Congrats to new mom Zenyatta

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  1. sk8pics

    sk8pics Well-Known Member

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    Zenyatta gave birth to a colt last night. Adorable pics of mom and son up on the Zenyatta.com website. He weighed 130 lbs and looks a lot like Z. Blood horse mentioned a video but I haven't found it yet.

    Thanks to Team Zenyatta for being so open to all her fans!
  2. Jimena

    Jimena Well-Known Member

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    She's just such a beautiful horse! And the pictures are adorable. He really looks like her.
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    Congrats and thanks for the pictures.
  4. skipaway

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    First, :cheer2: So happy for a safe delivery and a healthy foal.


    Second: It seems as if the video was taken down for some reason, but someone was quick enough to Youtube a celebratory video and snuck the new video into it. starts at the 43 second mark

    Video of Z's Foal
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    sk8pics Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, skipaway. The colt is TOO CUTE!

    BTW, I am going to meet Peppers Pride and HER little baby next month.
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    Jealous!!!

    Here are more pics:

    More Foal Pictures

    btw...since Moss seems to like the Police and Sting...how about Synchronicity as a name for Zenyatta's foal?
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    sk8pics Well-Known Member

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    Those are cute pictures, especially the one of the little guy lying down with his head down, too. And he definitely has Mom's ears, LOL.

    Hey, apparently all you have to do is ask. :cool:
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    Thanks for the links to the photos. Love!
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    Cutest video ever. :swoon: What a kind person Anne Moss is. And that cute little colt, letting her cradle his head in her hands, kiss him on the forehead, and scratch him under the chin. Too cute and touching.
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    I loved when the foal went under Z's stomach...won't be able to do that for long ;)
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    Yes, and the poster can be ordered from the Champions gift shop on santaanita.com if you can't be there in person. I already ordered mine.:cool:
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    sk8pics, did you order the single "its a boy" poster or the gift with purchase poster?
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    I actually decided to order the print of Zenyatta dancing, and so the poster is a free gift. They are great in that shop. I got something else from them once, and it came just as ordered and in a timely fashion. What the heck.
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    Great video, fabulous pictures, nice story.
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    It was announced today that Zenyatta will be bred next to Tapit. Tapit is the sire of Hansen, last year's Juv. Male Eclipse winner and Breeder's Cup winner. Tapit has also sired many precocious young ones.

    Z and T
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    Wonder if she will have a gray baby.

    I think the latest pictures of her and Z12 are just adorable. She is teaching him how to graze, how cute. And he now weighs 191 lbs! Zenyatta is proving to be a good momma.
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    Thanks for the link, skipaway. Interesting to read in the postings that Zenyatta will be bred to Tapit in the next couple of weeks, and have her next foal most likely next year in March. Also learned that gray is a dominant gene and her next foal has a 50/50 chance of being gray.
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    I love those gunmetal gray horses that sometimes shows up in horses...I'd love her to have one that color.
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    He really takes after Mamma Z. Those ears are always up, checking out all the sounds.:cool:
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    Cute video. I thought the caption for the picture was funny, in that it listed Zenyatta in the left-to-right of who's who. :lol: As if anyone reading that article wouldn't know which one was Zenyatta in the picture.
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    That's an intermediate phase. Grays all eventually turn white (Hansen's just unusually young to be mostly whited out.)

    I'm watching the Blue Grass right now and when Dr. Hansen said how everyone loved a white horse me and my brother instantly IM'd each other. Him: "Until you have to clean one." Me: "Until you own one and it rolls in poop." Every time I get bored of every single horse and pony I've had being a solid bay I look at the two piebalds at the barn and the grass and manure stains ground into the white and remind myself bay isn't so bad!
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    ETA: Hansen lead almost all the way and got picked off by Doullahan in the last eighth (he went from tenth to first in the last three-eighths.)
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    That's the cutest picture. He's so big already. And kind of chubby!
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    I don't think that Hansen was ever a gun-metal gray. The pictures I have seen of him as a foal show him as a very pale roan with a bright red mane.
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  35. sk8pics

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    Love all these baby pics.

    On a related note, yesterday morning I met Peppers Pride, who had a 19 race win streak as well, in restricted New Mexico racing. She is a sweetheart and stood patiently, regarding me with a kind eye and a touch of "gimmee!" if I took too long breaking her cookie in half. (She likes them broken in pieces for her. :lol:) Her boy, about a 2 month old colt, was less patient and would periodically dance around. He did not want me to pet him but sniffed my hand very curiously and then thought maybe he should taste me. :lol: I told him no, he couldn't chomp down on my hand. Kids. Anyway, it was exciting to meet her and get my picture taken with the two of them, and pet her on the nose.
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    How fun! Remind me, who sired Pepper's foal?
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    They told me Distorted Humor is the sire. The colt is a feisty little guy and very cute. I could hardly blame him for being antsy since they would be turned out after their photo op with me.

    I need to write the owner(s) a thank you note for allowing me to see her. It's nice of them to allow a total stranger to visit their prize mare.
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    Very cool. Wonder what they'll name him. Funny combinations can be had by combining their two names.
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  40. Flatfoote

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    Great pics! I love the 4th one down on the far right. It looks like a direct challenge.