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!

206 comments

  1. Dear Sheena:

    Excellent idea; hope it’s adopted. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Stay comfy and cozy and Happy Dreams. Love You. Hugs, JB

  3. Dear Z Fans:

    Max will be tested in the Cigar Mile on Saturday. Maxie will carry the highest weight of 122 lbs. Godspeed; safe and sound beautiful boy. Love you. Know you will give it your all, as always. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/237298/nine-likely-to-face-maximum-security-in-cigar-mile

    1. Dear Judy,

      Joining you in wishing Godspeed to beautiful Maximum Security and the very Best of Luck, too. Hope he succeeds! Sure would like to see him win this. My second choice would be Spun to Run — I have a soft spot for his sire, Hard Spun.

      Thanks for posting the link. Safe and sound racing to all.
      Hugs and Love

      1. Dear Marshall:

        I think Spun will be Maxie’s main competition in this one. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Wishing all the best for Maximum Security. I don’t think anyone deserves to win more. Will forever be the true 2019 Kentucky Derby winner.

      1. Dear Kathleen:

        My feelings exactly. Love and Hugs, JB

  4. Ziconic looks so good, with his knees practically hitting his chin!! Should be a nice hunter-type.

    Such a fancy little horse John Sadler is riding, with his beautiful expression and snappy knees. Does anyone know JS’s history before training racehorses? Obviously a very good rider over fences.

  5. Great they fixed the web.
    Ziconic, I think he is happy over there.
    Love you Ziconic enjoy your new life.
    Big hugs and kisses Ingrid.

  6. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2392071957586833&set=a.156927041101347&type=3&theater

    Treve and Dubawi’s colt has been named Qous.No idea how it’s pronounced but it’s Arabic fot Arc.He is in training with the master Andre Fabre.

    Dear Judy.Continued prayers for Charlie and all at the farm,Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the little sweeties.Love and Hugs SheenaX

    RIP Little Bub who died peacefully yeserday.A Dwarf cat like Grumpy it had affected her bones as well.How she came to walk is a miracle in itself she raised nearly a million $$ for unwanted cats,Her dude and his family are heartbroken but so grateful she died her own way.Sleep tight Little one you touched the worldX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Texted Angela today asking how the horses are doing. Haven’t heard back yet. Thanks for your continued prayers.

      RIP beautiful Little Bub. So sorry for his people too. Always devastating to lose them. Love and Hugs, JB

  7. So happy that things are going well for Ziconic. I’m sure he’ll be ready in his own time. Zenyatta and her family are so blessed to have owners who truly love and care for them. Thanks for all the sharing.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Happy, healthy lives to all of Lady Rothschild’s horses in their new homes. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

      1. Dear Judy.I read the history of Newsells stud where Nathaniel stands the manor house was worth £6 at the time of the Doomsday book.Such an amazing history.A mare in foal to Kingman went to Coolmore’s MV Magnier for over 2 million Coplaw is expected to visit Galileo next.Goodnight God bless you and all the sweeties,Love and hugsX

  8. Thanks for the Zi update.
    He looks beautiful.
    Also enjoyed the photo of John Sadller and his beautiful horse.
    Makes my heart go pitter patter!
    Love to all. Enjoy the horse show.

  9. https://www.racing.com/news/2019-12-05/news-winx-in-foal?fbclid=IwAR0wP6AjGz5xMADCpn1ckbXdLHVT7oPuPOuA2lDoeCQFfrHekjOPS8sPoIM

    Hopefully an announcement on Monday.I believe she had to be covered 3 times before getting into foal.
    Delta’s Eoyalty will make her debut tomorrow at Kempton.Good luck.

    1. Delta’s Royalty Typo!

  10. Dear Judy.Hope life has improved ay the farm,Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties,Love and hug SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Still no word from the farm; I called again today and left a message.

      Hope all is well with Winx; safe pregnancy and foaling. Godspeed Delta’s Royalty. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Goodnight and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  12. Sweet dreams, Zenyatta!
    Hope you are snug and warm in your stall. Stay healthy and happy, sweet girl!

    Hugs and Love

  13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2aP85HnC0k&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR15CZYdmgwgxfcivMwecsxcosdr9SrzoGSRrBc3VmclcqNujb_uhzVq84I

    Such a lovely story about Hartnell and Reg Fleming.Godolphin will still own him but Reg will be his custodian.\Happy days!

    1. Awww, how wonderful!
      Thanks for posting this link, Sheena. I love happy stories. Kudos to Godolphin and congrats to Reg Fleming. So glad Hartnell will remain with his friend — they obviously have a bond. Sweet!
      😊

      Hugs and Love

  14. https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Watch_Royal_Deltas_foal_Deltas_Royalty_wins_on_debut_123?fbclid=IwAR239fvSG7ttRIJCGsRycCNZZN6_JSSmmhS4O14WDrEcpMg8CWtXUBpvKYo

    Delta’s Royalty had to survive a lengthy stewards inquiry when winning her first race at Kempton.She veered out from the rails and caused interference.She really is a beautiful filly.Congratulations!

    1. Dear Sheena,

      That was some move! Glad DR wasn’t disqualified. Congratulations to her and her connections. She is a bit green yet, but I sure hope she does well in her career. Also, it’s nice to hear Mr. Leon say she will not be sold.

      Hugs and Love

    2. Thanks for sharing.
      Gulp….what a close one. Be safe out there precious baby girl.
      I still cry about her Momma. Oh, when Bill Mott was leading RD to the van. That will stay with me forever.
      Love to all.

      1. Me, too, Neighbor Ann. Royal Delta should still be here. 😔
        Bless this wonderful little girl and keep her safe.

        Ann,
        I heard Dean yesterday with “It’s a Marshmallow World”!
        Ah, tis the season. 😊

        Hugs and Love

        1. Sing it Dean!
          A nice dusting would be fun.
          Luv ya!

  15. Judy,
    Hope all is well at the farm. Hope you hear soon. Godspeed to Max. He and his team deserve all the good luck that can come their way.

    Still waiting to see OB run.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      I hope so too. Haven’t heard yet. Will call again tomorrow. Rooting for our Max. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Dear Judy,

        I’m with you — best of luck to Max; stay safe and sound, brave boy.
        Prayers continued for Charlie and all the horses at the farm. ❤️

        Hugs and Love

        1. Dear Marshall:

          Thank you so much. Posted an update on the farm and video of Charlie below. Love and Hugs, JB

  16. https://twitter.com/FrankieDettori/status/1202980465789087749

    Congratulations Frankie!Best jockey for 2019.He’s had an amazing season 19 group 1’s.And his girl Enable continues next year….

  17. http://winxhorse.com.au/media-release-winx-is-expecting-her-first-foal-in-spring/?fbclid=IwAR1zth1GOEs2hUh5heLi_E5rDAnIdyxwNj0Aptac7q-klus3hcQk6bCIOV4

    The confirmation that Winx is in foal.Wishing the wondermare a safe pregnancy and easy delivery.Congratulations mamaX

    1. Congrats to Frankie and all the best to Enable in the upcoming year!

      Best wishes to Winx for a smooth healthy pregnancy and problem-free delivery. Bless you beautiful girl!

      Hugs and Love

  18. Dear Sheena:

    Congrats to RD; glad she came out victorious. Congrats to Frankie D. All the very best to beautiful Winx in her pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Goodnight. Stay comfy and cozy. Love and Hugs, JB

  20. Update on Hovis.Hoof is healing nicely but proud flesh has developed.This will removed on Monday.There will be lot of blood ( the mothership is not squeamish)They will pack the hoof for 48hrs when hopefully it will have clotted so then Herman the German plus CNSM can work their magic.Karen hopes he does;nt bleed too much and so do weX

    Dear Judy.I hope you hear from the farm soon.Poor Hovis does’nt do anything by halves,Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

    1. Dear Sheena,

      Thanks for the Hovis update. Hope he doesn’t bleed too much, too — but if that’s what it takes for him to get well, prayers and blessings upon him. Power Up, Hovis and all the best of healing with Herman and CNSM on the job.

      ❤️ 🙏

      Hugs and Love

    2. Dear Sheena:

      Sending healing prayers to our Hovis. Power Up beautiful boy. Love and Hugs, JB

  21. Judy,
    Godspeed to your boy, Max and all in the race.

    Sheena,
    Thanks for the update on Hovis. Poor boy has had a rough times. Healing prayers going his way.

    1. Dear Shirlee:

      Maxi did it. Congrats beautiful boy. Love and Hugs, JB

      1. Judy,
        \I am so happy for your boy, Max. I won’t rehash the Derby but I hope he gets the respect he deserves. He did it in style and looked as if he had more in the “tank.”

        Spun to Run did his best. Just was not good enough to beat Max.

        1. Dear Shirlee:

          Hope Max stays healthy and wins the Pegasus, if he goes. Have read that may be what’s next for him. Love the boy. Spun to Run was valiant in his effort. Love and Hugs, JB

  22. Ziconic has the same work ethics he had before, but this time he is enjoying himself. He’s trying so hard to be a good jumper; he looks so happy and beautiful, and has great form. Congratulations Ziconic, you are going to be a great ambassador!!!!! Love you!!!!

  23. https://twitter.com/Sandownpark/status/1203331238456635392

    A Thrilling finish to the Tingle Creek as Defi du Seuil beats the evergreen Un de Sceaux.Rematch between Might Bite and Native River did’nt materialise as Bite got rid of Nico early on.Native River won by 30lengths.Congratulations Defi and Native River.

  24. A very sad end to racing at Sandown as the popular Houblon des Obeaux died of a heart attack.A yellow flag was shown but jockeys did’nt stop.Chequered flag means to avoid the fence yellow means stop.Stewards inquiry now.Houbie was 12yrs old and did’nt deserve that.Everyone is guttedRIP Houbie you always did your best and you will be sadly missed.

    1. RIP Houblon 😢😢😢Love and Hugs, JB

    1. Dear Sheena,

      The flag certainly is visible in that photo. They should have stopped.

      RIP Houblon des Obeaux, farewell brave boy. So sad — condolences to all connections.

      Hugs and Love

  25. As the race caller said, he smoked them. Congratulations to Maximum Security. Brilliant win in the Cigar Mile.

    1. Dear Sheena:

      Over the moon for Max; showed ‘em how it’s done. Congrats beautiful boy.

      Heard from Angela today. Still a few horses symptomatic, but appears the worst is over and quarantine should be lifted soon. She sent me a new video of Charlie; I’ll post it later. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties

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

    Have a peaceful evening and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB

  27. Dear Z Fans:

    Thank you all for your prayers. Looks like the quarantine at the farm should be over in about a week. Angela sent me this video today. She had just groomed Charlie and he’s feeling good. Little Figgy, Willow, Bentley, Harley and Fancy are all better too. Hope the video comes through. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://share.icloud.com/photos/0pmySW2f3m1TCHKU3AZlCwx1g

    1. Dear Judy.Thrilled to hear the good news about Charlie and the sweeties.I saw Max’s win on the Tribe.Congratulations to him and his team.The tributes have flowed in for Houblon.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX

      1. It took me awhile to access the video.Charlie looks full of life and snow too!Good to see him happy and well.Love and Hugs

    2. Dear Judy,
      Glad to hear that the worst is over and Charlie is feeling well. I tried to watch the video, it got a message that I would be “joining “ something- wasn’t sure if I wanted to do that?
      Love and hugs,
      Sandy

      1. Dear Sandy:

        Will try emailing the video to you. Love and Hugs, JB

  28. Dear Shirlee and Z Fans:

    Here’s the race replay of the Cigar Mile today. Congrats Maxi!

    Shirlee, your boy Spun to Run ran a good second. Love and Hugs, JB

    https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/race/usa/aqu/2019/12/7/10/cigar-mile-h-g1

    1. Dear Judy,

      Thanks for posting the replay of the Cigar Mile. Wow, Max really ran well! Congratulations to him and all his connections! Yes, he “smoked them” for sure.
      Congrats to Spun to Run for getting second, too.

      Glad to hear some good news from the farm. Charlie looks to be feeling good in that video! Good that Figgy, Willow, Bentley, Harley and Fancy are improving, too. Yay!

      Hugs and Love

      1. Dear Marshall:

        Yes, Charlie’s feeling good, thank Heaven. Thank you for your sweet thoughts for him and all the horses. Love and Hugs, JB

    2. Congrats to Maximum Security and all of his connections. Saving the best…Cigar would approve.

      Great news about Charlie and farm. Is that a blanket he is wearing? LOL.
      Power Up Hovis.
      Congrats to the flying jockey Frankie D. What a year.

      Wonder how the horse show was? Love to all.

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