The other day at Barn 55, Gilbert was there ready to work. He
does horse dental work for some of my pals at the barn.
Well, he truly came prepared with his ZENYATTA CAP. Around the brim,
he has all of the different jockey figures and pins he has collected in relation
to certain races, horses and people in the industry. It is really a very unique
I know that the DEL MAR HAT CONTEST was last Wednesday….but in my
opinion, GILBERT’S cap is a real winner!
Happy ‘Hump Day’! Dottie tells me this is a reference used by people when
working a normal business week…Monday through Friday. Wednesday is the
mid-point…thus, you only have 2 days until the weekend.
This is TOO CUTE! In our industry, Wednesday often begins the racing week!
Interesting, how differences occupations can have such varying schedules. I
think that is what makes life so much FUN!
Hugs to All~
You are such a sweetie! Stay cool. I worry.
Gary: thanks for the tips!
Love the Hat! thanks again for the daily post…can’t live without you!
@ UK racing-most horses overseas will run either direction but may prefer one to the other. Frankel is ALMOST as awesome as the great Z but doesn’t have the charisma of the dancing queen. Voted for you Z-have a great rest of the week!! Great hat by the way.
Love you, Zenny, and Sweet Little Baby Z! Love to all your family and friends, and many hugs and kisses for you, you wonderful, beautiful, lovely, sweet spirited, loving hearted, darling, marvelous Zenyatta!!!
Good morning to beautiful Zenyatta, your wonderful connections,and of course to my Dumpling friends! Love Gilbert’s hat. Too cute!
That hat is Too Cute! I love it. So Gilbert floats horses teeth? Must make it a ton more comfy to eat and close your mouth. The points on the back teeth (out of normal view) really do become quite sharp.
Well today I’m working like a mad hound (pardon the expression) to get caught up but I did want to thank the person from yesterday who so kindly gave us the PBS link for Cloud. While I already own all three videos and have been to the Pryors others haven’t, so thank you for filling huge missing gap in my post.
@Hollyn, that hat is from Horsehats:
I am not sure where the pins are from, although I have seen similar pins in various track gift shops.
Also check out the hats under the “Merchandise” tab at the top of the page.
Good morning Sweet “Z” and little “z”,
Gilbert, love your hat and thank for keeping all those ‘horse choppers’ pearly and bright! Happy ‘Hump’ Day Zenyatta…and when you were racing, it was Happy ‘Rump’ Day!!
To Gloria J: Thank you! I voted :) And you know who for!!
To Gary M: What about “VICTORIOUSLY?”
JAG :-) California
Zenny I may have met Gilbert one time during my visit to the backstrech… I remember meeting a man with a JOHN HENRY pin just like the one on his hat LOL I have one just like it :-D
Congrats to FRANKEL – woo hoo
What amazing tenacity and turn of foot!!!
Since this is “hump day” it makes me think of “bump” ~ how’s that little Z doing anyway? TOO CUTE!!! :-) :-)
HUGS & KISSES, MY QUEEN Z and BABY z XOXOXOXOXO
You’re welcome. Hugs, J.B.
Hey Z…just wait until the little one arrives; you’ll have NO days off for a while! You get a 24×7 week like most if not all mammal moms! Love ya, girl. Enjoy your time now; you may not get a whole lot of rest later.
Patti in Carlsbad
GOOD AFTERNOON DEAR ZENNY,
I JUST LOVE GILBERT’S HAT.
LOVE YOU, TOO.
HAPPY HUMP DAY!
To JAG: That’s TOO CUTE! So, we have ‘Hump’, ‘Rump’, ‘Bump’ and how about…need a drum-roll…’Dump’ for Dumplings!! Sounds like a theme is going :)
@Sue Noel. I finally made it back to 304 and your story of the moose and Rosie. What a smart mare she is. Great stories.
@Diana S. I missed the “lurker” you referred to re: anti-dumpling but I trust your judgement so I know it must have been a disparaging remark(s). You get ’em, girl.
TOO CUTE!! I LOVE THE HAT!! Horse Dentistry is very important! You can have lots of problems if the teeth are not floated reguarly. Eating issues and of course when the bridle is put on and the bit is in the mouth…Thanks for posting the picture of your Horse Dentist!!
Dear Gary Moulton and DJ:
Third at Saratoga, also like Hard Nosed. Exacta Box 4-6 (Hard Nosed Sire Hard Spun, Trainer N. Zito).
Fifth at Saratoga, Like long shot #8 Texas Josh, also trained by N. Zito. Exacta Box 6-7-8.
DJ:Exacta Box 3-8, Victoriously with Lit de Bit at Del Mar.
Third at Del Mar: #8 Judy’s My Angel and #9 Three Cuties (reminds me of Z) Exacta Box 8-9.
To JB: ‘Perfecto!’
Hello Zeny! I love Gilbert’s cap. It’s awesome with the different jockey figures. Where can I find such a cap with the jockey figures? Hugs and Kisses, Marilu
WOW, I just watched Frankel’s win on youtube..Bobby must have a Huge Smile on his face…God Bless…
@ Hi Gloria Jeanne! Thanks for the link. I opened it and clicked “vote” on Zenyatta’s picture. It says choose 12 – I tried to open and vote again but nothing happened.
Am I doing this right? Is there more to do? Do I have to be a member of Facebook? Thanks, Marilu
hi Z! that hat is TOO CUTE! hope YOU are staying cool gorgeous mama, I love YOU sooo much xoxoxo
Dear Z Fans:
Some of the event coming up at Saratoga. Hugs, J.B. http://www.saratogaracetrack.com/schedule/
JAG :-) California
Do the Z Dumplings own one of these??
I have one, Zenny! :-D
JAG :-) California
@ DJ You’re funny! :-) :-) :-)
JAG :-) California
BLOOD HORSE link regarding FRANKEL:
Third at Saratoga: Favorites 1st and 2nd. Exacta paid 5.20. Hard Nosed out of the money today. (not good for Gary M.;hope for better luck for him in the 5th). Hugs, J.B.
Thanks for the article on Frankel. He really put on a burst of speed at the finish. Love this colt. Hugs, J.B.
Gilbert certainly knows how to design a great cap. That big Z in the center makes it perfect! :)
I hope your days are beginning to cool somewhat, dear girl. The weather here in South Texas is brutal, but we have hope for a tropical system to bring rain to us. Please keep your hooves crossed for us, Z. We need all the help we can get to end this drought and you do seem to have ‘angelic’ powers!
You’re right–the racing week starts today and I’m excited to see who will be racing in what. Let’s hope all the horses and jockeys have safe trips.
Enjoy your day with Tasty Temptation.
Lots of hugs,
mj–thanks for the info. on the running directions ((tracks).
Where IS Terry Crow anyway??