Dear, dear, dear friends,
I am so proud and elated to share the news with you that I am now a MOM. I just gave birth to a lovely dark bay COLT, March 8th, at approximately 10:10 p.m. Eastern Time.
My adorable foal weighed in at 130 pounds, has a white star on his forehead….and some white on his feet. As Ann commented when she saw him, “he has polka dots on his feet, Zennie, just like YOU.”
All went very well with the foaling. I must say….I did it like a CHAMP!
My foal is absolutely precious…and I am so pleased to share this entire experience with all of you…my precious and loving friends.
We are all still just getting acclimated to this entire new experience. I’m doing great. MY BABY is doing great….and Bernie is also excited! I’ll update you again with some more photos in the morning.
All blessings to each of YOU….and THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART….for being there for ME and SHARING THIS WONDERFUL PART OF MY LIFE WITH ME!
Hugs to All~(Can you believe it…..I’m now a MOM!)
What a beautiful colt. My sister loves your mommy!
And on his forehead, a star for Good Luck! All blessings and all things wonderful to you, little prince! Thank You to all of Zenyatta’s connections for sharing this blessed journey with all of us!
You are more magnificent now than when I watched you win the Breeders Cup Classic, as if that’s possible. Today, we share your second lifetime achievement, the miracle of your beautiful new colt. So many thanks and good wishes I send to you and your loving connections in California and Kentucky.
One of the expectant pacers from the beginning with love,
Carol Visich Weinstein
Blessings, blessings, blessings to you, Zenny and your gorgeous son. The pictures are so adorable. I wish I could give you both a hug and a kiss. I am as I am sending them to you. I love you. So happy all went so well.
He’s a Beauty!!!!
I am so happy that you and your precious son are both healthy!!
Lots of Love and kind wishes xox
I’M ELATED – SHED A TEAR OF HAPPINESS!! WHAT A HANDSOM BOY – CONGRADULATIONS FROM COLORADO
Congratulations Zenny!!! I love you! Welcome to the world, precious baby!
I am so happy that you are both healthy!
Hope Tasty will have a safe delivery also!
Hugs to you and your darling colt!
Congratulations!! So very happy that everything went well for you Zen. You and your foal look beautiful together; love that he has your coloring and even his muzzle matches yours. It will be so much fun to see videos of you and your baby running in your field at Lane’s End when they are released. Take good care and you look like a natural at being a mom. Lots of love and a very high hoof, Mary Ann
Thank you to all of Zenyatta’s family for sharing this special time. An experience I’ll enjoy the rest of my life.
Fantastic! Born on my fathers birhday YEA!, perfect he passed away a year ago and he lived for horse racing all his life Great honor!
Zenny!!! You had your baby!!! Best day of my life, I swear. :)))) Your baybee is so adorable! Maybe he will dance like Mama.
Hugs and kisses from one of your biggest fans,
Kelly J. /ND
CONGRATS! ZENNY I hope you enjoy being a MOM! XOXOXO TO YOU AND YOUR COLT!
Carole Klumb #42 Eagle, WI
Your Boy is just ZENSATIONAL!!!!
We are all just IN LOVE with HIM. HE is so cute in the video and he definitely has the ZENYATTA EARS. 130 lbs. (oh my) he looks very long. He will definitely be a BIG, HANDSOME, BOY. Congratulations again to you Z. and all your connetions.
God bless you all.
LOVE YOU ZENNY — XOXO
Congratulations to Zenyatta and her whole family! What fun this has been and continues to be…..keeping up with everyone involved. We so appreciate all the time Dottie invests in keeping us up to date on all things Zenyatta and her beautiful baby boy.
WOW – look at all the LOVE here : ) – congrats Momma Z!!!
He has his Momma’s ears!
Georgia Harper< Seattle, WA
Congratulations dear girl – he is beautiful, you are beautiful and as well as Dottie, John, Jerry, Ann, all of Barn 55, and of course those wonderful people at Lanes End that took such great care of you. I woke up this morning before work and absolutely could not get on your site but there it was the great news on Bloodhorse.com and DRF with some pictures. Love you so much
Congratulations on the birth of your new son! Prayers of thanks that you are both healthy and happy together. May he run strong and fast and have your beautiful spirit!
God bless your whole family at Land’s End and around the World.
Nancy and horse Cesar
I just new you were ready! Your family just doesn’t fly in to be with a week before it happens..They new you were waiting for them to get there!! They were trying to be sneaky on us!!And what’s really weird, I was thinking of you very strongly last night here in Arizona at midnight, so I sensed it was happening at that time!! and I felt it was going to be a boy!!
So very happy that all went well for you! Wasn’t it amazing how all that labor pain is completely forgotten the moment of birth? Now you get to experience all the growing pains alot of us moms’ have gone through for years as you see you baby through to weanly stage. Enjoy every moment, because there’s no DO OVER!
Aw Z I am so happy for you! He is beautiful! In two years I will root for him like I did for you! You are always a champion in my book, you have done more than any stallion can! Way to go mommy!
Linda Clausen from Michigan
He sure is a handsome little guy! Congratulations to you, Zenyatta, and all of your team.
Congratulations to you, Mr and Mrs Moss, Mike, John & Dottie! I followed your career and it brought me so much joy now you have a son for me to follow. Wishing you and your son the very best that life has to offer. Here’s my name choice for your son, ‘Walking on the Moon’! Congratulations and Happy Mother’s Day!!!!!!!
I was crying when I saw him he looks so much like you and Bernie,will he be sold,and will he be gelded
God, no! This is Zenny’s first born! The Mosses will see to the love and care of all her babies! As they keep after all their homebreds!
Ha! At about midnight last night I couldn’t sleep, even remarking to my husband that it’s all I can do to keep away from the computer to see if anything had happened. It just “felt” like it had. I came in this morning and tried to get on to Zenyatta.com and couldn’t. At 6:17 p.m. I finally could. It’s all over the web!
What an absolutely beautiful baby!!! He is SO handsome, and look at those ears! He has his momma’s ears!!! Let’s hope he has her rump as well – that and her heart is what propelled her first over all those finish lines!
Congratulations Zenyatta to you and to all of your connections!
Congratulations! I’m so glad that everything went smoothly. He is absolutely beautiful.
Linda in Fla.
I was thrilled this morning when I saw your picture with your beautiful new foal. I last checked my computor at 10:38p.m. last night before I went to bed and there was no news. I looked outside for a last glimpse of the full moon and thought of the Disney song about being beneath the same big moon and the words came to me from the song. “Someone’s thinking of you and loving you tonight.” Of course, in your case, lots of someones. It is obvious from the video that you will excel at motherhood, just like you have excelled at everything else, ears pricked, enjoying each new experience. Congratulations on another job well done.
Congratulations to you, Zenyatta, and to the Mosses and Dottie and John and your whole team! Thank you for sharing your journey to motherhood and your first portraits with your beautiful baby boy.
Zenyatta, I’ve been following the trail of stardust and love that your career and retirement have left behind for world over the last three years. Although I have always loved and had a keen interest in horses, since back in the days when I was old enough to pick up the NY Daily News, you are one of only two racehorses that I have ever “followed.” The other was Ruffian. I’ve only ever attended one horserace in person – that was Ruffian’s last tragic race on July 6 – (which is my birthday) in 1975. It was very sad. Your career and news about you brought a lot of light and love to horse racing and to me because for many years after Ruffian died, I did not want to hear anything about horses or horseracing.
Thirteen years ago, I decided to get an older horse just for lazy afternoon trail rides. However, all of you horses got together with the Horse Gods and played a trick on me. Instead of a sleepy old trail horse, I got a 17.1 H black retired thoroughbred with a white star who looked a lot like Ruffian but like you, had raced for several years. As you know, galloping on a huge racehorse that was conditioned over a long career is a once in a lifetime breath-stopping experience so I had to learn to really ride. Since then he has carried me to places I could have otherwise never have traveled. I’m very fortunate because a like you, he is a gentle giant; a wise, and gracious being who loves everyone and everything – human and animal. And yesterday, the day YOUR SON was born, we celebrated HIS 31st birthday !!!!!! with carrots and apples for everyone in the barn. – We call the barn our Equine Ashram because my big handsome black horses makes everyone feel so peaceful and at ease. That is what people say about you, Zenyatta!
This morning, I told him the great news that YOUR son was born on HIS birthday and that how people were suggesting names for your baby. HIS barn name is ZEN MASTER – what an interesting name for a Zenyatta colt !!! Since YOUR SON was born on HIS birthday, he said he would be honored if you named your baby boy after him!
Congratulations to the new Mom and the the newborn and senior Birthday Boys!
Robin Ventura Ca
Alicia, what a wonderful story. And to think back to the 8th of March and have Zenyatta’s first foal to be born on Zen Master’s birthday! How wonderful…
Call him “Full Moon Fever” LOL
Whatever his name will be, it will be fitting and perfect. He is absolutely GORGEOUS, Z!
And you, YOU look FABULOUS!
There you go again making everything you do look so easy!
I was choked with tears when I heard the news and saw the photo of you and him together this morning. I have been waiting with great anticipation. I am so grateful that you and your beautiful foal are healthy and comfortable.
Z, I just read the post above mine by Alicia. It brought tears to my eyes. I think her story if very poignant and that the name Zen Master is PERFECT! Just saying’ :-) XO
Congratulations, Beautiful. Z! HE’S SPLENDID!!!! #SOEXCITED!!! MUCH LOVE!!!