May 19, 2016ZiconicZiconic: Race Day in Pictures In the stable area, on the way to the receiving barn. Photo by Cynthia Holt. Ziconic made his third career start at Santa Anita Park last Saturday, May 14. He finished third in a field of eleven. These photos by Cynthia Holt tell the story. Approaching the receiving barn. Photo by Cynthia Holt. At horseshoe identification stop. Photo by Cynthia Holt. En route to the saddling barn. Photo by Cynthia Holt. In the saddling barn. Photo by Cynthia Holt. In the paddock. Photo by Cynthia Holt. In the paddock. Photo by Cynthia Holt. In the paddock. Photo by Cynthia Holt. In the paddock. Photo by Cynthia Holt. Post parade. Photo by Cynthia Holt. A good break from the gate. Photo by Cynthia Holt. A fast-closing third. Photo by Cynthia Holt. Plenty of energy left. Photo by Cynthia Holt. Feedback from Victor. Photo by Cynthia Holt. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
He keeps getting better and better. Maybe stretching him to a mile and a quarter would be good? He definitely seems to be a distance horse like his mom.
But he’s definitely got his head in the game better than big brother Coz
Unfortunately, finding a mile and a quarter race on dirt at the MSW level is almost impossible. Finding one at any level is difficult.
Especially Horses / So Cal
We love him. He will get his first win soon.
Great photo’s. Thank you.
What a treasure…every picture is beautiful. Seeing Mario with Zi makes it extra special.
Like a good wine, he’s bound to improve with age! Each race adds to his knowledge base & I have no doubt that he will be in the winner’s circle sooner than later. Stay healthy & happy, beautiful boy! You are making your momma & all of us proud. CJ
Thank you for these beautiful photos of Ziconic,His time will come I know.He has his mother’s fantastic late burst of speed.She told him to run like mama!.Love and hugs SheenaX
Susan from Fl
Wonderful pictures & thanks for sharing. He looks fantastic! Peace & Happiness
Marshall (NC Broad)
Thank you Team Z for posting these great pix of our boy, Ziconic! He sure looks gorgeous and on his toes. I especially like the photo of him looking at the camera — the ID stop. However, he is stunning in all of them. I agree with others that he will make it to the winner’s circle before long. We are so proud of you, Zi — stay healthy and keep up the good work!
Great photos, Cynthia Holt!
Hugs and Love
Love this special boy! Every picture shows how gorgeous and special he is. Keep up the good work, Zi!
What a great race! He’s going to be in the winners circle very soon. I was so proud of him. The photos were fantastic and our Ziconic is gorgeous! ❤️
Stella Bagwell in South Texas
Love, love these photos! Ziconic is going to get better and better! Seeing him on the track and racing fills my heart with joy. I can only imagine the pride that the Moss’s and all of Team Z feel for this special boy!
Yay! Yay! Ziconic! We love you!
He is beautiful and I love seeing him with Mario. Nice closing kick there for him too!!! I thought he got out of the gate just fine :))) He’s coming along great. I think it’s amazing both of her colts got to the races. Many don’t get that far.
Thanks for the pictures. He will get to the winner’s circle soon and then he will keep winning because he will have figured the whole thing out.
Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so very, very much Team Z. He is beautiful, and so seems like he is learning his job. Love watching him run in his mom’s style. Can’t wait for that first win. Then he will get it, if the crowds are applauding him coming in 3rd, he will love the reaction to the win. :-)
sharon in seattle
great pictures – made me feel like I had been there! Go Ziconic!
He will be a great race horse just need to get victor off of him. He held him back to and ran to late with him. He doesn’t have giant strides like his mom but he sure is fast.
Horseshoe ID station? I know about checking the lip cause the tattoo is there but horseshoe?
I assume it’s to make sure that the shoes he is wearing are permitted by the rules. Tracks specify which shoes are legal and which are not. They regulate things like toe grabs and other traction devices of racing plates.
WOW!! What gorgeous pictures! Look out world here he comes!! Besides running in the same style as his mama, it was really cool to see him in a previous post standing in front of his mama’s statue because it looked for all the world like he was practicing some of mama’s dance steps. Wouldn’t that be cool! He also seems to have the pose for the camera down pat also. Hopefully, we’ll see that same pose in the winner’s circle before too long. Be Patient! Great Things can sometimes take a bit.
Very handsome colt. He looks like he wants more distance. He ran out of ground in this race.
Great pictures! I haven’t read through all the comments but does anyone know what the feedback was from Victor/John?
I thought he was startled in the gate by a bird. What happened? Finishing third after that is very good.
That supposedly happend in his second race when he finished 5th. I find it very hard to believe that a mere bird would have startled him amid all of the clamour at the starting gate.
Thanks Team Z for the great pix of Ziconic! He’s gorgeous and very special, just like his mom! It won’t be long until he’s in the winners circle. I look forward to his next race.
Hugs to all,
i live in Switzerland / Europe and i stayed up all night just to see Ziconic run. And Wow did he run, just like his Mama, deadlast by 2 lenghts at first but boy did he charge his tubro and BAM 3rd (great Job Victor). Soon he will be a winnier like Zeni! I am a huge huge Fan of Zenyatta and the Moss Family. How they treat their horses in this hard racing world is just heartwarming. You really love your horses, they mean the world to you, everyone can see that. And what touched me also was that Mario was leading his beloved Zeni’s Baby, calmed him down and gave him a secure feeling, he worked his Mario Magic.
Just made be so happy! Thank you for sharing!!
The pictures are simply marvelous! Thank you!
I love all of Z’s babies, but I am partial to this gorgeous chestnut boy. He is getting better and figuring it all out.
Linda in NJ
The photos are great. Thank you Cynthia.
Ziconic is absolutely beautiful. He is maturing very nicely. Good job Ziconic!!!! We are very proud of you. Wish I could have been there.
Wishing Ziconic all the best with future races.
Love you, Ziconic.
A good race, Ziconic! Beautiful pictures!
Loved seeing all these pictures – he is so beautiful!
Dear Judy .Sad news about the British man on board the Eygptian airlineHe was originally from Carmarthen (my home town)His father came to Wales from Eygpt to live and work as a doctor in Singleton hospital Swansea,Richard’s brother still lives in Swansea but I think Richard had moved to Jersey now and his second child was only born a few weeks ago.Who knows what happened it sounds as if it might have been a bomb.RIP all innocent victims.Goodnight God bless you LM PC HT Cap Hercules Frank Bentley and all the sweeties.Love and hugs Sheena.XClarach has visited her relations in Rutland.
Judy B from Rhode Island
Rest In Peace innocents. So sad. Love and Hugs, JB