PDA

View Full Version : Zenyatta officially Retired



Pages : [1] 2 3 4

skipaway
11-18-2010, 06:53 PM
She'll spend her years at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, KY. A.P Indy stands there too, wonder if he will be the first sire of her offspring.

Thanks, Zenyatta and the Mosses for a great ride...have a wonderful retirement with lots of babies!

Zenyatta to Lane's End (http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/59942/champion-zenyatta-retired)

Stallion Registry at Lane's End

Stallions at Lane's End (http://www.lanesend.com/stallions/index.html)

Boy, Rock Hard Ten and Zenyatta.....one big foal!

Squibble
11-18-2010, 08:14 PM
Boy, Rock Hard Ten and Zenyatta.....one big foal!

Way too much inbreeding to happen. 2x3 to Kris S. and 3x4 to Mr. Prospector, for starters. :yikes:

http://www.equineline.com/extendedcontent/tn.cfm?StallionRef=6143344&rtype=xtruenick&group=12&stallion_to_run=1245197,6543139,6143344&MareRef=7156465

A.P. Indy would be a good pick, with the breeding, on both sides, to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. :swoon:

http://www.equineline.com/extendedcontent/tn.cfm?StallionRef=1245197&rtype=xtruenick&group=12&stallion_to_run=1245197,6754969,6594739,1244823,59 02892,4444702,7147650,6543139,1354584,4073843,4966 077,4471511,7789704,6143344,1365869,4055684,744945 2&MareRef=7156465

sk8pics
11-18-2010, 10:47 PM
I'm both :wuzrobbed that we won't get to see her race again and :encore: that she retires healthy and happy. Also hoping they really will let fans visit. I'll be one of the first in line next year if that is the case!

AragornElessar
11-20-2010, 06:57 AM
It really was one Hell of a Ride and great memories too. Many thanks need to go to the Mosses for not retiring her last year and letting her run for another year. That way, we got to enjoy her racing a little longer.

Thank God Zenyatta made it through it all w/out any major injuries and is retiring healthy. Can't wait to hear when she's going to be expecting her first foal.

ITA about breeding her w/AP Indy. Not only won't there be the danger of as much cross breeding, but he's a beautiful boy in his own right. I can just see a Zenyatta/Indy foal in my mind's eye and a what a beautiful little one it would be too. :)

heckles
11-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Way too much inbreeding to happen.

Hey, inbreeding makes the best racehorses and NASCAR fans.

sk8pics
11-30-2010, 10:22 PM
If you're in the area, Zenyatta is supposed to make an appearance at Keeneland next Monday afternoon about 4:15 pm. I wish I could go! And of course, her grand farewell is Sunday at Hollywood Park in CA.... I really hope they will allow some visitors at Lane's End.... I would think she'd be terribly bored if she doesn't get to see some people some times!

sk8pics
12-05-2010, 11:03 PM
Watching Zenyatta walking around the paddock at Hollywood Park right now. Boy, it is packed there. She just stopped and looked around at everyone, probably thinking, is everyone going to have to hug me and get a picture taken with me? LOL. She doesn't look that worked up, which is good. Probably really wondering what is going on.

barbk
12-06-2010, 05:32 AM
If you're in the area, Zenyatta is supposed to make an appearance at Keeneland next Monday afternoon about 4:15 pm. I wish I could go! And of course, her grand farewell is Sunday at Hollywood Park in CA.... I really hope they will allow some visitors at Lane's End.... I would think she'd be terribly bored if she doesn't get to see some people some times!

I wonder what she'll think of life on the breeding farm.

skipaway
12-13-2010, 09:32 PM
Zenyatta Easing into Life at Lane's End (http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/national-news/2010/12/09/zenyatta-easing-into-life-at-lanes-end.aspx)

In the article there are links to her "facebook" page with some video's of her getting a nice walk around.

Right now...it's 19 degrees F in Lexington...She's probably thinking, "I only lost to Blame by a nose, take me home to CA, I promise to win next time!" :(

sk8pics
12-13-2010, 11:55 PM
Right now...it's 19 degrees F in Lexington...She's probably thinking, "I only lost to Blame by a nose, take me home to CA, I promise to win next time!" :(

:lol::lol:

And at the video of her farewell at Hollywood Park, she looked like she was thinking, "Are all these people going to want to hug me and kiss my nose?:eek:" :lol:

skipaway
12-21-2010, 01:59 AM
Photos of Zenyatta playing in her paddock (http://www.drf.com/news/photos-zenyatta-play-her-lanes-end-paddock)

Very nice looking horse, she is. She looks so grateful to be outside. Cool that the Mosses, Sheriff, her old groom and hot walker were there too.

sk8pics
12-21-2010, 01:24 PM
You beat me to it! It does my heart good to see her looking so happy. Beautiful pictures in the shoot. And she ran to her (former) groom at one point, so sweet. Just does my heart good.

Garden Kitty
12-22-2010, 12:23 AM
Zenyatta finishes second to Lindsey Vonn in the AP Female athlete of the year award. (http://www.kirotv.com/sports/26183407/detail.html)

Rottie
12-22-2010, 07:02 AM
I bet she was only beaten by a nose. ;)

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for the link, skipaway. And I think how *big* she is really comes across in those shots.

sk8pics
12-22-2010, 02:17 PM
Her diary post from yesterday is very heartwarming. "Z" talks about how happy she was, actually squealing when she started running. And she kissed several of her friends. Awwww.......

Edited to add: Here is the link to the video from Bloodhorse of her first time free in her own paddock:
http://bcove.me/07avpkv6

You can hear her squeal a couple of times, and at one point she is really flying around the paddock. When Mario is walking her after that, she is doing her strut. I guess running around got her blood up a bit! Also sweet to see her choosing to spend some of her time free with her people. Awwww.....