbredweek.com/latest/whirlwind-of-emotions/

    1. Dear Janet:

      I remember this beautiful boy and was heartbroken that he had been so badly burned in the fire, but grateful that he had survived. I’m crying buckets as I type this.

      God Bless Ms Ellet for all the love she gave him. Run free in God’s Heaven Beautiful Phoony. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Amen.
        RIP sweet beautiful Phoony
        Condolences to Ms. Ellet and all who loved Conquest Typhoon.

        Hugs and Love

    2. Dear Janet.Thank you for sharing this story of unconditional love and hope.So sad he did’nt get to enjoy his retirement.RIP Conquest Typhoon.

    3. I remember this horse too. So sad for everyone who loved him. I hope they can get comfort from knowing how their love for him provided so much dignity and joy to him.

  19. Dear Sheena:

    Tears for Beat The Bank. RIP Beauty. Love and Hugs, JB

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

    Enjoy your day and Happy Dreams. Love You. Hugs, JB

  21. Dear Judy.Lovely video of Ebby’s colt by Dubawi but cannot get the link to post.Name is Bluenote.Such a beautiful colt.We are all sad about Beat the Bank.Frankel’s groom used to care for him now at Kingsclere.Thinking of all his connections.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Oh, would love to see the video of Bluenote. Love his name too.

      So very sad for BTB and all his connections😢. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  22. https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/appleby-adamant-derby-winner-masar-has-not-lost-star-quality/390243

    Future plans to be discussed this week.Charlie is determined to carry on but Sheikh Mo will make the final decision.Masar is fine.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Good to know Masa is alright.

      Thanks for the heads up on Ann’s Birthday. Love and Hugs, JB

  23. Wishing Mrs Ann Holbrook Moss a very Happy Birthday.Hope you have a fun day.Love and hugs.

  24. Dear Ann:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday. Love and Hugs, JB

  25. A very Happy Birthday to the wonderful Ann Holbrook Moss! Sending best wishes to our most kind and gracious benefactor (and friend). We treasure you and are so grateful to you for this Zenyatta blog.

    All the Best to you always❣️
    Hugs and Love

    (Sheena, thanks bunches for the birthday alert!)

  26. https://www.racingtv.com/news/japan-delivers-for-o-brien-in-grand-prix-de-paris?fbclid=IwAR0B9QE-nJAS_JyzA5VknUI9B2xaRMdj1OiGjv9tkw42wdnOi6dm-RgZ-qE

    Such great sport today with England winning the Cricket World cup in a super over after a tie and an amazing Men’s final at Wimbledon lasted about 5hrs with Novak Djokovic winning in the 5th set.Sad for Roger Federer who played out of his mind at the age of nearly 38yrs.
    Congratulations to Japan on his win today.By Galileo who else!

  27. Dear Judy.Our chicks should fledge this week.Big Bertha may need a crane!Stanley learned today how to keep his feathers white.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  28. Dear Sheena:

    You’re too funny. Safe fledging. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

  29. Dear z, COZ, ZI, ZEL and DC:

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. ❤️

    Love and Hugs, JB

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