Ziconic’s OTTB Ambassador Debut, The Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show

Ziconic and Sarah Jumping at Templeton Farms.

Dear Fans,

We hope this finds you enjoying the Fall/Winter weather and the beginnings of the holiday spirit – another year that’s racing by!  

We have some very exciting news to share…

With Ziconic retiring from racing this past June, one of our visions and dreams is for him to be an Off The Track Thoroughbred (OTTB) Ambassador for the West Coast and beyond.  We believe Ziconic can be a great inspiration as well as demonstrate the possibilities for Thoroughbreds in a post-racing career. Supporting special venues that hold our same values is central to Ziconic’s OTTB ambassadorship; From Racehorse to Sporthorse.  

The Thoroughbred Classic Horseshow (LA Equestrian Center) Jump Signs Sponsored by 
Ziconic in Collaboration with Templeton Farms & Sarah Pollock Sporthorses
Featuring Ziconic’s New Logos (Left).

As our 1st OTTB Ambassador opportunity, we have found the perfect venue for Ziconic to champion and at the perfect time of year. In collaboration with Templeton Farms (Ziconic’s Home) and Sarah Pollock Sporthorses (Ziconic’s Trainer), we are delighted to support CARMA with The Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show, December7th & 8that the LA Equestrian Center. Our “Holiday Trifecta”!  

We are honored to help promote this wonderful event and debut some of Ziconic’s new branding.  These images will be featured on a jump we are sponsoring in the jumping court and will also be one of the jumps in the Trainer & Jockey Calcutta, held on Saturday evening, December 8th, where Trainers and Jockeys compete in jumping rounds on OTTBs. Such Fun!

If you are in the Southern California area, we hope you can attend.  Here is additional information about the Show and the Trainer & Jockey Calcutta event Saturday evening:

Trainer & Jockey Calcutta:  Competitor & Trainer, John W. Saddler
(Photo Courtesy of The Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show)

You can also learn more about Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horseshow Trainer & Jockey Calcutta on the event page, which also features a great video narrated by Lucinda Mandella, Executive Director, CARMA. 

And find out more about CARMA, dedicated to providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses.

Just like his Mom, Zenyatta, Ziconic does things on his own time. While Ziconic will not be attending the Thoroughbred Holiday Classic Horse Show this year, we could not be happier with his transition to date with Sarah at Templeton Farms – we are so proud of him and what they are starting to demonstrate in the jumping court.  We are already looking forward to 2020 and great things to come!


  1. Blessing and a wonderful Christmas to all of you great people here on the Blog.

    Judy, Hope you can visit with Charley soon. I know he misses you alot.

    I am heartbroken to hear about the horses in Peru and Florida. I cannot imagine how black are the hearts of those who did these terrible things. But remember, as they say, Karma will punish them if they are never found.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      I join you in sadness at the tragic and sad fate of the horses in Peru and Florida. May the good Lord greet them in Heaven.

      Yes, I hope to see Charlie next week. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Love and Hugs, JB

  2. Dear Judy.Promises a mild Christmas here thank goodness.Good for the Boxing day meet at Kempton.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Glad the weather is improving for Christmas and Boxing Day at Kempton. Goodnight. So glad Hovis is doing better. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

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

  4. My Dear Z Family:

    Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Quanza, Happy Holiday and Blessed, Happy New Year.

    This card is for all the Innocents that have been lost to us too. Love and Hugs, JB


    1. Dear Judy.Such a beautiful card and remembering all the innocents lost.Love and hugs

  5. https://www.facebook.com/Aysel.Raif.Aisi/photos/a.591816550851298/2947625998603663/?type=3&theater

    So many have forgotten where it all began….In a stable for there was no room at the Inn

    Happy Christmas everyone!

  6. Dear Judy, Sheena, Shirlee and all Z’sters,

    Thank you for the Christmas greetings! I treasure this site and my Z friends so much, and of course, our magnificent Zenyatta (and her family).

    Glad tidings of great joy, sincere prayers for peace and hope for a better world where kindness prevails over baser instincts.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS, dear friends!! 🎄 🦌 🎄 ❤️

    Hugs and Love

  7. Merry Christmas Ziconic ! Happy New Year

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