I am delighted to share with you that Ziconic is moving on to his next career as an Off-The-Track-Thoroughbred! I couldn’t be happier that he now has a new home and is being welcomed into the loving arms of Linda Moss (Cousins of the Heart) and her husband, George Bedar.
Filled with enthusiasm, Linda remarks, “George and I are so incredibly honored and over the moon to have the opportunity to provide for Ziconic and to take the journey with him in the coming chapters of his life as an OTTB. This is the stuff dreams are made of, and having him join our family is beyond words.”
Ziconic will also be joining his Mom’s stablemate Milyone (also a Moss horse trained by John Shirreffs) at Templeton Farms, a Sporthorse Farm in California. We have known Linda and George since they welcomed Milyone, who has now been under their very special care for seven years.
It is our belief that horses let you know what they like to do. As Ziconic settles into his new home and new program, it will become clear what he is destined for. We are confident that Linda and George will be there to ensure that he can enjoy life and thrive.
We look forward to Ziconic becoming an Ambassador for Off-The-Track-Thoroughbreds in California and beyond, just as Cozmic One has become an OTTB Ambassador based in Kentucky.
Linda & George recently shared two things that they have already noticed about Ziconic: He is very proud of himself, and he ALWAYS knows where the camera is!
We look forward to continuing to update you on Ziconic’s transition, his new Team members, and his new happy life.
Hugs, Ann Holbrook Moss
He will have the best care with LINDA and George! Congratulations to everyone !
Wow Ziconic is well and beautiful like always!!
So glad he is retire, I wish the best for him.
I will always love you, Ingrid.
Marshall (NC Broad)
Thanks a million for this news Ms. Moss! Great to see the very handsome Red Prince enjoying himself with his new family. Take care and have fun, Ziconic❣️
Hugs and Love Always
Thank you for the wonderful news about Ziconic. Wishing him the best and looking forward to hearing exciting news about his new adventures. Love and hugs to Mama Z, Ziconic, Coz and Zellda.
Thanks, Ann, for the update on Ziconic! It’s wonderful that he’s starting a new career as an Ambassador for Off The Track Thoroughbreds like his big brother. I hope he’s very happy in his new career. He looks great!
Hugs to all,
Best of luck Ziconic! You’re an amazing horse! We all love you! ❤️
Much love to you Ziconic! You are such a stunning horse! I hope you find your dream job soon!
Have a wonderful life in whatever you do! So glad you’re staying in California!!
Anita in SoCal
Oh Zi, I am over the moon with this news. I can’t wait to see where you will land! You are one very special boy who I have always loved and followed. My prayers will follow you always ❤️
Jack Wolferseder, Ballston Spa, NY
Another example of what a brutally difficult sport thoroughbred racing is. The best bloodlines in the world do not guarantee racing talent! Thoroughbreds like Zenyatta, Winx, Black Caviar, “Rachel”, etc. are the rarest of gems! Best of luck to this fella in his new home and career!!
THANK YOU Ann for the update on Zi. He looks great, he is one stunning boy. I am sure he will excel in his new carer. I love the mind set that his new team has, that he will let them know what he likes. Good luck Zi in what ever direction you chose to go. All my Prayers and Love are with Zenny, Coz, Zi, Zelda. Thanks again Ann.
Thank you for the update on Ziconic, keeping us informed of his current and future plans. He is such a beautiful boy and loved so much by so many of Zenyatta’s devoted fans. I wish him well in this transition and hope he enjoys his new people and new situation as he discovers what it is exactly he wants to do when he grows up. Thanks for the continuation of this great web-site and community!
Wishing you all the best, Ziconic. I know you will excel at whatever you do.
Hello everyone & hello Ann:
Brilliant news about Ziconic or, as one fan dubbed him shortly after birth and I’ve called him this ever since, “The Little Redhead.”
I don’t know why, but Ziconic has always made me think of Northern Dancer, our Canadian King of Racing. Certainly his size, but I think also the fact that he always seemed to want to do his best.
I’m delighted that like his big brother, he’ll have his chance at a new career. And it’s wonderful that he’s staying in California — a Zenny on each coast. I wish him only the best and I believe he’ll excel in whatever area best calls up his abilities, intelligence and drive. I’m a retired educator and it always delights me to see caring owners who are always trying to move their horses forward from where they are. In education, we call this child-centred learning. But you & Team Z are clearely horse-centred advocates and I really thank you for the example you set.
Love to Zenny, her boys, Zellda and babies never forgotten.
Wonderful news. Can’t wait to see what he will end up doing.
Thanks for the great update!! Excited for Zi and his new second career- will be following his journey along with Coz and Zellda- love them all as well as our amazing Zenny!!!
Cally Jo Fritz
Good that he is not at SA anymore. He deserves to have a good life off the track and get to do something in his life he can excell at. He tried very hard to be a racehorse but sometimes you have to stop and take a breather. Looking to the future with the Red Prince and hope he finds his niche in life. Go forward you beautiful handsome fella. Make your Momma proud.
Sandra L Frey
Ann, so happy to hear this news about Ziconic. I absolutely love him – he’s my favorite out of the “kids”. Hoping you will come to Kentucky soon! It’s really cool today (60’s), so I’m guessing Zenyatta is having a grand time in her paddock today! Much love to all!
TY Ann for Such welcoming news on Ziconic ‘s permanent owners & home . ? Zi looking handsome as ever & posing for the camera , wonder who taught him that irresistible appealing “ come love me” reaction ? His beautiful mothers portrait greets everyone who enters my home , with aaah ‘s of affection . In my heart ♥️ she will forever be my 1 & only ? Zenyatta
Thanks Ann for sharing this great news!! He looks happier already. Now he can find his niche just like his gorgeous brother CoZ. Love you always and good luck with your new endeavor. love sue
That is just wonderful news. I am so happy for Ziconic and his new people. It’s good to know he will have a new job and be safe and happy in his new home. I hope we will be able to get updates on his new life off the track every now and then. Thank you for sharing this news with us. Best of luck to him.
I’m so happy for Ziconic!!!! He’s such a beautiful horse. Thank you for the update.
Dee in the Hudson Valley
Oh thank you, dearest Ann and Team Z, for letting all of us know about Ziconic!
What wonderful news! So happy to learn that he is going to a fantastic home where he will be cared for like the princeling that he is!
Please continue to keep us advised about his progress…
Dear Judy.Another long wet night ahead for Telyn and the bobs.It does promise warmer wet weather tomorrow!!Good night God bless you LM PC HT and all the sweeties.Love and hugs SheenaX
RIP Battleofthebulge who died from a severe internal haemorrhage.He just wanted to lay down.There will be a necropsy.
Marshall (NC Broad)
Hope your weather improves soon so the bobs and parents can fare better.
RIP beautiful Battleofthebulge. So sad — you were just a baby. Run happy with the angels, sweet one. Sincere sympathy to your family.
Hugs and Love
Wow, poor Osprey. They’re really having some bad luck with weather. Hopefully sunshine soon.
RIP Battle. Sheena, he was only 3 yrs. old? Poor baby. ? Run free and Happy in God’s Heaven. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties
Dear Z, COZ, ZI, ZEL and DC:
Have a pleasant evening and Happy Dreams. Love and Hugs, JB
Coolmore have just posted this lovely photo of the mighty Tepin and her Galileo filly.
At least it’s dry and a little warmer today for the Bobs…So far!
Lovely photo of Tepin and her beautiful girl. Glad the weather is improved for the Bobs. Goodnight. Love and Hugs, JB, LM and all the Sweeties.
Such good news about Ziconic! Wonderful to hear he has a new home.
wishing Ziconic a happy new chapter in his life – same for Coz – will always care about Z and her kids – thanks for the update – best to all – and love always to Z and her offspring!!!
Linda in NJ
This is wonderful news!!!! I am so happy for Ziconic. I look forward to hearing about his development into his new job, and more about his personality.
Thanks to both Linda and George for providing a home for Ziconic. Wishing everyone the very best.
Love to all.
Linda in NJ