Ziconic Entered at Santa Anita Friday

Ziconic in his February 20 debut. Photo by Zoe Metz.

Ziconic in his February 20 debut. Photo by Zoe Metz.

Happy Monday!

Ziconic will make his second start this Friday, March 25. He is entered in Race 4 at Santa Anita Park, a 1 1/16 mile maiden race. Mike Smith will be riding.

Post time is approximately 5:30 pm ET. We’ll be watching with Zenyatta from Lane’s End!


  1. Dear Mama Z, COZ, ZI and DC:

    Goodnight. Hoping you’re stay comfy and cozy. Happy Dreams and Sweet Baby Dreams Z. Love all of you so much. Hugs, JB

    Z Princess, Dubai, will always love you.

    1. OOPS: should be “staying” comfy and cozy. Sorry. Love and Hugs, JB

  2. Dear Z Fans:

    Please continue to pray for Peggy and Jordan and that he comes home soon. Love and Hugs, JB

  3. We lost Badger’s Cove and Scoresheet at Warwick today.I mourn them just as much as the horses who died last week at the festival.Rest in Peace your work on earth is done but you WILL be remembered.Sheena

    1. RIP. Love and Hugs, JB

  4. Dear Judy.Given my love of cats I am thinking about Jordan and Peggy a lot.I pray he will return safely.The supervet was on tonight and he gave a 3-legged cat a full hip replacement.Noel has the patience of a saint and operates well into the early hours.Another horrid case on Viktor’s page what that poor dog must have been through all because of the indifference of some of the human race.Video was utterly heartbreaking.He is safe now but in ICU.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT Cap Hercules Frank Bentley and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

  5. Good Luck Ziconic and may all horses and riders come back safe. I will be watching you on Cal Racing. I wish I could be there in person. There will be many of your Mom’s fans cheering you on to victory.

  6. If you want to watch Ziconic live on Friday, it is available Live-Streaming from Santa Anita. You will need to create an account, but it’s free. Here’s the link. GO ZICONIC!!


    1. SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

      Back to school. He missed the break COMPLETELY. Zi broke with the wrong foot, which forced him into the right side of the gate. The race was over at the breeak for our guy, so it’s back to school to learn how to get out of the gate!

      1. He got spooked by a bird and went backward! https://twitter.com/RealOneUB2/status/713717090155257856

        Not sure that was his fault. I have a lot of hope for Ziconic so bad luck there.

  7. I’ll be watching your race Ziconic! Glad that Mike Smith will be your pilot. Make him and your Mom proud! :) ♥

  8. Run like the Wind, Ziconic! You have what it takes to be GREAT.

  9. I’ll be watching on TVG, Ziconic, and cheering for you ALL THE WAY!!

  10. Good Luck today!! Hope you have a safe trip

  11. God Speed – Ziconic and Mike.

    Will be watching and praying for both of you.

    Praying for your Mom’s easy and safe delivery.

    Hugs, Marilu

  12. Hi,

    I have searched the Internet and Santa Anita Park for results of Ziconic’s race, but have been unsuccessful. Does anyone have any info??? Some fans are calling for a new trainer. I do not understand by Ziconic and Cosmic One are not entering more races.


  13. ♥ Dear Ziconic
    I was @ Santa Anita to support & cheer for you (as I did for your debut), and I must say: you are quite the hunk!

    I recorded you coming into the paddock, in the saddling barn, and your race. Now I can watch YOU over & over because I LOVE YOU!! I can hear myself yelling for you and Mike :-) I will always go to the track to cheer for you.

    All my love ♥ Auntie Judy XO

    1. p.s. I handed Dottie your birthday card since she was standing near me in the saddling barn :-) I wish you a very special birthday, Sweetie!!

  14. Why change jockeys? Seems like an error to me. He ran for Gary Stevens. Of course the pre-race stuff was unfortunate. I think he will be a great winner once he sorts himself out. Zernyatta’s dislike of the starting gate seems to be Ziconic’s problem, too? Ever heard of Pat Parelli? He can teach Ziconic that the starting gate is a fine place to be and a great place from which to run. Maybe it’s not the genes, but the initial training?